RIM adds “default reset” option to BlackBerrys

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Thumbs UpOur main man (to borrow from Ahmad Rashad), Jibi, once again flexes his insider IT knowledge, this time concerning an IT policy that has pestered BES admins for years. Previously, admins had been unable to remove IT policy on a BlackBerry that was formerly on a BlackBerry Enterprise Server. Jibi tells us that RIM has now added the ability for BES admins to send a kill command that will remotely wipe the device and set it back to “Factory Defaults”, removing the IT Policy (and third-party applications), in addition to the command’s standard wiping tasks.

Jibi says the feature is available in BES 4.1 SP4 and only applies to OS 4.2.2 and above devices (i.e. BlackBerry Curve and 8830).

Remote Wipe Reset to Factory Defaults

Specify whether the BlackBerry device resets itself to factory default settings when it receives the Erase Data and Disable Handheld IT Admin command over the wireless network. Set this IT policy rule to True to require the BlackBerry device to permanently delete its stored IT policy and delete all third party applications, in addition to performing the BlackBerry device wipe process.

If you do not set this rule, a default value of False will be used.

This rule applies only to Java-based BlackBerry devices version 4.2.2 and higher.

  • jaime

    Says errr that I don’t have a wap browser

  • http://viiral/quickplay/music/videos jaime

    Says errr that I don’t have a wap browser

  • http://wireless.att.com/ david hildebrand

    This is awesome news! But since there are so many older devices out there that could use this, will it soon be available for said older devices ie 8700, 7130, 8100 or 8800?

  • http://wireless.att.com/ david hildebrand

    This is awesome news! But since there are so many older devices out there that could use this, will it soon be available for said older devices ie 8700, 7130, 8100 or 8800?

  • http://wireless.att.com david hildebrand

    This is awesome news! But since there are so many older devices out there that could use this, will it soon be available for said older devices ie 8700, 7130, 8100 or 8800?

  • SHAUN

    what about it getting lost in a reset loop, i cant get it to run at all

  • SHAUN

    what about it getting lost in a reset loop, i cant get it to run at all

  • SHAUN

    what about it getting lost in a reset loop, i cant get it to run at all

  • brett

    How do you get it to unwipe? I want everything back! I only wanted to reset the default settings, not erase my entire damn phone!

  • brett

    How do you get it to unwipe? I want everything back! I only wanted to reset the default settings, not erase my entire damn phone!

  • Vic

    How do you get it to unwipe? I want everything back. I only wanted to reset the default settings not erase my entire phone.

  • Vic

    How do you get it to unwipe? I want everything back. I only wanted to reset the default settings not erase my entire phone.