- CrackBerry Newbie
- 2 Posts
Scrubbing and Wiping?
My pearl is "scrubbing" right now.. what does that mean? Apparently I have to wait 37 minutes until it finishes. I can't do anything on my phone. It's practically locked.. whats the deal? Pleaaseeeeeee help.
- CrackBerry User
12-18-2007, 11:48 PM #2
- 17 Posts
One handy feature of the OS is the scrubbing after wiping feature.
RIM defines it as the following -
"the process of rewriting over memory to remove any residual unmapped data on the BlackBerry device. The scrubbing process could take up to several hours."
I am still trying to find out the exact details of scrubbing, as it is still a bit hazy, would love to post the exact method used.
i like this part -
"Note: Once scrubbing has been triggered, there is no way of stopping it. The process must be fully completed before the BlackBerry device may be used. Removing and reinserting the battery of the BlackBerry device will only start the scrubbing process again from the beginning.
The duration of the scrubbing process depends on factors such as the actual processor speed of the BlackBerry device, the amount of memory that it has, and the actual memory speed."
- 11-05-2008, 03:32 AM #5
why does it do this tho? i mean i didnt do anything to my blackberry and it started to wipe itself, i hope it doesnt clear everything like my MOTO Q9c did when it decided to take matters into its own hands, mind u i am new to blackberry lol
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