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By GeekBerry Staff on April 11th, 2008 at 1:04 pm
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Howto Remove an IT Policy from a BlackBerry
Tested on a BlackBerry 8100, 8300, 8310, 8320, 8700g

Browser Is Disabled By IT Policy

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

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. 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

Step 2
  The first thing you need to do is download a file called POLICY.BIN. Below are three links to this file.

  1. Click here to download

      Policy.bin (14.4 KiB, 8,756 hits)

    and save it in your Blackberry installation directory (C:Program FilesResearch In MotionBlackBerry).
  2. Alternative download link :
  3. Alternative download link :

Step 3
  Wipe your Blackberry, creating a backup if necessary.

    From your BlackBerry’s Home Screen Select;

  1. Options
  2. Security
  3. Wipe

  4. 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.

Step 4
  Close the Desktop Manager if it is open.

Step 5
  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

Step 6
  Open the Desktop Manager.

Step 7
  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.

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3 Responses to
“Remove an IT Policy from a BlackBerry”
  1. stalingradprince
    February 2nd, 2012  at  10:11 pm

    i tried it on one of my bb’s but forget to do the deletion and now my other blackberry has a blank policy i think and now i cannot use bb protect please help

  2. donna
    April 29th, 2012  at  9:09 am

    after searching for 24hours to remove the it policy and failing found this and it WORKED 1st time very impressed as now can download from app store and use bbm and finally got rid of the password i kept avin to use, thanks

  3. jp shirk
    February 18th, 2013  at  8:00 am

    I loaned my personal blackberry to a friend who works for a company with a mandatory IT policy on their blackberrys. When he plugged mine into his work station to do a backup before giving it back to me, it put the policy on my blackberry and now I can’t get it off. I followed this exactly using my own work station but it did’t work. Now I have a useless blackberry. I even tried the resettofactory option which doesn’t work.

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