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  1. kingrx's Avatar
    A fellow crackberry posted this tip which allows users to access their blackberry's event log just by doing this step:

    Holding the "ALT" button and pressing "L G L G" one after another.

    Apparently by clearing the memory log, we can free up more memory space.

    My question to more experienced crackberry users, will accessing the event log have any negative repercussions? Like deleting logs etc. ?
    09-06-08 04:16 AM
  2. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    None whatsoever. In fact I have stopped my BB from creating
    an event log altogether. One less thing to have to worry about.

    In all my troubleshooting, no one at AT&T, RIM or here has ever
    asked me to look at my event log.
    09-06-08 04:38 AM
  3. justagirl's Avatar
    None whatsoever. In fact I have stopped my BB from creating
    an event log altogether. One less thing to have to worry about.

    In all my troubleshooting, no one at AT&T, RIM or here has ever
    asked me to look at my event log.
    How did you prevent it from creating a log?

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    09-06-08 04:55 AM
  4. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    Once you are have cleared the event log, press menu and select options. Set Min Log Level to WARNING.

    Press menu again and and select options and take the check
    out of every box. Save, exit and you're done. Good for about
    1.5 to 2 meg of memory depending on the apps you have installed.
    Last edited by amazinglygraceless; 09-06-08 at 05:03 AM.
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    09-06-08 05:00 AM
  5. miss_michelle's Avatar
    I also cleared my log and set it to not log anything.

    To add to what AG said, if you go into menu and then options and then scroll down to the area where the checkboxes are you can just hit menu again and choose hide all types. This way you don't have to uncheck each box.

    And remember, if you upgrade (or downgrade) your OS you'll need to do this all over again.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    09-06-08 05:14 AM
  6. TvTechGuru's Avatar
    Wow very cool! I will try this, very valuable tip! Thanks everyone.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    09-06-08 05:15 AM
  7. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    Thanks Michelle. You know me always doing it the long way
    And good point on the u/grade d/grade issue. I forgot that.
    09-06-08 05:23 AM
  8. Bla1ze's Avatar
    Saves a tonne of space on your BB as well..although I left it running on my Bold in case RIM may need the logs for any debugging.
    09-06-08 05:26 AM
  9. kingrx's Avatar
    That's nice knowing that some users have it disabled without any problems to their bbs.

    Just a question though, what exactly is "Warning", "Information" and "Debug Info"?
    09-06-08 05:28 AM
  10. TvTechGuru's Avatar
    I just tried this and I think I lost memory!? My file free dropped from 41 million bytes to 38 million. What's up with that?

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    09-06-08 05:29 AM
  11. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    Saves a tonne of space on your BB as well..although I left it running on my Bold in case RIM may need the logs for any debugging.

    Oh you had to go there. Not nice to your anxious neighbors to the South
    09-06-08 05:32 AM
  12. lilme08's Avatar
    Thanks for the tip. Just did this and will see what happens.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    09-06-08 06:23 PM
  13. Crucial_Xtreme's Avatar
    You can also delete Eventlog.cod in the Java folder and never have to deal with it again.
    09-06-08 07:23 PM
  14. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    You can also delete Eventlog.cod in the Java folder and never have to deal with it again.
    Good point, but I'd rather keep it installed and just disabled. Who knows
    there may be a day when I need it. Easier to reset it than reinstall it.
    09-06-08 07:54 PM
  15. RazorMan's Avatar
    thanks i have used this it frees up alot of sapce
    09-06-08 09:22 PM
  16. TvTechGuru's Avatar
    Anyone have a negative effect from doing this like I have? Before I did it I had just over 40 mil bytes and now its been fluctuating between 38 and 39 million.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    09-07-08 01:18 AM
  17. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    From everyone I have suggested this to and every post I have
    seen this related to this, it has always been a gain in memory.

    Did you clear the log first. It could be an issue unrelated to this.

    To test that, try resetting it to keep an event log and see
    what happens.
    09-07-08 01:30 AM
  18. kingrx's Avatar
    Memory loss? that's odd....deleting logs should free up more memory space, not consume more.

    Not sure what could be the cause of your problem...are you sure you didn't install any applications recently?
    09-07-08 06:05 AM
  19. Bla1ze's Avatar
    Oh you had to go there. Not nice to your anxious neighbors to the South
    LOL!! Sorry AG...soon you will be able to get yours as well
    09-07-08 06:36 AM
  20. TvTechGuru's Avatar
    I didn't start to notice anything weird until I deleted the logs. And I didn't disable them just deleted what I had built up. Now my memory is down lower to 37 million bytes. I have not recently installed any apps either.

    I should add that when I went to bed last night I had 38 million bytes and woke up with 37. What could be eating it up while its not being used?

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    Last edited by TvTechGuru; 09-07-08 at 09:05 AM.
    09-07-08 08:55 AM
  21. TvTechGuru's Avatar
    Woah now its back up to 38.5 mil in a matter of 10 minutes?!

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    09-07-08 09:07 AM
  22. kingrx's Avatar
    You can always do a soft reset and hope the memory goes back up. But seriously from 38 to 37 and back to 38 is really negligible. Blackberries are known to leak memory sometimes.
    09-07-08 10:00 AM
  23. sam123gil's Avatar
    OK I get clearing the event logs, but has anyone had anything bad happen to your phone from stopping the log from being created? I mean like phone dropping calls or rebooting by itself.
    09-07-08 10:46 AM
  24. Crucial_Xtreme's Avatar
    There will be no ill effects from preventing the log from being created. As I posted earlier, it can be deleted completely and everything will be alright. It is merely a diagnostic tool, nothing more.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    09-07-08 12:37 PM
  25. fonebrkr's Avatar
    OK I get clearing the event logs, but has anyone had anything bad happen to your phone from stopping the log from being created? I mean like phone dropping calls or rebooting by itself.
    I've gone 5 months with it off, absolutely no ill effects. Next time i'm in my OS I'll take out the file that Crucial pointed out earlier.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    09-07-08 12:50 PM
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