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Old 01-22-2011, 10:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Blackberry Curve 8900... Freezing/wont Turn On/dead?

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Hi,

Ive got a blackberry curve 8900 and when i turn it on it will freeze and do something like once every hour for example press a button it will happen an hour later also sometimes will crash before i gets to the home screen or wont even turn on.

Ive read on some places that the phone is 'nuked' but there is a way to restore the phone or remove and replace the software on the phone.

If there is a way i would be greatful if someone could show me a good site to look at or give me a little guide how to do it.

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Default Re: Blackberry Curve 8900... Freezing/wont Turn On/dead?

Do you recall what you did just before this happened the first time? It could be an incompatible theme or app or a corrupt file someplace.

The easiest fix would be to find the file or theme and delete it.

Worst case is to wipe the device with Jl_cmdr (see the FAQ) and reload the OS (see the yellow sticky at the top of the 8900 section).
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Default Re: Blackberry Curve 8900... Freezing/wont Turn On/dead?

crackberry has a great walkthrough here:
crackberry.com/blackberry-101-lecture-12-how-reload-operating-system-nuked-blackberry
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Default Re: Blackberry Curve 8900... Freezing/wont Turn On/dead?

Thanks thedruish - there is an excellent FAQ section here for all new (and experienced) BlackBerry users.

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