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Use the BELOW information at your OWN RISK.

Tips And Tricks

A few BB 9000 Bold Tips and Tricks

Music Control
During a song's playback, you can hold the volume button up or down to skip forward or back a song. This can be done at any screen.

N - Next Song (now playing screen)
P - Previous Song (now playing screen)
Mute Button - Mute Song
Space Bar - Stop / Play Music (in now playing screen)

Picture Viewing
R (3) - Zoom +
W (1) - Zoom -
S (4) - Pan Left
F (6) - Pan Right
E (2) - Pan Up
X (8) - Pan Down
L - Rotate Clockwise
N - Next Picture
P - Previous Picture

B - Enter Bedside Mode
S (4) - Stopwatch Mode
T - Timer

Hotspot Browser:
T - Scroll Up
Space - Scroll Down
U - Toggle Top Bar
V - Search For
R - Refresh
P - Page Properties
I - Zoom +
O - Zoom -
A - Add Bookmark
S (4) - Browser Options
D - Close Browser
H - Home
K - Bookmarks
Z - Toggle Text Sizing
C (9) - Connection Information
B - Scroll Down

Phone Information
ALT + Right Shift + H = Phone Information (Help Me!)

ALT-CAP-H is a help screen
ALT-CAP-DEL performs a reset (like taking out the battery)
ALT-L-G-L-G shows a log file
ALT-N-M-L-L Turns signal strength into numbers (and a second time to return to bars)
Pressing the LEFT Alt, Left Shift and H button will show your Vendor ID, Platform, App Version, PIN, IMEI, Uptime, Signal Strength, Battery Level, File Free and File Total

Enterprise Activation

ALT-CNFG In Options -> Advanced Options -> Enterprise Activation Settings for Enterprise Activation

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


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


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


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


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.


ALT-SMON WLAN wizard screen Enable simulated Wizard mode

ALT-SMOF WLAN wizard screen Disable simulated Wizard mode


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

ALT-THMD Any menu Change to default theme


LOLO Options -> Date/Time Show Network time values


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.

Top Ten Handy Tips for Fast SMSing

1. Txt using both hands.
2. Learn the location of ur letters.
3. Rmbr 2 txt in shrthnd.
4. Check ur txting the right number.
5. Limber up ur fingers with some stretching exercises.
6. Nip ur nails in the bud.
7. Find the fastest finger 4u.
8. Get 2 know ur phones functions and features.
9. Clean ur phone. A non-stick mobile is a quick mobile.
10. Practice makes perfect, become a txt machine!

SMS Shorties
Text messaging from a cellular phone can become quite a daunting task. To save your fingers the trouble here is a list of a few 'SMS shorties'

AFAIK As far as I know
Cm Call me
Cul See you later
Gr8 Great
PCM Please call me
SRY Sorry

 Predictive Text

Make sure to use the predictive text on your cell phone, most new models have T9 - the specification of the predective text utility. Predective text is almost flawless in the way it works because it consults a dictionary. So you don't find yourself tapping the same key on your phone 4 times to get the letter 'S'.

You must remember to switch off predictive texts while typing other language names.

TOP 15 TIPS  Use the BELOW information at your OWN RISK.

