BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-09-2010, 05:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Model: 9000
PIN: N/A
Carrier: T Mobile
Posts: 1
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Password Incorrect

Please Login to Remove!

What happen if I forgot my password to unlock my phone?
What happen if the number of attempt I tried expired?

Anyone pls advise, I new to BB....cheers
Offline  
Old 01-09-2010, 05:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
BlackBerry Extraordinaire
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Model: LEZ10
OS: 10.0.10
Carrier: Rogers CA
Posts: 1,704
Post Thanks: 20
Thanked 77 Times in 68 Posts
Default

It will delete all your personal data. You can then put in a new password and restore the data (assuming you have a backup).
__________________
My other Blackberry is a PlayBook.
Offline  
Old 01-09-2010, 10:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
Appleinator
 
Dubdub's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: New Hampshire
Model: App5
OS: AJBR549
PIN: Ask
Carrier: ATT & Verizon
Posts: 20,032
Post Thanks: 54
Thanked 782 Times in 742 Posts
Default

If you enter the incorrect password 10 times, the device will wipe the device. Lets hope you remember the password and/or have a back up.

BTW, are you sure this is your device and you didn't just happen to find it? If that is the case, please try to return to the rightful owner.
__________________
-->>BB FAQ

-->>Stinsonddog's Tip Site!

-->>Twitter


If someone helps, tell them by clicking the Thanks button.!!
Offline  
Old 01-09-2010, 11:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
BlackBerry Extraordinaire
 
jbairdjr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Lincoln, Ne
Model: 9550
OS: 5.0
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 1,232
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I think you hit it on the head DubDub
__________________
Blackberry Storm2 (Verizon)
7280-7780-7290-7100g-7250-8703-8830-8330-9530-9550
Offline  
Old 01-10-2010, 07:21 AM   #5 (permalink)
CrackBerry Addict
 
wibbly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: UK
Model: 9700
Carrier: T-Mobile UK
Posts: 857
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

If I recall correctly, after 10 bad passwords attempts and the resulting wipe, a BIS connected BB will start receiving mail again.

- Is this still the case?
- Will it still prompt for a password?

If not, exposing a thief to my new email (and allowing them to respond on my behalf) isn't so good
Offline  
Old 01-10-2010, 07:39 AM   #6 (permalink)
Spam Reporter
 
dc/dc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: IAD
Model: 6230
Carrier: Voicestream
Posts: 14,530
Post Thanks: 220
Thanked 345 Times in 311 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wibbly View Post
If I recall correctly, after 10 bad passwords attempts and the resulting wipe, a BIS connected BB will start receiving mail again.

- Is this still the case?
- Will it still prompt for a password?

If not, exposing a thief to my new email (and allowing them to respond on my behalf) isn't so good
That is not correct. When the device is wiped, the service books are removed, thus preventing a thief from retrieving your mail.

It will, however, prompt for a new password to be entered after the wipe.
__________________
I h8 txtspk.
Offline  
Old 01-10-2010, 10:19 AM   #7 (permalink)
Just me
 
fonejunkie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Model: iFone
OS: iOS4
PIN: Not on my iPhone5
Carrier: iPhone5 on AT&T Mobility
Posts: 2,292
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wibbly View Post
If I recall correctly, after 10 bad passwords attempts and the resulting wipe, a BIS connected BB will start receiving mail again.

- Is this still the case?
- Will it still prompt for a password?

If not, exposing a thief to my new email (and allowing them to respond on my behalf) isn't so good
Ten attempts is the max. The phone can be configured to wipe on 2 or more (up to 10) failed password attempts.
Offline  
Old 01-10-2010, 03:02 PM   #8 (permalink)
CrackBerry Addict
 
wibbly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: UK
Model: 9700
Carrier: T-Mobile UK
Posts: 857
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dc/dc View Post
That is not correct. When the device is wiped, the service books are removed, thus preventing a thief from retrieving your mail.

It will, however, prompt for a new password to be entered after the wipe.
Your password, or a new one? ... If a new one, they enter a new password (their own) the phone connects to the network, the service boosk will get re-pushed to the device, and the crook starts getting your email. Marvelous!!! (not). What's required is for your BIS to disassociate itself with that phone's PIN. I don't think it does that
Offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





Copyright 2004-2014 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.