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Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 04-14-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,203
Posted By aiharkness
Re: pearl..camera stuck on screen..what to do??

That's a spammer. I didn't notice until after I responded.
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Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 04-13-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,203
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Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 04-11-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,203
Posted By aiharkness
Re: pearl..camera stuck on screen..what to do??

+1 on doing a clean OS reload. If there is a memory card installed, remove it....would be wise to do that before reloading the OS, and see what happens.

But be aware, the symptoms don't sound good...
Forum: Site Suggestions, News & Problems 03-26-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 1,228
Views: 83,985
Posted By aiharkness
Re: Post Count Milestones - Post here!

Just dropping in, don't know why.

I saw BlackBerry is doing some sort of fan giveaway thing. I didn't really even read it, just looked at the headline. Don't care at this point.
Forum: General BlackBerry Classic Discussion - BlackBerry 10 12-15-2017, 06:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,794
Posted By aiharkness
Re: Songs From SD Memory Card Missing

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Forum: General BlackBerry Classic Discussion - BlackBerry 10 12-15-2017, 12:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,794
Posted By aiharkness
Re: Songs From SD Memory Card Missing

......Using an all but dead OS on a failed device on a nearly vacant forum.

Thanks!
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Forum: General BlackBerry Classic Discussion - BlackBerry 10 12-15-2017, 06:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,489
Posted By aiharkness
Re: Capacity Indicators

If I understand what you are asking about, there is a key below the capacity bar, right? One is documents, the other images, and then videos.
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Forum: General BlackBerry Classic Discussion - BlackBerry 10 12-15-2017, 06:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,794
Posted By aiharkness
Re: Songs From SD Memory Card Missing

To add, I'm wondering what you are using to determine whether the files are really truly gone or not. To echo tsac, I would read the card in a card reader on the computer and see exactly what is...
Forum: BlackBerry Help 12-06-2017, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,158
Posted By aiharkness
Re: Call Blocking Apps ?

I suspect such a feature would have to be implemented at the network, not on the handset or device. At least I have never heard of an app that does what is requested.

To add, to my irritation, I...
Forum: BlackBerry Help 11-28-2017, 08:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,770
Posted By aiharkness
Re: deleting files

I have not had it either. Only know about it because of the KB article and the users on the now closed BlackBerry forums.

The consistent symptom is the apparent device wipe when the device is...
Forum: BlackBerry Help 11-27-2017, 10:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,770
Posted By aiharkness
Re: deleting files

There was an issue in the past that matches the description. See the following.

All data is wiped after a restart of the BlackBerry 10 smartphone and a blue LED is displayed during boot up...
Forum: General BlackBerry Classic Discussion - BlackBerry 10 11-18-2017, 08:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,792
Posted By aiharkness
Re: Is it possible to re-install an old BB os

Doing a restore to factory doesn't do anything with the OS; it clears all settings to defaults and clears user data. I think of it as like a security wipe without the wipe. But it doesn't alter the...
Forum: General BlackBerry Classic Discussion - BlackBerry 10 11-18-2017, 07:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,792
Posted By aiharkness
Re: Is it possible to re-install an old BB os

It's not supposed to be. So there is no supported way to do it. I can't say for certain there is absolutely no way to do it...I just haven't been paying attention and haven't kept up.
Forum: General BlackBerry Classic Discussion - BlackBerry 10 11-15-2017, 02:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,524
Posted By aiharkness
Re: BB Classic Latest OS Update Problems

I addressed device encryption settings in post #10.

The device encryption is independent of backup encryption by Link.

I don't believe there is an option in Link to backup without Link encrypting...
Forum: General BlackBerry Classic Discussion - BlackBerry 10 11-13-2017, 03:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,524
Posted By aiharkness
Re: BB Classic Latest OS Update Problems

Well, the intermittency is the surprise to me in this case. Everything else in Link works for me but backup, and always the same error. The only exception (for me) was when I turned off encryption,...
Forum: General BlackBerry Classic Discussion - BlackBerry 10 11-12-2017, 02:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,524
Posted By aiharkness
Re: BB Classic Latest OS Update Problems

I gave it a try--attempted to backup with BlackBerry Blend running--and it didn't make any difference for me. Same behavior and same error as always. (The backup seems to proceed, with Link showing...
Forum: General BlackBerry Classic Discussion - BlackBerry 10 11-10-2017, 06:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,675
Posted By aiharkness
Re: Device Pairing

Wish I had an answer for you, but I don't. That was always been buggy for me. From what I read on the forums at the time everyone else seemed to share my experience.

Early on with my first BB10...
Forum: General BlackBerry Classic Discussion - BlackBerry 10 11-05-2017, 12:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,524
Posted By aiharkness
Re: BB Classic Latest OS Update Problems

Open Password Keeper (BB10) and swipe down from the top of the screen. Open settings. The option and settings for Cloud Synchronization is there. If you don't see that option, then the next...
Forum: General BlackBerry Classic Discussion - BlackBerry 10 11-05-2017, 06:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,524
Posted By aiharkness
Re: BB Classic Latest OS Update Problems

.... third party app, such as Ultimate Backup. There's another option in BlackBerry World, but it slips my mind at the moment.

The third party apps cannot backup password keeper. An option, which...
Forum: General BlackBerry Classic Discussion - BlackBerry 10 11-03-2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,524
Posted By aiharkness
Re: BB Classic Latest OS Update Problems

For me, restarting hasn't solved the backup problem even temporarily. That is consistently broken except that one time I disabled device and media card encryption.

