1. OneofLittleHarmony's Avatar
    What are the disadvantages to the kill switch? By proxy, the advantages too.

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    06-05-15 04:59 AM
  2. Richard Buckley's Avatar
    Which kill switch? Are you asking about the new features in BlackBerry Protect with 10.3.2?

    Z10STL100-3/10.3.1.2708 SR 10.3.1.1865
    06-05-15 05:28 AM
  3. shorski's Avatar
    Be more specific, pls.

    Z30 STA100-2 | 10.3.BLACKBERRY
    06-05-15 05:31 AM
  4. OneofLittleHarmony's Avatar
    Which kill switch? Are you asking about the new features in BlackBerry Protect with 10.3.2?

    Z10STL100-3/10.3.1.2708 SR 10.3.1.1865
    Yes. Is there another kill switch!?!?!

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    06-05-15 09:19 AM
  5. conite's Avatar
    OP, you're confusing me, but I'll take a shot at it.

    Theft Protection is now part of BlackBerry Protect.

    It requires you to enter your BlackBerry ID after a security wipe or running an autoloader. If you get it wrong, you have an unrecoverable brick.

    The OS will also prevent you from downgrading to an OS prior to 10.3.2 where the new feature was introduced.

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    Last edited by conite; 06-05-15 at 09:47 AM.
    06-05-15 09:31 AM
  6. CyberMan2013's Avatar
    What are the disadvantages to the kill switch? By proxy, the advantages too.

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    The disadvantage is that mobile phone thieves would now have to hold you up and demand that you give them your correct BlackBerry ID credentials as opposed to just grabbing your phone and getting away.

    Posted via CB10
    06-05-15 09:42 AM
  7. OneofLittleHarmony's Avatar
    OP, you're confusing me, but I'll take a shot at it.

    Theft Protection is now part of BlackBerry Protect.

    It requires you to enter your BlackBerry ID after a security wipe or running an autoloader. If you get it wrong, you have an unrecoverable brick.

    The OS will also prevent you from downgrading to an OS prior to 10.3.2 where the new feature was introduced.

    Z30STA100-5/10.3.2.798
    How many attempts do you get?

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    06-05-15 10:55 AM
  8. conite's Avatar
    How many attempts do you get?

    Posted via CB10
    I'm not sure. I haven't tried it yet.

    There is no way to recover a forgotten BlackBerry ID anyway - so you will know it, or you won't.

    I'm not sure what you're worried about.

    Z30STA100-5/10.3.2.798
    06-05-15 11:06 AM
  9. OneofLittleHarmony's Avatar
    I'm not sure. I haven't tried it yet.

    There is no way to recover a forgotten BlackBerry ID anyway - so you will know it, or you won't.

    I'm not sure what you're worried about.

    Z30STA100-5/10.3.2.798
    I mistyped things like that a lot.

    Posted via CB10
    06-05-15 05:34 PM
  10. conite's Avatar
    I mistyped things like that a lot.

    Posted via CB10
    How often do you do security wipes?!

    Z30STA100-5/10.3.2.798
    06-05-15 05:35 PM
  11. OneofLittleHarmony's Avatar
    How often do you do security wipes?!

    Z30STA100-5/10.3.2.798
    monthly

    Posted via CB10
    06-06-15 11:47 PM
  12. NtotheK's Avatar
    monthly

    Posted via CB10
    You have an infinite amount of tries pretty sure. Atleast 10 but doesn't really matter, either you will remember your ID password or your SOL.

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    06-07-15 12:13 AM
  13. jope28's Avatar
    OP, you're confusing me, but I'll take a shot at it.

    Theft Protection is now part of BlackBerry Protect.

    It requires you to enter your BlackBerry ID after a security wipe or running an autoloader. If you get it wrong, you have an unrecoverable brick.

    The OS will also prevent you from downgrading to an OS prior to 10.3.2 where the new feature was introduced.

    Z30STA100-5/10.3.2.798
    Does that mean that having online access will be necessary after a wipe or autoloader in order to be able to enter the BlackBerry ID and use the device?

    [Hopefully NOT edited by admin to be fair lol. ] Frosty White Q10/10.3.2.798 CB10
    06-07-15 12:33 AM
  14. conite's Avatar
    Does that mean that having online access will be necessary after a wipe or autoloader in order to be able to enter the BlackBerry ID and use the device?

    [Hopefully NOT edited by admin to be fair lol. ] Frosty White Q10/10.3.2.798 CB10
    Having never tried it, I'm not sure.

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    Last edited by conite; 06-07-15 at 09:07 AM.
    06-07-15 01:35 AM
  15. shorski's Avatar
    Does that mean that having online access will be necessary after a wipe or autoloader in order to be able to enter the BlackBerry ID and use the device?

    [Hopefully NOT edited by admin to be fair lol. ] Frosty White Q10/10.3.2.798 CB10
    Yes I believe so.
    You will have to select a network before you can sign in, so yes Internet connection is required after a wipe or autoloader process.

    Z30 STA100-2 | 10.3.BLACKBERRY
    06-07-15 04:12 AM
  16. OneofLittleHarmony's Avatar
    You have an infinite amount of tries pretty sure. Atleast 10 but doesn't really matter, either you will remember your ID password or your SOL.

    Posted via CB10
    Haha. I rarely need more than 20.

    Posted via CB10
    06-07-15 05:38 PM
  17. OneofLittleHarmony's Avatar
    Can you change bbids once you updare!? Verizon is about to offer 10.3.2 so this is getting real.

    Posted via CB10
    06-16-15 07:52 PM

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