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New Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎06-05-2013
My Device: 8520 v5
My Carrier: vodacom south africa

change of bbm ID

Hi! I have just got my first blackberry device from a friend who has been using it. How can I be able to create my own bbm I'd now that whenever I uninstall bbm and install it agin I still get his bbm id? Please help me!
Elite II
Posts: 7,974
Registered: ‎06-01-2012
My Device: Curve
My Carrier: BSNL

Re: change of bbm ID

Hello minze


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You have to perform a Security wipe , and then you can use associate your own BlackBerry ID with that device . But first do a backup of your device using Desktop Software or refer to this Article  How To Backup Your BlackBerry


Once you have your backup follow this Knowledge Base :


KB28225 : BlackBerry smartphone must be security wiped before transferring ownership


After a security wipe you can use your own BlackBerry ID .


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