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RapsFan
Posts: 442
Registered: ‎08-02-2010
My Device: Z10
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Playbook bricked? After trying to downgrade

I got over zealous when I read that someone had succesfully installed BB10 Dev on their Playbook so I did it, but it was clearly not close to being functional so I  did a security wipe thinking that would revert to the factory settings but of course it didn't and now my Playbook s stuck at the language/settings screen for BB10. And before anyone chastizes me by saying BB10 is not yet meant for the PB I know :smileytongue: 

 

Do I have any options at this point other than buying a new PB?

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Lost_at_Sea
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Registered: ‎11-28-2011
My Device: PlayBook 64 GB & Torch 9860

Re: Playbook bricked? After trying to downgrade

Connect it to the BLACKBERRY Desktop Manager and do a reinstall of the OS. Turn it off by holding down the Power Button for 20 seconds.
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RapsFan
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Re: Playbook bricked? After trying to downgrade

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The problem is that I can't get past this setup screen and Desktop Manager says to complete setup first.

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Lost_at_Sea
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Re: Playbook bricked? After trying to downgrade

You should be able to turn it off and restart it again. Try the Power Button plus the +volume button, hold both down until the red light flashes.
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RapsFan
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Re: Playbook bricked? After trying to downgrade

Ya it starts up but hands at the Wifi setup. If I swipe left I can select language but thats it.

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Lost_at_Sea
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Re: Playbook bricked? After trying to downgrade

BlackBerry Playbook Help desks:

Germany: 0800 1816530 (Gebührenfrei)
North-America: 1 877 255 2377 (Toll Free)
UK: 0808 100 7466 (Toll Free UK only)
Outside UK: +44 1753 558400
Worldwide: 1 519 888 6181
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RapsFan
Posts: 442
Registered: ‎08-02-2010
My Device: Z10

Re: Playbook bricked? After trying to downgrade

Thanks.

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RapsFan
Posts: 442
Registered: ‎08-02-2010
My Device: Z10

Re: Playbook bricked? After trying to downgrade