BB Storm 9530/9500 :: How To Remove All Of Previous Owners Things?
Aug 8, 2009
I just purchased a storm for my girlfriend. She won't be using the internet with it, or anything else. Just to play games on, text, and call. As of now anyway.My problem, is the phone used to be a Verizon phone. I've already unlocked it, so that's not a problem. However, I need to remove all of the previous owners records. Like at the top, it says "My number is xxx-xxx-xxxx". Also, the email still says the PO's email. I tried to get rid of that, but it will not allow me to get rid of that either.
Aren't there some buttons I can push, to get into a menu to change the number?Can I completely erase all of the Verizon jazz? The verizon startup screen, verizon icons, ect. So it's not a verizon storm, but just a blackberry storm.I did all of this on both mine, and her pearls last year or so, but since then I've moved onto an iPhone, and lost all of my BB knowledge!I've searched, but can't really find what I'm looking for. I did find a sweet click fix though!
Been given a Storm and slowly getting used to it, but for the life of me I can seem to get rid of the previous users email.I have searched and read & read.Finally I have used the JL_Cmder to wipe the thing.... but after 10mins or so I get a msg from the Activation server then the gmail pops back up and d/l emails
I bought an 8830 on eBay that was only used for 2 months before the owner decided it was more phone than she needed. I had it unlocked and switched to work on an Italian carrier. But the phone still has her gmail icon on the desktop and the first email I tried to send was not sent out because it was trying to send it thru the former owner's email address. How do I removed her email icon and info from the BB?
Also, in the call log, it still shows the phone's original number. How do I change that to my new Italian number?
A complaint I have about the Storm is that there are way too many things I have to do to "reset" my notifications, when I have a missed call and a new voice mail. Here's my itinerary for one such occasion: Presented with dialog saying I missed a call. Click button to go to Message list, see "Missed Call" entry. Phone number and time visible right there. In order to make the missed call notification icon disappear, though, I have to actually click the Missed Call entry, which is pointless to me, as it doesn't give me any more information than I had on the message list. Go to my text message list, and see the SMS text message I get (from Verizon?) that tells me I have a new voicemail. It has some poorly formatted information regarding the voice mail that I don't care about. Deja vu here: In order to make the new text message notification icon disappear, though, I have to actually click the text message and view it, which is pointless to me, as it doesn't give me any more information than I had on the message list. Call my voicemail and actually listen to it.
This seems like a lot of unnecessary steps to me. Here's what I think the process should be: Presented with dialog saying I missed a call (or calls). Click button to see information regarding it (or them). This clears the Missed Call Notification icon. Call voicemail. Done. Can anyone give some suggestions on how to get rid of some of these steps?
I bought an unlocked used 9530 earlier today - waiting on TMO service books but all other features working (bbm, internet, sms etc) my email hasnt starting working due to TMO network issue but i am still recieving the previous owners yahoo emails - i already deleted the old owners service books and did a wipe before restoring my contacts ... any ideas?
Also , i am still seeing the circled plus sign icon with the signal ))) next to it underneath my EDGE network display .. is this normal?
I was at the verizon store today trying to find out when I was eligible for an upgrade when the rep started asking how I liked the Storm, and of course I told him I wasn't too happy with it. He told me that they have heard that a lot and that they are going to be doing some kind of promotion for original storm owners so they can upgrade for free possibly. He said that they will be mailing out the information to storm owners about this. I know that everyone says never trust the reps but I thought that I would let you all know, so keep your hopes up everyone and keep an eye on your mailbox.
I called into customer service and had them transfer me to Verizon's technical support department and of course being in a phone sales job myself I easily talked them into sending me a replacement phone and I will say WOW, this device feels a LOT more solid all around than my old one. My old one was about a week after the Storm came out, I already used the Torx T3 or whatever the tool is to loosen the screws on the backside of the phone which tremendously helped my typing on the phone.But overall the newer Storms I'm extremely impressed! And of course I started right off with .114 OS with the .109 keyboard file, lol.
Alright this is my first blackberry ever, I sold my iphone to get it, I liked the concept, the style of the phone etc etc..I have had the phone for 2 days, everything was fine, I unlocked it, it worked fine.
Now out of the blue, the "click" portion of the touch interface does not work, I can select things, but it will not recognize ANY clicks, it wont recognize the send/end/berries/camera or anything, basically no buttons work, yet the soft touch to highlight things works fine.
