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Old 11-11-2009, 07:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm trying to enable a 4 digit numeric code to act as the keylock for my 8520 running 4.5.0.110 on the AT&T BIS. I am able to set a password that acts as my keylock, but I am not interested in a 6 digit password to get into my phone and feel that a 4 digit numeric PIN-type code to be sufficiently secure for my purposes. My work Blackberry (an old 8703e running 4.1.10.377 on a BES) is locked with a 4 digit pin but I'm fairly sure that policy was set through the BES.

Is there any way of making this happen without 3rd party software? I feel anxious about leaving my BB unlocked in case of theft, since that would mean access to my e-mail -- but I'm unwilling to type in a 6 digit code every time I want to unlock my phone! Thanks!

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I've used a password with 4 alpha characters on all of my BBs. You could make it numeric but you'd have to remember to use the alt key for each character. I use a set of alpha characters that match to a set of digits. I think of it as 1234 but it's really wers (the letters on the same keys as the numbers).

I'm not understanding why you think you have to have 6 digits since none of my BBs have ever required six. (8830, Pearl, Pearl Flip, 8310, 8900, Tour.)
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why I type in a password under 6 characters (for example, a 4 digit numeric code) a notification pops up and exclaims "The password that you typed is too short". The only option available is 'OK' which just takes you back to the security settings screen. This will continue until you either set the password option to disabled or you enter a password that is greater than 6 digits.
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Sounds like your 8520 has an IT policy on it.

Both my 8310 and 9000 use a 4 digit password with no problem.
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Interesting! I suppose that would make sense. I will try the IT Policy Wipe procedure that is provided on this website and see if that helps. Thanks all!
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UPDATE: That did it! Looks like there was some IT Policy on my BB (it came from eBay) and I just hadn't run into it until now. Thanks everybody!
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You could make it numeric but you'd have to remember to use the alt key for each character.
Actually it would probably be easier to enable the Number lock by pressing the Alt key then hitting the left Shift key.
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Actually it would probably be easier to enable the Number lock by pressing the Alt key then hitting the left Shift key.
Yeah, that would work too.
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Alt+shift+4 digits. Sounds like it's still 6 characters to me. ;)
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