- 03-23-2013, 02:25 PM #5
This is not working here in Cali. I cant get the damn thing to go away from demo screen to change settings. I tried calling my "BlackBerry" rep to find out anything as well. If anyone knows a password to work it I would appreciate it.
- 03-23-2013, 02:28 PM #6
You shouldn't have to type in a code or know a secret button push and swipe. I tweeted @Blackberry when I walked out of the store yesterday that the Demo software was unacceptable. The phone is unusable. If the sales associate hadn't found a Z10 that one of the employees was using, I might not have bought the phone.
- 03-23-2013, 07:05 PM #10
Hey everybody, just swipe down when in demo mode and turn it off. I turned 2 off at FS the other day. I believe the option was in the top right corner after swiping down. This takes you out of demo mode but still restricts you from changing any settings that can screw up the phone. Pass the word on and get all those phones out of demo mode!
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- 03-23-2013, 07:38 PM #14
Or just press the button on the screen that says "Explore Device." It minimizes the demo and lets you use the phone.Evolution of my smartphones: Samsung i300 --> Samsung i330 --> Palm 500 --> Treo 600 --> Treo 650 --> Touch Pro 2 --> Treo 755 --> BB Curve 8330 --> iPhone 4 --> BB Torch 9800 --> LG GX2 --> HTC Sensation --> BB Torch 9810 --> iPhone 4S --> BB Storm2 --> Atrix 4G --> BB Bold 9900 --> Galaxy S2 --> BB Bold 9930 --> Galaxy S3 --> ?
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03-23-2013, 08:36 PM #15
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03-23-2013, 09:35 PM #16
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There should be an option from the demo mode screen to try the phone. When I selected that option I ws able to use the phone s normal, but could not access certain aspects such as BBM because they required a password.
Also the reps at the store may not be all that knowledgable, but the one I ran into sure sounded enthused about the device. At one store because the demo unit was charging an employee handed me his personal z10 to use.
- 03-28-2013, 04:06 PM #17
That'd have been great to unlock it myself. I already had to tell him to swipe down from the top to get to settings (I had never touched one before today). It's too far to go back, and now I am at work again anyway. Grrrr.
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03-28-2013, 04:11 PM #18
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Demo mode is annoying. I get that it's there to show people the big features of BB10, but it is also very important for the customer to be able to use it like they would, so they can imagine themselves using it in their everyday life. Demo mode doesn't let customers do anything, and it's basically like a glorified Set Up video that we got when we powered on our Z10s for the first time.Sean
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- 03-29-2013, 06:57 PM #21
I went back to that store today, armed with my new password knowledge, and was still unable to access settings. I am just trying to see if LTE can be toggled of or not. Employees say "I don't know" or "yes"... but I strongly suspect no.
Anyway -- that password doesn't work. I tried with different cases etc. Exiting the demo is fine. You can mess with the phone in general, but yea. no dice looking in settings, and they claim they don't know the password. Even if I say we won't change anything at all. "In fact you can do it, and I'll tell you what I want to see." Nope. Not even with a credit card in my hand, along with a brand new z10 pouch and brand new 64GB microSD card.
Obviously I am was to buy; maybe they really don't know the password. :/
- 03-29-2013, 07:29 PM #22
Not a good idea...
I agree, though, the in-store demo lockdown is a mistake. The app was different at T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon, though. The T-Mobile and Verizon versions of the demo app allowed you to exit the demo and explore the device (but you couldn't enter Settings directly). The AT&T version would not allow you to exit the demo at all without a password.
- 03-29-2013, 07:56 PM #24
It is a double edged sword. Damned if you do, damned if you don't. The problem without a demo mode is that people have no idea how to navigate the phone. I always laugh when my friends struggle to even turn on the device the first time they have seen it. The demo mode is meant to let people learn about the different features on the Z10, but I think it was done very poorly, the demi mode is very confusing. The first time I tried it, I thought the phone was lagging.
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- 03-29-2013, 10:16 PM #25
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