05-13-2008 06:24 PM
I am trying to use my dads blackberry 7100v / vodaphone.
He forgot his password and stopped using it.
Now it doesnt ask for the password.
I have put my SIM in from my vodaphone.
It receives incoming calls - to my SIM / mobile number.
IT WILL NOT LET ME DO ANYTHING ELSE - it keeps asking ... "Enter Blackberry to continue"
I keep entering what it wants ... it keeps asking me to enter it. PLEASE HELP!!!!
05-27-2008 02:31 AM
If you don't know the password, you will need to enter it in wrong anyway.
Theres nothing you can do, its a security feature of the device.
Once you put it in wrong so many times, it will wipe the device (all info stored will be lost)
But your sim card will be fine.
If its just asking for the word 'blackberry' then you will need to take the battery out while the device is SWITCHED ON!!!!!
I'll repeat, while the phone is one, take the battery out...
Once reloaded, it should starting wiping once u put wrong password in again.
06-11-2010 03:47 PM
hi....I have blackberry curve 8520
And is bloked too...I try..I remove the battery while the BB was on ...
when the BB turned on again, I enter my password and even tells me "enter blackberry to continue"
Help me...thank u =)
08-02-2010 04:56 AM
the same happened to me last night - but i was looking for solutions online and it said once you have entered the word blackberry enter your 4 number pincode, it will probably say its wrong the first two times then it will change into letters and people usually give up when it does that but jut enter your 4 number pin code again even thoguh it appears as letters and enter that and it worked for me
so try your pin twice - it might not work - when it changes to letters then eneter you pin again (so if your pin was 1234 you would enter wers and pree the trackball/pad and it should let you in - sorry if it doesnt work but itg worked for me <3
09-26-2010 08:44 AM
Im using 8520 and I had the same problem, it was asking me to ENTER BLACKBERRY..I was sure that I entered correct password 6x!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I took off the battery and still it asked me the same!!!!!!!! I tried my password and just type blackberry, still neither of those two attempts were successful!
Again, I took off the battery for about 15 seconds, I also took off my memory card just incase it wipes off everything atleast I'd save everything on my memory card..I turned it on, I typed blackberry...and it worked! it then asked for my password...i put my password..it worked!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! whewww pls people back up all of your files for future incidents!
09-30-2010 04:22 PM
Happened to me today, have an old 7230. As I hadn't carried out a backup for a few months (I don't do anything fancy with it). It let me link to computer, asked for password and carried out a backup, backed up OK. And then it allowed me to type in my password on my 7230 without any problem. Cause that may not work for other models, so it's just something to try for others who have this problem.
12-19-2010 06:46 PM
Hi, I'm hopeing someone knowledged about my issue can help me, I would be so thankful! My blackberry curve 8530 is locked but I know my 4 digit number password, I have it set to lock after a certain time period...I don't know how it came about but more then likely has to do with someone entering my password wrong but my bb is at the point of where it says---> Enter ''blackberry to continue: and after you enter the word blackberry it will say---> Last Attempt! Information will be erased on failure! Ok, hit ok and then it says Enter Password (Final Attempt): I am scared to enter my 4 digit password because it shows it as (letters) that I can see and I don't know if I should press (alt) before entering my 4 digit pin number to have it appear as (numbers) or should I just enter it as letters? So if my pin was (1234) it would show as (wers) on the screen, is that right? I really don't want to make a mistake and have the security wipe start and erase all of my hundreds of precious pictures I could never replace that unfortunately are not saved to my memory card or backed up to a computer it would truly be devastating. Please someone help me, I would really appreciate it alot. Thank you so much, Mandy
12-19-2010 11:17 PM
Hi and Welcome to the Forums!
Only you know the correct way to enter your password. As you have surmised, the keys you press may or may not match the characters that need to be entered given key modifiers. This is why it is so important, when creating the password, to know exactly what it is and not just the keys to press. Sadly, there is no way to really help given that this is your last attempt. I have only one guess. Stop now. Leave the power on. Remove your battery. Wait for a minute or so. Insert the battery and allow your BB to fully boot up...don't do anything for at least 5 minutes...maybe 10 or 15. You want to be absolutely certain that all startup tasks are complete before you make your next password entry attempt. It will still be your last attempt, but hopefully your BB will be back into a fresh boot condition and allow you to enter your password as you normally would.
12-20-2010 08:06 PM
A follow up to my blackberry being locked issue. Thanks to the wonderful blackberry forum I was able to find two other post by people that encountered the same exact issue I had and I did exactly as they said they did to unlock there blackberry and it worked. If you ever encounter forgetting you're device password or you know you have entered it right and then after entering it wrong so many x amount of times you're out of you're 10 tries, you're blackberry will then request you to enter the word blackberry to continue... just enter that word and then it will tell you... last attempt to enter password which it will be displaying your 4 digit device password as letters you will see shown on the screen so if you're password was 4478 you should enter 4478 but it will appear as sszx on the screen/the letters associated with the numbers of you're password, its correct that way so just hit ok which is enter and it will unlock you're phone. I suppose this wont make much sense to all but for those who encounter the same problem that I did and read this I'm sure they'll know exactly what I'm talking about. I have now backed up all my important data and pic's to a computer and have even disabled my device lock to ensure I wont go through that ordeal again anytime soon. Thank you to the person who replied to my post with advise on my issue, I truly do appreciate it. Mandy,