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    How To: Remove IT Policy

    Removing IT Policy.

    This is a How-To for removing IT policy from your BB. A quick check to
    see if your BB is under IT policy can be done by going to
    Options/Security on your Device. If you see any references to IT
    Policy whatsoever, then you have a potentially restrictive IT Policy
    that can be removed.

    The Disclaimer/Intended Use.

    This guide is intended for use by people that own their own
    Blackberry, and for whatever reason, have inherited a company's IT
    policy on their device. Really, there are two scenarios where this
    guide is useful.
    •You bought a Blackberry on eBay and are unable to make changes
    to the settings or install Third Party Applications.
    •You have a Blackberry that was previously connected to a
    company's BES and, for whatever reason, you no longer intend to
    connect to that BES.
    Important: If you're still connected to a company BES, and simply want
    to install the latest and greatest third party application I would not
    recommend this approach. Talk to your BES administrators and ask them
    to grant you the appropriate rights. There are two problems in using
    this guide to bypass your company's security policy. First, whenever
    you reconnect to the company server, your security settings will
    revert back to how they were. Second, and perhaps more importantly,
    you run the risk of getting fired.

    Procedure:

    Step 1
    Ensure the Blackberry Desktop Manager is installed using Blackberry
    Internet Service, and not Blackberry Enterprise Server. If you are
    unsure, it would probably be a good idea to uninstall the Desktop
    Manager and start again.
    If you don't have the CD that came with your Blackberry, the Software
    can be downloaded here.

    Step 2
    Download the file policy.bin and save it in your Blackberry
    installation directory (C:\Program Files\Research In
    Motion\BlackBerry).

    Step 3
    Wipe your Blackberry, creating a backup if necessary. Select
    Options/Security/Wipe on the Device.
    If this option is unavailable, you may have to install the latest
    software on your Blackberry. You need to Download and install the
    latest OS for your device. Connect your device, open the Desktop
    Manager, select Application Loader, and follow the prompts.

    Step 4
    Close the Desktop Manager if it is open.

    Step 5
    From the Windows XP Start Menu select Run..., and at the prompt type
    regedit. In the tree on the left hand side, navigate to:

    HKEY_Current_Users\Software\Research In
    Motion\BlackBerry\PolicyManager

    Right-Click the Policy Manager Folder and select New/String Value.
    Name the value Path. Now, Double-Click the Path Subkey and set Value
    Data to:

    C:\Program Files\Research In Motion\BlackBerry\policy.bin

    Step 6
    Open the Desktop Manager.

    Step 7
    Connect the Device.
    Verification

    Once complete, the Options/Security screen on your Blackberry should
    not contain references to an IT Policy, you should now be able to
    change all settings (including password prompts), and install Third
    Party Applications.
    Last edited by mak23; 03-14-2008 at 04:14 PM.

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    can we make it stiky maybe it has been posted before

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    Just a heads up for all stackers here who got stuck with at IT policy installing UNITE(like me lol) or stackers who wanna remove the IT policy on their device.

    You could use JL_Cmder's restoretofactory commands to remove all IT policy,application permission settings and even the firewall restrictions.This will wipe the device leaving you with the OS,3rd party applications and IT policy free
    your device will be as good as new

    Please NOTE that this method works for OS 4.3 or Higher ONLY!!!

    1. Backup device
    2. Close desktop manager
    3. run JL_cmder and choose restoretofactory command
    4. when your berry is done wiping,do a restore and your good to go

    Thats it.No locked firwall or IT policy at all

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    Omg...everything is starting to seem like its only 4.3+ compatible lol.
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    what about us people that only have 4.2.1.74 on or bb. There is no higher os for my 8800. How do I get rid of the IT policy. I bought the phone from a friend that was on a bes. But he left the company. I bought the 8800 and wiped it clean. nothing on it and installed everything i wanted. But i got the redlock. Im not having any issues installing apps or anything else. I just want to get rid of the IT policy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DriftorX View Post
    what about us people that only have 4.2.1.74 on or bb. There is no higher os for my 8800. How do I get rid of the IT policy. I bought the phone from a friend that was on a bes. But he left the company. I bought the 8800 and wiped it clean. nothing on it and installed everything i wanted. But i got the redlock. Im not having any issues installing apps or anything else. I just want to get rid of the IT policy.
    Have you tired this thread to see if it works this way for OS 4.2?

