Thursday, June 28, 2007

I recently ran up against a self-induced application disaster on my Blackberry 8800 (that's what I get for messing with stuff I know will probably break), so I needed to do a clean reset of the device to it's factory defaults and then start over again from scratch. I'm not too keen on the idea of reloading the OS if I don't have to (with over the air configuration I have not used a USB cord on my blackberry except for once since I got it), so I started poking around trying to find the on-board reset capability (they call it "wipe" the handheld device). Nothing like trying to find a command deep in the bowels of a multi-layered system. But, this is one that people should not find it easy to accidentally choose...

So, since I finally found it, note to self for the next time I need it:

Blackberry "Wipe-Handheld" command list (at least for my 8800 - same or similar for other models)

  • Options menu 
  • Security Options
  • General Settings
  • Menu
  • Wipe handheld
  • Enter password ("Blackberry" or your business-assigned security password)

Useful if you're like me an have a tendency to muck around under the hood too much and gak things up. And yeah, that's a word. Gak.



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