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Old 02-25-2007, 08:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My keys started sticking (couldn't dial a zero!), so I used the warranty and got a new 8700c.

Transferring everything over was easy with the desktop backup-restore function, but now I'm about to send in the old 8700, and I want to clear everything off of it.

I certainly don't want to spend hours deleting this stuff all at one time!

I'd like to know how secure this operation is, too--can someone get all my info, call logs, texts, addresses, etc?
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Options > Security Options > General Settings > press scroll wheel > Wipe Handheld

This will delete all user data and basically return your device to like new condition.
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Options > Security Options > General Settings > press scroll wheel > Wipe Handheld

This will delete all user data and basically return your device to like new condition.


Will that also delete items from say, a previous user ?

I bought my 8700c from a private seller on craigslist. It still has the previous owners email address on the main screen & want to delete it.
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Yes - that will delete all customer data.
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I can't get to security options ?

I hit settings } then options } but then I can't find security options ?
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I can't get to security options ?

I hit settings } then options } but then I can't find security options ?
Don't mean to repeat because it was written above but here is exactly what you do from the BB home screen.

BB Menu > Options > Security Options > General Settings > Push the trackwheel and select Wipe Handheld
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That won't delete what I have saved on my SIM card , will it ?
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Wipe will only delete the handheld not the SIM. Remove it if your unsure then wipe.
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Don't mean to repeat because it was written above but here is exactly what you do from the BB home screen.

BB Menu > Options > Security Options > General Settings > Push the trackwheel and select Wipe Handheld

I removed SIM card & was able to get to the menus I wanted, to change themes.

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