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Registered: ‎07-08-2013
My Device: CURVE 9300 3G
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Re: URGENT - CURVE 9300 HACKED!! HELP!! - URGENT

OK,

So I uninstalled QuickPull and have uploaded contacts to Blackberry Protect

I read that some software becomes "invisible" once it's installed

If there was such a software installed will a factory reset remove it?

Do you know of any apps / software i can run to purge the blackberry before i reinstall?

(Like "Clean Sweep" except for Blackberry?)

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Re: URGENT - CURVE 9300 HACKED!! HELP!! - URGENT

I  don't know where you read that, but not on a BlackBerry... if it is installed, it's visible in that list.




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Re: URGENT - CURVE 9300 HACKED!! HELP!! - URGENT

A security wipe will wipe all personaly data, not the OS. That's once choice.

 

A full wipe, like reformatting the hard drive on a PC, can be performed using BBSAK, see bbsak.org

 




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My Device: CURVE 9300 3G
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Re: URGENT - CURVE 9300 HACKED!! HELP!! - URGENT

Here are a few links I found.....

 

http://www.stealthgenie.com/blackberry-monitoring-software.html

 

http://www.mobile-spy.com/blackberry-guide.html

 

There's even a link to a youtube video.....

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-XhjoJbKXk

 

So, what do you think of these....???!!!

 

 

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Re: URGENT - CURVE 9300 HACKED!! HELP!! - URGENT

If I use the BBSAK data reformating application, how will i reinstall my OS?

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Re: URGENT - CURVE 9300 HACKED!! HELP!! - URGENT

I think those product are BS.

And if they were installed, they would show as an installed and running application.

 

Remember, if your BlackBerry was hacked, it would be first. If yours is indeed the first, then wipe, reinstall the OS, and restore backup data.

 

BBSAK wipe

Your device will show a 507 no OS installed error

Then run Loader.exe with the proper OS installed to your PC.

 


 

 

Device operating system releases are "released" by specific carriers once they have certified and trained their support techs, but still, you are able to load to any carrier's same model by following the instructions below.

See the link below for the download, and follow these simple installation instructions.

First locate your carrier and the OS file you wish to use.
http://na.blackberry.com/eng/support/downloads/download_sites.jsp

Do a backup of your device first, using Desktop Manager > Backup. Close Desktop Manager upon completion.

1. Download the OS file to the PC then install it to the PC by running (double clicking) the file you downloaded.
2. Go to c:\program files\common files\research in motion\apploader and delete the file named "vendor.xml." (You might have another Vendor.xml file hiding on your computer. Open Windows Explorer and under the Organize button (on Windows 7, there are similar tools for Vista and XP) click on "Folder and search options." Under the View tab, make sure that your computer is set to show hidden folders and files. Once you've done this, search your C:\ drive for "Vendor.xml".)
3. Plug in BB and double click on "Loader.exe." It's located in the same place as the above vendor.xml file.

**Starting with the later OS6 releases, there are now three copies of VENDOR.XML
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\AppLoader (for 32-bit Windows XP/Vista/7)
==========OR============
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Research In Motion\AppLoader (for 64-bit Windows Vista/7)
C:\Documents and Settings\*name*\AppData\Roaming\Research In Motion\BlackBerry\Loader XML
C:\Documents and Settings\*name*\Application Data\Research In Motion\BlackBerry\Loader XML
You can also just search for VENDOR.XML. Make sure that you choose ADVANCED SEARCH and include hidden files. It should show the file in at three locations. Delete every copy that it finds.

Note: Some users might worry they will void their device warranty by loading an OS from another carrier. There is really nothing to worry about. Please read more information on that here: http://www.port3101.org/power-users/296-blackberry-os-upgrade-including-betas-myths-dispelled.html




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Re: URGENT - CURVE 9300 HACKED!! HELP!! - URGENT

Great, thanks for all your help

I'll let you know how it goes

Take care

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Re: URGENT - CURVE 9300 HACKED!! HELP!! - URGENT

Let me know if you have questions.




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