BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 Wipe

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This morning I was having some trouble with a few games and some videos on my BlackBerry PlayBook. I had updated to the Beta 2.0 software during Devcon, and I have to say I was pretty happy with the new UI and added features. The glitches I was experiencing were a bit annoying, so I figured a fresh start would be a good option. I jumped into the security wipe, let 'er rip, and when my PlayBook came to life again I noticed I had no apps aside from Setup and Browser. Not sure what to do from there, I tried a wipe again to no avail. It was then that I turned to the CrackBerry forums for my solution.

If you've wiped your PlayBook running OS 2.0 already and aren't sure what to do now, or you want to roll back to the previous official OS, here is a step-by-step to get you back up and running as seen in the forums. Keep in mind you'll need to do this from a PC - I tried from my Mac but the Update option isn't present.

  • Power down your PlayBook (hold the Power button then choose Turn Off)
  • Open Desktop Manager on your PC
  • Connect your PlayBook
  • Desktop Manager will present a menu, from there choose Update

Once this process finishes you'll be back on OS 1.0.7. You can decide if you want to have a go at OS 2.0 again, or just hang tight until and official build shows up (which is what I'll be doing). 

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