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    Ok I have followed the shadowmite instructions and taken the 1.20 unlocked GSM update and burned it onto the phone. It clearly doesn't have the Cingular branding or custom apps anymore.

    My question is: Is my phone now the functional equivalent of an unlocked Palm branded GSM Treo 650? I ask because I am not seeing the network select option, and it seems from what I have read that that is only a feature on the Palm branded GSM 650.

    Is there some step I am missing? (I suspect I am missing some key bit of info).
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    The 'Unlocking' comes from entering a Code provided from Cing.
    'Unbranding' is the process of Running a Non-Carrier Specific Rom.

    To test and see if your phone is indeed 'Unlocked' you will need to try a GSM Sim Card other than Cing.
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    The network select option can be enabled by following the instructions on this site.

    Unbranding and using this hack will make your phone function the same as an unlocked GSM, but, as berdinkerdickle said you will still need to get the unlock code to use other sim cards.
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    I would proceed in this order:

    1. Get an unlock code from Cingular which they'll do if your account is in good standing for 90 days.

    2. Load the latest "unlocked" ROM from the Palm web site.
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    I asked Cingular to unlock my new T650....but they could not since I had to wait 90 days (supposedly). I could have tried again, but I just went to 650unlock.com and got the unlock code for $15 in 10 minutes. I tested with a T-Mobile Sim card and all worked fine.

    www.650unlock.com is highly recommended!

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    That is 90 days from date you opened ya cingular account with that phone number....not 90 days from the day you ask.
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    I asked the day after I opened my account....I should have said 89 days.
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    Is the Unlocked ROM better than the Cingular one?

    I was thinking of chaning to the unlocked ROM as well...would there be some network settings that would have to be updated to work with Cingular?

    Thanks.
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    Not necessarily, it eliminates carrier specific applications which hoard memory. These applications reside in ROM, so they occupy twice their size in space. ROM and RAM are only logically separated, they both occupy the same physical flash device. ROM is dynamically partitioned based on its size, and its contents are loaded into RAM on boot, creating two instances of the application. By eliminating such applications, you are essentially increasing space in a linear fashion. Even better than the Unlocked ROM is a custom ROM, where you can strip proprietary Palm applications as well.


  10. #10  
    Quote Originally Posted by ezekman
    Is the Unlocked ROM better than the Cingular one?

    I was thinking of chaning to the unlocked ROM as well...would there be some network settings that would have to be updated to work with Cingular?

    Thanks.
    I'm w/ Cing, and prefer This ENA Rom.
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    My Treo has been having problems loosing signal/dropping calls. I've put in a new(I think) SIM to see if that would solve my problems, but it hasn't. I talked with Cingular and they said they could send me a replacement phone, but I'm not sure I want to do that. That's why I was/am considering an new ROM. Would a new ROM help how my phone works with the Cingular network? Forgive me if this is a stupid question.
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    No. Unless you don't have the latest version which may or may not have new code which better interfaces with the radio. I would seriously doubt that though, the problem with that would be that it is such low level code that it would require a LOT of testing on Palm's part to make sure it does not intefere with other functions, and that's not very cost effective.


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