I have tried the cardboard thing, did not work, I tried playing with the screws, nothing..Okay so As I am actually playing with it as I type this, there have been some ..developments.
The click screen seems to be working now, however the only physical button that seems to be functioning is the return key, the send key brings up the camera now and the end key does random stuff, the berries still has no response, neither does the camera button or the buttons on the other side.I am really trying to give this phone a shot, but since I bought it from a 3rd party, I cannot return it, I don't think.
I have look areound most threads and have not seen anyone have this problem with the media player volume control.My two up down buttons that are used for volume controls skips to the next or previous songs. I would like for those control button to move the volume up and down.
New here at CrackBerry but have couple questions on my storm that needs help or direction. 1. Since I bought this phone unlocked and using my TMO sim card, is there anyway to get rid the previous owner's phone number on screen when I hit the green send button or the number pad screen?
2. I will receive a message every time when there's missed call. Is there a way to get rid of that? No need to get an additional message when phone already show an icon telling you there's a missed call.
I'm looking to remove voice dialing from my storm but can't find a device software download that works. When I tried to get it from verizon's site it would not let me download the mr3 update to my computer.
Anyone else have the issue where they want to use their phone for call, text, email, etc and it gives the little clock in the middle of the screen, then I'm waiting for 30 seconds or more to really use it?
I have the latest updates, only 12 icons on main screen when flipped horizontal, 4 when vertical, no crazy theme, What is it, how can it be resolved?
So here's my situation.I bought a storm off of a guy (verizon network) and I unlocked it to use with T-mobile. I registered with t-mobile and the BIS website. All my e-mails are coming through fine.But here's where a problem comes in. My storm is getting the previous owner's e-mail as well as mine. Is there any way to stop his e-mail from coming to my phone
My last company had a BES service for my corporate email. My new company does not have BES so I must get my corporate email through our external web server as BIS email. Since I have no need for the BES and no longer have access to my last company's email, how do I remove the BES email from the Storm? The old email is simply listed as "Desktop" in the email options and I don't see an easy way to get rid of it. I am running the .148 OS.
Ok, so i unlocked my storm and now i am worried about taking out the actual sim car. There are those little black things holding it in. What do i do? I searched threads for the last hour trying to find one but couldnt.
Finally made the switch from the iphone to the bold. Loving it.But I am still getting the previous owners emails on my bold. I did a master reset and everything. Called AT&T and the hold time was crazy. I tried to set up my email and it says there is already an email account associated with the phone.. How did i get rid of this guys email account and get mine on here..
I am going to be traveling in about 3 weeks and reviewing my international calling options including buying a prepaid SIM and dropping it into the Storm. The problem is, I cannot get out the VZW SIM. I'ved looked in the manual, here on Crackberry, on the BB website and cannot find instructions on how to get the thing out. Can someone please tell me what the trick is since I am sure I am missing something? EDIT: Used Google and saw a thread where someone said they used a pencil eraser (for a different device). It worked like a charm. The problem is how often do you come across a pencil with an eraser?
I type sometimes in french so I click the globe and change input language to French.The default though is English but the thing is every time the keyboard comes up, the upper right corner says EN in a big box, ever since I started changing languages.It's annoying because on MSN it covers the persons display picture, or other screens it covers the wireless coverage. Is there any way to turn this off, it never did it until I changed to french then back to english.
I finally figured out how to remove the annoying 'EN' icon from the top right of the screen when you have the virtual keyboard open.At the bottom, change the option "Language ID" from 'Automatic' to 'HIDE'.You will NEVER see the annoying EN icon ever again.I had even tried wiping and upgrading my OS, and it still showed up, but I found this option to get rid of it.
I just upgraded from .75 to .113. Is there a way to remove the HOME screen? I don't like the 2-tiered ways in which the icons are shown. I'd prefer if all the icons are shown at once, like how it is after the BB button is pressed.Will a theme make it go away?
I have tried searching, but cannot find the exact steps for removing Outlook "sync" from my BB. I intially thought my company supported BES, but they do not. I tried setting up OWA but my company does not support this either. I have my BB set up to manually sync in the email settings, but I would like to remove any and all outlook profiles and cannot figure out how to do it.I tried going to the BIS site for vzw and do not see any of the outlook profile information there.