1. jugganort's Avatar
    hi there, i have 2 phones that need to be erased before sold.

    is putting my password in wrong then typing blackberry a few times till it erases sufficient.

    My boss says i have to degauss it like an old CRT monitor to erase any content. i thought this was just for magnetic media such as floppy disks and hard disks.

    cheers

    Dave
    03-16-11 08:08 AM
  2. Deathcommand's Avatar
    BBSAK.
    Completely wipe the device, then load a new OS.
    Set it up as a new phone.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    03-16-11 08:09 AM
  3. jugganort's Avatar
    thanks for that.

    is the degauss a red herring then?
    03-16-11 10:02 AM
  4. trucky's Avatar
    Degauss is used to de-magnetize things. Used to be common with floppy disks and monitors. I'm not sure if it would have any effect on a BB...
    03-16-11 10:46 AM
  5. pkcable's Avatar
    Magnets are used to place BBs in a standby state. I'd imagine a REAL strong one could erease data, BUT it's not really necesary a BBSAK, or full security or factory wipe should do the trick.
    03-16-11 11:27 AM
  6. jugganort's Avatar
    much as i thought really.

    thinking about it. the remote BES erase / typing the password wrong till it erases in the event of loss / theft should be sufficient anyway... or bes is really flawed.
    03-16-11 01:11 PM
  7. 1812dave's Avatar
    I still have a small degausser for tape deck heads. Didn't know degaussing was useful for cell phone wipes!
    03-16-11 02:35 PM
  8. kyroguy's Avatar
    Send it to Japan and have them place it in the reactor that is melting down for a few days. That is the only way to be sure all the data is gone. Or you could just wipe and forget it. Your call.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    03-16-11 03:01 PM
  9. pkcable's Avatar
    Send it to Japan and have them place it in the reactor that is melting down for a few days. That is the only way to be sure all the data is gone. Or you could just wipe and forget it. Your call.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    I KNOW you are trying to be funny, but lets not go there!
    03-16-11 03:03 PM
  10. 1812dave's Avatar
    I KNOW you are trying to be funny, but lets not go there!
    Just ask Gilbert Gottfried.
    03-16-11 03:08 PM
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