Originally Posted by Redflea
I entered "blackberry" as it requested, and the the screen stayed on the Locked screen. I then entered my password, which was not masked on the BB screen (it is normally masked) and the BB unlocked normally.
Is this a new process on OS 4.5, or is this the way it's always worked - that when you get down to five tries the BB tries to slow you down by making you input 'blackberry' and then not masking your PW?
It's nothing new. This is how the BlackBerry OS handles password entry.
After X amount of incorrect attempts, it makes you enter the word 'blackberry' to ensure that the incorrect password entries aren't the result of a broken keyboard, or keys being pressed in your pocket, etc...
The password also begins to echo after X amount of incorrect attempts to allow you to visually validate that the keys you are pressing are resulting in the proper character being typed.