Thursday, June 14, 2012

How to remove BlackBerry IT Policy

Some blackberries have IT Policy set on it. Here's what you can do to remove it. I've tried the steps below and it worked for me.

Option #1:

  • Download and install BlackBerry Desktop Manager from here
  • Go to Start -> Run -> Type cmd
  • Go to the apploader folder by typing the following in the cmd console.
    cd C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\Apploader 
    cd C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Research In Motion\Apploader  (64 bit windows) 
  • Type loader.exe /resettofactory
  • If your blackberry is password protected, you will be prompted for password. If you forget the password, you may simply try incorrectly for 10 times and the blackberry will then wipe itself out. 

It will work most of the time with option #1. But if it happens that it does not work, you may try the following. I have had some luck

with that as well.

Option #2:

  • Download and install BlackBerry Desktop Manager from here
  • Download the policy file and save it to C:\Program Files\Research In Motion\BlackBerry
  • Go to Start -> Run -> Type regedit
  • Navigate to HKEY_Current_Users\Software\Research In Motion\BlackBerry\PolicyManager. Right-Click the Policy Manager  and create a new string value named Path. Set its value to C:\Program Files\Research In Motion\BlackBerry\policy.bin
  • Go to Options -> Security and choose Security Wipe on the device 
  • Start BlackBerry Desktop Manager and connect the blackberry to PC


You can verify on the blackberry's Option -> Security menu that its IT Policy should be empty.


Did it work for you? Do you know any easier way to do this? Please post your comments below.

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