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Blackberry not longer on BIS nor BES and password policy must be deactivated

Is there a way of removing a password policy on an older Blackberry device without need to recommission use of BES?
OK I've got a Blackberry handset that was once enrolled onto a BES service but since BES was decommissioned it now still retains 14days password validity.
Reset I performed only wipes data but has no effect on password policy.
I should also mention that getting the BES back is no option as company decommissioned it yeears ago.
I would be really nice if there was a simple way of getting the password policy to be reset so that there's no requirement for a password at all. Can anyone advise?
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Rodney BarnhardtServer AdministratorCommented:
You could try this process.  I have not done it myself.

DominicAuthor Commented:
BB Software on the 8900: Bundle 1168
I am afraid it only as follows: Blackberry software installed, AppLoader run with no errors reported and then no effect on the Blackberry - once the app finishes executing BB does not restart, and the password policy is left intact.
I've also tried:
- revisiting the password setting but it's still showing as Password:Enabled and a padlock showing that this setting is locked (by a Policy)
- password keyed in incorrectly 10 times to force a wipe

Both to the same outcome: still locked with a password (enforced by active Policy)
Rodney BarnhardtServer AdministratorCommented:
I found what you need. I just tested this on a device I have and it cleared all IT policies, including the password.


When you install it, you have to go to the directory it creates through the command line and initiate a factory reset. You have to launch the command line in administrator mode.

Path to executable
Once launched, the menu looks like this, select option 5. If the device has a current password, you will need to enter it. You will also have to confirm the wipe by typing "blackberry"

Menu Options
Rodney BarnhardtServer AdministratorCommented:
I tried to upload a zip form of the file, but since it contains a .exe file, EE would not allow the upload.
DominicAuthor Commented:
Thank you , this helped indeed.
Easy and straightforward to execute, that's if you're familiar with text interface.
Many thanks!
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