Hard Reset the BlackBerry Curve 9220 to Factory Soft

BlackBerry Curve 9220 is one of the popular model of BlackBerry, released in April 2012, which comes with BlackBerry 7.1 OS and with 512 MB ROM and 512 MB RAM.

Just like other smartphones, users can face different problems in using BlackBerry Curve 9220, such as an increase in the loading times or operating system errors. In this situation, to resolve the problem you can hard reset your phone to the factory soft, by reinstalling the operating system.

This smartphone is equipped with a 2.44 inches display, accelerometer sensor, proximity sensor, touch-sensitive optical trackpad and QWERTY keyboard. With a comfortable operation, BlackBerry Curve 9220 has a range of special features, like voice memo and push mail, so it can be used for college students and business executive in the same time. BlackBerry Curve 9220 supports microSD card up to 32 GB and the connectivity features Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n; Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP; and microUSB 2.0. If you are interested in video recording, this smartphone comes with a 2 MP camera.



How to reset the Curve 9220

A factory reset is necessary if you notice that the smartphone begins to act unusual, refuse to respond to commands or error messages start appearing. By soft resetting, you will erase all your personal data and reinstall the operating system, in this way you will be able to remove the files that are causing the problems. It is important before you delete your BlackBerry smartphone data, to make a copy on your computer, in order not to lose all the data.

To factory restore the BlackBerry Curve 9220, you have to do the followings:

  1. From the homescreen click on the Options.
  2. Now select Security and then Security Wipe.
  3. Tick the desired check-boxes for the items you wish to delete and then type “blackberry” to confirm.
  4. Now click on Wipe Data and wait for the phone to reboot.

If you want to reinstall the whole mobile OS, you have to download BlackBerry Desktop Manager (from here) and install it to you computer.This method will erase everything found on the phone and will make sure to clear every existing errors, software wise. Now here’s how to do it, for those who have already installed the BlackBerry software mentioned above.

For Windows

  1. Click on the “Start” button situated in the left-bottom corner and then click on “All Programs”.
  2. Now go to “Accessories” folders and open Command Prompt.
  3. After that, if you are using 32-bit OS type “C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\Apploader” and if you are using 64 bit OS type “C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Research In Motion\Apploader” and press Enter. This basically works if you have installed the BlackBerry software in the default location.
  4. Connect the Curve 9220 to the computer using a USB cable and type type “loader.exe /resettofactory” in the command prompt, being able in this way to reinstall your mobile OS.

For Mac OS

  1. Click on GO then tap Applications.
  2. Now go to Utilities and select terminal in the utilities.cd/applications/BlackBerry/Desktop/ Software.app/Contents/MacOS.
  3. After that connect your phone computer via USB, type ./bbdm resettofactory and press Enter.