Useful Keyboard shortcuts for BES BB devices

How-To :: Useful Keyboard shortcuts for BES BB devices

Below are some hidden functions and menus. Many are specifically for BlackBerry devices activated on a BES, although some will work on BIS devices too.

Many of these commands require you to hold down the ALT key whilst typing the letters after the + sign. Case is not specific when typing the commands on the device.

Enterprise Activation (Options->Advanced)

ALT+CNFG – Settings for Enterprise Activation

Address Book

ALT+VALD – Validate the data structure and look for inconsistencies

ALT+RBLD – Force a data structure rebuild

from the Options menu, type the following (No ALT+ required)

RSET – Will prompt to erase & reload for a reload of the Address book from the BES

(This will wipe all entries. You can goto SIM Phone Book & copy any SIM entries back afterwards)

Browser

ALT+RBVS – View web page source code

Calendar

Open up a Calendar item

ALT+VIEW Inside any Calendar item Show extra info for a Calendar event

(including message ID – handy for BES log troubleshooting)
from the Options menu, type the following (No ALT+ required)

SYNC – Enable Calendar slow sync

RSET – Will prompt for a reload of the calendar from the BES

RCFG – Request BES configuration

SCFG – Send device configuration

DCFG – Get CICAL configuration

SUPD – Enable detailed Cal. report for backup

SUPS – Disable detailed Cal. report for backup

SUPN – Disable Cal. report database

LUID – Enable view by UID

SRSL – Show Reminder status log

Messaging

ALT+VIEW – For messages, displays the RefId and FolderId for that particular message. For PIM items, displays only the RefId.

Search Application

ALT+ADVM Search Application Enabled Advanced Global Search

Home Screen

ALT(left)+Shift(right)+Del – Restart the Blackberry (only for full-keyboard Blackberries)

ALT+JKVV – Display cause of PDP reject

ALT+CAP+ H – Displays the Help Me screen

ALT + EACE – Displays the Help Me screen

ALT + ESCR – Displays the Help Me screen

ALT + NMLL – Switches the signal strength from bars to a numeric value.

ALT + LGLG – Displays the Java™ event log.

WLAN (WLAN wizard screen)

ALT-SMON WLAN – Enable simulated Wizard mode

ALT-SMOF WLAN – Disable simulated Wizard mode

Theme (from theme menu)

ALT-THMN – Change to no theme (B&W)

ALT-THMD – Change to default theme

Date/Time (Date/Time menu – No ALT+ required)

LOLO – Date/Time Show Network time values

SIM Card (Options->Advanced->SIM card – No ALT+ required)

MEPD – Display MEP info

MEP1 – Disable SIM personalization

MEP2 – Disable Network personalization

MEP3 – Disable Network subset personalization

MEP4 – Disable Service provider personalization

MEP5 – Disable Corporate personalization
Status (Options->Status)

BUYR – Data & Voice Usage

TEST – start a device test (Keyboard, GPS, RF, Audio

(Handset, headset, bluetooth, Misc)

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