Blackberry hidden menus

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)