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11-29-2012 04:51 PM
Also, just an FYI, if you connect your PB to desktop manager, it keeps your pin in the program. So if you open desktop manager, you will see your device is not connected and it also shows the pin of it. AND, if hadn't got it back, you could call RIM and report it stolen and give them your PIN and they would block all future connections to app world, internet, etc. As soon as you connect to the internet, you register with BB servers, that is how they find you to tell you that you have updates. I had one stolen back in Feb. and whoever has it now, just has a paperweight that they can not connect to the internet without being found out.
Good info Original_Lucy!
11-29-2012 09:53 PM
I've found the PIN, that was a MAC address I posted as I thought, Sadly, USB port is broken.
Thanks for the info on contacting RIM, will do in any future event, which won't happen hopefully (!!).
11-29-2012 09:56 PM
by the way, is blocking the PIN so the device becomes unusable known as 'bricking'?
New term for me. Should know that being an ex switch engineer. Must have worked with 'PC' types too much.
Astonishing I am confused by that term. Bricking for us mean dumping it.
12-21-2012 05:39 PM
A MAC address can be modified quite simple with some computer knowledge, The PIN from Blackberry should be impossible to modify. Let's hope it.
12-21-2012 10:44 PM
No, 'bricking' in relation to tablets and phones means to literally turn it into a brick, i.e., do something so wrong to the firmware/software that it won't even boot.
Basically a very expensive paperweight