1. belfastdispatcher's Avatar
    I know Androids can be rooted, iphones jailbreaked and even made to run android os but has this ever been done on a blackberry?
    Also, if I loose my blackberry or it gets stolen how safe is my information on it? I have a password set to kick in after 30 minutes of no use and encryption enabled. Is there anymore I should be doing? I have all my work files on the memory card and lots of family photos that I want to keep safe.
    Got a bit paranoid lately I think

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    07-15-10 04:29 AM
  2. jeffh's Avatar
    Since you are using a password, the information in your BlackBerry device memory will be safe. Assuming you left the values at their defaults, after 10 incorrect password entries, all the personal data will be deleted with no possibility of recovery.

    The Media card has to be protected separately and is not included in the password protection by default. Its contents are not deleted when the BlackBerry memory is wiped, but you can set a password on the card. You can also set the card security such that it won't work outside your BlackBerry.

    I don't consider your actions paranoid. Your are wise to protect your friends and family. Who would want a thief or worse to have their family pictures, addresses, and phone numbers?

    Just be sure you have backups. There is no way around your password if you forget it, and no way to stop the wipe of you discover too late that "friends" are trying to guess your password.
    07-15-10 05:09 AM
  3. FF22's Avatar
    As Jeff said, make sure you have backups INCLUDING everything on the card if you keep that encrypted. There have been pleas here for help with the CARDS when a phone has gone defective and been replaced. The CARD, if encrypted, can only be read in the ORIGINAL phone. A replacement phone canNOT read the card.
    07-15-10 08:29 AM
  4. cherryjuice's Avatar
    As Jeff said, make sure you have backups INCLUDING everything on the card if you keep that encrypted. There have been pleas here for help with the CARDS when a phone has gone defective and been replaced. The CARD, if encrypted, can only be read in the ORIGINAL phone. A replacement phone canNOT read the card.
    I LOVE this feature! Someone swiped my media card from my Berry while I was asleep trying to see what was on it.. Haha! Didn't work~ Not that I had anything to hide,but it might explain why HE keeps his Berry under lock and key!!

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    07-15-10 09:00 AM
  5. belfastdispatcher's Avatar
    Thanks for the warning I've moved all the media files into a new folder within doctogo files so they can synch to my laptop every time I synch my work files, which is pretty much every day. As long as I don't lose them it doesn't matter if I have to format the memory card if I replace the handset. I've also set the camera and the video camera to save the new ones to these new folders.
    I'll let you guys know how it works
    Cheers!

    Oh and anybody trying to get into your phone is incredibly rude, my berry never leaves my side as it's a 24/7 direct line but the only other person I trust with it is my wife.

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    Last edited by belfastdispatcher; 07-15-10 at 09:28 AM.
    07-15-10 09:26 AM
  6. RhinoGoat09's Avatar
    this would be a good time to remind you that BlackBerry Protect can remotely access your BlackBery if lost or stolen and allow you certain functions like activate GPS (so you can find your phone) or communicate with someone who has found it via the homescreen, you can back up your data and lock your phone down
    07-15-10 09:50 AM
  7. Steve Rizla's Avatar
    It's probably best to keep your important files on the device memory. The stuff that you don't mind losing, like MP3's, etc are better suited for the removable memory card.
    07-15-10 10:15 AM
  8. belfastdispatcher's Avatar
    this would be a good time to remind you that BlackBerry Protect can remotely access your BlackBery if lost or stolen and allow you certain functions like activate GPS (so you can find your phone) or communicate with someone who has found it via the homescreen, you can back up your data and lock your phone down
    Yeah, can't wait for that to come out.

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    07-15-10 10:30 AM
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