1. Easto's Avatar
    I have some apps on my blackberry that I want to keep.

    If I restore my BB to factory defaults, do I lose all the apps that I have downloaded?

    I also have my work schedule for the rest of 2009 in there as well that I don't want to have to put back in.

    How can I protect these and restore the factory settings?
    04-28-09 09:37 PM
  2. Zach7's Avatar
    Make sure you use your blackberry desktop manager and do a back up. This will save your data to your desktop.
    04-28-09 09:59 PM
  3. Iceman's Avatar
    Yes easto if you are doing a wipe on the device it will restore it to out of the box condition. Make sure you do that backup...
    04-28-09 10:02 PM
  4. berryboy1967's Avatar
    hey easto i did a wipe last nite following crucial xtreme post on how to back up 3rd party apps and it work perfect but follow it to the letter or kiss your apps good by and good luck
    04-28-09 11:29 PM
  5. xliderider's Avatar
    Here's the link:


    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    04-28-09 11:33 PM
  6. berryboy1967's Avatar
    thts the one it works if you follow it to the letter also remember where you saved it at i wish i would have saw this sooner i would not hve lost my other apps but now i know how to save them
    04-29-09 04:23 PM
  7. Easto's Avatar
    I did some screwing around trying to get youtube to work. Now none of my Emails are coming through and I think I deleted too many things.

    Are there any downsides to doing a factory reset?

    My work schedule and apps should be safe as long as I follow that thread, correct
    04-29-09 05:45 PM
  8. ausch's Avatar
    As long as you did a back up, you should be fine.
    04-29-09 05:52 PM
  9. Easto's Avatar
    What if I just use the Backup and Restore option? If I backup the device data, does that include my work schedule? I don't care as much about the apps as I do care about the schedule.

    All the apps I have are free anyways so I can always d/l them again.
    04-29-09 06:38 PM
  10. username0022's Avatar
    Your work schedule is on your calendar, right? If so, you'll be fine.
    04-29-09 06:48 PM
  11. berryboy1967's Avatar
    i am not sure looking at my calander some dates i put in are gone so you may hve to enter it again but if other folks say you will be fine then go for it just have a back up
    04-29-09 08:01 PM
  12. CatAlex's Avatar
    Great thread here. I was considering doing this on my 8900 but was unsure of how it worked and what I might lose/not lose.

    Thanks CB Geniuses!
    04-29-09 11:27 PM