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  1. Troy Tiscareno's Avatar
    When you have an encrypted device (all phones have decryption on by default for the last couple of years), you should consider all of the data on it VERY temporary and VERY EASILY LOST - which means you need to be making constant and regular backups of any and all data that might be important to you. Obviously this is easy if you are using cloud sync, which is why most people do, but if you turn that off, then it's up to you personally to manually backup your data.

    And given that Link backups are also encrypted and require the BBID server to be running in order to authorize a restore, should that BBID server be discontinued or otherwise unavailable, your Link backups are useless.

    SO, you need to make sure you are backing up your data someplace (flash drive, hard drive, etc.) in an unencrypted form so that it's accessible to you should your device get lost, stolen, or swims in a lake with you. That's likely to be a very manual process, but it's vital to ensure that your data isn't gone forever.

    Again, there's no way to extract data out of a Link backup, and no way to restore it if the BBID server isn't working (and we have no idea if/when it will go away, but it's dangerous to assume it will continue forever), so make sure you backup your data in an unencrypted format!
    05-31-19 11:18 PM
  2. Thud Hardsmack's Avatar
    When you have an encrypted device (all phones have decryption on by default for the last couple of years), you should consider all of the data on it VERY temporary and VERY EASILY LOST - which means you need to be making constant and regular backups of any and all data that might be important to you. Obviously this is easy if you are using cloud sync, which is why most people do, but if you turn that off, then it's up to you personally to manually backup your data.

    And given that Link backups are also encrypted and require the BBID server to be running in order to authorize a restore, should that BBID server be discontinued or otherwise unavailable, your Link backups are useless.

    SO, you need to make sure you are backing up your data someplace (flash drive, hard drive, etc.) in an unencrypted form so that it's accessible to you should your device get lost, stolen, or swims in a lake with you. That's likely to be a very manual process, but it's vital to ensure that your data isn't gone forever.

    Again, there's no way to extract data out of a Link backup, and no way to restore it if the BBID server isn't working (and we have no idea if/when it will go away, but it's dangerous to assume it will continue forever), so make sure you backup your data in an unencrypted format!
    Refresh my memory - does Sachesi or Darcy's tools need Link or access to BBID servers?
    06-01-19 11:57 AM
  3. prplhze2000's Avatar
    Wash w distilled water thoroughly, rice for 48 hours
    06-01-19 03:02 PM
  4. LuxuryTouringZone's Avatar
    The closest incident I had with my BlackBerry Passport around a lake, was when the waves came up too quickly, and partially soaked the bottom. Thankfully, I was able to dry it off quickly and it did fine.
    06-15-19 07:25 PM
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