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  1. SCrid2000's Avatar
    Running garbage collection only takes a couple seconds

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    05-11-11 12:04 PM
  2. tbrenn's Avatar
    I would guess that the battery discharge option is a left over from the old days when batteries could develop a memory that prevented full charging. I don't know what good it would do to fully discharge a lith-ion battery. In fact it would shorten the life of the battery if it was done too much. Like I said, just a guess.

    Can someone tell me the difference between doing the garbage collection as opposed to a battery pull to regain leaked memory.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    Thanks dairy

    So I tried the 'force discharge', and it does just that... After selecting it, even if I plugged my device into the AC charger, it would not charge. I left it plugged in overnight. In the morning it was completely dead. I had to unplug it, and re plug in, and it started charging again... Took a few minutes before the device booted, as the battery was completely dead...

    As dairy said, I wouldn't do this often, and li-on batterys don't have a memory...

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    05-11-11 12:06 PM
  3. SRR500's Avatar
    Running garbage collection only takes a couple seconds

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    So what you're saying is they both accomplish the same thing? I was wondering because I usually pull the battery once a day to swap a charged one for the dead one.

    Guess I probably won't see any benefit from garbage collecting. Thanks.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    05-11-11 02:40 PM
  4. Mecca EL's Avatar
    Just opened the eScreen on my 9810. This is cool! Thanks for the info
    09-14-11 02:19 AM
  5. big_chunuts's Avatar
    I got a request to give some info about this in a PM, so I'm gonna go ahead and write up a quick tutorial about the advanced help screen (also known as the Engineering Screen).

    First, what is the advanced help screen? Basically, it's a way to dive deeper into your OS and see what's going on in there, and make a few tweaks. Some people have said that you can brick your BlackBerry by screwing around in here. I personally have played with many of the settings in here with absolutely no knowledge of what they are, and have seen no problems. That being said, it *could* happen, so be careful. And obviously, I will take no responsibility for any damage you do to your phone (or even feel sorry for you )

    My apologies if that doesn't explain very well what exactly the Advanced Help Screen is. Trust me, it'll make more sense as we go along.

    First, how to get to the advanced help screen:

    This was the part that took me the longest to figure out, from the first time I heard about it. I'll try to make it simple for you guys.
    From pretty much anywhere, press and hold: alt, right-shift, h. That should bring up this screen:



    This is the standard help screen. Informative? Yes. Useful? Eh, not so much. This screen has far more potential, and we're gonna use it. To get to the advanced help screen, we need a key.

    It took me a while to find out how to get a key. I attached a key generator to this post, and you can figure out how to make one (in case this one disappears) here: http://forums.crackberry.com/f135/ad...3/index13.html

    Update: now you can generate a code from your BlackBerry browser from here: eScreen Unlocker

    Run the keygen in Internet Explorer, Mozilla, etc. You'll get a screen like this:



    Now, we need to type ALL the required data from the locked help screen in here to make this work. Like this:



    Make sure you type everything EXACTLY as you see it. Note the space in the build version before (311). Also, my 9650 shows my pin as lowercase letters, and I have to enter it as lowercase letters to make it work. Whatever the help screen says, do it.

    Once you've got this code, enter it into the help screen. You'll get no confirmation, nothing to tell you you're entering it right.
    DO NOT hold the shift key to input letters.
    Hold the ALT key for numbers.

    UNLOCKED
    After you enter the code, your screen should magically transform into this:




    Congrats

    Go ahead and explore, be careful and all that. Here's some of my fav bits:

    OS Engineering Screens -> Battery Engineering Screens -> Charging Screen
    See how much power you're drawing, force a full discharge.



    JVM Engineering Screens
    See your memory Stats. Going into any one of these except Processes allows you to do force a Garbage Collection (GC), which frees up memory that's been leaked - this was invaluable on my 8330.
    side Note: That's what a lot of PAID memory management apps do.



    JVM Engineering Screens -> Processes
    See all running processes on your BlackBerry, optionally shut them down.




    There's more cool stuff you can do in there, but CrackBerry limited me to 10 pictures in a post, so that's all for now. I'm sure other people who know more about all this than me will be able to add more to this post.
    If anyone has any questions, you can PM or PIN me.
    Have fun guys.
    how do you get to the umts band selection screen?
    09-14-11 02:31 AM
  6. SCrid2000's Avatar
    how do you get to the umts band selection screen?
    No clue, I don't have a umts capable device.

