1. blason's Avatar
    Hi Folks,

    I need a new phone hence would like to make it unusable so that I can convince my parents about it. I have 9220 which was used by my elder brother. May I know the trick by which I can make it unusable or unbootable. The current OS running on system is 7

    please help
    11-16-12 12:49 PM
  2. PedroBorgas's Avatar
    Throw it out of the window?

    But not too far, or u won't be able to get it back.

    Do you have any dogs?

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9800 using Tapatalk
    11-16-12 12:57 PM
  3. blason's Avatar
    Ahh..already thought of physical damage!! But dont wanna do that. Can we somehow screw something with OS or system files or hack it so that it would be unusable?
    11-16-12 01:02 PM
  4. raino's Avatar

    Stop at step 12.

    Make sure you back up everything that's on the phone, and take the microSD card out (if it has anything on it.)

    I assume no responsibility for any damage, reversible or non-reversible. Perform this wipe at your own risk.
    11-16-12 01:47 PM
  5. blason's Avatar
    so raino,

    Curious to know will that wiper wipe out entire OS? Or can that be recovered? Can we not delete critial system file or something by mounting on Linux or windows desktop as a drive? just like we do for windows where we delete the few .dlls and whewww..system is crashed.
    11-16-12 02:55 PM
  6. raino's Avatar
    This will wipe everything, including the OS. So, going with your analogy, this is the equivalent of wiping the hard drive completely. Unusable until you install an OS.
    11-16-12 03:28 PM
  7. blason's Avatar
    nah that didnt do the trick!!! You sure this is applicable for OS 7.1 as well?
    11-17-12 04:32 AM
  8. raino's Avatar
    I've never heard of a 7.1 exception. Are you running a 64-bit OS, and if so, did you download the right file and follow the x64 instructions?
    11-17-12 02:59 PM
  9. hexxeh's Avatar
    offtopic: so you dont only wanna convince your parents to get you a new phone, you wanna be able to recover your phone so you can sell it for pocket money(hence no physical damage)? hahaha
    12-05-12 02:24 AM

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