Blackberry - BES Hidden Menus & Functions

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Here's a list of Hidden Menus & Functions. Some of them are handy for BES/Enterprise support only.

Most require you to hold down the ALT key while typing the letters after the + sign (they don't need to be capitals).

Use at your own Risk.


  • 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 (n.b. this will wipe all entries, but you can goto SIM Phone Book & copy 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)


--Abhullar 21:11, 21 August 2009 (UTC)Angad Bhullar

Verified Against: unknown Date Created: 8/21/2009
Article ID: http://wiki.zimbra.com/index.php?title=Blackberry_-_BES_Hidden_Menus_%26_Functions Date Modified: 11/25/2009
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