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Old 07-06-2007, 11:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hmmm, I wans't too impressed last night.

I was reading an email. I hit Reply and started to compose a response. I wanted to quote a statement further down in the email. so I scrolled down, highlighted the text, clicked on Menu/Copy, scrolled back up, clicked on Menu/Paste, and BOOOOOOOOOOOOM - the screen goes white, except for a tiny ( like 3 point font) message in the middle of the screen, which said something 'ike Application Error - Reset- OK. The only choice was OK. So I clicked on it it and got an hourglass...for about 45 minutes....then it all came back to life again.

I assume it was resetting itself (like a baterry pull) and downloaded all my thousands of emails, thousands of contacts, calendar items, etc.

But what if I were out of range , or out of the country, and in a spot with no Blackberry service. Would it just stay dead and unusable?

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It didn't re download everything. It simply took that long to reboot. You are lucky it came back. Most of the time that would have been a wipe and reload the OS.
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It didn't re download everything. It simply took that long to reboot. You are lucky it came back. Most of the time that would have been a wipe and reload the OS.
correct thats why i started carrying a back up ,current os and dm on a thumb drive so i can repair anywhere.
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Mediaman,
If the error message was 523, I had the same issue. It happened to me when I was playing brickbreaker. (I wish I could say while I was reviewing important client emails, but I c/n lie)

I downloaded the latest OS from AT&T, and installed it on the 8800 last night. Although it took some time to complete, the problem seems to have been fixed.
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It didn't re download everything. It simply took that long to reboot. You are lucky it came back. Most of the time that would have been a wipe and reload the OS.
Now the question I have (and I should know this) if I have to reload, will my BES settings be automatic? silly question I know.
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correct thats why i started carrying a back up ,current os and dm on a thumb drive so i can repair anywhere.
Would just like to clarify the above.

I understand the idea of carrying a thumb drive, with DM and your backup files on it, such that if you needed to reload the BB from a backup, and had access to a computer, it could be done. And I gather this works even if there were no BB service in the area. HOWEVER, if you have no access to a USB port on a computer, I assume there is no way to restore anything- correct? Ie there is no device that can connect directly to the BB itself - correct???

I am not as much concerned when I am 'in town' have access to my home/work PCs, backups, etc.....but would like to reduce risk while travelling (where I may not have access to a computer). In those cases, the thumb drive is a good idea I suppose, as long as one can get access to the USB port of someone elses computer - not always that easy...

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