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How to: 6 Ways to Wipe Data from Blackberry Curve


Blackberry Curve was started in 2007 with the 8300 series models with great multimedia capabilities along with high resolution camera. Now Curve 9300 series is the latest one in the market.

Generally these phones are highly used for business and all data content is highly sensitive in nature. All data are password protected. Various software and applications are loaded to increase the productivity and different customizations can be done with interesting themes and ringtones. It is very helpful in terms of tracking day to day activities, playing games, watching movies etc. Even if to run theses applications one has to give password.

Blackberry CurveBefore you continue to read the guide, kindly take a moment to check some other posts on the blog based on Blackberry phones:

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Why to wipe Blackberry Curve stored data?

There may be so many reasons to wipe data from your phone.

  • Suppose you have switched your job and need to get it set up for their network, you have to submit your phone to the new IT department.
  • You may have purchased a phone and you need to erase all the data in your old phone.

6 Methods to Wipe Blackberry Curve Data

Now we will see how data can be wiped out from Blackberry Curve. Actually there seven ways you can accomplish your need. I am going to explain those one by one.

1. Wipe Handheld Option

To delete all data from the Blackberry Curve, perform the following steps:

  1. On the Home Screen navigate to Options
  2. Click on Security Options
  3. Select General Settings
  4. Display the Menu
  5. Click on Wipe Handheld and then Continue

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2. Incorrect password ten times

To delete all data from the Blackberry Curve with this option, perform the following steps:

  1. Lock your phone
  2. Type an incorrect password for ten times
  3. If prompted, type blackberry
  4. Once completed all data will be wiped out

3. Use the application loader tool to delete all data

To delete all data from the Blackberry Curve, perform the following steps:

  1. Connect your phone to the Computer
  2. Open the Blackberry Desktop Software, and then type the password for your phone
  3. Double-click on Application Loader, and then click Next.
  4. Type the password of your phone and click Next on the Device Security Password screen
  5. Click Next on the Device Application Selection screen
  6. On the Completion of Application Loader Wizard screen, once click you click on Advanced, Device Data Preservation screen will be shown.
  7. Check the Erase all application data checkbox, and then click Next to delete all application data from your phone
  8. Select “do not automatically backup and restore the device application data during the loading process” and then click Next.
  9. Click Finish to reset your phone.

This entire process may take several minutes to complete.

4. Clear all application databases

To delete all data from the Blackberry Curve, perform the following steps:

  1. Connect your phone to the computer.
  2. Open the Blackberry Desktop Software, and then type the password for your phone
  3. Double-click on Backup and Restore, and then click Advanced.
  4. Press and hold the Shift key while selecting all the databases in the Handheld Databases list box
  5. Click Clear
  6. Click OK on the warning window to delete all application databases of your phone

5. Type an incorrect password in the application loader tool

To delete all data from the Blackberry Curve, perform the following steps:

  1. Connect your phone to the computer
  2. Open the BlackBerry Desktop Software, and then type the password for your phone
  3. Select the Device menu, and then click Delete Data
  4. Click Delete

6. Use loader.exe to reset to factory

To delete all data from the Blackberry Curve, perform the following steps:

  1. Connect your phone to the computer.
  2. On the computer, click Start >Programs>Accessories>Command Prompt. (Note: For Windows Vista and Windows 7, right-click and run as Administrator.)
  3. On a 32 bit installation of Windows navigate to:

                                                C:Program FilesCommon FilesResearch In MotionAppLoader

On a 64 bit installation of Windows navigate to:

                                                C:Program Files (x86)Common FilesResearch In MotionAppLoader

Then press ENTER

  1. Type loader.exe /resettofactory and press ENTER.

Caution: This option will not remove all the installed applications.

Amarendra is passionate blogger and tech enthusiast. Apart from blogging, He loves travelling and he recommends www.121carhire.com for budget rental cars worldwide.

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