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  1. nanbil's Avatar
    • Name: "Soft" reset.
    • Description/purpose: Performs a "soft" reset of your device; the equivalent of doing a "battery pull" (ie. Removing the battery for a few seconds).
    • Process: Press-and-hold "Alt", then press-and-hold (RIGHT) "shift", then press-and-hold "Del".

    These instructions work for a 8320 curve but its the RIGHT alt key not the left
    Dito with an 8900
    12-20-09 01:40 PM
  2. shawninut's Avatar
    Good stuff! Thanks!
    12-20-09 06:54 PM
  3. bluz's Avatar
    • Name: Decibel meter.
    • Description/purpose: Displays your signal strength in decibels, instead of bars.
    • Process: Hold "Alt" and press "N", "M", "L", "L" (repeat to reverse the effect).


    • Name: Address Book file verification.
    • Description/purpose: Checks the data in your Address Book for inconsistencies.
    • Process: In the Address Book, hold "Alt" and press "V", "A", "L", "D".


    • Name: Address Book data structure rebuild.
    • Description/purpose: Forces a data structure re-build in the Address Book...
    • Process: In the Address Book, hold "Alt" and press "R", "B", "L", "D".


    • Name: View source code.
    • Description/purpose: Displays the source code of a Web page.
    • Process: In the Browser, hold "Alt" and press "R", "B", "V", "S".


    • Name: Help Me! menu.
    • Description/purpose: Provides crucial technical information about your device, for when seeking technical support or help in forums...
    • Process: Hold "Alt" and (left) "shift", then press "H".


    • Name: IMEI display.
    • Description/purpose: Displays your device's international mobile equipment identity (IMEI - your serial number) on-screen... Also works from all other GSM handsets.
    • Process: Type "*", "#", "0", "6", "#" on the Home screen.


    • Name: "Soft" reset.
    • Description/purpose: Performs a "soft" reset of your device; the equivalent of doing a "battery pull" (ie. Removing the battery for a few seconds).
    • Process: Press-and-hold "Alt", then press-and-hold (left) "shift", then press-and-hold "Del".


    • Name: Event Log.
    • Purpose: Displays event logs of all the system-level events that occur on your device...
    • Process: Hold "Alt" and press "L", "G", "L", "G".


    All of these secrets have been tested on the BlackBerry 8800 and BlackBerry Curve 8300; I would expect them to work on all keyboard-featured BlackBerry devices... The above secrets may or may not work on BlackBerry Pearl series handsets.

    In some cases, you will need to be on the Home screen when you enter these codes...


    There are a few other "codes" at the following links, however I was not able to get them working on my test device, a BlackBerry 8800:

    http://blackberryforums.pinstack.com/57083-secret_menu.html


    There is a MASSIVE (and I mean M-A-S-S-I-V-E!) list of BlackBerry short-cuts at:

    Curve keyboard shortcuts list - PinStack.com - BlackBerry forums


    If I've missed anything, please add it below...

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    this is cool. thanks.
    12-22-09 06:16 AM
  4. jasonw30's Avatar
    just type in myver, you can also just type mypin for you pin number in your messenger and texts
    12-29-09 09:25 PM
  5. jgodin03's Avatar
    WOW everything works on my Tour!
    01-03-10 07:15 PM
  6. Thenewbdm's Avatar
    Thanks for sharing all worked on my Tour
    01-04-10 04:45 AM
  7. Thenewbdm's Avatar
    Just found these they are for a curve but all i have tried work on my Tour..have fun.

    1. Phone:
    Hold O: Insert a plus sign (+) when typing a phone number
    Alt+X: *** an extension to a phone number
    Alt+letter key: type a letter in a phone number field
    Space+Enter: View the last phone number you called; Send:dial the number
    Hold Send: view your contact list on the phone screen

    2. Messages:
    Within a Message
    Press R: reply to a message
    Press L: reply to all
    Press F: forward a message
    In a message, highlight the contact. Press Q: view e-mail address of a contact/view display name again (toggles)

    3. In a Message List:
    Press Enter: open a highlighted message
    Press C: compose a message from a message list
    Press Alt key and U: mark a message as opened or unopened
    Press Alt key and I: view received messages
    Press Alt key and O: view sent messages
    Press Alt key and V: view voice-mail messages
    Press Alt key and S: view SMS text messages
    Press Alt key and P: view call logs
    Press Escape key: view all your messages again

    4. Moving Around a Message List:
    Press the Space key: move down a screen
    Press the Shift key and the Space key: move up a screen
    Press T: move to the top of a message list
    Press B:move to the bottom of a message list
    Press N:move to the next date
    Press P: move to the previous date
    Press U: move to the next unopened item
    Press J: move to the next related message
    Press K: move to the previous related message

