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Click on application and nothing happens

When I try to select the BlackBerry Messenger icon on the main screen it locks up. The application does not open and I can not scroll. If I hit the escape key, it "unlocks" and I can scroll again, but still not able to open this application.

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  • bschwenk2 Dec 29, 2008

    Nevermind. Removed the battery for a fewe seconds and seems to have fixed the problem.



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You will be glad you posted anyway. A Blackberry special....ANYTHING happens to your phone, THALL SHALT REMOVE THE BATTERY FIRST. Worse, if you can't connect to the internet on your phone, you also have to remove the Sim card.

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How can i install jar files in blackberry

Not all JAR applications are compatible with it.. but you can still try..
1. Download to .JAR to your PC
2. Link your Blackberry to your PC via the USB cable
3. Open "Computer" in the Start Menu
4. Go to the folder/location on your PC where you stored the .JAR file
5. Either copy or cut the file (In case there's any oopses, best to copy)
6. In the Drive/Device list under the "Computer" screen find your Blackberry
7. Paste the file either into the root of Blackberry or a subfolder, either will suffice.
8. Unhook Blackberry from USB cable
9. In the applications on your phone (or on home screen depending on Theme) scroll to the "Media" icon
10. Click the "Media" icon to launch it
11. Press the menu button and select "Explore"
12. Locate the .JAR file either on the device memory or memory card
13. Click the file, and it should prompt you to download (install)
14. Click "Download" and you should be good

Apr 06, 2011 | RIM BlackBerry Bold 9700 Smartphone


BlackBerry Tour: How to change app permissions

Every app that you install on your BlackBerry Tour has a set of permissions that tell it what functions or information it can or can't access. For personal, business, or security reasons, you may at some point want to modify your apps' permissions. Below is the procedure for changing app permissions on a BlackBerry Tour.

From the main screen, press the BlackBerry button (to the left of the trackball) to bring up the Home folder. Scroll down to Options (the wrench icon) and select it. From the Options menu, select Applications.

On the Applications screen, you can view three different categories of apps: Third Party, Add-ons, and Core apps. Select the type of app that you want to modify, and all of the apps of that type will appear in a list.

From the list, scroll down to the app that you're looking for and highlight it, then click the BlackBerry button. Select Edit Permissions, and you'll see a list of all of the permission categories for that app and what they are currently set to. You can modify any of the individual permissions however you want; for example, you could allow USB connections for a specific app while denying Bluetooth connections.

Be aware when modifying app permissions that certain apps will require certain permissions to function. For example, a GPS program probably won't be able to function if you deny it the permission for Location Data. Some core apps -- like BlackBerry Messenger -- won't even allow you to edit their permissions.

Your BlackBerry has a default permissions configuration that it applies to new apps, and you can modify this default permission list as well. To change default permissions, click the BlackBerry button from inside an app's permissions and choose Edit Defaults, or click the BlackBerry button when in the prior Applications screen and select Edit Default Permissions.

on Jan 06, 2011 | RIM BlackBerry? Tour 9630 Smartphone

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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?


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 need a mep code for my blackberry curve 8900 can you get me one?

easy 12 step to unlock your phone: 1. Hit the menu button 2. Scroll to and select the Manage Connections icon. 3. Select Turn All Connections Off. 4. Press the red End key. 5. Scroll to and select the Settings icon 6. Scroll to and select the Options icon 7. Scroll to and select Advanced Options 8. Scroll to and select SIM Card 9. Enter MEPD Note: When Typing in MEPD the letters will not appear on the screen. This step opens up the personalization on the device. Notice under Network, it will say Active. 10. Enter MEP2 (For "2?, press the ALT key then 2) Note: When Typing in MEP2 the letters will not appear on the screen. Notice the Enter Network MEP code box. 11. Enter the Unlock code (This is a 16 digit code) 12. Press the Trackball or Enter key (once one of these keys is pressed the device should display "Code Accepted.")
The phone has been successfully Subsidy Unlocked is you see in the display next to Network Disabled

*The 16 digit code can be obtained by calling your Mobile Operator's Technical Support and give the representative the IMEI number. In exchange they will give you the Subsidy Unlock Code.
Not all Mobile Operators give away the unlocking code though! alternatively, you can try unlocking providers - check this one here

Nov 14, 2010 | Cell Phones

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How do i erase every thing back to how i bought it

  1. Scroll to and select the Settings Icon (to select, press the trackball in).
  2. Scroll to and select the Options Icon.
  3. Scroll to and select Security Options.
  4. Scroll to and select General Settings.
  5. Press the Menu Key, then select Wipe Handheld.
  6. The device is going to confirm that the data will be erased. Select Continue. NOTE: Select "Include third party applications" to include applications which are not included in the original handheld software.
  7. Enter "blackberry" to confirm handheld wipe.

