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Blackberry Hidden Features of Your BlackBerry

Discussion in 'General Mobile Discussion' started by schemes, Jun 18, 2013.

  1. Hidden Features of Your BlackBerry

    You can obtain lots of information by entering secret codes on your BlackBerry device. Compose a new email in your BlackBerry device and enter one of the following secret codes in the text field and press space to get the following information.

    • Secret Code: mynumber
    • Typing this code into an email or text will automatically display your cell phone number in your message. This is particularly helpful when you have more than one BlackBerry device that you use on regular basis.
    • Secret Code: myver
    • Typing this code into an email or text exhibits your device’s software version and its model number.
    • Secret Code: LD
    • Typing this code into an email or text exhibits the local date.
    • Secret Code: LT
    • Typing this code into an email or text exhibits the local time.
    • Secret Code: mysig
    • Typing this code into an email or text returns the information you entered in the BlackBerry Options, Owner screen tab.
    • Secret Code: mypin
    • Typing this code into an email or text exhibits your BlackBerry device’s PIN.


    Text Messaging Trick

    All touchscreen BlackBerry devices have a feature that filters text messages. If you want to look at all the notes from a particular sender, simply hold your finger over a message sent by that person. Within a few seconds, your phone will start scanning your text messages and show only the notes that were sent from and to that particular person.​

    Rebooting BlackBerry

    Rebooting your BlackBerry was never as easy. Simply press Alt, Right Shift, and Delete together. Your BlackBerry will start rebooting like you have just inserted the battery.
    Switch Applications

    While using the BlackBerry, if you want to switch to another application, hold Alt and press Power or Escape. Then continue to hold Alt and choose the application that you desire to switch to. Release Alt to finally enter the chosen application.​

    Insert Period

    The most common way to insert a period on a BlackBerry is to press Alt and the M key. But, according to another BlackBerry secret, pressing the space key twice will also add a period.​

    Capitalization

    You can capitalize letters in a BlackBerry in the following two ways. Either press Shift and then the letter that you wish to capitalize or simply hold the letter that you wish to capitalize for a few seconds.​

    Quick Scrolling

    If you quickly want to scroll through multiple pages of text on a BlackBerry then while viewing the text, press Space to scroll down the page and hold Shift and press Space to scroll up the page.​



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    NOTE :
    Keep in mind that some of these codes may be a little different for SureType and touchscreen BlackBerrys. If I am not mistaken on the Storm you need to go to landscape view and open the keyboard from the menu and then hold down alt and type the keys.


    General

    alt+nmll @ home screen – Change the network signal status bar from graphical indicator to numerical indicator and back
    alt + lglg @ home screen – show event log
    alt + thmn @ any menu – no theme
    alt + cnfg @ enterprise activation email field – Enterprise Activation Settings for Enterprise Activationalt + eace/ alt + shift + h @ home screen – device info
    alt + right shift + del – soft reset​

    Address Book

    ALT-VALD In address book list Validate the data structure and look for inconsistencies
    ALT-RBLD In address book list Force a data structure rebuild​

    Browser

    ALT-RBVS Any HTML/WML webpage View web page source code

    Calendar

    ALT+VIEW Inside any Calendar item Show extra info for a Calendar event
    SYNC Calendar app>Options Enable Calendar slow sync
    RSET Calendar app>Options Will prompt for a reload of the calendar from the BES
    RCFG Calendar app>Options Request BES configuration
    SCFG Calendar app>Options Send device configuration
    DCFG Calendar app>Options Get CICAL configuration
    SUPD Calendar app>Options Enable detailed Cal. report for backup
    SUPS Calendar app>Options Disable detailed Cal. report for backup
    SUPN Calendar app>Options Disable Cal. report database
    LUID Calendar app>Options Enable view by UID
    SRSL Calendar app>Options Show Reminder status log​

    Messaging

    ALT + V I E W 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

    MMS

    MMSC Options -> MMS Show MMS hidden options
    Home Screen

    ALT-JKVV Home Screen Display cause of PDP reject
    ALT + CAP + H Home screen Displays the Help Me screen
    ALT + E A C E Home screen Displays the Help Me screen
    ALT + E S C R Home Screen Displays the Help Me screen
    ALT + N M L L Home screen Switches the signal strength from bars to a numeric value.
    ALT + L G L G Home screen Displays the Java™ event log.​

    WLAN

    ALT-SMON WLAN wizard screen Enable simulated Wizard mode
    ALT-SMOF WLAN wizard screen Disable simulated Wizard mode
    Theme

    ALT-THMN Any menu Change to no theme (B&W)
    ALT-THMD Any menu Change to default theme​

    Date/Time

    LOLO Options -> Date/Time Show Network time values
    SIM CARD

    MEPD Options>Advanced options>SIM card Display MEP info
    MEP1 Options>Advanced options>SIM card Disable SIM personalization
    MEP2 Options>Advanced options>SIM card Disable Network personalization
    MEP3 Options>Advanced options>SIM card Disable Network subset personalization
    MEP4 Options>Advanced options>SIM card Disable Service provider personalization
    MEP5 Options>Advanced options>SIM card Disable Corporate personalization​

    Test Procedure

    To perform a test using the hardware diagnostic tool on the BlackBerry smartphone, complete the following steps:
    On the Home screen on the BlackBerry smartphone, Select Options / Status.
    On the Status screen, TYPE test.
    Note: On BlackBerry smartphones that support SureType® technology, use the multi-tap input method.
    From the menu on the Device Self Test Application screen, select Start.​
     
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