14 November, 2019



In this brief guide, I’ll be explaining how to bypass or remove the Anti-theft protection on your Blackberry 10 device in case you never set such or you forgot your login credentials. The Anti-theft protection is a security feature which is meant to help you track, block or wipe your Blackberry 10 device if it gets lost or stolen

Disclaimer! This guide assumes the device in question is not stolen. You are entirely responsible for whatever you do with this piece of information.

With the release of BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.3.2, your privacy and security are further enhanced with the introduction of Anti-Theft Protection within BlackBerry Protect.

Provided you have confirmed your BlackBerry ID, Anti-Theft Protection associates your BlackBerry ID with your device, and provides you with the ability to disable your device using a new Flag as Stolen option.

When used, Flag as Stolen will erase your device memory and disable your device, unless the BlackBerry ID which was used to setup the device originally with Anti-Theft Protection, is entered on the device.

In other words, unless your device is returned to you, no one else will be able to setup the device again since they do not know your BlackBerry ID credentials.

It was said you cant downgrade to 10.3.1 but i was able to discover Q10 10.3.1 that support  all bb10 model with to downgrade.


  1. Download  autoloader here (Note it is Q10  auto loader but it work with all version of blackberry.
  2. you original  autoloader version ““. Download link below

link has been updated on (09-03-2016) now uploaded to google drive enjoy guys Join me on facebook

Model Version Download
Passport SQW100-1/2/3
10.3.2 Download
Q5 SQR100-1/2/3
 10.3.2 Download
Q10 SQN100-1/2/3/4/5/6/7
10.3.2   Download
Z10 STL100-1
10.3.2 Download
Z10 STL100-2/3/4
10.3.2 Download
Leap STR100-1/2
 10.3.2  Download
Classic SQC100-1/2/3/4/5
10.3.2  Download
Z30 STA100-1/2/3/4/5/6
10.3.2  Download
Z3 STJ100-1/2
10.3.2 Download
  1.  Flash any of your bb10  with your model autoloader (original bb os for your model) you downloaded Under download (2).
  2. Flash  your blackberry with autoloader Q10_10.3.01.2267_SQN100-1-2-3-4-5.exe  you downloaded.( under download 1)
  3. After that setup your blackberry with your new id and start using your phone or you can factory reset your phone there after if you want.
Note: if relock again after step 3 flash with step 2 and enjoying your blackberry tested with blackberry passport, z10 stl-3, q10,q5  and blackberry classic. Your comment mater  most. if any broken link please report or comment
Special Thanks to Chimeral Team 
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      1. Jon Reply

        Is there any way to update the Q10 after flashing to 10.3.01?
        When I tried to update the anti-theft error occurred again.

        Thanks for your help.

      2. Crow Reply

        Hi dude… u did try ur Q5 method and it dont work… aftwr i go back to the latest software i still cant get past the blackberry id

          1. Crow

            i did try it 3 times and got same results ….. i did notice that the Q10 and Q5 is the same file on the 2nd download ….. is that right ??

    1. Tomek Reply

      I’ve tried it on my accidently lock Passport it works !!!! Against what they say on BB forum that you can’t down grate from 10.3.2 🙂

    2. ichsan Reply

      How to remove anti thief if password for bb z10. OS bb.z.10.3.3 beta. I have this problem ?


    1. sleader32 Post author Reply

      you got this problem after the remover of anti theft if yes ( repeat step 2 sing in in you id with WiFi after that do a factory setting and re-flash you bb10 using step 4.

  1. Bie Reply

    not working for me, i tried flash z10-stl1 with Q10_10.3.01.2267_SQN100-1-2-3-4-5.exe and it’s said Error: This file does not match this device!
    Please give me solution 🙁

    1. S-LEADER Post author Reply

      it will give you error if you do not flash with of your phone model ..flash with the orginal file i posted the flash with the q10_3.1.—–(reply as soon as possible)

          1. DARE

            already flash with and flash with Q10_10.3.01.2267_SQN100-1-2-3-4-5.exe. Still same error. my z10 is stl100-1

      1. benji Reply

        Hello bro. I downloaded the Q10 file and I cant seem to find the file whenever I open the downloaded file in zipped format. What do I do please

  2. Shitu Yuguda Reply

    Hello i using the file to remove my blackberry id but after doin that the network my my blackberry passport not working i reflash it agent but still pls can you help me with the other option to fix the phone

  3. Vladimir Reply

    1.Download autoloader here (Note it is Q10 auto loader but it work with all version of blackberry.

