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| | Is there any way to retrieve encrypted photos?
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I'm trying to help a friend retrieve photos from a broken BB Bold 9700. The device turns on, but the screen is inoperable. She has a few hundred photos on a Micro SD card she'd like to retrive, but the card is encrypted.
The problem is, she has forgotten her password. I can hook her BB up to my computer without a problem, but she's already used up 7 of her 10 password attempts. I was hoping someone here might be able to advise on the best way to proceed.
My understanding is that, once she gets to 10 failed password attempts, the device will reset, and the Micro SD card will likewise be wiped. I can take the card out before that happens, but my suspicion is that the wiped BB won't be able to read the card anymore.
So does she have any options here? Is there anything that can be done to extend the number of password attempts: either by putting the card in a different device, or trying to open the files on a PC?
My suspicion is she's got three tries left, and after that, the photos are gone for good. If anyone knows different, I'd appreciate any advice you can offer.