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Old 02-06-2005, 09:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Sorry for my ignorance, but I'd like to know if anyone knows how to perform a hard reset on Blackberry 7290 ? I cán't find a reset button on the back.

Anyone would be so kind to share this method ?

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Old 02-06-2005, 09:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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remove back case. remove battery. reverse the sequence.
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Thank you jibi, but this procedure does not work on the 7290 model. This only reboot the BB, but I need to perform a hard reset. Thank you !!!
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so you're saying that removing the battery from the handset and then putting it back in does not perform the same function as a hard reset, but rather that of a soft reset...?

lets think about that for a minute, k?
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I think they mean like a Palm "hard reset" where it wipes out the data because you've applied a "hack" which has rendered the device useless. You know, a weekly occurance.

Here is the easiest way to do a hard reset, which will wipe out all customer data and leave the Operating System behind:

Set a password (Options / Security)

Type in incorrectly 10 times (follow the instructions; you will be asked to type "blackberry" twice). After the tenth time, the data will be erased.
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he was pointing to a reset button on the back, which is present with the other BB handsets. ugh!

nm. back to the game i go.

*hands JavaLoader some toilet paper to wipe its handset with*
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Yes, I just tried again, but nothing happens (this is a simple re-boot). I'm trying to find the way to delete everything from the BB (contacts, calendar entries, apps, etc....) Like doing a disk format. Thanks!!!
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javaloader -usb wipe

or do what NJBB said.
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Here is the easiest way to do a hard reset, which will wipe out all customer data and leave the Operating System behind:

Set a password (Options / Security)

Type in incorrectly 10 times (follow the instructions; you will be asked to type "blackberry" twice). After the tenth time, the data will be erased.
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NJBlackBerry, jibi,

Thanks so much for your help. I was able do the hard reset on my 7290. I went to Options / Security, clicked on password and just selected "Wipe Handheld" option (no need to set a password). Thanks so much !!!!
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7290s and 7100s can do that - (Wipe handheld) - good catch. Older BBs with older OS don't have that option.

Glad you are good to go!
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the pwd trick worked for me too!
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in 7280 who make the hard reset??
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NJBlackBerry, jibi,

Thanks so much for your help. I was able do the hard reset on my 7290. I went to Options / Security, clicked on password and just selected "Wipe Handheld" option (no need to set a password). Thanks so much !!!!

If password is set by a previous user who has given you the phone after a year in his desk, AND who set a password he can't remember? Do I.....

try ten tries with the wrong password (we can't fail at that!) and hope for the best? I'll have a go!

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NJBlackBerry, jibi,

Thanks so much for your help. I was able do the hard reset on my 7290. I went to Options / Security, clicked on password and just selected "Wipe Handheld" option (no need to set a password). Thanks so much !!!!
This would be a very good reason to have a password on your BB. I did not realize it was that easy to erase all of someones data.
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If password is set by a previous user who has given you the phone after a year in his desk, AND who set a password he can't remember? Do I.....

try ten tries with the wrong password (we can't fail at that!) and hope for the best? I'll have a go!
It worked. had several goes at typung rubbish, blackberry twice and it then booted. had to set a new passowrd as it demanded it. then turned it off.
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