On my Android phone , I can open up the phone dialpad, and use the following codes to reveal/change key setup paramatners, eg:
Show IMEI : *#06#
Show CSC : *#1234#
Change CSC: *#272*YOUR IMEI HERE#
Network info: *#0011#
On a Blackberry, what is the equivelent? I know typing *#06# at the home screen works, but how to you show or change the CSC code on a Blackberry?
Being able to chanhe the CSC code can be pretty important in some cases. On my Andorid phone for example, I could not initally get LTE service, as the unlocked phone originally came from WIND. As soon as I changed the CSC code to Rogers, the LTE service kicked in.
For Blackberry (getting the q5 and a new Rogers SIM card in a few days) , its an unlocked phone orignally from Telus. I may or may not have the same issue, but just in case, I wanted to know how I could show or change CSC code on the Blackberry, like I did on my Android.
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@ShakTiburon , thanks for the reply. I will know in a few days if there are any LTE connection issues. Good to know there is no native equvalent on the Blackberry.
Not sure if I am following the comment about breaking a regional restriction of the phone or viloating/infringing agreed-to terms/conditions. Perhaps we re taking about different issues. I am not referring to rooting a phone or jailbreaking it or installing any nefarious third party apps. Just referring to using genrrally known and published instructions to show a IMEI or CSC - certainly that cant be a viloation of anything. And given Rogers now allows the use of bring-your-own-unlocked phones, I cant imagine how it would be a violation to configure the CSC setup to select the the provider that matches the same provider as the SIM card, so as to get the LTE service I am paying for. Finally when I did this or my prior phone, I was very forthcoming, and it was with the full knowledge of Rogers support (and Management Offce) and no one advised there was any wrong-doing and they were in fact pleased to when I confirmed it worked.
I am definitely not a spokesperson for Rogers. I just help with my own knowledge.
However, Unlocked phones for bring-your-own-device is more so about at-your-own-risk/discretion
The most common unlocked phones are factory unlocked. Not the ones you manually unlock with a software or a code.
(Soft unlock via software is actually not a valid way and in some ways can void warranty)
(Hard unlock is authorized by manufacture to certain parties including carriers and they are considered valid).
Altering your region lock / restriction - I wouldn't see that as "Okay".
But I do believe we may be talking about slightly different things but generally the same topic.
If Rogers support (and Managment Office) deemed it as valid, then I guess I can't say much about it further lol
However, Going back to original answer, it is third party app that I was aware of prior to Q and Z series. (Bold and earlier) since it wasn't native. Mind you Blackberry / formely RIM - did change things around. So you might be able to set changes how you are use to but I haven't found any details bout # number thus far (I looked around after my original post).
I do wish best of luck and hope you find what you are looking for.
Hopefully someone in the community knows.
I know @Meowmix is also knowledgable; maybe he is experienced with this topic more than me.
I think the confusion here comes from not knowing what the term "CSC' means. I didn't know myself until I just did a Google Search for it. @ShakTiburon it is not a malicious thing or anything that would violate any agreements. It is something that is built into the phone naturally.
EDIT: For reference this is what I was looking at after my search:
These codes, which are quite poplular, seem to be really intended for Samsung/Andriod phones. As pointed out here, http://www.smartmobilephonesolutions.com/content/some-useful-and-interesting-smartphone-codes , some of them also work with other operating systems, but most do not . All the ones I tried on my Samsung phone work fine, but only the *#06# code works on my Windows phone and on my old Blackberry
I was hoping there would be something equivalent that would work on the Blackberry Q5 (in case I ran into setup issues beyond what APN would address) but it appears there really isnt.
@lockdown2341 Actually even unlocking the phone also voids warranty in some cases. (that's why there is a disclaimer by some carriers about it).
It is considered malicious to a certain degree. But I see the point too; why have it and allow it to be editable if it is considered malicious. It is a point to consider but I don't have that answer lol
and sorry @Mediaman I hope to give you good news, but I didn't find anything additional. 😐
No worries, turns out the upgrade from old to newer Blackberry was pretty seemless after all , and no issues with LTE service.
I picked up a new Rogers SIM card and used the Rogers web service for Change My SIM. Everything kicked in after that; didn't even have to change APN codes.
I did discover that the BIS service no longer works with Blackberry 10, and thus I could not use the Change Device option, but it did not really take that long to set up emails, contacts and calendar functions.