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Old 01-03-2010, 08:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I bought a used Blackberry Curve 8320 but had to have it unlocked from Rogers carrier because it wouldn't work with my Fido SIM card. Now that the phone is unlocked, I can't seem to find out how to just have it locked and to press the * and Send key to unlock it. I'm not interested in having it password protected. Please, is there someone out there who can tell me how to set up the lock/unlock feature without going the password route? I really need to get this set up quickly! If you can write to me off list at [email address], then I'll be sure to get your message without it getting lost amongst all the other forum messages. Thanks! (01-03-10)
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Old 01-03-2010, 08:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Options -- Password --Disabled. Set it to lock upon holstering and *call button would unlock it.
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Old 01-03-2010, 08:45 AM   #3 (permalink)
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you can also get a program called Keyboard Locker that will lock your keyboard after a time determined by you. You can get it at http://mobile.beiks.com.
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Options -- Password --Disabled. Set it to lock upon holstering and *call button would unlock it.
If I go to Options > Password > Disable and then set it to lock upon holstering, will I still be able to receive phone calls and messages? To unlock it, just press * and the green SEND button? For some strange reason, when it had this phone unlocked from Rogers, I haven't been able to use a lock/unlock (without a password)! Thanks, the-economist.
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I went to the and downloaded the program for my BB 8320 but this program has a .jad extension and now have to figure out how to open it. Since I am new to using this phone and still familiarizing myself with it, I'd rather try something straight forward without having to start loading programs, if possible. Thanks for your input, kirrinjones and please let me know if you have any other options other than this.
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Go to the address that I supplied from your phone browser and it will install on the phone.

When the keyboard is locked you can still receive calls and answer them. The locking of the keyboard just prevents unintended pressing of the keys.
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Old 01-03-2010, 12:17 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Go to the address that I supplied from your phone browser and it will install on the phone.

When the keyboard is locked you can still receive calls and answer them. The locking of the keyboard just prevents unintended pressing of the keys.
The only problem with your suggestion is that I can't download that address on to my phone because I don't have a data plan. I have no idea how else I can get to unlock/lock my keyboard otherwise? Thanks again for your help.
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Unless you have an IT policy (in which case you will always have to input a password), then you can unlock the device without a password as long as the password is disabled as noted above.

Do you have an IT policy? Is there a little red padlock next to that option?
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Unless you have an IT policy (in which case you will always have to input a password), then you can unlock the device without a password as long as the password is disabled as noted above.

Do you have an IT policy? Is there a little red padlock next to that option?
No, I don't have a password on the phone. As I stated previously, I had to get the phone unlocked because it was affiliated with Rogers and my SIM card from Fido wouldn't work on it when it was installed. So the previous owner had to get the password removed from the phone and then had the phone unlocked from the Rogers carrier. Now when I press the green SEND button, the phone is automatically on. My previous phone had a lock feature that I had to press * and the green SEND button to unlock it. I would like this same feature on my new phone but don't know how to get it. I sure would appreciate it if anyone knows how I can do this. Thanks for your input.
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Ok, but you are talking about bunch of different things.

The subsidy lock (which controls the ability of the device to be use with a different carrier) has nothing to do with the KEYPAD lock.

And releasing the device from the previous carrier is a different thing from those two.

If you WANT the device to automatically lock the keypad (which is NOW what you seem to be saying), then I believe you need a third party application.

Check out this thread.
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I don't mean to confuse the issue, sorry. I'm looking for the feature as to how to auto lock and unlock the phone. It was on a previous BB 8320 that I had but not on this one and I don't know why. All I was saying previously was that I wondered if something happened to the auto lock feature when they unlocked the phone from Rogers but you say this has nothing to do with the auto lock feature. Would a third party application require me to download from the internet to my phone and how can I do this when I am not on a data plan? I really want to get this feature on my phone a.s.a.p. Thanks in advance for your help, I do appreciate it.
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No. All of those things don't have anything to do with each other.

