How do we change BlackBerry ID without security wipe?
I have a playbook on 4869 that I want to change the blackberry ID on. I don't want to security wipe because I will e forced to upgrade. Is there a way to change the blackberry ID without wiping and being forced to upgrade?
- CrackBerry Addict
04-26-12, 09:38 PM #4
- 900 Posts
I'm sorry but I don't believe you can without a wipe. Going forward one thing you may consider is creating some e-mail account such as: BBPB0001@gmail.com and never use it for anything else.
When you do this, you can pass the playbook to someone else and not worry about having to wipe it. The benefit is that the new user (family member or friend) can enjoy all the stuff you got in it. Security wipe would be unnecessary.
Just a thought.
thanks I had tried earlier to change the blackberry ID with the pencil edit and it kept saying the password was wrong. I didn't know you could change the email address on the blackberry id either. I don't care about abandoning the account because I haven't bought anything on app world with the account yet. Thanks guys time to sell this playbook to someone who wants root since I have another new playbook with the latest OS on it.
Now I can secure wipe my new playbook to put the new blackberry ID on it. Another question, since I installed android market on the playbook how would I go about removing that account?
-edit got it
ssh into the playbook and followed these steps
2. Explore to /data/system/ and find this file : accounts.db
3. Delete that file (accounts.db)
4. Reboot your Android device.
5. Walla…you can register another account
Last edited by evilkokonut; 04-27-12 at 12:01 AM.
- CrackBerry Abuser
04-27-12, 12:15 AM #8
- 138 Posts
firstname.lastname@example.org make sure that it is active yahoo account else you will received error message such as 'wrong password' or 'user name already in use by other user'
Last edited by evilkokonut; 04-27-12 at 12:28 AM.
- CrackBerry User
04-27-12, 05:10 AM #10
- 40 Posts
Security wipe is not needed. All you need to do is login in to your bbid on blackberry.com, change it in your account and your devices will auto update in a few minutes. Tried it wth a friend last week and it worked like a charm. Totally painless!
- 04-27-12, 06:21 AM #11
You definitely DO NOT have to wipe a device in order to change your BBID.
You can go here and log in with your current BBID then click on Account Details then Details - Edit and change your email address. Or you can do it on the PlayBook or BB device.
- CrackBerry Genius
04-27-12, 06:40 AM #12
- 4,218 Posts
For example if your BBID was email@example.com and you had used this on you phone and Playbook and purchased apps, if you changed it to firstname.lastname@example.org(by editing the BBID email using the PlayBook or the web site) , all your purchased apps plus the control of your phones BBID will be transferred to the new email account. If newuser then changes the password, you could get locked out of your phone the next time you need to enter your BBID password.
Last edited by robsteve; 04-27-12 at 08:13 AM.
- CrackBerry Newbie
04-18-13, 04:45 AM #15
- 1 Posts
Hi I used my blackberry I.d on a friends phone and now we both share the same blackberry I.d , I've triEd changing it but it'll just change in mine also and my bbm contacts will also be switched to his phone pls how do I rectify this issue help me.thanks
- CrackBerry Newbie
05-17-13, 07:36 PM #18
- 3 Posts
There was another thread but no resolution from November 2012.
- 07-30-13, 11:15 AM #19
How to stop a security wipe in process?
Hey guys, i need your help. I have started a security wipe and then realized that i haven't transferred my pictures. Is there a (secret) way to stop the process and hopefully save some of those pics? I have removed the battery but when i insert it again the process starts all over and there is no cancel button. Pease help! Thanks a lot! Gabriela
- 07-30-13, 11:38 AM #21
I'm not sure if you can stop the process for the phone. I believe that the phone's can be started in SAFE Mode but don't recall the process. But, also, which phone do you have?
And good luck (and welcome to Crackberry)
- 07-30-13, 03:13 PM #22
nop i haven't saved anything..
sorry i didn't realize this was only for playbooks, thanks a lot anyway guys, still hope i can figure somthing out
it's a blackberry curve, i tried to open it in safe mode but it doesn't work, the wiping process starts all over again
- 07-30-13, 04:39 PM #23
- 07-30-13, 10:56 PM #24
To start up any BB7 or older phone, after replacing the battery after the red light goes out press and hold the back button and hold it through the entire reboot process. Then the phone will boot in safe mode.
Incidentally I have no idea if this will enable you to recover anything after doing a security wipe and trying to stop that process.
Last edited by axllebeer; 07-30-13 at 11:16 PM.
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