06-29-2014 09:26 PM
I want to securely wipe my Blackberry Bold 9700 OS 6 so that the data is totally unrecoverable before I dispose of it. Can someone explain how the built-in wipe function works (e.g., does it overwrite all data with random data multiple times?) and whether it renders all personal data totally unrecoverable? Thank you.
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06-29-2014 09:37 PM
To wipe the BlackBerry, go to options/security/wipe, and follow the instructions. As far as how it works, I beleve it overwrites the data, but i am not 100% sure. You would really, and I mean REALLY have to know what you were doing to recover the data. This would be extremly unlikely though. The wipe would be appropriate for your situation.
06-29-2014 10:32 PM
06-29-2014 10:49 PM
I already wiped my BB 9700 before encrypting it. If I turn on encryption now, and then wipe it again, will it securely wipe all the personal data that was ever on the phone? If not, and I have missed my opportunity to securely wipe it by the method you described, what other options exist? Thank you.
06-29-2014 10:50 PM
06-29-2014 10:54 PM
Just to be clear, the following sequence will securely erase all personal data (emails, calendar entries, phone logs, SMS, notes)?
3. wipe again
If so, that answers my question. I don't think I have a removable memory card but I'll check and destroy it if there is one. Thanks.
06-29-2014 10:56 PM
06-29-2014 11:03 PM