I don’t know why questions often seem to come in bunches, however, over the last week or two, I’ve been asked how to wipe a BlackBerry and restore it back to factory defaults at least half a dozen times. The process is pretty straight forward, but not something that many BlackBerry users do, so we’ve put together a little tutorial to walk you through it.
How To Security Wipe Your BlackBerry
Go to your devices Options screen
Select Security Options
Select Security Wipe
Check each of the options that you would like to be wiped from your device
Enter “blackberry” to confirm device wipe
Click the “Wipe” button
Be Careful!!! This process does exactly what it says it does. Absolutely make sure that you want to do this before you actually do it. Even if you are sure I recommend getting a good backup of your device before running through this process.
I knew how to do this, but it is always good to post it for those who don’t. It used to be a bit more hidden on older versions of the OS. I always do this just before I sell my Blackberry (when I upgrade to a new device).
Le’ts be specific here: “factory defaults” by this “reset” will only resest the BB to the highest OS installed. To do a true factory default ‘restore’ make sure you have the “factory” OS release for your BB and wipe with a program like BB Swiss Army Knie.
Hi I’m shelby I’m havin a lil prob with my curve 8900. Firstly the spell checker has stopped working(it used to) everytime I click spell check a message comes up saying “Input system error. The system is being restarted” and nothing happens after that, it still underlines the incorrect word but it doesn’t correct just that weird message, and it doesn’t restart. I’ve tried checking the spell check settings nothing works. So I’m thinkin if I wipe it it will work?. And I also wanted to know if I do wipe it I know ill loose everything, but is it I must that I put some special “software” on it. And do you hav any suggestions for the spell check. PLEASE HELP!!! I really need back my spell check for school. Thank U!
will this disable BlackBerry services [internet-messenger-email]?..and if so how to enable them again?