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Old 08-01-2012, 04:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My gf has a bb 8520 she is locked out of her phone because the keys have stopped working. Tried a battery
pull. Can anyone help?

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Old 08-01-2012, 04:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The first thing you should do is run a full backup of all your data. After that, try pulling the battery again for 30 seconds. If the keyboard still does not work, I would reload the OS.

More experienced users might have better advice for you.
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Just noticed this- the keys will bring the screen light on so they're not totally dead. It seems to be frozen with the padlock icon in the bottom right corner.
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Do you know the password?
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Yes we know the password
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Was it damages in a fall or did it get wet?
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No, she downloaded an app, "zello" I think, rebooted her phone and its been stuck on the same screen since.
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Just noticed this- the keys will bring the screen light on so they're not totally dead. It seems to be frozen with the padlock icon in the bottom right corner.
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Try to start your device in Safe mode.If you succeed then uninstall that app.
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How do I start it in safe mode?
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Let me google that for you
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Thanks NJBlackberry for that ! I tried to give the link but I was not allowed as I was new !
Its KB17877.
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Safe mode worked!
Excellent, thank you
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Hi [email address],

That's good ! Have you Uninstall that app ? Is it working now.
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Was wondering that also. when the OP said "locked out" my assumption was password. He never said it had something different on the display.

But I was very impressed with the google link NJ posted. Now if we can get one that clicks on the post for us we got it made.
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