RIM Blackberry 8330

Supported Carriers:

Cricket, Cricket STX, Cricket Corporate, Revol, Page Plus, Blue Wireless, Alltel, ClearTalk, Smart, Next G Mobile, TalkForGood Wireless

Phone Pre-Setup:

  • Houdini Provisioning Instructions
    • First make sure the Blackberry 8330 is in the on position. Make sure your connection between the handset and computer are secure and snap in correctly. Wait for the charging symbol to appear on the screen. Continue normally with the Houdini Detect button and complete the Houdini process.

  • Drivers Installation
    • Be sure to download the Houdinisoft Blackberry Drivers from within the application
    • Log in to Houdini
    • Select the settings button followed by the Drivers tab
    • Pull down the dropdown menu and select Houdinisoft BB Drivers for Install
    • Blackberry Smartphones will often not load third party drivers automatically, and you will need to do so manually.
    • You can do so by accessing your Device Manager, Locating Blackberry> Blackberry Smartphone (May be listed under Universal Serial Bus Ports), right clicking it, and hitting Update Driver.
    • From there choose to ‘Browse my computer for driver software’, then ‘Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer’, and then choosing ‘Houdinisoft Virtual Serial Port BB’. Wait for Driver to load, and run detection.

  • Additional Provisioing Instructions
    • Access Service Books
    • Press Blackberry Menu key
    • Select Options
    • Select Advanced Options
    • Select Service Books
    • Enter Legacy Mode as instructed during the provisioning process
    • Alternative Service Books Location
    • Press Blackberry Menu Key
    • Select Options
    • Select Device
    • Select Advanced System Settings
    • Select Service Books
    • Enter Legacy Mode as instructed during the provisioning process
    • PRL Verification
    • Dial #4357* on your keypad to verify that the correct prl was loaded

  • Additional Issues
    • Always make sure the drivers for the handset have been installed correctly.
    • If your handset is not being detected view the most common issues below
    • Damaged data port on the handset itself. Check for water damage or damage to the data port on the handset.
    • USB driver conflict (Most Common) Download and install the drivers we supply on our website. Houdini is fully compatible with Windows 2000,XP,Vista.
    • Handset has not been added to the Houdini database.
    • Net 2.0 framework is needed to run Houdini. Download from the support tab on our site.

Device and Programming Instructions:

Manual Programming:

  • Power the phone on
  • Enter ##000000 and press send
  • Enter the MDN (10-digit phone number)
  • Locate IMSI and enter MIN (10-digit MIN number)
  • Locate HomeSID and verify it is correct
  • Select Menu > Save > and press OK
  • Press track wheel when done to exit.
  • The phone will power cycle and programming is now complete

Reference Links:


Cable: Motorola B

Symbol: Scorpion

Compatible Cellebrite Cable: 80

Cable Image:

Blackberry 8330

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