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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Blackberry - How to reset your frozen Blackberry - Step-by-Step

Frozen Blackberry's can be annoying. I know that my RIM Blackberry in that past has locked up or frozen on me a number of times. Some of the symptoms have included unresponsiveness to the wheel and the keyboard, a screen freezing with the hourglass icon, and 3rd party applications like Google Talk just freeze.

In addition, on several occasions my Blackberry's signal has been locked on GSM, GPRS, and will never ends up connecting to the EDGE network. What that has meant is that I could receive phone calls while on the other network services like GSM & GPRS, but not receive any data services.

However, there is a pretty simple way to fix this, or do a soft-reset on your Blackberry when it freezes. All you need to do is hold down ALT + CAP + DEL and your Blackberry will reboot itself. Most of the time, it successfully solves the issue. Sounds like a Windows computer, right? See the picture below for the details.



In addition, there are a couple of ways to perform this. Here is a video that you can use to look at the various ways to reset your Blackberry Device:


Guide, Manual, Installation, Install, Tutorial, Step-by-Step, How to, Instructions

This guide is compatible with or the compatibility includes: BlackBerry 7750, BlackBerry 7510, BlackBerry 7280, BlackBerry 7780, BlackBerry 7130e, BlackBerry 8700g, BlackBerry 8700r, BlackBerry 7100t, BlackBerry 7100v, BlackBerry 8700v, BlackBerry 7230, BlackBerry 7250, RIM 957, BlackBerry 8700f, BlackBerry 7100g, BlackBerry 7520, BlackBerry 7130c, BlackBerry 7105t, BlackBerry 7290, BlackBerry 7100i, BlackBerry 7130g, BlackBerry 7100x, BlackBerry 7100r, BlackBerry 7130v, BlackBerry 8700c, BlackBerry 8707v, RIM 850, BlackBerry 7730, Blackberry 8700, Blackberry 8800, Blackberry Pearl, Blackberry 8705g, Blackberry 8703e, Blackberry 8820, Blackberry 8830, Blackberry Bold 9000, Blackberry Bold 9700, Blackberry Tour, Blackberry Storm, Blackberry Curve 8300

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Which buttons should I use on the 7105t? I don't have an ALT button ...

Anonymous said...

i was downloading a theme onto my blackberry 8700 and when i unplugged the phone it came up with a flashing red light and every so often it would go to an hour glass screen can u tell me how to fix it

Anonymous said...

i was downloading a theme onto my blackberry 8700 and when i unplugged the phone it came up with a flashing red light and every so often it would go to an hour glass screen can u tell me how to fix it

Christopher said...

great tip, thank you!

GG said...

Excellent !

Thank you
GG

Anonymous said...

Thank you this worked perfectly when my BB Bold locked up on me today!

Anonymous said...

Wow! This worked great and so simple. I thought I was going to have to take out the battery - this is faster and so much easier!

Anonymous said...

No dice. On my Blackberry curve 8320. My screen remains frozen. Completely frozen.

Any other ideas?

Anonymous said...

Same thing here. I was installing an update and it killed my phone. I talked to AT&T but nothing they could do. Have taken out the battery and will re-install it tomorrow just in case it resolves itself with time. Otherwise, I have to go buy a new phone!

Pop said...

my keyboard isnt even working for me to even put in the alt + cap + del... any way to reboot or something???

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Hey Ken, I followed your steps and it unfroze my Blackberry within a few seconds. Thankyou and much appreciated. Alex

sarah said...

THANK YOU!!! You saved my husband a stressful weekend without his phone!

Neil said...

I have a 4.5 yr old Cingular 8700, and LOVE it! But over the past few months, she's been acting up. She'll freeze up on me, whether it's the data signal, in the middle of a call, holding 1 for vmail and now, I just turned on my bluetooth and she went dark. It'll result in an automatic reset resulting in the Cingular screen with an hourglass. Any suggestions? Are there any software updates? Or is it time for the Bold?

Anonymous said...

Wow this almost worked on my Bold 9000. But like the battery pull and replace which I must've tried 20 times within a couple of minutes after re-booting it froze up again. Not sure why it froze up to begin with. The last thing I did before it happened was take a few pictures with the flash activated. Also, had it bluetooth connected to my Garmin Nuvi. My next step is to try and re-load the OS. Any other ideas out there?

Anonymous said...

Thank you!!!

The Curmudgeon said...

Worked like a charm! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

thanks so much! worked out!

jdittelberger said...

Tried the first 3 no luck multiple times, can't do the 4th since it still frozen. I guess I'll have to go to the store!! I hate waiting in line and I'm sure they won't believe that I've tried rebooting it so I'll have to wait while they reboot it before getting help! This is so frustrating and time wasting!

AceonerrenoecA said...

This problem is very stressful. I don't understand why this happens,
No GooD No GooD.......