This one is an oldie but goodie. I found myself fighting with BlackBerry Unite over the weekend and decided it was time to remove it instead of struggling. But wait, how the hell do you uninstall this thing? Turns out the only sure way to free yourself from Unite’s grasp is to set your BlackBerry back to out-of-the-box state. No I don’t mean a simple security wipe it (tried that 4 times) I mean COMPLETELY reinstall the OS. Oh what fun huh? Well with this nifty piece of freeware I found, it wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be. JL-Cmder to the rescue!
This multipurpose application was created by d_fisher @ Blackberry Forums to completely wipe your device of the OS. It’s not pretty but it sure gets the job done. A couple keyboard strokes and you have yourself a completely clean BlackBerry. Once your device is “wiped” you are free to reinstall your OS (or install that nifty version of 4.5 you downloaded 😉 )
Aside from wiping the device, the program also provides a quick and easy way to; export basic device info to a .txt file, take screenshots, view your event log, or even provide commands to manipulate your device via command line. Five stars, A+, two thumbs up, 10 out of 10! Proof that an application doesn’t need to be stylish to be effective.
Download the Application here. (http://www.blackberryforums.com/general-blackberry-discussion/18789-jl_cmder.html#post122727) Registration at BlackBerryForums.com is required for download. A nice set of thorough instructions can be found there as well.
- Easily wipe your device
- Free software
- Works on OS 4.0.2+
Conclusion: JL_Cmder won our Editors Choice Award due to the fact that it is an essential application for all BlackBerry users. It simplifies the command line to a nice and easy interface. It is also the simplest way to restore your BlackBerry if it becomes FUBAR. Nice work Doug!