App Error 523 is a software hiccup usually caused by a 3rd-party application that is not compatible with the BlackBerry device OS. Follow the below steps to get rid of this error message: 1. Take the battery out and put it back in after 30 seconds or so 2. While the device is rebooting (or […]
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All of my Calendar events are not showing in my calendar
Hi Thomas, That’s a bit dtiocncersing about the problem with hosted exchange sync, as I am sure a lot of folks use hosted exchange. Thanks for letting us know about it. Hopefully the problems get fixed soon.
How to map fields to sync from BB to Outlook
How to synchronize data in custom address book fields during synchronization 1. Connect your BlackBerry® device to your computer. 2. Open the BlackBerry Desktop Manager. 3. Double-click Synchronize. 4. On the Configuration tab, click Configure synch. 5. Select the Address Book check box. 6. Click Configure > Advanced Settings. 7. Click Field Mapping. 8. Map […]
Message Search Shortcuts
How to get BBMaps to show up your device?
Thanks to John Clark @ BlackBerryForums.com for contributing these instructions. (Aug 2007) Question: The BBMaps icon will not show on my device. I see BlackberryMaps in my application list but can’t find it on my device. Answer: AT&T and some other European carriers have decided that they make more money selling Mapping subscriptions than allowing […]
I am unable to select MS Outlook 2000 for syncing
If you are unable to sync your BB with MS Outlook The Problem: BlackBerry smartphone users who have Microsoft Outlook 2000 installed on their computers are unable to select Microsoft Outlook from the list of programs for synchronization. Support for Microsoft Outlook 2000 has been removed in BlackBerry Desktop Manager 4.3. Additional Information: A list […]
How do I delete BBMaps from the device?
Can’t delete BBMaps from the device? 1. Go to Options >>> Advanced Options >>> Applications 2. Select Modules 3. Once there delete all that say net_rim_bb_lbs a) There are 4 of them: net_rim_bb_lbs net_rim_bb_lbs_api net_rim_bb_lbs_internal_gps net_rim_bb_lbs_resource_en 4. Delete them one by one then do a hard reboot (pull battery for 30 seconds)
Application Loader Error
QUESTION: When I use Application Loader from with Desktop Manager, I get the error “No additional applications designed for your device were found.” ANSWER: You must have your same handheld operating system loaded to your PC as is on your BlackBerry, when you attempt to load other applications. The handheld OS on your PC must […]
Instant Messaging FAQ
What Instant Messaging Software Is Available For BlackBerry? BlackBerry Messenger (RIM’s BlackBerry Messenger) (Free) BeeJive (formerly JiveTalk) (One-Time Fee) RIM’s Google Talk (Google Talk) (Free) RIM’s Yahoo Messenger (Yahoo) (Free) RIM’s Windows Live Messenger (Free) Verichat (Multi Network) (Annual Subscription) Yak-On (Multi Network) (One-Tme Fee) WebMessenger (Multi Network) (Annual Subscription) Causerie Messenger (Multi Network) (Annual […]
Keep the latest DocsToGo version after an OS upgrade
I really nedeed to find this info, thank God!
Error: Desktop Manager has encountered a problem and needs to close
If you are encountering an error in sycning your BB device to Desktop Manager, and you get the error: “BlackBerry Desktop Manager has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience,” follow these instructions: For BlackBerry Desktop Manager 1. Close BlackBerry Desktop Manager. 2. Open Microsoft® Windows® Explorer and delete […]
How to Clear/Delete all your Address/Calendar items at once
HyEwbY Good point. I hadn’t thgouht about it quite that way. 🙂
How do I backup my Third Party Applications on my BB?
Question: I need to wipe my device. I know how to back up my personal data using Desktop Manager-Backup/Restore but how do I keep all my 3rd party apps? Answer: Backup and Restore your 3rd party apps using the Switch Device Wizard by following the procedure below! 1- Download and install the latest version of […]
Errors syncing the BB with Desktop Manager
If you get an error “Unable to write or update application data” when syncing your BB with Desktop Manager, the culprit is usually one of two main problems: In Addressbook: Potential Conflict The error may refer to a specific record that would not sync, or is causing the problem. If you don’t know which record, […]
How do I downgrade the OS on my BlackBerry?
How do I upgrade the OS on my BlackBerry?
How do I upgrade the OS on my device? Follow these instructions: 1. Download and install to PC the latest version of Desktop Manager from here: ( BlackBerry Operating System Downloads ) 2. Download the new OS you want and install it to the PC 3. Open Desktop Manager and do a complete backup of […]
Why can’t I get HTML Email?
All BIS BlackBerry devices running OS 4.5 and above feature the ability to support HTML email. Read this RIM KB Article for more information about HTML email handling. If you are using OS 4.3 and below you will not have the ability to view HTML email. If you are using BES 4.1 SP5, it is […]
OS 6 Network Indicators
From RIM KB23702 (there are pictures in the linked article): With BlackBerry Device Software 6.0, the following Home Screen network icons for 3G, BlackBerry services, and Wi-Fi appear as follows: The Wi-Fi logo shows signal strength when associated using grey and white arcs. BlackBerry dots appear beside 3G when the BlackBerry smartphone is connected […]
Applications confirmed compatible This list only contains major applications that were assumed not to work with the new operating system Opera Mini 5.1 Google Mobile App Google Maps for BlackBerry Applications Not Compatible COPS High Speed Pursuit Game
Accessing Option Menu
Common Option Items This list contains common option menu items that are now harder to find or in different areas. PIN/IMEI/Battery Options -> Device -> Device and Status Information Convenience key Options -> Device -> Convenience Key About (Device Software versions, etc) Options -> Device -> About Device Versions Password Protection Options -> Security -> […]
Webkit Full HTML browser The new WebKit-based browser, a part of BlackBerry OS 6.0 was designed by Torch Mobile, a firm RIM acquired in 2009. The browser now has tabbed browsing, full html compatibility and pinch/zoom. The new browser, managed a score of 208 on the Acid HTML5 tests, measuring browser compliance and performance. Meanwhile […]
How do I delete applications from my BlackBerry?
Want to delete an application from the device? Follow these simple steps: 1. Go to Options 2. Select Advanced Options 3. Select Applications 4, Highlight the application you want to delete from the device 5. Press the menu key 6. Select Delete 7. The device will ask if you want to reboot. Select YES Images: