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New Playbook 64GB bought on eBay, but has a BlackBerry ID already in it.
I bought a new BlackBerry Playbook 64GB from eBay. It is listed as new and even the packing etc. all look new. But to my surprise, I just opened it today and it already has a BlackBerry ID in it... some gmail email ID. Also the OS was already upgraded to 2.1. I don't see any used marks etc. But I am surprised to see the BlackBerry ID. Is this really genuine? I got a 32 GB from Walmart and it came with factory settings and asked me to setup a BlackBerry ID. But the eBay one simply started with some BlackBerry ID. Is it like the reseller opened it to upgrade the OS? Just want to make sure nothing's wrong. I did send an email to the eBay seller and waiting for response. But did any one of you encountered this type of situation?
- 02-09-13, 05:03 PM #2
I would do a security wipe - that'll reset you back to what is essentially the factory image, including the chance to enter your existing BB ID or register a new one. Also a good way to verify that the PIN isn't blocked (i.e. the device isn't stolen) since the initial BB ID registration process will (I believe) check this.
Heck, I would do it just to have the peace of mind that there wasn't something fishy installed on the device. I've never heard of PlayBook malware, but there's always a first time, so...
- 02-09-13, 05:19 PM #3
Yeah I would do the same thing, a security wipe would get that ID off of there. I got a 16gb off of ebay, it was dead (per description) but after reading a lot of tips off of CB, I stayed with if for the weekend and got virtually a new PB and as a bonus when I called BB they said that it was never registered so I got the 90 day plan but never had to use it because it came to life and it has been a friend to me since.
Wipe that thing and reset it for YOU!!!
- 02-09-13, 06:26 PM #5
I would of just entered my blackberry id is all and delete the gmail account.
I bet it was new. but who ever had it took it out loaded it up new OS and then sold it is all, maybe they tested it out a bit too.
- 02-10-13, 11:53 AM #10
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