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    Hard Reset of 8820 when locked

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    I have a weird problem,
    somehow my device changed it's input language from English to Arabic

    Now it's locked, and my password is numeric, when entering my password it comes up in arabic...

    I have tried the alt + enter key sequence but it's not responding, I think the sequence is disabled.
    Anyone know how to do a hard reset without entering the options menu as I can't access it !

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    Re: Hard Reset of 8820 when locked

    try entering the password wrong 10 x's. that should wipe the device.

    hope that helps.

    edit: not sure if thatll wipe it completely with regards to the language but at least then you can access the device options and get to options>languages>select appropriate language.
    Last edited by littleacorn; 09-13-2007 at 09:09 PM.

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    Re: Hard Reset of 8820 when locked

    Or alternatively - anyone know how to enter english numbers using the arabic input language?

    This is so annoying !

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    Re: Hard Reset of 8820 when locked

    Quote Originally Posted by littleacorn
    try entering the password wrong 10 x's. that should wipe the device.

    hope that helps.

    edit: not sure if thatll wipe it completely with regards to the language but at least then you can access the device options and get to options>languages>select appropriate language.
    Thanks littleacorn.

    I tried that, but if you enter your password wrong twice in a row, it then asks you to enter the word "blackberry" as a precaution to prevent accidental device locking. I can't enter "blackberry because the inout language is not in english !

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    Re: Hard Reset of 8820 when locked

    you could download javaloader.exe and wipe the phone with option 8 from your computer. Then start over if all else fails.

    where you get a 8820? and does it have wifi or gps?

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    Re: Hard Reset of 8820 when locked

    man...well i tried and failed!

    hopefully what other posters have said will help out. good luck with it and keep us posted. it happend to me once with portuguese but i know the language so it wasnt a big deal.

    apologies i couldnt be more helpfull!

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    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~ I have an idea, display the bb screen on your computer (if you don't have the app to do that pin me your email) and try to enter the password on the computer's keyboard. See if that helps

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    Re: Hard Reset of 8820 when locked

    Thanks everyone for your help,
    I just got home from a long trip, it's 5am,
    I will have a go at this in the morning and keep you posted.

    In the mean time - Krad - the 8820 came from Orange UK as a replacement for the 8800 which they ran out of, I think they may have stopped selling the 8800. It's the same spec as the 8800 but also has wifi - not the strongest of antennas, you need to be pretty close to the wifi source in order to get good reception, and the same blackberry web browser which isn't particularly useful when viewing anything other than your service provider's mobile web pages !

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    Re: Hard Reset of 8820 when locked

    With the javaloader option - where do I get the Blackberry 8820 Operating System for Orange UK?

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    Re: Hard Reset of 8820 when locked


    Thanks for the idea - unfortunately for us, the Arabic language appears to use it's own numeric system - you know the other annoying thing - when you wrongly enter the password twice, as a precaution the device then asks you to enter "blackberry" - which of course I can't enter as that would require english keys !

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    Re: Hard Reset of 8820 when locked

    Quote Originally Posted by littleacorn
    man...well i tried and failed!

    hopefully what other posters have said will help out. good luck with it and keep us posted. it happend to me once with portuguese but i know the language so it wasnt a big deal.

    apologies i couldnt be more helpfull!
    I really appreciate the help. I tried calling Orange UK to see if they could unlock the device from the network...computer says nooo !

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    Re: Hard Reset of 8820 when locked

    Apologies, I don't mean to be spamming, but in order for me to send a PM I need to have 10 posts,a nd I am new to this forum

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    Re: Hard Reset of 8820 when locked

    Sorry 2 more after this, I don't mean to be spamming, but in order for me to send a PM I need to have 10 posts,a nd I am new to this forum

    By the way - can anyone recommend an alternate web browser to the one that comes preloaded with the 8800 / 8820 ?
    Last edited by ben8820; 09-15-2007 at 01:58 AM. Reason: Automerged.

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    Re: Hard Reset of 8820 when locked

    I tried Opera Mini, it installed nicely but wouldn't execute.

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    Re: Hard Reset of 8820 when locked

    you may need to change your settings. check the link below.

    http://blackberryforums.pinstack.com...t_carrier.html

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