    Sent from my NookColor using Tapatalk
    09-17-11 11:59 PM
  7. BlackSheepBerry's Avatar
    Is there any way to change the contrast settings for the LCD screen?
    10-09-11 05:43 AM
  8. SCrid2000's Avatar
    If you have a BlackBerry Playbook, you can generate a code for your eScreen with this app (which must be sideloaded): http://forums.crackberry.com/showthr...18#post6804618
    10-27-11 01:29 PM
  9. cooljatt18's Avatar
    tried this on my 9780, but nothing happened
    11-27-11 01:45 PM
  10. heftyman19's Avatar
    I really tried. Read all the posts and still can't get to the Escreen on my 9700

    1. Got to the help screen
    2. Entered everything exactly - used lower case letters in PIN, space in 6.0.0.615 (2718)
    3. Still wondering in the Keygen - for UPTIME do you just use the numbers or add the 'space secs' afterwards? (i have tried both several times)
    4. Hold down ALT when entering numbers, press once but don't hold UPPERCASE for letters
    5. Know the difference between a '0' and an 'O'
    6. Have done a battery pull after every failed attempt

    Please help - not a noob so this is frustrating

    Thanks,
    Mark
    12-02-11 11:27 AM
  11. Pilot Prop's Avatar
    It worked! Cleaned up a bit of my memory--we'll see how this plays out over time.
    12-06-11 06:40 AM
  12. OniBerry's Avatar
    I really tried. Read all the posts and still can't get to the Escreen on my 9700

    1. Got to the help screen
    2. Entered everything exactly - used lower case letters in PIN, space in 6.0.0.615 (2718)
    3. Still wondering in the Keygen - for UPTIME do you just use the numbers or add the 'space secs' afterwards? (i have tried both several times)
    4. Hold down ALT when entering numbers, press once but don't hold UPPERCASE for letters
    5. Know the difference between a '0' and an 'O'
    6. Have done a battery pull after every failed attempt

    Please help - not a noob so this is frustrating

    Thanks,
    Mark
    Enter the information exactly as it appears on your phone. If your PIN is in CAPS, then type it in caps. Uptime, is the uptime of the device at the exact time you open the Help Me Screen. One last thing, It has been reported that is you close the Help Me screen and try to enter the information by opening it up again, your Uptime will have also changed and the process started from the beginning again.
    12-06-11 09:21 AM
  13. malyfsborin88's Avatar
    i accidentally did a file system clean instead of a through clean, what did i do on accident?
    Same here!
    12-13-11 06:59 AM
  14. OniBerry's Avatar
    Which kind? Quick, Full, Thorough, or GC? Mostly used to free up RAM.
    12-13-11 04:55 PM
  15. Kirkx's Avatar
    Now that I have performed GC I want the Help Me screen back, but I'm stuck with Engineering Screen. I got the code from a website which didn't provide Key Duration box, so I don't even know if it's for one day or 30 days:

    http://www.deblocage-blackberry.com/...een-keygen.php

    Is there any way to disable eScreen and get Help Me screen back?
    Last edited by Kirkx; 12-14-11 at 04:49 AM.
    12-14-11 04:42 AM
  16. Kirkx's Avatar
    Resolved. Apparently the Key Duration on Deblocage-Blackberry website is set to 24 hours. After that the Help Me screen comes back.
    12-15-11 06:51 AM
  17. Tinina's Avatar
    Happy to hear that your problem has been resolved, lol. Have a nice day!
    12-15-11 07:12 PM
  18. Xterra2's Avatar
    Can you revert it back from the e screen to the normal alt shift h - help ?
    12-18-11 12:39 PM
  19. sury44's Avatar
    I can't see the pictures. I'm using Chrome but they did not open even using IE.
    12-31-11 12:43 AM
  20. SCrid2000's Avatar
    They're working on my BlackBerry browser.
    Last edited by SCrid2000; 12-31-11 at 12:48 AM.
    12-31-11 12:46 AM
  21. lester78's Avatar
    Can you revert it back from the e screen to the normal alt shift h - help ?
    Yes, just change the date of your device a few days forward. Let's say if you generate your escreen code using a duration of 3 days, set your date 4 days forward and the normal help screen will return.
    01-06-12 10:14 PM
  22. 3GCurve's Avatar
    New to BB's and attempting to get mines unlocked. Unable to get into the HElP screen after being in it prior. Now all I can get with ALT, Ctrl, H is "Engineering Screen Contents". Not even re seating battery will access this screen.
    What's changed since I was last in the HELP Screen?
    01-12-12 08:33 PM
  23. SCrid2000's Avatar
    That's what you get when you unlock the engineering screen.
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    01-12-12 08:40 PM
  24. Blacklatino's Avatar
    @SCrid2000. I've been utilizing this for awhile now. Thanks.
    SCrid2000 likes this.
    03-23-12 11:33 PM
  25. Lord_Jareth_89's Avatar
    My 9860 is from at&t how can I disable 2G with the e-screen?? So I can only use 3G/H+
    05-07-12 04:12 PM
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