1. nathan93's Avatar
    hi i have my blackberry pearl 8220 pw protected and i did the pw so many times to see what happened and it wiped the phone and removed the pw is there a way of stopping this as if lost someone could do this and have a free phone as pw wouldnt be needed
    09-25-09 07:50 AM
  2. hootyhoo's Avatar
    The psaword feature was designed to erase sensitive data. So it sounds like it worked just like it was supposed to. It doesn't destroy hardware as far as I know. So the best you can do is report the phone lost/stolen and the carrier will block MEID so that the phone can't be activated for service.

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    09-25-09 08:58 AM
  3. Coruptyed's Avatar
    My suggestion wont work just check again.
    Last edited by Coruptyed; 09-25-09 at 09:58 AM.
    09-25-09 09:56 AM
  4. Reed McLay's Avatar
    http://forums.crackberry.com/f3/how-...-tries-230095/

    This technique can be used to change the number of tries before it gets wiped.

    Although you cannot set this value to infinite - it does allow you to change it to 255 tries. Anyone whole stole your phone will be seriously confused long before they reach that value. ...
    09-25-09 09:56 AM
  5. dchawk81's Avatar
    It's better to give someone a free phone than access to your sensitive information.
    09-25-09 09:59 AM
  6. Coruptyed's Avatar
    http://forums.crackberry.com/f3/how-...-tries-230095/

    This technique can be used to change the number of tries before it gets wiped.

    thanks for the link reed didnt know you could do this
    09-25-09 09:59 AM
  7. nathan93's Avatar
    thanks for help but wouldnt it be better if it just erased data and not the pw
    09-25-09 10:36 AM
  8. Reed McLay's Avatar
    If you are under BES with the correct IT policy in place, the phone gets wiped to a blank state with a JVM 513 error. The thief can not rebuild it because it still prompts for the password.

    09-25-09 10:38 AM
  9. Bond J's Avatar
    It's better to give someone a free phone than access to your sensitive information.
    I second that!
    09-25-09 02:00 PM
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