How to remotely wipe a media card in a BlackBerry smartphone

I was very excited to see the KB17776 article released by Research In Motion today entitled How to remotely wipe an installed microSD media card in a BlackBerry smartphone.  Just yesterday we had a Storm stolen, and I was wondering how to wipe the media card.

Unfortunately, this has to be the most useless KB article ever.  I would assume any document with the words “How To” in the title would actually detail how to do something…  Here’s the remainder of the document in it’s entirety:

An installed microSD media card cannot be wiped remotely.

This is a previously reported issue that has been escalated internally to our development team. No resolution time frame is currently available.

One Response to “How to remotely wipe a media card in a BlackBerry smartphone”

  1. Dale Says:

    There is a BlackBerry policy to encrypt media cards (, to prevent information being disclosed.

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