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Old 02-08-2008, 01:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question How to password protect applications on BB?

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Hi,
I know there is no inherent feature in blackberry that allows one to password protect selected apps.
Does any 1 know of any applications that I can use to password protect the address book, sms inbox, and any other applications that I choose to password protect?
My phone constantly changes hands and therefore I feel that this feature would be very useful.
Any advice will be appreciated.
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Old 02-08-2008, 01:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry 8100: BlackBerry8100/4.2.1 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/100)

I would be interested in this too. I haven't seen anything that does this as of yet.
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Old 02-08-2008, 01:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Wirelessly posted (8700g: BlackBerry8700/4.2.1 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/100)

This type of question come up a lot here. So far as I've seen, the answer is no.

Also see the aftermarket software list at blackberryfaq.com. Maybe there is something I haven't heard about.
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Old 02-08-2008, 01:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Never heard of anything like this.
I never let anyone touch my BlackBerry....my precioussssssss.

How can you?
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Old 02-08-2008, 01:58 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Only option is to password protect the entire device.
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Old 02-08-2008, 02:03 PM   #6 (permalink)
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True, what is wrong with just protecting the entire device rather than portions... THEN you have no reason to let your BB pass around to so many people.
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because people ask you to unlock it to make a call or something. but i just dont want them to be going through my songs or pictures or memos. i would be really interested in a program that lets you lock that stuff.
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I don't let anyone "make a call or something" on my BlackBerry.
Solves that problem.
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Old 02-09-2008, 03:07 PM   #9 (permalink)
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noone touches my blackberry, not even anyone i am dating. their hands just do not belong on my device
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I have the same issue where people want to be able to use my phone to make a call but I want to protect my email accounts and text messages. I did have a password on it that kept it locked all the time but when you unlock it and hand it to a friend they often start to look at the phone when they hang up instead of doing the right thing and just handing it back to me.

If you go to Options -> Security Options -> General Settings -> Enable the Allow Outgoing Calls While Locked option. You then have another option while your phone is locked to make a call. The only data that I can see that is viewable is your phone call history and your address book. Works perfectly for me!
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That certainly helps, but I still want/need the password protection!!
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NO. You can't. Sucks, but there it is. I've never heard of this on any phone. Password protect the entire device and learn to say no. If someone wants to make a phone call, they do it in front of you, or they don't do it at all.
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You can password protect the entire device while still allowing outgoing calls, though.
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BOOM! Problem solved. I had no idea you could set a BB to allow outgoing calls while locked. Sweet!
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All motorola phones that have the original software on them and not the carriers for ex. Verizon brands all their phones with the verizon software. If this is not the case them all you have to do is go under security application and you can lock every single feature on the phone individually. That includes all text messages, call histories both inbound and outbound, contacts etc. Wish the blackberry had this. If you have and older motorola phone 2 years or so back it is available on those phones even if you have verizon. Ex E815 flip phone great phone tons of security.

So there are phones out there that have it.
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All motorola phones that have the original software on them and not the carriers for ex. Verizon brands all their phones with the verizon software. If this is not the case them all you have to do is go under security application and you can lock every single feature on the phone individually. That includes all text messages, call histories both inbound and outbound, contacts etc. Wish the blackberry had this. If you have and older motorola phone 2 years or so back it is available on those phones even if you have verizon. Ex E815 flip phone great phone tons of security.

So there are phones out there that have it.
Phones, yes. BlackBerry devices, no.
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Old 04-26-2008, 12:59 PM   #17 (permalink)
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BOOM! Problem solved. I had no idea you could set a BB to allow outgoing calls while locked. Sweet!
I forgot about this, but the only problem is you have to remember to set it back to no calls in case you loose the phone.
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Old 04-26-2008, 01:18 PM   #18 (permalink)
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If you have and older motorola phone 2 years or so back it is available on those phones even if you have verizon. Ex E815 flip phone great phone tons of security.
Sorta makes me wonder why those ^^ are not the "choice" among highly secured mobile devices then. What is BB doing in this business?
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Motorola devices have little to no security.. and you get an unlimited number of chances to break the password on the device. Blackberry, max 10 chances, then all data is gone. Hmm wonder which is more secure....

There is absolutely NO comparison between a BlackBerry device and a "phone". But if you want to use a Motorola, good lucky with that
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true regarding all what you said, BUT there is a 3rd party software that allows single protection on certain apps. my friend had this on his 8800 BUT he is now in Iraq fighting as a marine, so therefore i never found out what the software was!

BUT if you look well enough, which perceeds my search cuz i couldn't find it, im sure sooner or later one of us finds it!
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