- CrackBerry Newbie
- 3 Posts
Another ERROR 523 Option...
I received my first Error 523 on my 1 month old Verizon Curve 8330 today. I had recently installed the 18.104.22.168 OS upgrade for my phone with no problems until I tried to switch to the Surreal theme. The theme had work fine with my original 4.3 OS and I wanted to give it another go....but got the 523 error. I read a bunch of posts all which suggested an OS wipe and reinstall. YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO THIS!!!
All I did was this.
1. Uninstall All OS software packages on PC.
2. Connect phone
3. Before the error comes up, go into DM App Loader and let it scan your phone. You'll notice that everything comes up, but you can't uncheck the offending theme.
4. Close the DM.
5. Open the Loader program from C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research in Motion\App Loader\
6. This should scan your phone again and give you the same list the DM did, but you now have free reign over the installed themes and can remove the one that caused the error (Surreal in my case)
7. Disconnect and reset the phone.
The phone will try to load the old theme, but once it doesn't find it, it will revert to the default carriers theme. This got my phone back to working order with NO LOST DATA and without having to reinstall the OS.
I don't know if this had been posted already. I read a bunch of threads but didn't see this solution anywhere. Hope it helps someone!
- 07-17-2008, 01:43 PM #3
To install a theme next time do this: Unzip the theme. Plug in BB. Open DM. Select Apploader. Select add/remove. Select browse(DM 4.5) select the .cod file that came with the theme. Click Finish. and it will load.
- 07-17-2008, 02:10 PM #5
And @ the original post : Why did you have to go through so much trouble to remove a theme? I do not understand the big deal... seems like normal theme removal procedure to me. Or remove from the device Application list? I must be missing something, or you would not have gone trough those lengths to remove one theme.No longer a CrackBerry addict. Moved to Android - could not be happier!
- CrackBerry Master
07-17-2008, 04:17 PM #6
- 1,479 Posts
Before I had a chance to read this thread, I tried to re-load my surreal theme after upgrading from 4.2 to 4.5 and got the error. I just left the screen as-is with the error up and connected the bb to my pc, ran the app loader from the folder and removed it and it re-started on it's own with the default theme in place.
- 07-17-2008, 07:37 PM #8
Loaded the 4.5 os on my Curve.
Got the same error when I tried to use the Surreal theme, and as soon as it loaded it gave me that nice 523 error.
I deleted the theme, and everything was fine.
Thanks Baha for the tip on how to fix it...
aka Felix T Kat
- 07-31-2008, 10:46 PM #13
Thank U Baharahdma!!!
Mc~ I'm surprised you of all people would laugh at a solution or helpful information. Just because you dont understand the big deal doesnt mean it was worth laughing at.
Believe it or not, but this is the LEAST amount of trouble to remove a theme/app thats causing an error which cannot be removed by DM using App Loader because DM doesnt see your device. If by chance you can get DM to see your device, the offending theme/app will not allow you to remove the checkmark to uninstall it.
Short of spending an hour or more to reload the entire OS, this did the trick in a matter of a few minutes.
I installed the Surreal theme tonight; even though it said that I couldnt install it to 4.5, but my hard headed a$$ did so anyway. I got the error 523 and every post that I "searched" only offered reloading the OS as an option.
I personally think this should be stickied because #1- it WORKED flawlessly and #2- not everyone knows how/what to do when installing an OS; espcially newbies.
@Baharahdma~ all I can say is thank you for posting something so very helpful and allowing me to go to sleep b/c 4 a.m. comes very early for me.
I find it interesting that we can go out of our way to welcome and even congratulate people based on their post count/status; even those that get off on saying search first! But someone who hasnt even racked up 10 posts gets laughed at and has provided the best help for this problem so far!
Last edited by ScandaLeX; 07-31-2008 at 10:50 PM.EVO da 1st 4G
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- CrackBerry Newbie
09-12-2008, 02:23 AM #14
- 1 Posts
I Am So Desperate
I am absolutely computer illiterate! I am so frustrated right now because I've been up for the past few hours trying to figure out how to make this "app error 523" go away on my blackberry. I have an 8310 and everything has been working completely fine. All of a sudden my phone vibrates and I look at the screen and there it is! i've tried to read a few of the solutions that are already posted but I have no idea what "operating system" is or anything else. I know how to do the basics on a computer. Other than that, I'm screwed. Pathetic I know, but I really need help! I keep everything in my phone and I can't get to any of it right now! Please help!
- 09-25-2008, 09:15 PM #15
- 09-25-2008, 09:18 PM #16EVO da 1st 4G
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- 09-25-2008, 09:37 PM #17
- 10-16-2008, 11:48 PM #19
I just want to pile on with another thank you!!! You totally saved me! I was a step away from wiping and reinstalling everything and this fixed me within 3 minutes. If you're ever in LA, I owe you a beer. ****, I owe you a keg.