I hope the tag [DEBRAND] is adequate. I'm not sure if this term applies to this issue below, so my apologies in advance if doesn't fit here.
Well, my DEFY shows Claro's branding on startup (bootanimation). It's no big deal here, since I bought it from Claro... Not the best thing in the world, but I can live with it. I barely turn my phone off anyway...
Although it's Claro-branded, it doesn't have SIM restrictions (I guess this feature is called SIM-unlocked, right? Is it even right to put a hyphen there?). So I went to use a TIM chip on it, to get advantage of their promotional data plans.
Thing is they somehow managed to mess up with Opera Mini's startup by putting an annoying logo that displays "Powered by TIM" while it's loading. The default search engine changed to Yahoo!. They also added ads above the Speed Dial thumbnails ("Win a phone" and "Internet on your phone") and a link to the TIM homepage (a thumbnail). Intrusive at best...
I've managed to remove the TIM link just by selecting "Clear" on the pop-up menu, but no such look to revert everything else back to the "stock" Mini. Not even uninstalling and reinstalling did it, nor cleaning the cache. I'm a rookie, by the way.
Did anyone go through the same thing? I couldn't find any post with something related to this. Any suggestions? Any help is appreciated -- and comments are welcome as well.
Edited by Hitomajiri, 04 January 2011 - 11:57 PM.