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Old 01-06-2011, 05:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just switched from my Pearl to another phone, and had no problem getting rid of the apps, and I took the SD chip out. But, the phone still shows my email addresses and has the contents of the address book. I can't seem to find the way to wipe all personal data. I'm sure there is a simple answer, I just don''t have it.
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I have a 9700 so I don't know if it is the same but "options>security options>security wipe" should do the trick if it is the same.
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Well, unfortunately, the Pearl (I'm on 4.50) does not have this setting. It has Security Settings but not Security Wipe.

Anything else that I could try? I want to sell the phone but don't want my address book and email accounts on it.
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Try Options > Security Options > General Settings > BB Menu key > Choose "Wipe Handheld"
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4.X OS is Options > Security Options > General Settings > BB Menu key > Choose "Wipe Handheld"

5.X OS is Options > Security Options > Security wipe

6.X OS is Options > Security > Security wipe
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Thank You All! Problem solved!

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I have just removed IT Policy from a mates Blackberry bold 9000
which he bought of ebay.
All i did was put my vodaphone sim card and used the wipe on the hand held
after it rebooted it asked for password so i put one in then switch phone off and remove
sim card and restart.
then installed JL_Cmder 1.9 onto my laptop then reconect the phone via usb run JL_Cmder follow the promps till you get to the choices select factory reset when the phone reboots disconect from usb.
This worked for me hope this works for you.
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