If you were to click and actually read the thread that I linked, you will see that there is a desktop install version of the AutoLock application. The ALX/COD option is a ZIP file that can be installed to the device with BlackBerry Destkop Manager.
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No. All of those things don't have anything to do with each other.

If you were to click and actually read the thread that I linked, you will see that there is a desktop install version of the AutoLock application. The ALX/COD option is a ZIP file that can be installed to the device with BlackBerry Destkop Manager.
Thank you for your time Motorcyle Mama. I will try this when I get home from work tonight. One more question because I am not that computer savvy. When I unzip this file, how do I install it to my phone? Do I open the BB Desktop Manager at the same time while trying to download this program? If you'd like, you can write to me off the list at: dena.g.s at gmail.com Again, thanks so much for your time and patience. I really do appreciate and really look forward to getting this feature loaded on to my phone as soon as possible.
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Ooops..sorry Motorcycle Mama..another thing, I notice that the other file has a .jad extension. Would you know how I open this file because my computer doesn't recognize this extension? So I need both this OTA and ALX/COD files to install this auto lock feature? If you could please explain in detail how I do all of this, it would be greatly appreciated since you are a BB extrordinaire. Although I appear to be somewhat ignorant since a Blackberry is fairly new to me, I assure you I'm not in many other areas outside of a BB! LOL
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Download the ZIP file to your computer. The JAD file is only for OTA installations which you have indicated you cannot do because you don't have a data plan.
Unzip it on your computer and take note of the location on your computer to which you unzip the files.
Connect your BlackBerry to your computer with the USB cable.
Open BlackBerry Desktop Manager on your computer. If you don't have it installed, go to the BlackBerry.com website and download it and install it to your computer.
In BlackBerry Desktop Manager, click on the Application Loader.
Click the BROWSE... button and navigate to the folder on your computer into which you unzipped the files.
Click on the ALX file.
Click Next.
The file will install to your device.
Wait for the process to finish.
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  • On my Curve 8350i it is found under "options>password>security timeout"
  • Also, my speed dial for the letter "A" came set from the factory to keyboard lock.
  • I would recommend using a password, There may be information on it that you do not want others to view in case you loose it.
  • You can also put your phone into standby mode by holding the "mute" button on the upper left. This may acheive the same results you are looking for so you don't pocket dial anyone.
  • Another thought is to set the left soft key to lock your phone. Use "options>screen/keyboard>left convenience key=lock"

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Thank you for all your help Motorcyle Mama. I will let you know how this works this evening (was too busy last night to even try it). There are other questions (not about this thread) that I have and was wondering whether you can conctact me off the list. I provided my email addy previously. I admit, I am quite the novice with this phone and it is far more complicated that my previous Nokia flip! LOL I have the manual but with an afficiando such as yourself, I'd really appreciate your help if you wouldn't mind. Thanks!
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  • On my Curve 8350i it is found under "options>password>security timeout"
  • Also, my speed dial for the letter "A" came set from the factory to keyboard lock.
  • I would recommend using a password, There may be information on it that you do not want others to view in case you loose it.
  • You can also put your phone into standby mode by holding the "mute" button on the upper left. This may acheive the same results you are looking for so you don't pocket dial anyone.
  • Another thought is to set the left soft key to lock your phone. Use "options>screen/keyboard>left convenience key=lock"
Thanks for your advice Freshapple. I'm not sure I want to password my phone but will definitely consider it. I appreciate your advice.
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Okay...I have a Blackberry 8320 from RIM that used T-Mobile before and it is unlocked...says "disabled" in the network...when I put my sim card out of my Blackberry that I have now through rogers it will not work...When I phoned rogers they said that they couldn't help because I didn't purchase it through rogers...is not a rogers phone...alot of help they were...I have tried everything to get this to work...any ideas would be greatly appreciated...Thank you..Heather
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They can't help... do you have an account with Rogers for BlackBerry Service?

If you do, call them back and ask to be escalated up to RIM level tech support.

But if Network is disabled, it should work.

Could be the SIM card.
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