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  1. speedy_g99's Avatar
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    Default New Blackberry. Can I keep my PIN?

    So my first blackberry broke within a month (good luck eh? 5 phones in a year) so I got it replaced, and the ups truck came.

    So when i restore it, will i get all my contacts on there too? If not, how would I get them saved on something so when i restore it , theyre there?

    Also, Is there anyway I can keep my old pin on my new phone?

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    also, for anyone who has restored a phone before, does it restore EVERYTHING? like all your settings + font changes etc?
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    Quote Originally Posted by speedy_g99 View Post
    So my first blackberry broke within a month (good luck eh? 5 phones in a year) so I got it replaced, and the ups truck came.

    So when i restore it, will i get all my contacts on there too? If not, how would I get them saved on something so when i restore it , theyre there?

    Also, Is there anyway I can keep my old pin on my new phone?

    Thanks
    your phone will restore everythign from your contacts, to your fonts ect... EXCEPT any 3rd party apps.

    you cannot keep your pin. Pin numbers cannot remain the same on a new phone. when you restore the phone, all your contacts that you had under BBM will change to your new PIN so they never even had any idea you got a new phone. no work involved
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    oh really? sick.

    thanks
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    Did you perform a full backup on the old device? If you didn't, nothing from your old phone will be on your new one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kjjb0204 View Post
    Did you perform a full backup on the old device? If you didn't, nothing from your old phone will be on your new one.

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    Im not sure what I did, how would you do that just in case its not a full back up?
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    connect your first bb to your pc while running desktop manager, click on back up.
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    yeah i did that, now im restoring it, do you need to put in the simcard before you restore your info on new bb?
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    and the instructions I recieved were :
    3.i) Run the Blackberry Desktop Manager on your desktop computer.
    3.ii) Connect the replacement Blackberry device until "DEVICE CONNECTED PIN :" shows a pin number in the bottom.
    3.iii) Click on ‘Backup and Restore’ button.
    3.iv) Click on the ‘Restore’ button.
    3.v) A window will pop-up showing device databases on the right.
    3.vi) Click on the word ‘File’ in the top-left of the home screen and open the backup file.
    3.vii) The backup file will be named ‘BACKUP(YYYY-MM-DD). ipd’, select it, and click ‘Open’.
    3.viii) When prompted to overwrite, click ‘OK’.


    *** would I not put in my sim card to the new phone during restore?
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    Yes, you should put your sim in your new device before restoring.
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    Is there anything that can back up 3rd party apps? I would expect it to be impossible if you were upgrading to a different model but in the event that your present phone developed problems and you received another of the same model number, can you restore 3rd party apps or will you have to buy them all over again?
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    BBSak is a program that can back up 3rd party apps.

    Make sure and save any license #'s or activation codes from previously purchasing your app and it shouldn't be a problem using them on a new phone. Depends on the publisher however.
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    Did they actually take your old BB before you got the new one? If you just click on "Device Switch Wizard" in the DM it does all the work, including a backup, for you. That doesn't transfer your 3rd party apps either, I don't think.
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