    5. Typing:
    Press Space key twice: insert a period (next letter is capitalized)
    Hold letter key: Capitalize a letter (holding capitalizes)
    Hold Alt key and Character key: type an alternate character on a key
    Hold letter key and roll trackball: type an accented or special character
    Press a number key (no alt): type a number in a number field
    Hold Alt and press number key: type a number in a password field
    Press Alt and Left Shift key: turn on NUM Lock
    Press Shift key: turn off NUM or CAP lock
    Press Alt key and Right Shift key: turn on CAP lock
    Press Space key: insert an @ or a . when in an e-mail address field
    Press Symbol key: type a symbol
    Press Shift and roll Trackball: Highlight a line of text
    Press Escape key: cancel a text selection
    Press Shift key and the Delete key: cut highlighted text when typing
    Press Alt key and click Trackball: copy highlighted text when typing
    Press Shift key and click Trackball: paste highlighted text when typing

    6. Wi-Fi:
    Press Menu key, click Set-up Wi-Fi: scan for available Wi-Fi networks
    Press Menu key, click Manage Connections, then Wi-Fi box: turn on Wi-Fi
    Press Menu key, click Manage Connections, then Wi-Fi box: turn off Wi-Fi

    7. Search:
    Type contact name or initials with spaces: search for a contact in Address Book
    Press S: search for text in a message
    Press F: search for text in an attachment or web page
    Press F (in text view or text and slide view): search for text in a presentation attachment

    8. Attachments:
    Press F: search for text in an attachment
    Press G: move to the last cursor position after closing and reopening an attachment

    9. Spreadsheets:
    Press G: move to a specific cell
    Press Space key: view the content of a cell
    Press V, Highlight a worksheet, Press Enter key: switch worksheets
    Press H: view hidden columns or rows
    Press H: hide the columns or rows again

    10. Presentations:
    Press M: switch presentation views
    Press N: move to the next slide
    Press P: move to the previous slide
    Press G (in text view or text and slide view): move to last cursor position after closing and reopening a presentation attachment

    11. Browser
    In Go To dialog box, press Space key: insert a period (.)
    In Go To dialog box, press Shift key and the Space key: insert a slash mark (/)
    Press O (in browser): open the browser options
    Press Escape key: stop loading page
    Press D: hide the browser
    Hold Escape: close the browser

    12. On a Web Page
    Press G: go to a specific web page
    Press H: return to the home page
    Press K: open the bookmark list
    Press A: add a bookmark
    Press I: view a list of web pages you've recently visited
    Press R: save a web page to a message list
    Highlight link and press L: view the address for a link
    Press P: view the address for a web page
    Press S: save a web page to a message list
    Press Enter: follow a highlighted link
    Press U: hide the banner
    Press U: view the banner again
    Press X: view a thumbnail version of a web page (press any key to return to normal view)

    13. Navigating within a Web Page:
    Press Space: move down a screen
    Press Shift and Space: move up a screen
    Press T: move to the top of a web page
    Press B: move to the bottom of a web page

    14. Camera:
    Press Right Convenience key (default):
    Roll Trackball Up/Down, press Volume Key Up/Down: Zoom In and Out
    Press Space: change flash mode for a picture
    Press Symbol: change the size of the viewfinder

    15. Media Player:
    Press Mute: pause a video or song
    Press Mute: resume playing paused video or song
    Press N: play the next song in a category
    Press P: play the previous song in a category
    Press B: rotate a picture
    Press I: zoom in on a picture
    Press O: zoom out on a picture
    Press W: return to the original picture size

    16. Blackberry Maps:
    Press I: zoom in on a map
    Press O: zoom out on a map
    Press U: view status information at the top of a map
    Press U again: hide status information at the bottom of a map
    Press Space: view tracking information at the bottom of a map
    Press Space again: hide tracking information at the bottom of a map
    Press N: move in the next direction on a route
    Press P: move to the previous direction on a route

    17. Calendar:
    Press C: schedule an appointment
    Press A: change to Agenda view
    Press D: change to Day view
    Press W: change to Week view
    Press M: change to Month view
    Press Space: move to the next day, week, month
    Press Shift key and Space key: move to the current date
    Press T: move to a specific date
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    01-04-10 05:02 AM
  8. travelingfool's Avatar
    There is no soft reset on trackballed devices.
    Wrong. Alt + right shift + del

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    01-04-10 05:51 AM
  9. Hey_Daniel's Avatar
    This is useful information
    01-04-10 05:57 AM
  10. travelingfool's Avatar

    • Name: "Soft" reset.
    • Description/purpose: Performs a "soft" reset of your device; the equivalent of doing a "battery pull" (ie. Removing the battery for a few seconds).
    • Process: Press-and-hold "Alt", then press-and-hold (left) "shift", then press-and-hold "Del".
    Actually, a soft reset isn't the equivalent of doing a battery pull. A battery pull is called a hard reset, and is sometimes needed to clear a problem that a soft reset can't fix. Not trying to mince words here, but since this older thread has resurfaced, I don't want the newbs misled



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    Last edited by TravellingFool; 01-04-10 at 06:06 AM.
    01-04-10 06:00 AM
  11. BigBadWulf's Avatar
    This thread gets hit at least once a week, but yes some might consider them the same.



