Exchange ActiveSync account disappearing after reboot on a Blackberry Z10

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Update – 2013-04-17

Looks like after I upgraded my phone to (from AT&T) this issue has gone away.


Update – 2013-04-16

After some trial and error I might have found a workaround for this bug. Disable Memo and Task syncing. They don’t work anyway. After doing that my Exchange account survived multiple reboots. Then when I turned syncing them back on my Exchange account disappeared on a reboot.


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1… 2… 3 broken accounts muh ha ha ha

I just got a shiny new Blackberry Z10 from work for testing purposes and have run into a show stopping bug. We use Exchange 2003 at work and I setup my account on my Rogers Z10 (OS using ActiveSync. Everything appears to be working just fine until I reboot the phone, pull the battery or the battery dies. If that happens my Exchange account ends up disappearingĀ from the configured mail accounts list on the device but it still shows in the Blackberry HUB. Even the e-mail is still all there but when you try to load a message it say “Could not display this message”.

I don’t appear to be the only one having this problem:

The only way I’ve found to get rid of the phantom mail accounts is to wipe the phone and set it back up again from scratch. Of course if your battery dies, you reboot the phone or have to pull your battery you’ll end up in the same situation again. Hardly seems worth the effort.

I’ve also tried reloading the Blackberry HUB by swiping diagonally from the top right to the bottom of the screen a few times. This did not help.

I tried backing up my device using Blackberry Link, wiping it, restoring the backup and that cleared up the broken accounts while putting all my data back. Problem was after the restore I could no longer launch Lastpass. Even if I deleted Lastpass and re-installed it from App World I still could not launch it. I then had to wipe the phone again and skip restoring from my backup.

I’ve contacted Rogers and they are putting me in touch with their support reps that can actually talk to RIM. I’ll update this post if a resolution is found.

2 thoughts on “Exchange ActiveSync account disappearing after reboot on a Blackberry Z10”

  1. Currently in the process of rolling these out for my clients, and I honestly HATE, yes, HATE with a capital H! Exchange sync is crap, trying to activate it via the BES 10 Portal, and it gets there, but then the email doesn’t show anywhere!

    BB Bold is now starting to look like the SuperPhone compared to this garbage!


    Blackberry, or Research in Motion….hang your head in SHAME!!!


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