This simple hack enables Blackberry default browser to use a normal internet plan instead of a costly data plan or enables the browser for those who don't have a data plan. All you require is to get a cheaper normal GPRS/3G plan and configure the TCP/IP option in your blackberry.
This hack in no way will affect your Push-mail and messaging service sand you can always revert to the previous state easily too. So the following people are benefited with this hack:
> For all those using blackberry without a data plan, they cannot access or use the default blackberry browser.
> Without access to the browser they wont be able to do an OTA install of apps or install the Blackberry 'AppWorld'.
> In some countries, the Blackberry Data plan is very costly. So using it to download apps and browsing will burn their pockets. These people will be benefited if they could access Browser using normal GPRS/3G plan which is way cheaper.
Follow these steps to do it:
First we need to enable legacy restore mode. To do that:
Go to Options > Advanced Options> Service Book.
For QWERTY models hold ALT and press 'S' 'B' 'E' 'B''. For Sure-type (1/2 qwerty) models hold ALT andpress 'S' 'S' 'B' 'E' 'B' & for touch screen models hold [!?123] until itshow lock icon and press 4 ? 2 ? means ALT 'S' 'B' 'E' 'B'.
You will then see the message "Legacy SB Restore Enable".
After that you are free to
backup/Restore Service Book on your BlackBerry.
Now download this file: (LINK IN THE FIRST COMMENT) ... It is a backup file(.ipd) which can be used to restore a specific service book. Now follow these steps
> Open Blackberry Desktop Manager.
>> Select Backup and Restore, you will see main options, as follows:
>> Click Advanced button. In Advanced option, click File. A drop down menu appears and then click Open. Now select the backup file that we downloaded.
>> Then select Service Book at the leftcolumn and click '>>' button.
>> After that, disconnect the phone from the PC and then goto Options > Advanced Options > Service book on your phone. And make sure there is Service Book with name 'Browser Config [BrowserConfig]' is there.
>> Now you have to configure the browser to use this Service book. To do goto Options > Advanced Options > Browser and check if 'Browser'
>> Now go to your Blackberry Desktop. Voila.... there is your Browser icon.
>> Next step is that you need Access Point in Options > Advanced Options > TCP. Fill those fields. If you don't have those info's, contact your service provider and ask them.
>> Restart your phone and run Browser. Enjoy your new freedom.