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    WAPers do it With A Passion


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    01-04-10 06:13 AM
  12. harley1rocker's Avatar
    • Name: "Soft" reset.
    • Description/purpose: Performs a "soft" reset of your device; the equivalent of doing a "battery pull" (ie. Removing the battery for a few seconds).
    • Process: Press-and-hold "Alt", then press-and-hold (RIGHT) "shift", then press-and-hold "Del".

    These instructions work for a 8320 curve but its the RIGHT alt key not the left
    also on the 8350i,the right shift key
    01-04-10 07:19 AM
  13. stagi's Avatar
    thank you thank you
    01-04-10 05:58 PM
  14. angel25's Avatar
    Can anyone tell me if there's a way to speed up a bb pearl 8130?

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    01-05-10 12:17 PM
  15. h3r5hee's Avatar
    These all work on the Storm, except for soft-reset. Bring up the keyboard wherever you are (binding it to a side-key works), hold Alt to lock (the !?123 key) and press whatever keys the letters would be on.

    For example, if the code says "Hold ALT and press V, A, L, D" (this one only works in Address Book), you'd bring up the keyboard, hold !?123 until it locks, release it, and then press $, *, L, 5.
    Did any storm users get this to work? I can't...
    01-05-10 12:39 PM
  16. 8900curvey's Avatar
    pretty help full thanks
    01-06-10 02:42 AM
  17. babedolle's Avatar
    While your online, is there a way to go to the next page without using the trackball?

    Just found these they are for a curve but all i have tried work on my Tour..have fun.

    1. Phone:
    Hold O: Insert a plus sign (+) when typing a phone number
    Alt+X: *** an extension to a phone number
    Alt+letter key: type a letter in a phone number field
    Space+Enter: View the last phone number you called; Send:dial the number
    Hold Send: view your contact list on the phone screen

    2. Messages:
    Within a Message
    Press R: reply to a message
    Press L: reply to all
    Press F: forward a message
    In a message, highlight the contact. Press Q: view e-mail address of a contact/view display name again (toggles)

    3. In a Message List:
    Press Enter: open a highlighted message
    Press C: compose a message from a message list
    Press Alt key and U: mark a message as opened or unopened
    Press Alt key and I: view received messages
    Press Alt key and O: view sent messages
    Press Alt key and V: view voice-mail messages
    Press Alt key and S: view SMS text messages
    Press Alt key and P: view call logs
    Press Escape key: view all your messages again

    4. Moving Around a Message List:
    Press the Space key: move down a screen
    Press the Shift key and the Space key: move up a screen
    Press T: move to the top of a message list
    Press B:move to the bottom of a message list
    Press N:move to the next date
    Press P: move to the previous date
    Press U: move to the next unopened item
    Press J: move to the next related message
    Press K: move to the previous related message

    5. Typing:
    Press Space key twice: insert a period (next letter is capitalized)
    Hold letter key: Capitalize a letter (holding capitalizes)
    Hold Alt key and Character key: type an alternate character on a key
    Hold letter key and roll trackball: type an accented or special character
    Press a number key (no alt): type a number in a number field
    Hold Alt and press number key: type a number in a password field
    Press Alt and Left Shift key: turn on NUM Lock
    Press Shift key: turn off NUM or CAP lock
    Press Alt key and Right Shift key: turn on CAP lock
    Press Space key: insert an @ or a . when in an e-mail address field
    Press Symbol key: type a symbol
    Press Shift and roll Trackball: Highlight a line of text
    Press Escape key: cancel a text selection
    Press Shift key and the Delete key: cut highlighted text when typing
    Press Alt key and click Trackball: copy highlighted text when typing
    Press Shift key and click Trackball: paste highlighted text when typing

    6. Wi-Fi:
    Press Menu key, click Set-up Wi-Fi: scan for available Wi-Fi networks
    Press Menu key, click Manage Connections, then Wi-Fi box: turn on Wi-Fi
    Press Menu key, click Manage Connections, then Wi-Fi box: turn off Wi-Fi

    7. Search:
    Type contact name or initials with spaces: search for a contact in Address Book
    Press S: search for text in a message
    Press F: search for text in an attachment or web page
    Press F (in text view or text and slide view): search for text in a presentation attachment

