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Old 11-19-2007, 06:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Does the Switch Device Wizard in Desktop Manager work well? I never trust these types of applications and usually find it is better to install everything from scratch.
Assuming I am going to use it, should I do the Enterprise Activation before or after I use the Switch Device Wizard?
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Old 11-19-2007, 06:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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For me, using BES, I've found it almost useless. I've been unclear as to just what gets "switched" but I've ended up re-installing many apps and reconfiguring a lot of stuff. For that matter, I have the same problem with backup and restore.

When I switched to my 8310 from my 8300, I ended up wiping the phone after using the Wizard and starting from scratch since I had so much to do anyway -- figured I'd start clean.

I'm not positive but I believe the prevailing wisdom is to use the wizard before you reactivate. Of course, that (for me) has sometimes caused problems because something on my BB has often made a re-activation difficult.

It's probably very different for BIS users but that's not part of my experience.
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Old 11-19-2007, 08:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The Switch Device Wizard works great!! I have never used it from Curve to Curve (although I'm sure it'll be fine)...I did use it to go back and forth between phones when I owned both an 8300 & an 8800. In fact, it made everything easier than I had ever thought possible.

BTW...I am on BIS, not BES.

YMMV.

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