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Old 12-25-2007, 12:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I got a Cingular Blackberry 8800.. I was using it long ago then had switched service to t-mobile. After a long time i turned it on today and its asking for a password. I forgot the password i placed in there but have very important stuff in there. What should i do?? any suggestions??
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Old 12-25-2007, 12:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Wirelessly posted (8700g: BlackBerry8700/4.2.1 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/100)

Don't know if backups are password protected or not, but did you ever make one?

I guess you know you only have so many tries and then the BB will wipe itself of user data.
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Sounds a bit fishy to me.
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Wirelessly posted (8700g: BlackBerry8700/4.2.1 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/100)

May be right.
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I am aware of that. I am on 8/10 try.. I read on forums that after 10 tries it will wipe out all data.
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Yep, after 10 tries all data on the device will be wiped. There is no way around this if you don't know the password.
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Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry8800/4.2.1 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/100)

Yeah does sound a bit suspect
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I got a Cingular Blackberry 8800.. I was using it long ago then had switched service to t-mobile. After a long time i turned it on today and its asking for a password. I forgot the password i placed in there but have very important stuff in there. What should i do?? any suggestions??
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The whole point of Blackberry is security. If there were some magic backdoor to defeat it, the device and it's OS would be compromised. Not to mention my stock in RIM to go into the toilet!

If you do not have the password the "very important stuff" is as good as gone with zero chances of recovery. Lesson is to always make sure you can remember the password. I can not believe that someone would put "very important stuff" on one's device and protect it with a password that is forgotten.

This is a life lesson to be remembered.
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Well wouldnt need to worry about that anymore. I had to dig through my emails because everytime i make an account anywhere or place a password on anything. I always email my self with the info. Its actually my own fault because i keep a different password for everything. Found the password got my data recovered. Thanks for your help & I am glad Blackberry has such protection, I wouldnt want anyone breaking into my phone either. I got my data that was needed. went to security options and wiped that data. Now i can sell it on eBay ..
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Well wouldnt need to worry about that anymore. I had to dig through my emails because everytime i make an account anywhere or place a password on anything. I always email my self with the info. Its actually my own fault because i keep a different password for everything. Found the password got my data recovered. Thanks for your help & I am glad Blackberry has such protection, I wouldnt want anyone breaking into my phone either. I got my data that was needed. went to security options and wiped that data. Now i can sell it on eBay ..
Glad you got it resolved. Make sure you cancel you BIS account as well as your phone service. You will be a good deed for your buyer and save yourself some hassle as well.
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Suggestion: Store all your account passwords in the BB's Password Keeper. Then you only need to remember one password. My Password Keeper is packed full of account usernames and passwords.
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