    This link is broken. It keeps on giving me ” Path Does Not Exist ” message.

    The Second download is fine for me. The First download has issues. Where exactly are we downloading these files from ? I am always afraid of downloading .exe files, as there maybe virus, malware etc in them. Are we downloading from a trusted and reputed and tested site ? TIA.

  4. Vladimir Reply

    Q10_10.3.01.2267_SQN100-1-2-3-4-5.exe the link to this is broken. Keeps on giving me the message ” Path Does Not Exist ” . This is the first download.

    Second download is which is device specific is fine, the link is good. Only the first download, I am having issues.

  5. sreenu Reply

    HEHeeey… It’s Working…..I don’t know how to say thanks to you but u saved my beloved gift I am feeling very happy…. I think almost lose my mobile last step just throwing into trash bin but you saved thank you …thank you sooo much bro… It’s Working

  6. unbreach Reply

    will Q10_10.3.01.2267_SQN100-1-2-3-4-5 Z30_10.3.02.2639_STA100-1-2-3-4-5-6 still work on the BB Classic SQC100 on 10.3.2? Because, I don’t think I had 10.3.2 when I flashed it last week with above files. But now I am on 10.3.2 and I don’t know if i should try it on my phone again without having access to the new files?

    Or are the files the same?

    I still have the above files. I don’t need to remove the anti-theft either. I dont even have it on right now, BUT, for shits, I tried last week with complete success. The only thing I noticed different were my soundcloud and di.fm ALWAYS crashes now, and not once will they run. BUT, then again, I am not 100% sure they were running prior to flash.

    Anyhow, point is, if i go and try those on 10.3.2 and my phone shits, what am i supposed to do to correct it? Or should I not?

    I am trying to help someone with theirs, BUT, I would prefer do it on mine prior? But really don’t want to make a mess of my phone if i don’t have to.. Feel me

    Thanks for any help

    1. unbreach Reply

      I just realized, did I make a mistake when I did this on my classic? IDK why I have the Z30 file… Did I accidentally flash my classic with the wrong file? Hmm.. weird.. IDK it works. aside from above mentioned.

      Someone please tell me if I made a mistake. I could have sworn I downloaded the Classic SQC100 file, but, evidently I didnt?

      Regardless, those are the two files I listed above I used. I copy pasted from the file name it self. hmm…

      Thank you for any insight

  7. Jason Reply

    It worked perfectly for me. Thanks :). Managed to download it, just before BB deleted it. I am a legitimate owner, but BB thinks I am a thief, which is sad :(. So good this worked for me.

  8. raza Reply

    Dear admin …
    My passport still having problem working fine after updating new or but not accepting new bb id error is device already have id loging with that one new I’d not accepting? Solve please

  9. raza Reply

    Dear admin..
    My bb passport having problem with my new Id not accepting.
    After downgrading my anti theft removed . when passport asked for updatind new os I did it with my lte connection. After completing works fine but doesn’t accept bb new I’d..
    What should I do?

  10. raza Reply

    Boss I did same thing.
    Step 2
    Flash your blackberry with autoloader Q10_10.3.01.2267_SQN100-1-2-3-4-5.exe you downloaded.( under download 1).

    After updating it says your anti theft is on . used that I’d which you used in startup…
    Then will I do same thing again or something else?

  11. Faizan Ali Reply

    Bro please help me
    I’m restore my bb z10 but forget to off protection
    now bb want id and I give but not working please help me

  12. ashok Reply

    bro my classic works with 10.3.1 v…u given in download sections 1 , i cant update now to new version in mobile…if i flash with new version its again asking bb10 is in protection ..thn again same problem faceing me…plz help me..how to slove that…???

  13. pedro gsm rev Reply

    Pls sleader do something on the link I’m not the only one complaining. Its not working at at all. i have being trying to download from the second download link for the past 3days now but to no avail.pls repair the link.

