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Is there a way to brick wipe the PB?

Hi folks, I know I can security wipe the PB but is there any way like there used to be with bbsak to fully wipe the PB?

Thanks I'm advance.

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Re: Is there a way to brick wipe the PB?

Yes.

 

  • Connect your PB to the PC and on the PC run Link.
  • Using Link, initiate the reload OS function and halfway through, remove the USB cable to 'fail' the update.
  • Your PB will be "bricked".

 

Initiate the same process again to reload the OS.

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Re: Is there a way to brick wipe the PB?


JSanders wrote:

Yes.

 

  • Connect your PB to the PC and on the PC run Link.
  • Using Link, initiate the reload OS function and halfway through, remove the USB cable to 'fail' the update.
  • Your PB will be "bricked".

 

Initiate the same process again to reload the OS.


Ah, I wondered how to do that on Link. I kept Desktop just for debricking! 

 



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Re: Is there a way to brick wipe the PB?

I believe if you brick your Playbook by disconnecting it during a reload of the OS, the tablet may never be usable again! 

 

 

To properly security wipe a Playbook, follow the link below:

 

http://btsc.webapps.blackberry.com/btsc/viewdocument.do;jsessionid=75EBC93341A337C14A8CEBFA63B192E3?...

 

 

 

Jerry G.
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Re: Is there a way to brick wipe the PB?

It's worked for me and others, Jerry. I would never intentionally mislead another user.
Of course any user should use caution and feel free to ask for details if they're not sure or confident.
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