Etisalat’s patch explanation described as “rubbish”

Experts dismiss operator’s claims that software is intended to aid network performance

Tags: 2G3GBlackBerryEmirates Telecommunications CorporationUnited Arab Emirates
3647 days ago
The Other Guy

RIM has posted a statement regarding the 'proposed' patch as well as software to remove the nasty software from phones.

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3652 days ago
Paul

Why is no one concerned that Etisalat wants to forward copies of all emails to a central server? Who authorized this massive invasion of privacy? Will Etisalat ever eventually own up? Will the authorities be able to restore confidence in the privacy of individuals and companies in the UAE by properly investigating and punishing the person/people responsible? How can business people seriously trust a telco provider that deliberately tries to infect them with spyware? heads must roll

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3652 days ago
Austin

http://na.blackberry.com/eng/ataglance/security/regappremover.jsp

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3652 days ago
Aslam Vakkayil

“You wouldn’t solve handover problems in Java,” Van Der Berg said. “Handover is done by the device, not by some code that is implemented using Java. Java is for applications." i remember etisalat once provided me 'flash (swf)' as some kind of internet patch. lol !!!

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3653 days ago
Peter

Thank you Kayed for explaining how to remove the patch, followed your instructions and now appear to have a cool battery and no loss of power. The patch is still there and now wants to reload!! Anyone know how you could delete it completely as it won't allow me to.

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3655 days ago
ali

since etisalat did this i can't open the option icon. anyone can help?

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3656 days ago
Kayed Al-Haddad

The patch Etisalat sent named Etisalat network upgrade for BlackBerry service and it’s called Registration 4.9100. Now like any software on the BlackBerry device, it has permissions, so for whatever Etisalat may have sent it for is irrelevant. We can stop it from working, this is what you all BlackBerry users must do. 1. Go to options. 2. Advanced options. 3. Applications. 4. Scroll down until you find something called Registration 4.9100. 5. Let the blue highlight be on Registration 4.9100 and press the menu button. 6. Go to and open Edit permissions, you'll find three categories, a) Connections, b) Interactions, c) User Data against all you'll find either allow, default or deny. 7. Turn them all to deny. 8. The system will ask you to reboot, click yes and your problems are solved for ever. Other BlackBerry phones may need to follow the following, 1. Go to options. 2. Applications. 3. Open application and press the menu button. 4. Go to Modules. 5. Scroll down until you find Registration 4.9100. 6. Let the blue highlight be on Registration 4.9100 and press the menu button. 7. Go to and open Edit permissions, you'll find three categories, a) Connections, b) Interactions, c) User Data against all you'll find either allow, default or deny. 8. Turn them all to deny. 9. The system will ask you to reboot, click yes and your problems are solved for ever. Thank you in advance and I hope I was able to assist. Kind regards, Kayed I. Al-Haddad

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3657 days ago
Ralf

...PR wise already one of the biggest disasters, lots of private Blackberry customers might want to change to du where they are not spied on... It will be interesting if Etisalat will continue to fool their customers and get deeper and deeper into the trap of lying in customers faces...

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