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Old 01-31-2006, 09:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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One of the old Mobitex models would go completely dead if you interrupted the OS wipe/load process. Does anyone remember this, and if so does it still happen to the newer devices.

In addition we have a security requirement to permanently disable old devices so that no one can restart the unit and use it for any means. Yes a hammer would work, just not as elegant.
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One of the old Mobitex models would go completely dead if you interrupted the OS wipe/load process. Does anyone remember this, and if so does it still happen to the newer devices.

In addition we have a security requirement to permanently disable old devices so that no one can restart the unit and use it for any means. Yes a hammer would work, just not as elegant.
I've had the load process terminate irregularly and it did leave the device in an un-bootable state. I was, however, able to resurrect the device by restarting the loading process and allowing it to finish normally.

A hammer may be the most entertain... I mean ... most effective way of permanently disabling the device.
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You can always just take the SIM chip out.
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