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Registered: ‎08-21-2010
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Space in the password

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In order to have something similar to autolock function in my blackberry I've set password " b" (space + b) with 1 minute timeout. The password was accepted by the phone but now it is impossible to enter it correctly.  Every time I'm entering the password it is incorrect. Probably "0" or "+" symbol is being entered instead of space. The phone is locked all the time and I can not do anything with it.

In Desktop Manager password is accepted right away. I've been trying to wipe out the handhold in a various of ways but the password is still present ... Have anyone knows any other way of entering space symbol in the password?

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Re: Space in the password

If you're pressing the space key and that doesn't work, I dont' know of any other way to enter a space.

 

So, you need to change your password.

 

Do this, in Desktop Manager, do a complete backup of your device.

 

Then on the device, enter the incorrect password ten times and let the device wipe.

Now, start over, you can restore your backup from Desktop Manager > Backup/Restore > Advanced... just don't restore the security options or you'll be back with that password.



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Re: Space in the password

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i am just at a similar scenario,, ,i made password as "space+b+space"  which is actually " b " , it successfully took the password.. but now the phone is locked, it is not accepting the correct password and i am in the last attempt and it says all info will be erased if another wrong attempt.. i have not tried it on desktop manager.. as unfortunately i am on last attempt and on top priority i want to backup my data.. SHOULD I TRY ON DESKTOP MANAGER. or any other clue for help please!!!!!

 

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Re: Space in the password


alFaisals wrote:

i am just at a similar scenario,, ,i made password as "space+b+space"  which is actually " b " , it successfully took the password.. but now the phone is locked, it is not accepting the correct password and i am in the last attempt and it says all info will be erased if another wrong attempt.. i have not tried it on desktop manager.. as unfortunately i am on last attempt and on top priority i want to backup my data.. SHOULD I TRY ON DESKTOP MANAGER. or any other clue for help please!!!!!


It is a pity you are on your last try before asking for help...there would be more things to try if you had more chances. But, as it stands, you have only one try left before your data is wiped clean from the BB...hopefully, you previously took advantage of one of the FREE methods that RIM provides to backup your data.

 

If you have previously entered your password on your computer keyboard and know for sure how to do so, then yes do so now...the counter is the same, regardless of method of entry. So, if you succeed via your computer keyboard, you will have more attempts to get it right on the BB keyboard so as to change your password to something less likely to cause error.

 

Good luck!


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