US Patent No. 9,100,769

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF STORING SERVICE BRAND PACKAGES ON A MOBILE DEVICE


Patent No. 9,100,769
Issue Date August 04, 2015
Title System And Method Of Storing Service Brand Packages On A Mobile Device
Inventorship Brandon C. Annan, Westwood Hills, KS (US)
John E. Belser, Olathe, KS (US)
Dale S. Schempp, Lenexa, KS (US)
Assignee Sprint Communications Company L.P., Overland Park, KS (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,100,769

1. A method of branding a mobile device, comprising:
providing a system memory partition and a carrier memory partition on the mobile device, wherein the carrier memory partition
includes a partitioned segment of a mobile device operating system with a set of carrier memory partition rules comprising
immunity, during a mobile device reset, from deletion of data stored on the carrier memory partition, and wherein the data
of the carrier memory partition comprises two or more service brand packages;

protecting the two or more service brand packages from deletion responsive to the mobile device reset, wherein the two or
more service brand packages are employed by service brands and are configured to provision the mobile device with one or more
networks, and wherein protecting the two or more service brand packages comprises storing the two or more service brand packages
on the carrier memory partition and providing control of access to the carrier memory partition to a carrier associated with
one of the two or more service brand packages;

provisioning the mobile device with a first service brand network, wherein provisioning the mobile device with the first service
brand network comprises activating the first service brand package and receiving mobile service on the mobile device using
the first service brand network;

resetting the mobile device, wherein resetting the mobile device comprises removing the mobile device from the first service
brand network, deleting unprotected data stored on the mobile device, and immunizing the carrier memory partition from deletion
of data by providing the control of access to the carrier memory partition to the carrier associated with one of the two or
more service brand packages; and

provisioning the mobile device with a second service brand network without re-installing previously installed data associated
with the second service brand package from the carrier memory partition, wherein provisioning the mobile device with the second
service brand network comprises activating the second service brand package from the carrier memory partition and receiving
mobile service on the mobile device using the second service brand network, and wherein the first and second service brand
networks comprise the same network or different networks.