Shortcut at BlackBerry System
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.
On BlackBerry smartphones that have SureType , use the multi-tap input method.
From the menu on the Device Self Test Application screen, select Start
ALT + Right Shift + H = Phone Information gets you to the help me screen
ALT-CAP-H is a help screen
ALT-CAP-DEL performs a reset simulates a battery pull
ALT-L-G-L-G shows a log file
ALT-N-M-L-L Turns signal strength into numbers push it again to return
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
ALT-CNFG In Options -> Advanced Options -> Enterprise Activation Settings for Enterprise Activation
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.
ALT-ADVM Search Application Enabled Advanced Global Search
MMSC Options -> MMS Show MMS hidden options
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
To make certain symbol
Hold the letter then move your trackball up/down/left/ right (e.g hold R and move your trackball and became ®)
To make numeric/numbers from bbm, sms, etc (except homescreen)
Hold alt and press aA(Shift) before 0 (on Bold).
To return it, press alt again
“LD” inserts local date into a message.
“LT” inserts local time into a message.
“mypin” inserts your PIN into a message.
“sig” inserts your lock screen message into a message.
“myver” inserts your BB model/OS into a message.
“usrid” inserts your user ID (whatever name you named your device) into a message.
“mynumber” inserts your phone number into a message.
In an email:
“T” for top of message list
“B” for bottom of message list
“U” for first unread message
“C” for compose a new message
“R” to reply to current highlighted message
“V” Saved messages folder
“S” To search messages
On the dial screen if you need type a phone number like
1-800-FLOWERS hold down ALT when you want to type letters instead of numbers.
holding down the BlackBerry menu key on OS 4.7 and higher will open your application switcher.
Name: Decibel meter.
Description/ purpose: Displays your signal strength in decibels, instead of bars.
Process: Hold “Alt” and press “N”, “M”, “L”, “L” (repeat to reverse the effect).
Name: Address Book file verification.
Description/ purpose: Checks the data in your Address Book for inconsistencies.
Process: In the Address Book, hold “Alt” and press “V”, “A”, “L”, “D”.
Name: Address Book data structure rebuild.
Description/ purpose: Forces a data structure re-build in the Address Book…
Process: In the Address Book, hold “Alt” and press “R”, “B”, “L”, “D”.
Name: View source code.
Description/ purpose: Displays the source code of a Web page.
Process: In the Browser, hold “Alt” and press “R”, “B”, “V”, “S”.
Name: Help Me! menu.
Description/ purpose: Provides crucial technical information about your device, for when seeking technical support or help in forums…
Process: Hold “Alt” and (left) “shift”, then press “H”.
Name: IMEI display.
Description/ purpose: Displays your device’s international mobile equipment identity (IMEI – your serial number) on-screen… Also works from all other GSM handsets.
Process: Type “*”, “#”, “0”, “6”, “#” on the Home screen.
Name: “Soft” reset.
Description/ purpose: Performs a “soft” reset of your device; the equivalent of doing a “battery pull” (ie. Removing the battery for a few seconds).
Process: Press-and-hold “Alt”, then press-and-hold (left) “shift”, then press-and-hold “Del”.
Name: Event Log.
Purpose: Displays event logs of all the system-level events that occur on your device…
Process: Hold “Alt” and press “L”, “G”, “L”, “G”.
(9) Some new additions:
T – Top of page (in browser)
B – Bottom of page (in browser)
Space – Page down (in browser)
ALT + Right Shift + Del = hard reset
D – Memo pad
U – Switch between hide/unhide in title bar (in browser)
ALT + NMLL = numbers instead of bars for signal strength