Tip 1 : Do u know how to use the edit button (abc or pencil button)?
Heres how... in the inbox for example; u wanna delete multiple sms, simply hold the edit button, scroll down, and then, press c to delete the marked sms. The edit button can also b used to copy and past text in sms, simply hold it and scroll across, choose copy. pretty good for placing song names in ngages
Tip 2 : Shit happens, on a smartphone, its inevitable u do something wrong, and tis calls for a format of fone. to format the fone, press *#7370#, then enter the lock code, which is the sec code of the fone. NOTE: batt must b full, else if format is disrupted by low batt, consequences will b disatrous
I heard the code *#7780# works too, pretty much the same i tink.
for 6600 users, to format the fone, theres an alternative way. Press and hold <3>, <*>, and the buttons, then power on fone, keep holding on the 3 buttons, till u come to a format screen. tis method ONLY works on 6600, and need not enter the sec code. BUT sec code wun be reset to default 12345.
Tip 3 : TO NGAGE USERS; Did u know u can install .sis files simply using the cable given? Juz plug it in, place the .sis file anywhere on e: (the mmc), not in any folders, root of e:, disconnect, then look for it in manager.
Tip 4: Save on battery and system memory being used by regulary checking the task manager which can be accessed by holding down the menu button!!
Tip 5: Type *#06# to display your IMEI serial number, very valuable for the unlocking your phone to other sim cards
Tip 6: Type *#0000# to view which firmware version you are running
Tip 6a: Set the screen saver to a short time out period to prolong battery life.
Tip 7: If you would like to avoid being "blue jacked", keep bluetooth turned off, or set your phone's visibility to hidden.
Tip 8: Don't want to carry a watch and a phone? Set the screen saver to show date and time, then you can ditch the watch.
Tip 9: Save memory when installing apps, by installing over bluetooth. This can be done using the nokia phone suite and a bluetooth serial connection. Only works with .SIS files, so java still has to be sent to the phone, but will save space when using .SIS files.
Tip 10: Operator logos
Use a filemanager like FExplorer or SeleQ to add the folders: "c:/system/Apps/phone/oplogo". Add a .bmp picture to folder "oplogo" and restart your phone! The .bmp picture size needs to be: 97 x 25 pixels
Tip 11: Check if the recepients phone is on Delivery reports or Type *0# your message in the message composer window space then write your message, the recipient will not see the star zero hash bit - just the message When they read it it will relay a message back to your fone showing the time they recieved it. (haven't yet tried it myself though)
Tip 12: BlueJacking
First up, you need to know what Bluetooth is. There are lots of types of modern devices that incorporate Bluetooth as one of their many features. PDAs, mobile phones and laptops are a few of these modern devices. Bluetooth means that Bluetooth enabled devices can send things like phonebook/address book contacts, pictures & notes to other Bluetooth enabled devices wirelessly over a range of about 10 metres. So, we've got past the boring part. Now, using a phone with Bluetooth, you can create a phonebook contact and write a message, eg. 'Hello, you've been bluejacked', in the 'Name' field. Then you can search for other phones with Bluetooth and send that phonebook contact to them. On their phone, a message will popup saying "'Hello, you've been bluejacked' has just been received by Bluetooth" or something along those lines. For most 'victims' they will have no idea as to how the message appeared on their phone.
Tip 13: While you are viewing a picture in your phone's gallery, press one of these shortcut keys (definitely works on 6600, not sure about other symbians)
1 - turn image anticlockwise
3 - turn image clockwise
* - toggle on/off of full screen
5 - zoom in
0 - zoom out

Tip 14: Avoid restarting the phone, or repeatedly turning it on and off. This helps increase battery life.
Tip 15: u can select all files in a folder by selecting THE folder and copy it then paste it somewhere. however u need to make a new directory. fexplorer wun let u copy that folder together. well seleQ can mark files to copy but it really takes time!

How to free more RAM on your phone >>> Use the BELOW information at your OWN RISK.

>>> Method 1: Flight mode:

Put your phone in "Flight mode" with Psiloc System Tools. Install System Tools, open it and select "Flight mode". This way you can restart the phone without your SIM card so there will be no running phone tasks in the background. Now you can have up to 3,5 MB of free RAM!
Note: ironically enough, Flight mode doesn't work when Smart Launcher is installed, at least in my case.
But i've also heard several reports of people who have both apps running without any problems.

>>> Method 2: Smart Launcher trick:

Install Smart Launcher and open it. Go to Options, Settings and put Launcher ON.
Now plug in your charger and switch off your phone. Wait untill the battery meter appears and short press the Menu button (don't hold).
The menu should appear and now you can have 3,5 to 4,5 MB free RAM! (Hold Menu button to check RAM).The trick is that with the charger plugged in, the phone must get a minimum software support for charging, even when
the phone is switched off. And somehow Smart Launcher has still got it's shortcut running and that's the Menu button. So when you press the Menu button, you go directly to the Menu without any other phone tasks running in the background so you trick the phone and you have more free RAM!
Note: when you unplug the charger, the phone will switch off.

>>> Method 3: Menu :

This method I found it by myself, it frees a little about 100~200 KB but I guess it's useful sometime
Close your menu not by selecting the right selection key "exit", or pressing the menu key another time, they only hide the menu app but do not close it, to close it select the left selection key "option" and scroll down and select "exit"
So when you open an app needs more ram reopen menu and close it, it's useful when play low bit rate video in realplayer paradis.

Take better pictures with your camera-phone

Although mobile phone pictures can't match the quality of those taken by real digital cameras, often your phone's camera is the only one handy for important photo opportunities. Here are a few simple techniques for improving image quality.

Keep your subject close: Mobile phone camera lenses can capture details in a wide area but not a deep one. If your subject is too far away, it will appear small and indistinct. It's best if you keep your subject within one meter of the camera.

Avoid backlighting: Before snapping a picture, think about where your light source is coming from. When the light source is behind your subject, the subject will often appear too dark, almost like a silhouette. Whenever possible, stand with the light behind you, not behind your subject.

