BlackBerry - Hidden Menus & Functions

Suggested by: Cupro 31 Jul 2010 Print version

List of hidden menus and functions available on most BlackBerry devices. Some of these require the ALT key held down, then type in the letters after the + sign to apply.

BlackBerry Address Book:
ALT + vald - Validate data structure and inconsistencies check
ALT + rbld - Force data structures to rebuild

ALT + rbvs - View a web pages source code

BlackBerry Calendar:
Open an Calendar item, then:
ALT + view - Shows extra info for a Calendar event

BlackBerry Messaging:
ALT + view - Shows RefId and FolderId for the message. For PIM items, displays the RefId.

Search Application:
ALT + advm - Enables advanced global search

WLAN Wizard Screen:
ALT + smon wlan - Enable simulated Wizard mode
ALT + smof wlan - Disable simulated Wizard mode

Theme Menu:
ALT + thmn - Change to no theme
ALT + thmd - Change to the default theme

Date/Time Menu (Just type this in):
lolo - Show network time values

Options/Status (Just type these in):
buyr - Data & voice usage
test - Start a hardware test program

Options/Advanced/SIM card (Just type these in):

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

Option Codes. For these, go into the Options menu and type the following:

sync - Enables calendar slow sync
rset - Will prompt for a reload of the calendar from the BES
rcfg - Requests BES config
scfg - Send device configuration
dcfg - Shows CICAL configuration
supd - Enable detailed Cal. report for backup
sups - Disable detailed Cal. report for backup
supn - Disable Cal. report database
luid - Enable UID view
srsl - Shows reminder status log

Home Screen Codes. For these, hold down the ALT key and type these in:

ALT + jkvv - Display cause of PDP reject
ALT + escr - Displays the Help Me screen
ALT + nmll - Switches signal strength bars to numeric
ALT + lglg - Shows the Java event log

See also: Blackberry upgrades & accessories

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