1. andrew2337's Avatar
    Hello All..

    Today after adding some "hidden" themes.. I was so fortunate to have the phone lockup. The only message I receive it 543. I am sure this is a common problem however none of the solutions have seemed to work. The PIN is not even recognized when I start the manager..

    Any Ideas?
    12-01-07 08:27 PM
  2. chinesecatt's Avatar
    Did you backup your device before downloading the themes? Try loading your OS again and restore.
    12-01-07 09:36 PM
  3. Bla1ze's Avatar
    Ok...first off I'd like to say that I take no credit for this solution, also I have tested this on MANY occasions and it does indeed work well, some of the steps are kinda off and may require a lil bit of variation of the steps, but the end result from my common experience is that it does indeed work....

    Problem: When trying to re-install an operating system that constantly intializes, Desktop Manager will not recognize the device.

    Solution: The following walkthough!

    Thank you to Pentace for this excellent walkthough:

    FYI this will work for any handheld that constantly initializes.. aka the hourglass of doom.

    1. Install the desktop software.
    2. Install the handheld software. (If it is a non Vendor software.. exp. T-Mobile. search and delete the "vendor.xml" file.)
    3. Pull the battery out of your device.
    4. With the battery out connect the device to the computer.
    5. Go to Options and select "connection settings"
    6. Select USB PIN this may take a few moments since there is no battery in the device. you might even have to select detect device in some rare cases.
    7. Select the application loader icon.
    8. Select all software you want installed.
    9. Proceed to the end portion untill you see the "Finish" button.
    10. Very IMPORTANT. do not hit the finish button, instead select the ADVANCED button.
    11. Make sure both boxes are checked.
    12. Proceed until it asks you if you want to automatically back up and restore. Select DO NOT AUTOMATICALLY BACK UP MY HANDHELD.
    13. Once the process starts. take care not to bump out the cord and re-insert the battery. Again on some rare occasions you might have to wait until it finishes saying connect to insert the battery.


    If you do not get it by the 3rd time.. download the Blackberry java developers kit and install it. once installed find the javaloader.exe file and move it into the c:\ directory

    Once it is under the c:\, go to start then run and type. cmd.exe

    After the command prompt apears type in "c:\javaloader -usb wipe" to wipe the handheld

    *The reason I have highlighted Step 13 is that this is very important to do BEFORE the DM tries to re-start your device because it WILL NOT re-intialize your device IF THE BATTERY IS NOT IN YOUR DEVICE.
    Last edited by Bla1ze; 12-01-07 at 10:41 PM. Reason: Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due...See SOURCE Link.
    12-01-07 10:40 PM
  4. andrew2337's Avatar
    Seems to have worked..
    I will try loading the new alx files and see what happens this time
    12-02-07 11:20 AM