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Remove BB Policy from handheld device...

I found this on the BB Forum.... and want to have it setup here also...

Original post on My thanks to John Clark who put this together... Remove IT Policy - 03-01-2007, 01:42 AM


Removing IT Policy.

Note: See this post.

This is a How-To for removing IT policy from your BB. In essence, what this does is apply a blank IT policy to the device. The blank IT policy does, unfortunatly, leave some IT policy firewalls in place, however. For instance "keystroke injection" is set by default to "deny" on most IT policies. This blank policy won't give back "allow" for this feature. This becomes a problem if you desire to use a Bluetooth keyboard. You'll be unable to use the keyboard. If a way is found to get this back then I'll edit this post accordingly. 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.


  • 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.

    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.


    John Clark Pearl BES/BIS

    Please do a Search first! d_fisher's Handy Tool: JL_CMDER Want Answers? Check the BlackBerryFAQ's

    ****************************************** Thanks to John Clark from the Blackberry Forum for this article...


  • Last Updated on Sunday, 09 September 2007 22:46

    Javaloader.exe Update

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    I ran across this but any BB Dev Admin will probably already know this. You can use Javaloader.exe to manually add your 3rd part apps to your BB Handheld Device. I downloaded this exe and using the required syntax, I was able to load a 3rd party application I had downloaded after I purchased online. I could not connect to the website I downloaded the application from to try a OTA load, so I was able to download the app, extract the files from the zip file and then use a command line to load the application to the BB device using Javaloader.exe. On my way finding the solution to this I discovered a web site forum that gave me the necessary syntax to load the device. The help file the exe provided on the command line did not give me what I needed. Instead, I followed this setup I found in a forum:


    Can someone please tell me how can I load my first midlet application onto my RIM 6750 device using comand line tool? :confused:
    Details about my application are as follows:

  • 1. Port to which handheld is attached : COM1
  • 2. Bit rate speed to the serial port: 115200
  • 3. Location of JavaLoader.exe file: 'C:\Program Files\Research In Motion\BlackBerry JDE 3.6\bin'.
  • 4. Name of the application cod file: MyFirstMidlet
  • 5. Location of the cod file 'MyFirstMidlet.cod' : 'C:\Program Files\Research In Motion\BlackBerry JDE 3.6\bin' (i.e. same as JavaLoader.exe file's location)

    From the bin folder I tried several commands to load the application, but everytime it gives me the explaination about the usage about RIM java loader in the command prompt. Few of the commands I tried are as follows:

    a) JavaLoader -pCOM1 -b115200 load MyFirstMidlet

    b) JavaLoader -pCOM1 -b115200 load MyFirstMidlet.cod

    c) JavaLoader -pCOM1 -b115200 load MyFirstMidlet.cod

    d) JavaLoader -usb -pCOM1 -b115200 load MyFirstMidlet.cod



    Aquiname08-15-2003, 09:41 PM

    Stop using -usb. It's mutually exclusive to the serial ports. Also, it's pointless to specify the bit rate.

    The syntax for specifying the port is just -p1, -p2, etc. I believe -p1 is the default, so you could just omit it.

    So something like:

    javaloader load .cod

    should work for you, assuming it really is on COM1.

    As you can see here, the "Load" command was the key and then pointing the exe to the file. I loaded Javaloader.exe into the root folder of the cod appliation folder. Once this was done, I ran the syntax: javaloader.exe -u load xxxxxx.cod.

    The -u lets the loader know it is USB and not a Com port...!

    The BB Handheld Device challanged for the password and the application loaded!

    Good Luck....


  • Last Updated on Sunday, 09 September 2007 22:46

    Blackberry DST Calendar Updates...

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    New Page 1

    Impact on the BlackBerry Device Calendar

    1. Will appointments on the BlackBerry device Calendar be affected?
      Yes, appointments with a start date falling within any affected periods may be displayed incorrectly.
    2. Which of my appointments may be affected?
      The affected appointments (that may be displayed incorrectly) are any single or recurring appointments that start within the affected periods.
    3. Could a recurring appointment beginning last year during the affected periods (using the old DST rules) be displayed incorrectly?
      Yes, recurring appointments with a start date falling within any affected periods (including previous years’ affected periods) may be displayed incorrectly. All instances of this appointment may be displayed incorrectly throughout the entire year.

      For example, an appointment starting 30 October 2006 and recurring through 2007 will appear one hour ahead for every instance of that appointment throughout the year, not just during affected periods.

      Note: This may also be a problem after the DST 2007 upgrade is installed on the BlackBerry device.
    4. What happens when my BlackBerry device synchronizes the Calendar with my email client? What if my BlackBerry device synchronizes with my computer calendar through BlackBerry Desktop Manager?
      In both of these scenarios, appointments and reminders for these appointments may be displayed incorrectly on the BlackBerry device if the appointments occur within the affected periods.
    5. What is the potential impact on calendar appointments if the DST upgrades are not applied?
      The table below shows what may occur to calendar appointments and reminders for those appointments during the affected period if you do not upgrade all components in your system.

      Is the BlackBerry device or computer updated with new DST rules? Is the appointment being viewed on a BlackBerry device that is updated or is not updated? How is the appointment displayed on the BlackBerry device?
      Not updated Not updated May be incorrect
      Not updated Updated 1 hour behind
      Updated Not updated 1 hour ahead
      Updated Updated Correct

      Important: For information on the impact of not upgrading, see Risks of not upgrading the BlackBerry environment.

    6. If my BlackBerry device has not been updated, will all of my appointments appear one hour ahead on my BlackBerry device if they start within the affected periods?
      No, appointments will only appear one hour ahead if they were created using the new time zone rules on an updated computer or BlackBerry device and are displayed on a BlackBerry device that has not been updated. Appointments that were created on a computer or a BlackBerry device that has not been updated may be displayed at the correct time on a BlackBerry device that has not been updated.
    7. After I update my BlackBerry device, will all of my appointments be displayed correctly if they start within the affected periods?
      No, appointments created using the old time zone rules on BlackBerry devices or computers that have not been updated will appear one hour behind in the BlackBerry Calendar. Also, appointments starting within the affected periods that were created on the BlackBerry device before the update was applied will appear one hour behind in the BlackBerry Calendar. Appointments created using the new time zone rules on updated computers and BlackBerry devices will be displayed correctly on the updated BlackBerry device.
    8. Is there a way to make all appointments appear correctly on my BlackBerry device?
      Yes, BlackBerry device users can manually change the times of the appointments in the BlackBerry device Calendar to reflect the correct time by recreating the appointments after the update has been installed.
    9. Will my appointments that do not start during the affected periods be displayed correctly?
      Yes, changes to DST dates only affect appointments starting within the affected periods.

    Bottom line for IT organizations is this: This is going to be a fun upcoming March. I can't imagine what we are going to do with the already created calendars that have meetings already created prior to this patching. The potential here is a mini Y2K. When we just thought 2000 was a vague memory....! I have not seen anyone stock piling food yet but who knows!!

    Last Updated on Sunday, 09 September 2007 22:46

    Blackberry Tips Page

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    8700c & 72XX

    Blackberry 8700c

    Tips page is here...

    Blackberry 72XX

    Tips page is here...
    Last Updated on Sunday, 09 September 2007 22:46

    Blackberry Tales

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    The BlackBerry Widow's Tale

    A settlement of the patent fight with RIM could net $1 billion for the late Tom Campana's NTP.

      Tell corporate executives they could soon lose their addictive BlackBerries, and

    Last Updated on Sunday, 09 September 2007 22:51

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