  14. pedro gsm rev Reply

    Hi sleader, I found out that the link was blocked by RIM .so pls try to upload to media fire or Google drive.
    I know that to do so will cost u some money,but since u have started the good work don’t it let die like that.
    I pray that God will continue to bless u Amen.
    Lastly, the only file I need right now is Q10- Extracted one because the zip one i download is bad. Plessssssssssss.
    Thanks in advance.

  15. simon Reply

    Really need Q10 SQN100-1/2/3/4/5/6/7

    My Q10 is flashing red and black screen, nothing, polease upload like Pedro says please.

  16. simon Reply

    Also the last part,

    You can Reflash you BB10 with your orignal os

    Do you have a link for the file for the q10?

  17. simon Reply

    Thank you s-leader, please can you reupload the broken link file.

    For the last part, can I just use a autoloader to update

  18. carlos Reply

    good day would know what to do to install an official version of the OS 10 and install the anti theft and funsiona me, then introdusco my id and give reset but install the 10.3.2 you ask me again put the id what II grab with 10.3.1 and says anti theft protecion this actiba I should do to solusionar

  19. simon Reply

    S-leader You can Reflash you BB10 with your orignal os – what file do I need for the q10?, I don’t understand how to update to latest version?.

  20. Rohim Ch Reply

    Thx, S-LEADER
    after step 3 my bb z10-3 work well, and i can sign in wit my bb id, but
    After step 4 it says your anti theft is on and ai cant sign in with my bb id

    any solution for that ?

    thx, bRo..

  21. JON CAPE TOWN Reply


  22. Kristoffer Young Reply

    Hi, I am new here, Got my first blackberry phone thru an auction. What does it mean when you say ” Flash any of your bb10 with your model autoloader”. What does “Flash” mean in BB lingo? Thanks!

  23. Tyler Reply

    Hi I downloaded the autoloader of my bb z3 and the Q10 extracted the two what other applications dp I need cause wen ever I open up the z3 file it Ope like a code program and says error then it closes itit self

  24. Jo Reply

    I’m sorry, I downloaded both files for my passport as you say. I have winrar, but it says the file is corrupt… how should I do it exactly… Sorry again for the dumb question and thanks for this post!

      1. Cielo Reply

        download complete and extracted it. 🙂 After using the autoloader the phone doesnt open and keeps on blinking red light. what to do?

  25. Medusa Reply

    Hi! Did your wonderfull trick and my passport was working fine with the Q10 flash. But I want to upgrade to os I followed the 3 steps but it is not accepting my ID anti-theft :(((
    As suggested in the comments I retried the steps and before upgrading to the .2876 I installed th e q10 with all my settings and then factory formated. Have tried it sdeveral times and just get stuck with not accepting my ID anymore… Am I stuck with Q10 10.3.1 for ever or can I have hope? What am I missing… any hope?

  26. ekow Reply

    S-LEADER. i am new to blackberry. i bought my first blackberry passport today from someone. i later realized i can not use it because the anti-theft is on. now the phone is useless because it says i should use the credentials which was used to set up the phone of which i don’t have. please guys help. plss helppppp!!!

  27. Ali Reply

    Sir I have Blackberry Z30 which i bought about 3 months ago from someone i have reset it to factory setting now it is stuck and asking for blackberry account and password plzz help me…..

  28. Ali Reply

    Thank you brother soo much i have successfully flashed my z30 with q10 file and worked perfectly fine..I am really thankful to you and keep up the great work…peace

  29. Work Reply

    S-LEADER the link for the classic leads to a Z30 download. Does the Z30 link work for the classic? If not can you upload a working link?

  30. ekow Reply

    hello, mine flashed but my phone now isn’t restarting. some red light keeps blinking. doesnt power on at all. pls help. i cant lose my phone.

  31. benji Reply

    Hello bro. I am done with the first method and wants to start with the second methos where we flash with the Q10 autoload file. Downloaded the file twice in zipped format. Whenever I try to open the file. It either shows an empty zipped file or a broken file when I want to extract. Please help me out bro.

  32. q10revived Reply

    Thanks Michael, this method is serious, seriously great! Thanks for helping me revive my anti theft q10, it would have remained useless without your hard work. Well done, you made me smile 🙂

  33. rosh Reply

    Hey S leader bro!
    I need to downgrade to 10.1 to fix camera can’t be started issue. Will I be able to downgrade to 10.1 once I get into 10.3.1 using your method?

