in the "How do I wipe the BlackBerry using Jl Cmder?" instructions, this confuses me.
"5. Plug the device into the PC using the USB cord and make sure Desktop Manager is closed
6. Remove the battery from the device
Wipe The Device
1. Wipe the device using Jl_Cmder"
if i remove battery then try to wipe nothing happens, after some time when i place battery back in, device loads up and everything is still there. am i doing something wrong? should i just keep battery in during wipe?
Yes. You can connect the BB to the computer with the battery removed and it will allow it to connect when it otherwise may not. Usually the Pearl doesn't need this method. The 8700 and the 8800 are notorious for getting stuck in reboot loops and not wanting to connect for long enough to wipe the device.