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Old 11-25-2008, 06:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello, all.

I changed the device on our BES server yesterday from the BOLD to the Storm. When the IT guy sent the new Storm the IT policy, he never removed the old one from the Bold.

Is there anyway to remove the old IT Policy from the Bold without re-activating the device on the BES server, removing the policy, and then de-activating it again?

That wouldnt be as tough, accept for the fact that when we activated my storm on the server, I cancelled the ATT BES plan since I no longer needed it and I am assuming I would need that in order to activate again?

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You can follow these steps:

Remove IT Policy - BlackBerryFAQ

Just know that if you activate the Bold on the BES again, the policy will get pushed right back to the device.
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Thanks much. Even though the Desktop needs to be installed using BIS, do I actually need to have a BIS plan on the Blackberry itself, or wont it really matter?

Thanks again. Much appreciated.
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The device doesn't need to be active at all. I removed the IT Policy from a really old, inactive device for my daughter to play with - no problems following these steps.
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Even though the Desktop needs to be installed using BIS, do I actually need to have a BIS plan on the Blackberry itself, or wont it really matter?
No, the BIS option really means "this PC does not have direct network access to a BES server". You'd choose the same option if you were installing DM at home (assuming that your BES server isn't at your house).

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Are the instructions in the FAQ still valid? I refered someone on another forum to it and another poster replied:

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Don't use the instructions at BlackberryFAQ any more. The blank IT policy provided doesn't reset the firewall settings and a few other OS 4.3+ items.....the absolute best way to remove an enterprise policy now is to use javaloader -u resettofactory.
Is this true or no?
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It's true and not true. NO blank policy can unlock the firewall. The policy.bin in my post linked above will allow everything that's possible to allow with a blank IT policy. For Devices with OS 4.2 or older and no way to upgrade, it's the best (and the only) method. For devices that can be upgraded to 4.3 or higher then, yes, the resettofactory command is the best method as it removes the policy altogether.
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It's true and not true. NO blank policy can unlock the firewall. The policy.bin in my post linked above will allow everything that's possible to allow with a blank IT policy. For Devices with OS 4.2 or older and no way to upgrade, it's the best (and the only) method. For devices that can be upgraded to 4.3 or higher then, yes, the resettofactory command is the best method as it removes the policy altogether.
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