Keypad Lock/Unlock Help
Strange issue has been occurring with a family member's 8830. Basically when the keypad is locked by pushing [alt + enter] and then unlocked by pushing
[* + send key] , the phone screen basically opens the last program that was highlighted prior to the phone being locked.
However, when the phone is locked simply by choosing the Lock Icon and then unlocked with the [* + send key] the normal home screen appears...
Can someone please help with this ???
- 09-01-2007, 01:25 AM #2
I tested what you stated on my curve, and your correct if i'm icons screen (all icons) and then hit [alt+enter] it'll lock then when i unlock it, it returns to that screen, but then if i go to my main screen and hit the lock icon then unlock it, it returns to that main screen as well but forgive me I'm failing to see how this is causing a problem for you, it's just like putting your computer in sleep mode, whatever screen your on when u put it into sleep it returns to...
on the phone, basically what is happening is that regardless of the fact that im on the home screen, lets say my toggle is on the message icon, when i lock the phone and unlock it using the keypad method once the phone is unlocked it will actually open the messages. and not just show the home screen...
Does that make sense??
- 09-01-2007, 01:12 PM #4
Makes perfect sense, it retains the memory of where you were on your device...but if you were on the message icon, then lock it and THEN when you unlock it, it opens the messages that don't make sense....my curve simply returns back to the messages icon.
Last edited by Bla1ze; 09-01-2007 at 01:17 PM.
- 03-23-2008, 01:06 AM #11
I am REALLY new with my blackberry...but i am having the same problem...only with my send key. after i lock and unlock my phone, it reverts back to the screen before i locked it (ie. displays the old time) My issue is i can't figure out how to get the send key to go back to just showing my call log. the same thing happens for the number keys (instead of just allowing me to dial a number)
- 03-23-2008, 01:20 AM #12
This issue is definately related to the 8800 series. I have an 8820 from work i just tried it right now and it does open up an icon that was highlighted before i locked the keypad. On my curve, again i just tried it now, it does not open up the icon that was last highlighted before the keypad is locked.
- 04-08-2008, 03:31 PM #13
i just had the same thing happen to me today. i locked my phone this morning. unlocked it just a few minutes ago, hit Send, and all that happened is the time changed to 7:50. i scrolled and pressed buttons, but nothing happened. in the end i had to hit End. the time changed back to current, but the call log wouldn't come up.
- 05-19-2008, 01:00 AM #15
Actually, I am using the blackberry 8820.
Were you able to resolve this issue?
In any case, I have some additional insight to offer.
when locking the phone, if the "Alt" key is held down while the "Enter" key is pressed, the problem DOES NOT occur.
However, if you press the "Alt" key and then the "Enter" key when locking (a two key-stroke process opposed to one simultaneous stroke sequence), the problem appears.
The bug is still present regardless; however, it is interesting that it only occurs under this particular scenario.
- 12-26-2010, 04:02 PM #20
my brother tryed to get into my phone typed randomn passwords more then 6 times and i cant get bk into my phone i have to attempts how do i get bk in my phone without blocking the whole fone? password no longer comes in stars jus letters and number and letterss... can somebody help me unlock my phone plez...
- 12-26-2010, 05:00 PM #21
He probably changed the password. There is no way to get into the phone unless you guess the new password. The only thing you can do is type in words until the phone wipes itself, and restore from a backup. Hope you backed up your phone.
- 08-12-2012, 01:23 PM #22
Lock Unlock Keypad
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