    http://blackberryforums.pinstack.com/blog.php?b=84

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    Ok....here is a suggestion to all who have their IT policy removed but still have the Firewall locked......:

    1. upgrade to OS 4.5 for your device.(only applicable to GSM carriers)
    2. use JL_Cmder to restoretofactory command(not wipe)
    3. after the process is done,it should clear your firewall lock and you can choose to downgrade back to 4.2 if you choose.

    Not sure if this works since im on a CDMA carrier but its should work for GSM devices.Its worth a try since i dont see anyway so far to remove the firwall lock.

    As with all upgrade and downgrades.....PLEASE backup your device FIRST!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kkwus74 View Post
    Ok....here is a suggestion to all who have their IT policy removed but still have the Firewall locked......:

    1. upgrade to OS 4.5 for your device.(only applicable to GSM carriers)
    2. use JL_Cmder to restoretofactory command(not wipe)
    3. after the process is done,it should clear your firewall lock and you can choose to downgrade back to 4.2 if you choose.

    Not sure if this works since im on a CDMA carrier but its should work for GSM devices.Its worth a try since i dont see anyway so far to remove the firwall lock.

    As with all upgrade and downgrades.....PLEASE backup your device FIRST!!
    That sounds like a very good idea. PM me your email please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lucky13mt View Post
    That sounds like a very good idea. PM me your email please.
    PM sent......

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    Quote Originally Posted by kkwus74 View Post
    Ok....here is a suggestion to all who have their IT policy removed but still have the Firewall locked......:

    1. upgrade to OS 4.5 for your device.(only applicable to GSM carriers)
    2. use JL_Cmder to restoretofactory command(not wipe)
    3. after the process is done,it should clear your firewall lock and you can choose to downgrade back to 4.2 if you choose.

    Not sure if this works since im on a CDMA carrier but its should work for GSM devices.Its worth a try since i dont see anyway so far to remove the firwall lock.

    As with all upgrade and downgrades.....PLEASE backup your device FIRST!!

    I have already tried that. I upgraded to 4.5 and the IT policy was gone. But i had issues with having the 4.5 os being steady. It kept rebooting my blackberry. So i downgraded back to 4.2.1.74. and got the red lock again.

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    After upgrading to 4.5 you under jl_cmder you used resetyofactory command? BB (wap.pinstack.com)~

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    Im pretty sure i did that. But ill Do it again, just incase i did miss that step. Thanks.

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    I dont want to lose BES email just would like to hack some of the policies. Is there a policy file i can modify and then reload with changes. Or is this something that is always pushed from the company?

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    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~
    The IT Policy is pushed from the BES server and can even be resent at a specific interval or at any time by the BESAdmin.

    The policy is there for the protection of the company's assets, even if it is your personal device.

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    Ok- the procedure worked BRILLIANTLY on a couple of ex-BES units I had... now, I forgot I had this new IT Policy on my computer, and while making my routine backup of my daily use Pearl, which has NEVER been on BES, the IT Policy embedded itself and it now has a permanently enabled firewall, red lock and all- I don't have access to 4.3 or 4.5, whatever the new OS is going to be, and searching around the only solution I found requires it, so in the meantime, I want to keep from installing it on any other BB's I connect to my computer. Is there some way of re-editing the registry to keep that from happening again? I understand the permanently enable firewall probably won't cause me any problems; I just like having the option available to me... I'm sure somebody out there can relate.... I appreciate the help!!!!
    Last edited by riff_raff; 06-18-2008 at 11:38 PM. Reason: spelling

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