1. CrackBerry Question's Avatar
    i need help lost my password
    01-23-15 10:53 AM
  2. LoneStarRed's Avatar
    The only way is to do a security wipe and start from factory reset.

    Be patient, try to remember that password. If not, after 10 unsuccessful attempts a security wipe will initiate.

    " I do not think that word means what you think it means. "
    01-23-15 11:04 AM
  3. thurask's Avatar
    If you can't remember the password before the 10 tries are up, then the phone is essentially blocked. You'll have to wipe it, then.

    Posted via CB10
    01-23-15 11:04 AM
  4. sk8er_tor's Avatar
    Go to BlackBerry ID - BlackBerry Login - Sign In to Apps & Services - US and select Reset Your Password. To reset your device password, you can login to BlackBerry Protect by going here www.blackberry.com/protect . But if this device doesn't belong to you or if you don't have access to the BlackBerry ID email address, then you're SOL.

    And contrary to what's said above, a Security Wipe does not reset the device password. I've done wipes on my device multiple times and the device lock password remains.
    anon1727506 likes this.
    01-23-15 11:05 AM
  5. FrankIAm's Avatar
    Go to BlackBerry ID - BlackBerry Login - Sign In to Apps & Services - US and select Reset Your Password. To reset your device password, you can login to BlackBerry Protect by going here www.blackberry.com/protect . But if this device doesn't belong to you or if you don't have access to the BlackBerry ID email address, then you're SOL.

    And contrary to what's said above, a Security Wipe does not reset the device password. I've done wipes on my device multiple times and the device lock password remains.
    That doesn't work, as it still asks for your previous password.
    sk8er_tor likes this.
    01-23-15 11:11 AM
  6. filanto's Avatar
    Would nuking it work instead of wiping

    Posted via CB10
    01-23-15 11:19 AM
  7. RubenDM's Avatar
    Would nuking it work instead of wiping

    Posted via CB10
    Normally yes...
    You will lose everything, but you can start from scratch

    Posted via CB10
    01-23-15 11:49 AM
  8. LoneStarRed's Avatar
    Would nuking it work instead of wiping

    Posted via CB10
    Well then only the roaches will be around to reload your device.

    " I do not think that word means what you think it means. "
    Yassbittar likes this.
    01-23-15 01:34 PM
  9. misterabrasive's Avatar
    Well then only the roaches will be around to reload your device.

    " I do not think that word means what you think it means. "
    Finally! A reply to a post where your signature actually makes sense! :-D

    Posted with my Z10 on Verizon 10.2.1.3253
    Shuswap likes this.
    01-23-15 04:31 PM
  10. bobshine's Avatar
    Well if there is a way to crack the password... then it wouldn't really be a password eh?

    Posted via CB10
    01-23-15 04:39 PM
  11. BKA22's Avatar
    Yea I had this unfortunate experience about 2 months ago

    Posted via CB10
    01-23-15 04:42 PM
  12. ralfyguy's Avatar
    I don't understand why a device wipe wouldn't get rid of the password lock. That is the whole idea of that. It should put the device in a state like it was when unboxed.

    Posted via CB10
    01-23-15 04:43 PM
  13. LoneStarRed's Avatar
    Finally! A reply to a post where your signature actually makes sense! :-D

    Posted with my Z10 on Verizon 10.2.1.3253
    You do have an obtuse sense of humor. I'm thinking most people don't get your jokes and maybe you tell yourself they aren't intelligent enough. But maybe it's just not that funny more often than not, but sometimes, enough so that you continue to indulge yourself.

    " I do not think that word means what you think it means. "
    01-23-15 05:15 PM
  14. misterabrasive's Avatar
    You do have an obtuse sense of humor. I'm thinking most people don't get your jokes and maybe you tell yourself they aren't intelligent enough. But maybe it's just not that funny more often than not, but sometimes, enough so that you continue to indulge yourself.

    " I do not think that word means what you think it means. "
    Well, I never really thought about it that way before. Frankly, my Dear, I don't give a darn! I am who I am and thats good enough for me. Don't really care who is intelligent here or not. Perhaps most people don't get my jokes. Oh well. Apparently, you do. So Hooray! Didn't mean to go on a rant here. And I don't think this whole thing means what you think it means! :-D

    Posted with my Z10 on Verizon 10.2.1.3253
    01-23-15 05:26 PM
  15. Superdupont 2_0's Avatar
    i need help lost my password
    Let's assume you have an SD card for your Z10, do you encrypt it with your device password ?

    If yes, you can put your SD card into a card reader and try a brute force attack.

    Background:
    Your device will allow you only 10 attempts, but afaik there is no limit for the SD card.

    Good luck!^^
    01-23-15 06:58 PM
  16. FrankIAm's Avatar
    Let's assume you have an SD card for your Z10, do you encrypt it with your device password ?

    If yes, you can put your SD card into a card reader and try a brute force attack.

    Background:
    Your device will allow you only 10 attempts, but afaik there is no limit for the SD card.

    Good luck!^^
    The encryption key is not the device password.
    01-23-15 07:21 PM
  17. Superdupont 2_0's Avatar
    The encryption key is not the device password.
    I have never tried it, but there was as software that recovers the device password from the media card:

    http://www.elcomsoft.de/help/en/eppb..._password.html

    Quote: Even if Device Key or Device Password & Device Key option is set on the BlackBerry device, you can still recover device password via EPB, but decrypting SD card will not be possible.

    The take-home-message for me was to use strong device passwords.
    01-23-15 07:43 PM

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