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Old 02-27-2012, 09:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello,

I've been having some questions about the It Policy and how it works, etc.

Long story short, my friend decided to give me his old dad's blackberry for free. However, its blocked by IT Policy and I can't use it. I already found some solutions on how to unlock it and etc., but I'm not sure if this is safe to do.

For one thing, I know that I didn't buy this device or claimed it my own in any way, but my friend says that he doesn't want it back and I can keep it. However, I'm still very nervous about doing the whole process that unlocks the phone, because I'm not sure if this is safe for me. Considering the fact that his dad owns the phone and not me. I think that disabling IT Policy on my device is risky.

Please tell me what do you think

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You see a bit nervous about the phone. Buy one and no more worries.
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I think you should return the device to its' rightful owner.
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Thanks for replying, I should most likely either return the phone or buy my own.

However, this still doesn't completely answer my question. Is this whole process safe to do? I don't want to sound stupid, but I dont wish to get in any trouble because of this.
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Yes, the whole process is safe to do.
Removing an IT Policy is easy enough and unlocking is done all the time. Neither process causes any problems.
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Thanks for replying, I should most likely either return the phone or buy my own.

However, this still doesn't completely answer my question. Is this whole process safe to do? I don't want to sound stupid, but I dont wish to get in any trouble because of this.
Nothing is safe or proper to do when it is not YOUR device. Return it and get your own from a shop, then you won't have to worry.
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Seems like there are two different opinions, but nevertheless I think I should stick with the one that seems safer to me. That being, keeping the phone for now, because my friend doesn't want it back, but at the same time not do any unlockig either. Therefore, I won't have to worry about anything. However, I do believe that I should not do anything, because the blackberry is not officially mine.

Anyhow, thanks for all the help, I really apriciate it.

ps. This seems to be one of those "Schrodinger's Cat" situations.

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I believe in your first post you said your friend decided to give you his dads old BB. Sounds like it is not his to give. If the dad personally tells you it is okay to keep, then fine.

And if it is crippled by an IT Policy I can't imagine what you will do with it anyway.

Doesn't make sense.
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True indeed. I guess I should just leave it and get one from store.
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That would be best. At least you know who owns it.
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