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Old 08-06-2008, 09:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Are there any good sources of information online anywhere for tips and workarounds for bberry users whose IT departments won't let them install any 3rd party apps?

Like, is there any way to put a better browser on my memory card from my desktop and run it on the bberry, just to give one example? It's really quite frustrating...
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Old 08-06-2008, 10:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Your not going to find it here.

There is most likely a reason there is an I.T. Policy on the BB.
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Old 08-06-2008, 10:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Is it really worth jeopardizing your job to install a few 3rd party apps?
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Old 08-06-2008, 10:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
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And, honestly, the BB is the most secure of devices. If they have locked it down, there is no getting around it.
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It is kind of funny to me when people ask for ways to get around the IT Policies on the devices. There is a reason for them in the first place and if the device is given to you by your company, or you have decided to allow it to be connected to their Exchange server then you know better than to try to get around it. You need a personal phone and a business phone if your company has devices connected to its servers locked down.
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Are there any good sources of information online anywhere for tips and workarounds for bberry users whose IT departments won't let them install any 3rd party apps?

Like, is there any way to put a better browser on my memory card from my desktop and run it on the bberry, just to give one example? It's really quite frustrating...
No. Can't do it.

You'll have to get a personal device if it's really that important.
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JL_Cmder allows you to whipe the policy, but now the bad news: this will also whipe the complete blackberry, result of this: you will need to contact IT again and ask them if they want to set your profile again > result: you will have the IT policy again.
clever trick: completely erase the blackberry, install the application you want to install on the blackberry; and then tell your IT team that you had a problem and that the blackberry was whiped by accident. They will reactivate it without probably noticing.
oh yea: if you just do a normal whipe, the policy keeps on the blackberry; so you really need to do a complete erase of the system. rather risky business....
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You are still risking your job no matter what you (try to) do. Is it worth that?
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Old 08-07-2008, 12:16 PM   #9 (permalink)
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JL_Cmder allows you to whipe the policy, but now the bad news: this will also whipe the complete blackberry, result of this: you will need to contact IT again and ask them if they want to set your profile again > result: you will have the IT policy again.
clever trick: completely erase the blackberry, install the application you want to install on the blackberry; and then tell your IT team that you had a problem and that the blackberry was whiped by accident. They will reactivate it without probably noticing.
oh yea: if you just do a normal whipe, the policy keeps on the blackberry; so you really need to do a complete erase of the system. rather risky business....
Not real good advice. And its "wipe" not "whipe."

Even if you do the resettogactory, the policy will push again. No big deal. I've wiped my BB like that when troubleshooting. However, if you load an app and then activate you *may* get away with it. But be aware that your admins can see what you do and will likely know what you're doing. Even still, some apps may still be disabled after the policy is repushed, anyway.

I wouldn't do it.
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As a former BES admin I can tell you it is pretty easy to see what apps are running on the BBs, so even if you do get your app on there, they will know. I ran my BES wide open and didn't restrict anything but I was asked to run reports and report usage, apps used, etc. to the President of the company.

In the long run it's going to be better for you to get a personal Blackberry to use on the weekends and after hours. Just forward your calls from the business BB after hours if you need to be on call.
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