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rkh3 04-11-2008 06:28 PM

8830 wipe
 
How do I wipe it? We just changed from Sprint to AT&T and I need to turn in my 8830 but need to wipe it clean first.

NJBlackBerry 04-11-2008 06:38 PM

Set a password
Enter it incorrectly 10 times. Type the word "blackberry" when requested.

After the 10th incorrect password, the BB will erase and restart itself. No more data.

rkh3 04-11-2008 07:04 PM

I seem to remember an easier way.

akosnitzky 04-11-2008 07:30 PM

Wirelessly posted (Verizon 8830)

How to wipe the OS from a BlackBerry device? - BlackBerryFAQ

jbairdjr 04-11-2008 08:49 PM

I think the password is the easiest way.

penguin3107 04-11-2008 08:50 PM

Options > Security Options > General Settings > click menu button > Wipe Handheld

NJBlackBerry 04-11-2008 09:02 PM

That doesn't get rid of third party applications. I prefer the password way.

penguin3107 04-11-2008 09:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NJBlackBerry (Post 891991)
That doesn't get rid of third party applications. I prefer the password way.

On the 8830 it does. With 4.2.2 you get prompted to erase third-party apps when you do the wipe. At least it does on mine.

NJBlackBerry 04-11-2008 09:11 PM

Ahha - good to know that on newer versions of the OS that it works that way. When I want to wipe out a BB, I use Javaloader. Fastest and most efficient (for me).

penguin3107 04-11-2008 09:13 PM

Yeah, it must be a recent addition. I have an 8703e with 4.1 and it doesn't prompt to dump third-party apps with the wipe.

rkh3 04-12-2008 10:44 AM

Thanks, the wipe using the BB application worked fine. There is a check box to delete third party apps.

Attila The Hun 04-13-2008 07:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rkh3 (Post 891895)
How do I wipe it? We just changed from Sprint to AT&T and I need to turn in my 8830 but need to wipe it clean first.

the bb8830 cannot work in the usa with att the GSM is not 4 band it 2 band for overseas only.

penguin3107 04-14-2008 07:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Attila The Hun (Post 893632)
the bb8830 cannot work in the usa with att the GSM is not 4 band it 2 band for overseas only.

How is this relevant to the discussion?

grumpy54 04-16-2008 02:48 AM

Does this work with an 8130 Pearl, and does it wipe the OS ?

Dinan3 04-16-2008 02:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by grumpy54 (Post 896683)
Does this work with an 8130 Pearl, and does it wipe the OS ?

It works with all OS 4.2 and above. It does not wipe the OS, it just wipes information clean...makes it look like the "out of box" experience when you first ripped off the screen sticker.


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