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Registered: ‎09-29-2013
My Device: B9900
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How to change an existing BB messenger ID and create my own



I got an old BB 9900 Bold from my brother.  I created a BB username and password from my laptop.  But in the phone still my brother BB messenger is active and getting his messages to my phone.  I would like to create my own and delete his id.  Please advise.



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My Device: Passport • Z30 • Z10 • Torch9850 • Playbook
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Re: How to change an existing BB messenger ID and create my own

To use another BBID on a 9900 device, you must first perform a security wipe on the device:


Changing the BlackBerry ID on the BlackBerry smartphone running BlackBerry 7:

In order to change the BlackBerry ID that has been activated on a BlackBerry smartphone, a security wipe or a reset to factory must be performed.

Performing the security wipe will result in loss of stored data on the BlackBerry smartphone. Prior to performing any security wipe of the BlackBerry smartphone, create a full backup of the BlackBerry smartphone data.

Once the security wipe has been completed, a new BlackBerry ID can be linked to the smartphone on the initial setup.


Article ID: KB26694 How to change the BlackBerry ID on a BlackBerry PlayBook tablet or BlackBerry smartphone

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