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    Newbie Question.

    I purchased an unlocked GSM Treo 600 from a T-Mobile dealer. The phone had originally been programmed for the Orange France network and had Orange firmware installed. It was unlocked, however, and worked fine with my both my T-Mobile SIM card and a Cingular SIM card.

    Yesterday I wanted to upgrade my Treo's capabilities to use MVoice, and to do that, I needed to download the Treo Updater. Since the phone worked fine on T-Mobile with the (original) Orange firmware installed, I assumed that it would work fine with the updated firmware. Wrong.

    After installing the updated firmware from Orange UK (Treo600-1.12-OUK) I went to turn on the phone and got a message advising me that "Your phone cannot be used with this SIM card."

    After calling T-Mobile Customer Service (who transferred me to T-Mobile Wireless Data Tech Support, who had no information on this and transferred me to Palm One Tech Support) I learned that in updating my Treo’s firmware it has become relocked to Orange.

    I can either return the phone to the T-Mobile dealer and ask them to unlock the updated Orange firmware, or I can return the phone to the dealer and ask that they delete all of the firmware (assuming, for a moment, that this is technically possible) and install T-Mobile firmware.

    Here’s my question:

    Aside from the unlocking feature, is there any substantive difference between T-Mobile’s version of firmware Treo600-1.12 and that for another carrier like Orange?
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    You can unlock the 600 your self and then install the Tmo update yourself. There are tons of threads on this. I hope I coudl help you more but I use Spritn and know nothing of the row updater etc....

    http://discuss.treocentral.com/showt...3&page=1&pp=20
    http://mytreo.net/treofaq/FirmwareUnlock

    Also, there are companies you can find online that will unlock the 600 for you. earch for various user experiences before you buy though...
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    I have an unlocked Cingular branded Treo 650 that I use happily with T-Mobile. I got it from an an individual... I never asked him how he unlocked it, but it worked with my SIM card, so... Anyway, I was looking at the firmware updates on palmone.com and now because of standupguynyc I know not to update it with Cingular firmware for fear of relocking the phone. My phone says it has firmware version "Treo650-1.15-CNG", and according to the palmone site, if my phone was still Cingular I would want to update it to "Treo650-1.17-CNG". The unlocked GSM update is called "Treo650-1.13-ROW", but my intuition tells me that if I installed that it would really muck things up. Help! How will I ever update my phone? Am I stuck?

    On a side note, does anyone know how to get rid of the Cingular splash screens? Or the proprietary Cingular software/links (Xpress mail, the GetGood link etc...)?

    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by semidivine
    ...On a side note, does anyone know how to get rid of the Cingular splash screens? Or the proprietary Cingular software/links (Xpress mail, the GetGood link etc...)?

    Thanks!
    If this is what you want, you'll need to move to the ROW (unlocked GSM) SW/FW; but you'll have to install one of older "unofficial" updates for ROW (search for 1.21 or 1.23), first. At that point, you'll be able to update using the latest official unlocked GSM SW/FW.
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    I'm confused... 1.21-ROW is an earlier update than the one posted online (Treo650-1.13-ROW)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by semidivine
    I'm confused... 1.21-ROW is an earlier update than the one posted online (Treo650-1.13-ROW)?
    1.21 is the firmware version of that update; its software is actually 1.06 (IIRC...). Both of those unofficial updates are commonly referred to in the forums here by their firmware versions.
    V > Vx > m505 > m515 > T/T > T3 > TC > 650 > 680
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    Got it, thanks!

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