Howto Remove an IT Policy from a BlackBerry
Tested on a BlackBerry 8100, 8300, 8310, 8320, 8700g
FYI – Removing the IT Policy is really more for people that have bought a BlackBerry on eBay, and it came with an IT Policy therefore not allowing the user to install applications.
We offer no warranty and cannot be held responsible for anything that may happen to your BlackBerry as a result of this. Use as is, and were not responsible for data loss, or BlackBerry / PC corruption! Also, you could get dismissed for doing this!
The Basic Procedures to Remove a Policy
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. After installing the Desktop Manager make sure you restart your computer before continuing.
If you don’t have the CD that came with your Blackberry, the Software can be downloaded here
The first thing you need to do is download a file called POLICY.BIN. Below are three links to this file.
- Click here to download
Policy.bin (14.4 KiB, 8,491 hits)and save it in your Blackberry installation directory (C:Program FilesResearch In MotionBlackBerry).
- Alternative download link : http://crackberry.com/files/itwesq/policy.bin
- Alternative download link : http://voicecareaustralia.com.au/dumpster/blackberry/files/policy.bin
Wipe your Blackberry, creating a backup if necessary.
From your BlackBerry’s Home Screen Select;
Note: for some users “Options” might be labeled as “Settings”
If this option is unavailable, you may have to install the latest software on your Blackberry. You need to Download and install the latest Desktop Manger Software, then the latest Handheld Software. Connect your device, open the Desktop Manager, select Application Loader, and follow the prompts.
Close the Desktop Manager if it is open.
From the Windows Start Menu select Run…, and at the prompt type regedit. In the tree on the left hand side, navigate to:
HKEY_Current_UsersSoftwareResearch In MotionBlackBerryPolicyManager
Right-Click the Policy Manager Folder and select New/String Value. Name the value Path. Now, Double-Click the Path Sub key and set Value Data to:
C:Program FilesResearch In MotionBlackBerrypolicy.bin
Open the Desktop Manager.
Connect the Device.
Final Step. The 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.
Note: After finishing placing this blank policy to the restricted BlackBerry we recommend removing the policy.bin and the registry entry you added. Basically go back and undo what you did. If you don’t then you risk plugging in a BlackBerry with no policy and adding this blank policy to it as well.