Question about RIM BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 Cellular Phone

1 Answer

Blackberry pearl- initialization problem

My balckberry pearl keeps showing 'initialization failed' upon bootup and I cannot call or receive calls- or message anyone. I have pulled out and re- installed the SIM card and battery- is there anything else I can can do? that happens on mine too, it will either say the sim card is not located or it will say initialization failed and i have taken out the battery and sim card then reloaded them exactly the same way, and sometimes it will work for a while then go to SOS and initialization failed, and ive reloaded the sim card & battery many times!

Posted by on

  • 2 more comments 
  • bb flip Feb 16, 2009

    I have the exact same problem I have updated my OS with no rsolution, I even reset the OS but nothing, coul someone help us?

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2009

    exactly the same thing

  • Anonymous Apr 11, 2009

    i had the same problem with error sim card etc... wedged a piece of paper behind the SIM card and now the device works.

    thanks for the tip very helpfull!

  • debbiediana Apr 12, 2009

    I did the paper bit, stuck a thin piece of plastic, cardboard...nothing's working. Also, I have TMobile but the Mobile Network details it says AT&T?

×

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I had the same problem and find the answer on other forum http://forums.crackberry.com/f85/huge-problem-about-initialization-failed-sos-113323/ I used some scotch tape and worked perfect for me, the idea is to make the sim card a litle "fat" to fit the contacts.

Good luck

Posted on Feb 16, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How do i bring my full menu back in balckberry


please do a hard reset to clear the entire phone:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6m0j-C3CbGA

CommCentral

Oct 02, 2010 | RIM BlackBerry? Pearl 8120 Cellular Phone

1 Answer

Jvm error 102 on my 8230 bb pearl?


please go to these link if you want to perform this yourself: but please be sure to follow the instructions STRICTLY
http://supportforums.blackberry.com/t5/BlackBerry-Pearl-BlackBerry-8100/JVM-ERROR-545/m-p/71174
OR if you cant or dont want to do the steps or just want professional help, go to the nearest authorized balckberry shops, or from where you bought the phone.

Aug 18, 2010 | RIM BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 Cellular...

1 Answer

Blackberry error code


all you need to do is sync your blackberry with your blackberry desktop manager and run the application loader. you will lose all data on the phone because you are re-installing the software

Mar 01, 2010 | RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8120 Cellular Phone

1 Answer

My black berry keeps shutting its radio off regaurdless of its charge full or not and i have to turn the radi on every time to make a call that ends up being cut off and im not receiving texts .


The OS on your phone could be corrupted....you can reflash the OS by using your Balckberry Desktop manager........going to the apploader and updating the software

Jan 30, 2010 | RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8130 Cellular Phone

1 Answer

Blackberry Pearl - cannot hear on telephone calls


Take out the battery while the phone is on wait for a minute and then put it back in and start it up!

Mar 04, 2009 | Verizon Communications BlackBerry Pearl...

Not finding what you are looking for?
RIM BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 Cellular Phone Logo

3,290 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top RIM Cell Phones Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18297 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

60667 Answers

Are you a RIM Cell Phone Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...