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Old 05-05-2009, 03:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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does anyone know an application or method to wipe an handheld quickly (not remote but with the BB in the hand) ?
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I already know the password method and the secutity options menu method, but these are too long
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Options > Security Options > General Settings > Menu Key > Wipe Handheld.

Make sure Content Protection is disabled, otherwise it will take a while.

This will only erase the data, it will not remove any IT policy that may be on the device.
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takes too long this method as you need to enter the word blackberry
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What is the rush? It seriously takes 2 seconds to type blackberry.

You could try the resettofactory from JL_Cmder, however the device needs to be at least running OS 4.3.
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but this method needs a PC.
I need to find a method without a PC.
the method i'm searching must be no longer than 2-3 seconds
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That's the only method that I am aware of.
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ok thanks
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the method i'm searching must be no longer than 2-3 seconds
(I'm just thinking out loud) but it would be interesting if one could assign a button to the security wipe function! Sadly it would take much longer that 2-3 seconds to assign a convenience key (since no one in his or her right mind would normally assign a convenience key in that fashion!). It sounds like you might work in (or for) an extremely covert industry. It would be interesting if you actually found a method to begin a security wipe in under 3 seconds. Maybe you could hide a very small PC in the small of your back, then hide a restractible usb cable up your sleeve, when somehow trigger javaloader from JL_cmdr to start a security wipe using a trigger/buton concealed into your shoe? (I'm being serious!).
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Drop it in the toilet.
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if there is no toilet?
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Careful application of size 10s?

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I reason there is no quick way to wipe the handheld is so that it is not easily done by accident. There would be a lot more people here complaining that they wiped their handheld by accident if it was quicker and easier.
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I reason there is no quick way to wipe the handheld is so that it is not easily done by accident. There would be a lot more people here complaining that they wiped their handheld by accident if it was quicker and easier.
I vote we ban JW for introducing logic and reason into an internet discussion.
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Hi
does anyone know an application or method to wipe an handheld quickly (not remote but with the BB in the hand) ?
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I already know the password method and the secutity options menu method, but these are too long
How fast you want the wipe to be? Speed of light? Why the hurry? Take it easy man, thats the way it's designed.
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I just did it in 10 seconds total on a 8310 after a few tries.

With practice maybe you could get it down to 5 or 6.
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Perhaps a bulk eraser would better suit your needs. Plug it in, activate it and wave it over the device several times. They create a very strong magnetic field that will destroy most electronic devices.
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I just did it in 10 seconds total on a 8310 after a few tries.

With practice maybe you could get it down to 5 or 6.
With Dial from homescreen disabled, I am sure you can get it down to 5 or 6 seconds. I just tried and it was somewhere around that area.

Press O,S,S,Enter, Enter, Menu Key, W, Enter, Continue, type BlackBerry, Enter.
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