1. branden3112's Avatar
    What exactly is erased when you phone is erased after the set amount of password attempts?
    05-14-09 03:29 PM
  2. xliderider's Avatar
    It's like doing a wipe handheld. All personal info (contacts, messages, emails, 3rd party themes/apps etc.) is wiped from your phone.
    05-14-09 03:38 PM
  3. thinkamp's Avatar
    EVERYTHING is GONE!
    05-14-09 03:43 PM
  4. Username00089's Avatar
    It's like doing a wipe handheld. All personal info (contacts, messages, emails, 3rd party themes/apps etc.) is wiped from your phone.
    Exactly. It's the equivalent of going to options>security>hitting menu and selecting "wipe handheld." It restores the phone back to factory settings. The way you bought it brand new in the box.
    05-14-09 06:13 PM
  5. jeffh's Avatar
    Wiping your phone will not restore the factory out of the box OS. A wipe does not touch the OS. Other than that, the posters above are correct.

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    05-14-09 06:16 PM
  6. Sith_Apprentice's Avatar
    Password wipe does not necessarily erase third party apps. It erases all personal data on the device. Options > security options > general settings > menu > wipe handheld gives you the option to remove third party apps.
    05-14-09 06:19 PM
  7. branden3112's Avatar
    So it does or doesn't erase 3rd party apps?

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    05-14-09 06:26 PM
  8. jeffh's Avatar
    I think sith answered your question about as well as it can be. You can make a backup and try it for yourself. Note that the normal backup only backs up personal data. If you want to backup 3rd party apps, you need to follow the procedure by C_X in the How To and FAQ forum.

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    05-15-09 07:29 PM
  9. dragonsamus's Avatar
    does it wipe data from your memory card?
    05-15-09 07:58 PM
  10. jeffh's Avatar
    No. A wipe does not touch the media card contents. Which means if you store personal data there, a thief can still get it, unless you encrypt the card contents.

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    05-15-09 09:34 PM
  11. dragonsamus's Avatar
    No. A wipe does not touch the media card contents. Which means if you store personal data there, a thief can still get it, unless you encrypt the card contents.

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    Thanks for the response! Ill make sure I encrypt my car.

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    05-15-09 10:44 PM
  12. savioAMG's Avatar
    You can separately format (wipe) your media card in Options, Memory, BB button, Format. Same goes for the device's internal memory.
    05-15-09 10:50 PM
  13. ipos's Avatar
    Password wipe does not necessarily erase third party apps. It erases all personal data on the device. Options > security options > general settings > menu > wipe handheld gives you the option to remove third party apps.
    yes, u're spot on.
    i've wiped my bb once, my thrid party apps are still there when i turn on my bold.

    quite surprised by it cos i was expecting to install the apps all over again
    05-15-09 10:52 PM
  14. branden3112's Avatar
    Thanks!!!
    10char
    05-16-09 12:03 PM
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