Avoid low light: Camera phones have difficulty capturing details in low-light environments. Taking pictures in bright environments provides a faster shutter speed and more depth of field. If you must take photos in low light, hold the camera as still as possible; the camera will compensate for the low light by slowing the shutter speed, so if you move the phone while you shoot, the image may come out blurry.

Use the BELOW information at your OWN RISK.

The Emergency Number worldwide for **Mobile** is 112.* If you find yourself out of coverage area of your mobile network and there is an emergency, dial
112 and the mobile will search any existing network to establish the emergency number for you, and interestingly this number 112 can be dialed even if the keypad is locked. **Try it out.**

Subject: Have you locked your keys in the car? Does you car have remote keys?*
This may come in handy someday. Good reason to own a cell phone:
If you lock your keys in the car and the spare keys are at home, call Someone at home on their cell phone from your cell phone.

Hold your cell phone about a foot from your car door and have the person at your home press the unlock button, holding it near the mobile phone on their end.
Your car will unlock. Saves someone from having to drive your keys to you. Distance is no object. You could be hundreds of miles away, and if you can reach
someone who has the other "remote" for your car, you can unlock the doors (or the trunk).
Editor's Note: *It works fine! We tried it out and it unlocked our car over a cell phone!"*

Subject: Hidden Battery power Imagine your cell battery is very low, you are expecting an important call and you don't have a charger. Nokia instrument comes with a reserve battery. To activate, press the keys *3370# Your cell will restart with this reserve and the instrument will show a 50% increase in battery. This reserve will get charged when you charge your cell next time.


How to disable a STOLEN mobile phone?
To check your Mobile phone's serial number, key in the
following digits on your phone:
* # 0 6 #
A 15 digit code will appear on the screen. This number is unique to your handset. Write it down and keep it somewhere safe. when your phone get stolen, you can phone your service provider and give them this code. They will then be able to block your handset so even if the thief changes the SIM card, your phone will be totally useless. You probably won't get your phone back, but at least you know that whoever stole it can't use/sell it either. If everybody does this, there would be no point in people stealing mobile phones.

To check the phones Software revision type-


Information you get from the Software revision-

V 05.31



  • 1ST Line  = Software revision

  • 2ND Line = The date of the software release

  • 3RD Line = Phone type

To enter the service menu type-

*#92702689# (*#WAR0ANTY#)

  • Serial number (IMEI)

  • Production date (MM/YY)

  • Purchase date (MM/YY) You can only enter the date once.

  • Date of last repair (0000=No repair)

  • Transfer user data to another Nokia phone via Infra-Red

Clock Stopping

To check weather your SIM Card supports clock stopping type-

*#746025625# (*#SIM0CLOCK#)

*# 06 #

Serial number/IMEI indicates (actually also a GSM is code - see further below)

*# 0000 #
SW version announcements (e.g. V3.42.1, 16-10-03, Nhl-10)
*# 2820 #
Bluetooth (BT) device address indicate.
Long pressing for "task manager" - switching between active programs (with "C" key programs can be terminated.)
0 - for a long time press
If one the "0" in the main menu for a long time presses those homepage of the standard WAP connection is called.
#4720# Deactivate Half Rate Codec.
*#0000# Displays your phones software version, 1st Line : Software Version, 2nd Line : Software Release Date, 3rd Line : Compression Type.
*#9999# Phones software version if *#0000# does not work.
*#06# For checking the International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI Number).
*#21# Allows you to check the number that "All Calls" are diverted to.
*#2640# Displays security code in use.
*#30# Lets you see the private number.
*#43# Allows you to check the "Call Waiting" status of your phone.
*#61# Allows you to check the number that "On No Reply" calls are diverted to.
*#62# Allows you to check the number that "Divert If Unreachable (no service)" calls are diverted to.
*#67# Allows you to check the number that "On Busy Calls" are diverted to.
*#67705646# Removes operator logo on 3310 & 3330.
*#73# Reset phone timers and game scores.
*#746025625# Displays the SIM Clock status, if your phone supports this power saving feature "SIM Clock Stop Allowed", it means you will get the best standby time possible.
*#7760# Manufactures code.
*#7780# Restore factory settings.
*#8110# Software version for the nokia 8110.
*#92702689# Displays - 1.Serial Number, 2.Date Made, 3.Purchase Date, 4.Date of last repair (0000 for no repairs), 5.Transfer User Data. To exit this mode you need to switch your phone off then on again.
*#94870345123456789# Deactivate the PWM-Mem.
**21*number# Turn on "All Calls" diverting to the phone number entered.
**61*number# Turn on "No Reply" diverting to the phone number entered.
**67*number# Turn on "On Busy" diverting to the phone number entered.
12345 This is the default security code.
press and hold # Lets you switch between lines



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