1. howdysir's Avatar
    AT&T BB 8520 (unlocked via at&t)

    I bought a new torch, put this one away for 2 months, went to go and wipe all my personal details off of it... and suddenly the phone no longer works and has this error 523 and constantly resetting itself.

    Blackberry Desktop Manager recognizes the PIN... but won't connect. Application Loader sees it, but won't connect. Same with CrackMem.

    Does anyone have anything I can try to even wipe this thing before I smash it with a hammer?

    11-01-10 11:36 AM
  2. Fubaz's Avatar
    Will BBSak recognize it?

    If youre going to wipe it, i'd use BBSak.

    take a read through this.
    Recovering from BlackBerry error 523 | BBGeeks
    11-01-10 11:45 AM
  3. howdysir's Avatar
    I tried to "safe mode" although, I don't know if the phone has 4.5 or 4.6... but it got to the homepage, and had a some sort of error and then something like 6 > e 6... some random formula. Then went right back to the white screen. Blah.

    Will try BBSak now.
    11-01-10 12:49 PM
  4. howdysir's Avatar
    BBSak was able to connect and wipe it!!!

    Installing new OS now.

    Thank you!!

    Now if I could figure out why my girlfriends new bold gets red x's for when CERTAIN people send her BBM picture files (including when I send from my torch)
    11-01-10 01:16 PM
  5. Fubaz's Avatar
    Im glad it worked out!

    Now for the BBM issue, I would repost the problem in the Native Apps forums
    11-01-10 01:22 PM