  34. Chris Reply

    Does this only work for of or will it work with Mac? I’m having trouble doing it on my Mac should I go to a Internet cafe and try it? Are you suppose to download the auto loader and place it in the blackberry folder where the blackberry is is saved?

  35. Kevin Reply

    hey Bro thank you for Putting this method out for us
    but there’s one problem. When i Launch the autoloader.exe it closes immediately ..
    am i doing anything wrong ?

      1. Sinan Reply

        When i flash my classic with Z30_10.3.01.2267_STA100-1-2-3-4-5-6 , lock removes and i can enter menu but this is developer rom. I try to flash Q10_10.3.01.2267_SQN100-1-2-3-4-5 it reports wrong model. I restore original latest rom with blackberry link, lock comes again.

        So, i couldn’t figure out how to do this for real. If you can post what i should flash first and second in steps, i would apriciate it. Your tutorial doesn’t seem to work for me.

  36. Dags Reply

    Hello s-leader I have a z3 and I downloaded the files that are suggested here but upon launching the .exe file its automatically closes…please help me

  37. Maik David Schimjon Reply

    last week i’ve bought a used z10 at amazon. first setup – anti theft. what now? i wrote a mail to the seller and told me, that the phone is not in the protect database. okay. i’ve made the autoloader and after that all works fine. the only problem i have – when i turn off the phone the led is blinking two times stop four times and i’ve problems to turn on. do you know that issue? when yes, how can i fixit. if you find a solution you can mail me? thx maik

  38. Dave Reply


    My phone is hardlocked to a network after entering too many bad unlock codes and I have 0 meps left, will doing these steps flash on an os that would start accepting unlock codes so the phone can be officially unlocked? Phone is a blackberry passport

  39. Eusl Reply


    I tried so much solutions that i can use my BlackBerry again, nothing works…
    Found this site randomly, it WORKS after the first try! So much thanks to you S-Leader.
    I thought i can never use the device again.

  40. thelosingstreak Reply

    sry bro replying on late threads.. what does it mean when u flash the autoloader bro.. i didnt quite get that part.. do i connect my usb to bb and pc then it automatically load or what.. im quite noob.. haha

  41. sma Reply

    thanks bro i forgot my BB ID but thru your way i managed to get in to the phone removing anti theft protection, but i cant see phone data , seems all lost

  42. fragga Reply

    bro thanks for your hard work, i have a passport ,there is installed, if flash with Passport_10.3.01.2267_SQW100-1-2-3-4 it just stops after UPLOADING RAM IMAGE, if i flash Q10_10.3.01.2267_SQN100-1-2-3-4-5 it also stops after UPLOADING RAM IMAGE, it cant flash, so i want to know what steps can i do ,I flash AutoLoader_Passport_10.3.2.2876 the phone goes asks for ID again,what can i do?

      1. John Reply

        Thanks. I can still udatw to latest OS version and what not right? Functionality should still be the same and no restrictions?

  43. Filipe Schuster Reply

    fist, thanks! You’ve saved me. But, in my Z30 some apk files is crashing in 1 or 2 sec (including the native amazon appstore). So this is not able to use this lot of apps. how can I fix it? is it possible? Sorry for my bad english, i’m BR and i’m just trying to speak. hahaha.

  44. dan Reply

    I keep getting the message:

    Error: Failed to load images.

    Error: This OS version is blocked from device.

    I have a Q10

    1. Eno Reply



      Error: Failed to load images.
      Error: This OS version is blocked from device.




  45. Bibek Reply

    I have a Z10 STL100-2 that I bought with other person. But it turns out to be stolen. I totally wiped the device by entering wrong password 10 times and then clean installed Software version using autoloader but still on the initial setup it asks for Original BBID stating that the anti theft is on.
    Now I don’t want to be in loss so I need to remove the anti theft. Will I be able to do it by following this tutorial? I am seriously in need of help. Should I first flash to downgrade or can I simply flash the Q10 10.3.1 ??
    Will it really work? I mean seriously??

