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Old 10-16-2006, 07:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Any tips or suggestions on what I should do when I switch BB devices, ie, wiping out stuff on old device, etc?
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Performing a memory wipe (security, options, click wheel and select "wipe device") is obviously a good idea.

Even if you're on a BES, I would still use Desktop Manager to perform a backup; just in case (do this prior to wiping the memory!).

Also informing everyone of your new PIN....
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Old 10-16-2006, 07:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If you are switching and selling, then of course you should wipe the device before you get rid of it. Now if you are keeping it as a backup, then I'd just leave it alone and put it on a nice shelf.
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Can I save my phone numbers to the SIM and then do a memory wipe? I still can't figure out how do to a memory wipe. Do I do it through the Desktop Manager? Do I wipe out the old device, swap out SIM cards and then I ready to go?

I want to do it right. This is what the seller told me to do...

"I used the Blackberry Desktop Manager to clean up the device. Using the USB cable, startup the Desktop Manger and selectbackup and restore.
I would backup the device first. Then, select the advanced tab and you will see all the database files on the right side of the screen. Then just select
the database you want to remove and click on CLEAR. I cleared everything except the custom word dictionary and a few others that I thought would not have any personal data."

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Any tips or suggestions on what I should do when I switch BB devices, ie, wiping out stuff on old device, etc?
I usually change my PIN and IMEI on the BIS as well.
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Can't save to the SIM. You should do a backup of the device before the wipe, and sync to outlook if you want. The backup will have all your contact info saved, if you don't use the sync feature. To perform the wipe: Options > Security Options > General Settings > once in general settings, access the menu, then select Wipe Handheld.
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This was the sellers frist recommended step...

"Just a reminder that when you receive the unit, you will need to
install your SIM card, logon to the Blackberry Internet Service and register
the PIN and IMEI, resend service books. Service books were wiped along with
my personal data."

I assume that the application loader on the Desktop Manager will get me back on track?

I should be able to save my phone numbers to the SIM card.

I have version 4.1.0.8(August 18 2005) of the Desk top Manager that came with my 8700c. Is that the latest and greatest. I wonder what version my 7130c will have. I am new to this stuff, so please bear with me

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Sounds like the seller was right on track. You can use the backup/restore feature on the DM to restore the data from your old device. Once again, you cannot save your numbers to the SIM card. If you do a backup of your old BB device, the info will transfer when you restore.

Something that may be even easier, is to download Desktop Manager 4.2, and then use the Switch Device Wizard.
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