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Old 11-30-2009, 07:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys,

I just got my first smartphone from my Aunt, it's the Blackberry Pearl 8120 (I believe, it's from T-Mobile). Here's the thing, I don't know much about smartphones and how they operate. I want to clear all the data from my Aunts phone...mines now, and restore it like it was brand new. Would wiping it do that, and would it give me any troubles in the future? (Like using e-mail or any other apps?)

I apologize if I sound clueless, but this is my first smartphone and I don't want to screw it up.

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Old 11-30-2009, 08:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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No you can wipe it. No troubles in the future.
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Old 11-30-2009, 08:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Do a security wipe. Find the options icon and click it. Then security options, general settings, open menu, then wipe handheld. Decide whether to just wipe data or also delete third-party apps too, and proceed. Don't remove battery until it's done. Just leave until done.
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Hey Phil, be sure and check out blackberryfaq.com and look over the threads stickied at the tops of the forums.

I probably don't have to tell you to play with the blackberry. But go through all the menus and settings, drill down, and even experiment a little. There isn't anything you can do that you can't recover from.
Have fun.
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Hey guys!!! Thank you for all your help, I really appreciate it!
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Hey guys!!! Thank you for all your help, I really appreciate it!
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