How to Enable NFC on the T-Mobile Branded BlackBerry Bold 9900!!

When I bought my BlackBerry Bold 9900 on T-Mobile I was extremely disappointed  the T-Mobile had disabled the NFC feature on the device. As far as I can tell T-Mobile does not have any plans to enable NFC in the near future. NFC or Near Field Communication is a great feature to have on any device. The applications are endless from enabling to disabling WiFi to checking in to Foursquare and may more.

 

One of the reason I picked up my Samsung Galaxy S 2 on T-Mobile was the fact T-Mobile did NOT disable the NFC function. I found a vendor that sells NFC stickers on Amazon so I order some. When I received the NFC stickers in I immediately started playing with it. I was able to program one of my NFC sticker to enable/disable WiFi on my GS2 by using an application called NFC Task Launcher. I wanted to do the same with my BlackBerry Bold. That was not possible using the T-Mobile BlackBerry Bold 9900… Until now!!!!

 

As you can see from the screen shot below I was able to shrink the OS to Only 146.29MB from 256.70MB. I want you to understand if you have never loaded a leaked/Hybrid OS make sure you do your research and make sure you have a back up. If you have any questions please feel free to ask in the comments! Here are the instructions for loading the Leaked/Hybrid OS 7.1.0.342 OS:

Download the leaked/hybrid OS 7.1.0.342 for the BlackBerry Bold 9900

This OS brought to you by www.n4bb.com / www.twitter.com/N4_BB
Installer created by www.twitter.com/theiexplorers / www.bbh-plus.net

Install at your own risk. I’ve done my best to make this as simple as possible.

Instructions: (Select ONE method – I have included 3. Each one gives you the same OS)

Method 1 – no base:
1. Install OS to PC
1a. Shrink your OS if you want
2. Install to phone
3a. For best results, do 2-3 battery pulls and allow 24-48 hour “settling” time

Method 2 – .284 base:
1. Install OS 7.1.0.284 to PC
2. Install this OS over the OS folder above
2a. Shrink your OS if you want
3. Install to phone
3a. For best results, do 2-3 battery pulls and allow 24-48 hour “settling” time

Method 3 – .267 base:
1. Install OS 7.1.0.267 to PC
2. Install this OS over the OS folder above
2a. Shrink your OS if you want
3. Install to phone
3a. For best results, do 2-3 battery pulls and allow 24-48 hour “settling” time

I used method 1 – no base. I completely wiped my BlackBerry Bold 9900 to a 507 error then loaded the OS and presto I now HAVE NFC ON MY BLACKBERRY BOLD 9900!!!

 

***OS Disclaimer***: This is a leaked OS and therefore it is not certified by RIM or your carrier. If you are not comfortable loading a leaked OS please do not attempt. If you do decide to load this OS make sure you have a current backup file saved. Nerdberry.net does not accept any responsibility for any damages or loss of data caused to your device.

Thanks to N4BB for the leak and  BBH-Plus  for the file and the now how.

 

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1761352087 Nolan J. Coo Orr-Esquire

    Im looking at the list now, which one do i download?

  • http://www.nerdberry.net Sleepracer

    Hi Nolan, You need to download “Download the leaked/hybrid OS 7.1.0.342 for the BlackBerry Bold 9900″

  • CallMeBlonde

    How do I chose between bases? I dont know what this means.