Mar 08, 2010 | RIM BlackBerry? Curve 8330 Cellular Phone

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How to master reset a blackberry pearl 8220

To delete all data and applications from your BlackBerry smartphone, complete the appropriate set of steps below depending on the version of BlackBerry® Device Software you are running. Warning: The following procedures will delete either all data, or all data and applications on the BlackBerry smartphone. Back up the data prior to wiping your BlackBerry smartphone. If content protection is turned on, the process for deleting all data and applications from the BlackBerry smartphone can take up to an hour to complete. Do not remove the battery from the BlackBerry smartphone while data is being deleted. To identify your BlackBerry® Device Software version go to Options > About (For example, 2.6.x.x, 2.7.xx or 4.0.x.x) For BlackBerry smartphones running BlackBerry Device Software version 2.6 Note: If a password is already set go to step 5. On the Home screen, click the ?Options? icon. The Device Options screen is displayed. Click ?Security?. The Security screen is displayed. In the Password field, press the Space key to enable the password. A dialog box prompts you to type a password with at least four characters. Type a password. Click the trackwheel. Type your password again to verify it. On the Home screen, click the ?Lock? icon. The Lock screen is displayed. Enter your password incorrectly 10 times to trigger a security wipe. For BlackBerry smartphones running BlackBerry Device Software version 2.7 On the Home Screen, click the ?Options? icon. The Device Options screen is displayed. Click ?Security?. The Security screen is displayed. Click the trackwheel and select ?Wipe Handheld? For BlackBerry smartphones running BlackBerry Device Software version 4.0 On the Home Screen, click the ?Options? icon. The Device Options screen is displayed. Click ?Security?. The Security screen is displayed. Click the trackwheel and select ?Wipe Handheld?. For BlackBerry smartphones running BlackBerry Device Software 4.1 to 4.2.1 From the Home screen of the BlackBerry smartphone, go to Options > Security Options > General Settings. Display the menu and select Wipe Handheld. Click Continue. Type blackberry, and then press the Enter key. For BlackBerry smartphones running BlackBerry Device Software 4.2.2 to 4.7 From the Home screen of the BlackBerry smartphone, go to Options > Security Options > General Settings. Display the menu and select Wipe Handheld. Select the Include third-party applications check box if you wish to remove third-party applications. Clear the check box if you do not want third-party applications to be removed. Click Continue. Type blackberry, and then press the Enter key.

Oct 29, 2009 | RIM BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 Cellular...

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BB messenger error "Uncaught Exception: java.lang.null...


When attempting to send messages from the BlackBerry device, the BlackBerry device user receives the following Java error called uncaught exception java.lang.illegal argument exception:

To over come this error you need to complete the following steps:
First, perform a full backup of the BlackBerry device data:
  1. Connect the BlackBerry device to the computer using the USB cable.
  2. Open BlackBerry Desktop Manager, and then double-click Backup and Restore.
  3. Click Backup.
  4. Save the backup file.
Run the application loader tool and erase all data on the BlackBerry device:
  1. In BlackBerry Desktop Manager, double-click Application Loader.
  2. Click Next.
  3. On the Device Security Password screen, type the BlackBerry device security password, and then click Next.
  4. On the Device Application Selection screen, click Next.
  5. On the Completing the Application Loader Wizard screen, click Advanced. The Device Data Preservation screen is displayed.
  6. Select the Erase all application data check box, and then click Next.
  7. Select Do not automatically back up and restore the device application data during the loading process, and then click Next.
  8. Click Finish. The BlackBerry device resets. This might take several minutes.
Hope I helped you.
Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!

Oct 20, 2009 | RIM BlackBerry 8800

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Don't have bb messenger on curve 8320

BB messenger is always there, perhaps the icon is hidden. On the application screen, press the menu key and select Show All, see if it is there and select it and choose to unhide it.

Aug 22, 2009 | RIM BlackBerry Bold 9000 Smartphone

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How do i reset blackberry curve 8330 to factory settings

are you actually going to the menu button and selecting close on each screen or just hitting end or the return button to get to the home screen? If you don't actually select close in the menu screen some progams remain open. go into all applications when there press the menu key and scroll down to close this should help

Jan 17, 2009 | RIM Blackberry Curve 8300

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Address book

Select the Address Book application from the main screen (with all the icons.) The address book icon is black and white in the default theme.
Press the "Menu" button (just left of the trackball)
Scroll up or down to "New Address" and push the trackball in (select the menu item.)
Fill in all the details that you have for the contact.
Press the "Menu" button again (left of the trackball)
Scroll up or down to "Save" and select it by pushing the trackball in.

Bob's your uncle!

May 28, 2008 | AT&T Blackberry Curve 8300 Smartphone

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