Network Selection for AT&T Bold Now On OS 4.6.0.282

By Bla1ze on 20 Jun 2009 10:56 am EDT
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Network Selection Unlocked On AT&T Bolds!

This is a rather interesting find by kav in the CrackBerry forums. Previously any OS you installed on AT&T BlackBerry Bolds never "unlocked" the network selection mode option on those devices, but with the release of 4.6.0.282 on CSL that option is now available to all AT&T Bold owners.

Some of you may be asking why this is so important. Well, for those who may be in a not so hot area for 3G can now set their device to a 2G setting in turn saving your battery life, allowing better call quality and having applications even run better. Having your device working in an area that has weak 3G causes the device to constantly be searching for a better 3G signal even though it may never find it when their is a perfectly fine 2G signal that it could attach too. In short, it causes less stress on your device, it's a good option to have.

Topics: BlackBerry OS

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Network Selection for AT&T Bold Now On OS 4.6.0.282

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Man.. I wish I did an upgrade before I left.. I'm driving from md to fl and have been constantly switching between edge and 3g since I got into NC

Whatever genius decided to lock the feature at first should be FIRED! smh...

Its about time AT&T unlocked this! I still can't understand why they EVER locked it...oh well, better late than never.

I'm glad I didn't debrand my Bold now!!! I knew it had to be available sooner or later! This is an awesome feature to have! You would think that AT&T would have given their customers this option especially since their 3G network sucks! I can deal with slower data speeds in exchange for better call quality and battery life!! Too bad I just bought an 8900 just for that reason, that and the camera and the more compact size. Anyways, better late than never. I'm stoked!!!! This is one of those things that I have been waiting for forever!!! I don't even care if the rest of the OS is buggy, I will deal with it for the ability to switch between 2G and 3G!!!

Nice.

Now someone needs to whip up a location based app that can switch these settings automatically based on your location.

Is anyone else concerned about the fact that this is an East Asia Version? Does it have English, and can I delete all other languages? And it works fine on AT&T?
Thanks!

Installed and seems to be working great so far.
BES - Good (Had to re-activate)
ALL AT&T APPS - Goood
Viigo - Good

One thing I noticed is that it was a good hour before my Bold was back running well. Lots of "Hourglass" during that time. I also had to re-activate my BES so if you do this and are on BES, you need to make sure that your BES Admin is aware of what you are doing and that you will need to re-activate.

So far, so good though.