  46. Fahad Reply

    i followed your instructions. but i got a problem in z3 of voice call blocking. then i update software through bblink. then faced another problem of anti theft protection. i again load OS of z3 which i downloaded form ur website and now everything is fine. thanks

  47. Bruno Reply

    Hi S-leader, if i try to flash the BB Classic (bought used) the audoloader say “Connecting to bootrom:” and don’t go ahead.

  48. Katelynn Cofield Reply

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  49. smk Reply

    Hello , I have a Z30 STA100-5 with update 10.3.3 . I ask if it is possible to downgrade to 10.3.2 , ??? as he asks the black id at the beginning . Thank you

  50. Shaban Reply

    hello bro,i hv same problem with my z3 forgot my id and anti theft feature is not allowing me to configure it after a reload. its running on 10.3.2.xxxx.i tried above method but when i run those files after installation the dos program load and quickly quits not allowing me option to plug in my mobile. plz give a solution

  51. Enview Reply

    Hi, I am trying to remove antitheft on a BB Leap

    get this error message

    RIM Wireless Device Command-Line Auto-Programmer Version (Win32) [Nov
    7 2014 16:50:50]
    Copyright 2012 Research In Motion Limited

    Connecting to Bootrom:
    Resetting Device: Connected

    [ Uploading RAM Image 0x8023E120 ] [############## 100 ##############]
    –> Failed to read trailer
    –> Failed to read main QCFM header
    –> Failed to read main QCFM header

    Error: Failed to load images.

    Error: Out of Windows memory

    Any idea what I can do?


  52. Drb Reply

    Good evening,
    I followed your instructions, I used a new BB id passport and made ​​an update with the latest system.
    Is the change permanent?
    Merci beaucoup

  53. DU30Ph Reply

    You save my Z10.. S-Leader..im re-flashing mine using Autoload-STL100-1-DevAlphaB- and it perfectly work for me.. Thank you so much bro.. You’re an angel to me =)

  54. Smithd427 Reply

    I do trust all of the ideas you’ve presented in your post. They’re very convincing and can certainly work. Nonetheless, the posts are very short for beginners. May just you please lengthen them a bit from next time? Thanks for the post. bcbedfabdcfgcbbb

  55. Chris Reply

    WOW! It works really GREAT!

    I have Blackberry Classic(AT&T) model. And Protect Anti-theft is removed!
    Really Thanks!!!

  56. DeeJay_145 Reply

    Hello bro it’s not working for me(((
    I have blackberry classic. But i can’t flash my bb with Z30_10.3.02.2876_STA100-1-2-3-4-5-6.7z
    with error when i flash:
    Error:Failed to load images.
    Error:This OS version is blocked from device.

  57. DeeJay_145 Reply

    Now phone flashed with this version firmware (SQC100-1.Classic.BB10_3_3.
    Please help me bro. I hope one your help.

  58. michael Reply

    good day pls i have a Q10 after i upgrated it to version it started showing anti theft feature enable pls how do i regain controle of my device i saw your post but it is really not clear can you explain fodder ??? the hole thing is confusing and i didint see downgrade for my version there

  59. Prits Reply

    Please help! Iam on passport beta 10.3.3 . and by misteken i deleted my blackberry id associated with mobile. now i created same id with same email but that dsnt work. then i wiped and used atoloder 10.3.3. and now stuck with setup screen with no bbid associated with mobile.Please help.

  60. Julio Reply

    not have a Q10 downgrade 10.3.02 ?? cause this 10.3.01 it´s wrong.. so, works fine to remove antitheft, but has an incompatibility with apks, google play and anothers things

  61. Malluco Reply

    I found a solution for remove anti theft in 10.3.3, but, didn´t work in Q10.. I tryed in Z10, Passport and Z30 for while. In Q10 didn´t work. Didn´t tryed in another models because I don´t have

  62. jeff Reply

    hello … i follow you link and i download file for my bb passport .. i have some problem not power on still blink red light

  63. DYNASMART Reply

    method works on my Q10. FYI, is it no longer able to upgrade to 10.3.02 ? after flashing Q10_10.3.01.2267_SQN100-1-2-3-4-5 from download 1 everything is fine, but if I flash back download 2 FW, it locks back to the blackberry ID.

  64. DAVID Reply

    Cannot Download File…. That What I Keep Getting Trying To Download The Zip File. Will Direct Update Using Blackberry Link Clear Up The Anti-Theft Issues???

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