    8. Attachments:
    Press F: search for text in an attachment
    Press G: move to the last cursor position after closing and reopening an attachment

    9. Spreadsheets:
    Press G: move to a specific cell
    Press Space key: view the content of a cell
    Press V, Highlight a worksheet, Press Enter key: switch worksheets
    Press H: view hidden columns or rows
    Press H: hide the columns or rows again

    10. Presentations:
    Press M: switch presentation views
    Press N: move to the next slide
    Press P: move to the previous slide
    Press G (in text view or text and slide view): move to last cursor position after closing and reopening a presentation attachment

    11. Browser
    In Go To dialog box, press Space key: insert a period (.)
    In Go To dialog box, press Shift key and the Space key: insert a slash mark (/)
    Press O (in browser): open the browser options
    Press Escape key: stop loading page
    Press D: hide the browser
    Hold Escape: close the browser

    12. On a Web Page
    Press G: go to a specific web page
    Press H: return to the home page
    Press K: open the bookmark list
    Press A: add a bookmark
    Press I: view a list of web pages you've recently visited
    Press R: save a web page to a message list
    Highlight link and press L: view the address for a link
    Press P: view the address for a web page
    Press S: save a web page to a message list
    Press Enter: follow a highlighted link
    Press U: hide the banner
    Press U: view the banner again
    Press X: view a thumbnail version of a web page (press any key to return to normal view)

    13. Navigating within a Web Page:
    Press Space: move down a screen
    Press Shift and Space: move up a screen
    Press T: move to the top of a web page
    Press B: move to the bottom of a web page

    14. Camera:
    Press Right Convenience key (default):
    Roll Trackball Up/Down, press Volume Key Up/Down: Zoom In and Out
    Press Space: change flash mode for a picture
    Press Symbol: change the size of the viewfinder

    15. Media Player:
    Press Mute: pause a video or song
    Press Mute: resume playing paused video or song
    Press N: play the next song in a category
    Press P: play the previous song in a category
    Press B: rotate a picture
    Press I: zoom in on a picture
    Press O: zoom out on a picture
    Press W: return to the original picture size

    16. Blackberry Maps:
    Press I: zoom in on a map
    Press O: zoom out on a map
    Press U: view status information at the top of a map
    Press U again: hide status information at the bottom of a map
    Press Space: view tracking information at the bottom of a map
    Press Space again: hide tracking information at the bottom of a map
    Press N: move in the next direction on a route
    Press P: move to the previous direction on a route

    17. Calendar:
    Press C: schedule an appointment
    Press A: change to Agenda view
    Press D: change to Day view
    Press W: change to Week view
    Press M: change to Month view
    Press Space: move to the next day, week, month
    Press Shift key and Space key: move to the current date
    Press T: move to a specific date
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    01-09-10 02:42 AM
  18. war-eagle75's Avatar
    great info... thanks
    01-10-10 05:38 PM
  19. ralliartevo's Avatar
    Are there any of these for the storm 1

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    01-14-10 12:22 PM
  20. gus2003's Avatar
    Awesome!!!!!!!!
    01-19-10 09:50 PM
  21. blood rAyne's Avatar
    hmmmm... let me try.......... tnx
    01-21-10 10:37 PM
  22. Fuzzballz's Avatar
    nice thread, but a three-key "soft" reset is NOT the same as a battery pull. Nor is the Quickpull app the same as a battery pull.

    --> You cannot "simulate" a battery pull via software, you actually need to physically pull the battery.
    01-23-10 10:28 PM
  23. BigBadWulf's Avatar
    nice thread, but a three-key "soft" reset is NOT the same as a battery pull. Nor is the Quickpull app the same as a battery pull.

    --> You cannot "simulate" a battery pull via software, you actually need to physically pull the battery.
    That issue has been covered to death. For simply recovering memory, or after an app installation, a soft reset is fine. It's the same thing that happens many times during an OS install, and two soft back-to-back is considered equal to a physical pull.



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    01-23-10 10:35 PM
  24. Fuzzballz's Avatar
    two soft back-to-back is considered equal to a physical pull.
    "Is considered" ? You mean the OS says to itself, "Well, normally a non-hardware soft reset and a real hardware removal of electrical power do two rather different things to me, but since the user did it twice in a row, I'll 'consider' the former to be the latter."

    Damn silly concept if you ask me. You're right about a soft reset being enough of a reset for most things, but that wasn't what we were talking about was it? The OP said that a soft reset was essentially THE SAME as a battery pull, and it's not. There are some things that cannot be solved by a soft reset but can by a battery pull.
    01-24-10 01:00 AM
  25. SJRod55's Avatar
    Useful list - thanks
    01-24-10 01:49 PM
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