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How to enable auto-lock and BEIKS keyboard lock on BlackBerry OS 5.0.0.464

The recently released BlackBerry OS update version 5.0.0.464 has introduced a number of imprvements, but has also been reported to "strip" keyboard lock funtionality and break the ever-popular BEIKS Keyboard Lock application.

As it turns out, the functionality is not removed, but slightly modified: you now need to have a password set in the BlackBerry in order for the lock fumctionality to kick-in.

The password is set through the global Settings (or Options, depending on which BlackBerry you use) application, then in Keyboard.

I in particular find this new requirement rather confusing and even dubious. I hope they remove it in the next update.

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Software update


Version 10.3.1 has been rolled out about the time you posted your question. I am guessing you have it by now. You did not mention your Carrier, but they typically control the release date of the new OS and their release date may be later than when BlackBerry releases it.

Mar 16, 2015 | Blackberry Cell Phones

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my blackberry scroll pad is not working, and i can't scroll anywhere. i took it to the shop and the man told me it was a hardware problem, i have pop reset it and soft reset it and nothing seems to work. i have even had the trackpad replaced. apart from this, the phone works as normal but just the trackpad does not respond


hi Titchypink.
this is all i could find out,hope it helps you out.
Trackpad, trackball, or keyboard not working on a BlackBerry smartphone running BlackBerry OS 7.1 and earlier Article Number: 000029640 First Published: April 26, 2017 Last Modified: April 26, 2017 Type: Support

Environment

  • BlackBerry smartphones running BlackBerry OS version 6 to 7.1
  • BlackBerry smartphones running BlackBerry Device Software 5.0
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Overview

In some situations, a BlackBerry smartphone with a trackpad or trackball may experience issues with sensitivity, latency, or scrolling. Additionally, the BlackBerry smartphone keyboard, or other buttons may be unresponsive.
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Cause

This issue might be caused by one of the following:
  1. The trackball/trackpad sensitivity needs to be adjusted.
  2. Make sure the trackball/trackpad is not affected by a software freeze or an application freezing.
  3. The BlackBerry Device Software is out of date and requires an update to resolve the trackpad, trackball or keyboard issue.
  4. The physical trackpad, trackball or keyboard hardware is malfunctioning.

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Resolution

Resolution for Cause 1
Complete the steps in Article 5447 to ensure the trackball/trackpad sensitivity is correctly.
Resolution for Cause 2
For BlackBerry smartphones running BlackBerry OS version 6 to 7.1 using a trackpad, complete the following:
  1. From the Home screen, select Options.
  2. Select Typing and Language.
  3. Select Trackpad Sensitivity.
  4. Ensure Audible Roll is selected.
  5. Rapidly roll the trackpad up, down, right, and left.
  6. If an audible click is heard while not responding, proceed to Resolution for Cause 4 as this could be a software related problem.
For BlackBerry smartphones running BlackBerry Device Software 5.0 using a trackball, complete the following:
  1. From the Home screen, select Options.
  2. Select Screen/Keyboard.
  3. Ensure Trackball Audible Roll is selected.
  4. Rapidly roll the trackball up, down, right, and left.
  5. If an audible click is heard while not responding, proceed to Resolution 4 as this could be a software related problem.
  6. If an audible click is not heard, the problem may be related to a hardware issue. Please contact the wireless service provider for additional steps.
If an audible click is not heard, the problem may be related to a hardware issue. Please contact the wireless service provider for additional steps.
Resolution for Cause 3
To update BlackBerry Device Software using BlackBerry Desktop Software see, Article 11320.
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To update the BlackBerry Device Software on the BlackBerry smartphone visit http://www.blackberry.com/update/
Resolution for Cause 4
Use the BlackBerry Virtual Expert diagnostics application. For more information, see Article 35973.if not try this link. blackberry scroll pad is not working Google Search

Nov 27, 2017 | RIM BlackBerry Curve 8520 Smartphone

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My battery is draining on my Blackberry Curve


The walk thru for updating your phone software is quite extensive (would be alot of typing). First you need to check your software version against your provider's most recent version. You find this by going to settings>options>about. When you update there are two main things you must have - 1.) the most recent version of Blackberry Desktop Manager and 2.) the most recent version of your device software, both are installed on your computer and should be available though the Blackberry website. I can provide you with KB article numbers from the Blackberry support site for the rest. Go to www.blackberry.com/support and search KB13427 and KB03621.

Sep 18, 2009 | RIM BlackBerry Curve 8310 Smartphone

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i want to update os to 4.6.0.292 but when i plug into desktop manager it says two updates 162 to upgrade and 167 to downgrade. i see the the 292 has an application 4.6.0.162. is this number what they refer to in the desktop manager. the 292 says package version. it is not mentoned in the manager. why don't they put the package versions number. let me know that they are refering to the application number.


One is the package version of the Handheld Software, and the other refers to the Application version that it places onto the device. Then there is also a Playform version. The Software Platform and Applications version numbers can be found under Options-About screen on the handheld.

It's just RIM's way of labeling their incremental releases.

Jul 11, 2009 | RIM BlackBerry Bold 9000 Smartphone

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