How to wipe ALL personal data from a BlackBerry device?

NOTE: This does NOT delete the Operating System from your BlackBerry.

This wipe will remove ALL personal data (contacts, memos, calendar appointments, settings, preferences, etc.) from the device, almost as if “factory fresh”. The device will still work for you or your next user. This wipe will NOT delete most Third Party Applications.

87xx series, 81xx series, 83xx series, and 88xx series:

1. Go to Options

2. Select Security Options

3. Select General Settings

4. Hit menu key and select Wipe Handheld

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71xx series, 72xx series, 75xx series, and 77xx series:

Option 1

1. Go to Options

2. Select Security Options

3. Select Content Protection

4. Hit menu key and select Wipe Handheld
Option 2

1. Set a password under Options >> Security >> Password and save it

2. Enter that password incorrectly 10 times….

3. After you enter it wrong 10 times it will wipe out all the data.

Wiping using 3rd party software

There is another way to easily wipe the BlackBerry’s contacts, tasks, and calendar events using EmergencyWipe. It is working on all BlackBerry OS 4.1 (and above) devices.

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