Tip & How-To about RIM BlackBerry? Tour 9630 Smartphone

How to uninstall apps on a BlackBerry Tour

Uninstalling an application from a BlackBerry Tour is a simple process that only takes a few minutes. First, find the app's icon. (By default, this icon will be located in the Downloads folder unless you've moved it.) Move the trackball over the icon and press the BlackBerry button (the one with seven dots to the left of the trackball). From the menu, select Delete.

A confirmation window will appear asking if you're sure you want to delete the program. Select Delete again. You'll see a message that says, "Deletion will occur when handheld is restarted," and you'll be prompted to reboot your BlackBerry. If you choose Yes, the phone will shut off and go through the cold boot process -- just like if you'd pulled out the battery. It may take several minutes for the device to fully boot back up, but when it does, the application will be deleted.

If you choose not to restart at that time, the application's icon will be removed from the folder, but the application itself will remain on your BlackBerry until you perform a cold boot (turn the BlackBerry off, pull out the battery, then reinstall it and turn the phone back on).

Even after you've completed the uninstall process, the application's files will still remain stored on your BlackBerry. You can find and delete these files by navigating through the BlackBerry's file system. In your Home folder, select Media and then press the BlackBerry button. Choose Explore, and you'll see two options: Media Card and Device Memory. Select Media Card, then continue down the folder tree by selecting BlackBerry, then app_world, then downloads.

The next folder will have a name that's a combination of letters and numbers, which is your BlackBerry's PIN. Select this folder, and you'll see a subfolder with the name of the application you just deleted. (If you have more applications installed, there will be folders with their names here as well.) Press the BlackBerry button and choose Delete to get rid of the folder, which is only taking up space and isn't necessary anymore since you've already uninstalled the application. If there are other applications here that you've previously deleted, you can erase their files too to free up more space.

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MY BLACKBERRY CLASSIC HAS FROZEN,PLS HELP


Frozen how? You can't open it ? Blackberry can do this sometimes if you drain the battery completely.. you must leave it plugged in until opens. Or, you can try a hard reset doing this:
  1. Perform a hard reset to wipe all data from the BlackBerry Classic.
  2. Open BlackBerry Link on your computer.
  3. Connect the device to your computer using the USB cable.
  4. Select your device on the left pane.
  5. Go to "Back Up & Restore" > "Factory Reset" (Windows) or "BlackBerry Link" > "Preferences" > "Reload" > "Reload" (Mac OSX).

Jan 16, 2017 | Blackberry Cell Phones

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my battery dies half way through the day without even using it, is there something running on the phone draining the battery?


Hi

BBM ( blackberry messenger) could be a drain, especially with that many contacts pinging you all day long. Is your brightness on high? That is another big power drag. What apps are you running?
What themes have you installed? You can try reinstalling the OS. Check what applications are running on your device in the background, press the Menu key then choose Switch Applications. You will see the icons of each application there.
There are commonly four or five applications that will always be running (Messages, Call Logs/Phone, BlackBerry Messenger, Home screen, and the Browser; there are other third party applications such as Bee Jive, and BlackBerry Alerts which will also run in the background which you cannot close if you want them to operate). Make certain that the browser is NOT on an active webpage (open the browser and choose Menu > Close). Close any other applications that do not need to be running (the camera or a game you were playing or Google Maps).Also make certain BlackBerry Maps is not running in the background.
Do a simple reboot: With the BlackBerry device powered ON, remove the battery a few seconds and then reinsert the battery to reboot.
Now, watch your battery use the next few days again and see how it goes. Make sure you close or exit ALL applications properly: If you just hit the red "end call" key to go back to the home screen the application actually stays open and running in the background. If you do this repeatedly you will have lots of apps open and consequently your memory will get used up. Lack of memory is the biggest reason your BlackBerry slows to a crawl or locks up. If you get into the habit of actually using the menu key to close the applications this will at least slow down this battery drain and memory-clogging process.

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Mar 19, 2011 | RIM BlackBerry? Tour 9630 Smartphone

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I was downloading an update to my color id app and my Blackberry Tour was rebooting when my screen froze when the app was asking permission to access phone info. Now my screen is frozen and I can't get it to go away even with a hard reset.


I had the same problem and went searching online for a solution. You need to start your blackberry on safe mode and uninstall the application.

To boot up your BlackBerry Tour in Safe Mode, perform the following steps:
1. Take the battery out of the device.
2. Place the battery back in the device.
3. While restarting, press and hold the Escape key (the one with the arrow).
4. A screen will appear telling you that you are in Safe Mode. Select OK and troubleshoot the issue.

There are different versions of how long you have to hold the Escape key while the phone is restarting, so I just held it through the whole boot up time. It took a few minutes, but it's worth it.

Oct 26, 2010 | RIM BlackBerry? Tour 9630 Smartphone

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