1. testerABC123's Avatar
    Total Newbie to Blackberry... wanting to know the easiest way to know if a used and subsequently wiped BB has anti-theft on it or an existing Blackberry ID attached and locked to it... sorry if this has been covered already but I have been unable to find a thread answering this question anywhere on the forum... a lot of people are asking about ways to defeat the anti-theft etc... but I am asking simply how someone that has never had a BB before, and therefore Blackberry ID can know if a used one they just purchased has anti-theft on it or a Blackberry ID that is locked to it etc. Hopefully my question is making sense. Looking forward to being educated. sincerest thanks
    02-11-18 12:00 AM
  2. ALToronto's Avatar
    You're in the wrong section for this question.

    When your 'friend' initializes the phone, is he able to create and register his own BlackBerry ID? And initialize BlackBerry World and BBM? If so, the phone has had the original BlackBerry ID disconnected from the phone, and it is clean.

    If not, you need to contact the original user and have him or her disconnect the original BlackBerry ID from the phone. If you can't do that because the phone is stolen, your friend bought a paperweight.
    02-11-18 11:19 AM
  3. johnb_xp's Avatar
    Is this about a BlackBerry OS (7 or older, like a Bold 9900) phone? Maybe reset it with BlackBerry Swiss Army Knife and re-install the OS.
    02-12-18 04:51 PM
  4. bb10adopter111's Avatar
    Is this about a BlackBerry OS (7 or older, like a Bold 9900) phone? Maybe reset it with BlackBerry Swiss Army Knife and re-install the OS.
    This is a BB10 issue, and there are no workarounds. If there were, then it wouldn't prohibit theft.

    Posted with my trusty Z10
    02-12-18 05:31 PM
  5. psychofox13's Avatar
    Regarding BB Android, if you can turn the phone on without it asking for a pin at boot, and there's no pin/passcode required to unlock the device, then there's no anti-theft protection once you factory reset the device.

    You must reset the device to be sure any anti-theft protection at the app-level is removed.**
    02-13-18 01:52 AM
  6. stlabrat's Avatar
    BB is known to have anti-theft - VZ is locking their phone soon to prevent stolen unit on their network... one way or the other, be careful what you buy... Verizon to join other carriers in temporarily locking new iPhones
    02-13-18 06:53 AM

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