With all of the PlayBooks floating around now after the “Mega-Sale”, it is important to know some of the basics in case something goes wrong. Whether we want to or not sometimes we need to Factory Reset our devices, and reload everything from scratch. Or worst case scenario we go to use our device and it is bricked.
I will start with the disclaimer, following the directions that follow, you will lose all data you have on your PlayBook. If your device is not a brick, you can easily back it up in Desktop Manager the same way you would a BlackBerry phone.
To start you will need to turn off your PlayBook. From there start Desktop Manager,and connect your powered off PlayBook to the PC. After a few moments an error message will show up on the screen similar to the one used in the title.
Click ‘Update’ and wait for Desktop Manager to do its thing. This process could take a while, so grab some popcorn. The whole process should be under an hour, but can vary. Once completed it will state it is finished and you can unplug your playbook. From here you will have to do the initial setup like when you first removed it from the box. Enjoy your factory fresh PlayBook!