I have other issues that together...
Forum: General BlackBerry Classic Discussion - BlackBerry 10 11-02-2017, 06:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,524
Posted By aiharkness
Re: BB Classic Latest OS Update Problems

The encryption I mean is what used to be called content protection. On BB10 it is at Settings > Security and Privacy > Encryption and it can be enable/disabled for device and media card...
Forum: General BlackBerry Classic Discussion - BlackBerry 10 11-02-2017, 09:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,524
Posted By aiharkness
Re: BB Classic Latest OS Update Problems

Is backup the only problem you have with Link now?

For what it's worth, here is my experience. I have been unable to backup since the last OS update, or maybe the one before that. I'm on...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 08-07-2017, 03:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,600
Posted By aiharkness
Re: Could KEYone win against all other Android and iPhones?

I doubt the stock price is influenced much by the status or forecast future status of BlackBerry Mobile handsets. My guess is investors are looking at BlackBerry's post-handset future and predicted...
Forum: BlackBerry Help 06-24-2017, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,850
Posted By aiharkness
Re: compass

If you did a clean OS reload and tested before restoring and installing apps, then you've likely done all you can do.

If you did not test before restoring and installing apps, but instead restored...
Forum: General Z30 Series Discussion - BlackBerry 10 06-10-2017, 08:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,559
Posted By aiharkness
Re: unable to connect to wifi after update

OK. So, any profile you try to add that requires a password is a problem. Doesn't matter if it is a new to the device network, or a network you have used before. The consistent factor is whether...
Forum: General Z30 Series Discussion - BlackBerry 10 06-10-2017, 07:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,559
Posted By aiharkness
Re: unable to connect to wifi after update

I missed something, or it isn't stated.

So, you upgraded the OS and can't connect to new networks. But you can connect to old networks.

If you delete an "old" profile and add it again, does the...
Forum: General Z30 Series Discussion - BlackBerry 10 06-08-2017, 05:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,559
Posted By aiharkness
Re: unable to connect to wifi after update

I really hate saying this, but I think your next step is a clean OS reload. See what others think.

If you reload the OS, test before you restore. If all is well, then restore. If problem returns...
Forum: General Z30 Series Discussion - BlackBerry 10 06-07-2017, 04:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,559
Posted By aiharkness
Re: unable to connect to wifi after update

Just to be clear, did you delete the saved profile from the device and add it again after restarting the device?
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Forum: BlackBerry Help 05-31-2017, 05:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,553
Posted By aiharkness
Re: DTEK50 not getting emails on phone signal

And by the way, this isn't an official BlackBerry forum. In fact, BlackBerry shut down its official user-to-user discussion forum a few weeks ago.
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Forum: BlackBerry Help 05-31-2017, 05:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,553
Posted By aiharkness
Re: DTEK50 not getting emails on phone signal

The reason for asking whether you ever used a legacy BlackBerry on the BT Mobile account was for us to know whether BIS could be ruled out or not. We don't know your history. It pays to ask.

I...
Forum: BlackBerry Help 05-31-2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,553
Posted By aiharkness
Re: DTEK50 not getting emails on phone signal

Ok. Doesn't sound like BIS is the problem. Were you ever using a legacy BlackBerry device on your BT Mobile account?

By line, I meant the SIM in a case like yours. Some phones do not use SIM...
Forum: BlackBerry Help 05-31-2017, 04:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,553
Posted By aiharkness
Re: DTEK50 not getting emails on phone signal

Your 8520 uses BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS) to access email using the BlackBerry email app and to access other data services. This is the case with all legacy BlackBerry models. So we assume...
Forum: General 9300 Series Discussion - Curve 3G 05-28-2017, 06:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,263
Posted By aiharkness
Re: unlocking

No one here will be able to help in the way I think you are asking.

If you've searched then you may have found some recommended unlocking code vendors. That's the best you will get. Unfortunately...
Forum: Rumor Mill 05-27-2017, 04:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,412
Posted By aiharkness
Re: Keyone?

No. Not at all. Don't worry about it. You were correct. We all have our comfort level and we try to get there in our own way. I understand that. As I say, my post was partly in jest.

Keep posting...
Forum: Rumor Mill 05-25-2017, 05:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,412
Posted By aiharkness
Re: Keyone?

I will pay for a non-Android or non-iOS smartphone. That's not the problem in my mind. The problem is having really only two choices, one bad, and the other worse. (My opinion)
Posted via...
Forum: Rumor Mill 05-25-2017, 05:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,412
Posted By aiharkness
Re: Keyone?

Yep, true
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Forum: Rumor Mill 05-24-2017, 04:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,412
Posted By aiharkness
Re: Keyone?

Partly in jest. But I do believe you are overthinking it.
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Forum: Rumor Mill 05-24-2017, 03:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,412
Posted By aiharkness
Re: Keyone?

Have to contend with BBM being pre-installed?.... You may be one of the people?

I've said it before (but maybe not here on these forums) that BlackBerry's brand is not respected. Or in I'll repute? ...
Forum: New Members Forum 05-24-2017, 03:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,663
Posted By aiharkness
Re: Hello Friends

Hey.

This is the far end of the beach. Not many want to or are willing to travel this far down. Still, it's a good spot. And it isn't crowded. So if you are looking for a crowd, this isn't it....
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 05-18-2017, 06:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,754
Posted By aiharkness
Re: GM Onstar drops Blackberry

I would figure something out. But it will be moot. By that time, if that time comes, BB10 will be a memory.
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Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 05-15-2017, 01:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,754
Posted By aiharkness
Re: GM Onstar drops Blackberry

The Volvo with a world-record 3 million miles | New York Post (http://nypost.com/2014/12/29/the-record-breaking-roadster-with-3-million-miles/)

Now I understand this guy.

I wonder how long my...
Forum: Rumor Mill 05-14-2017, 09:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,412
Posted By aiharkness
Re: Keyone?

You bet.

I would be interested in hearing what you decide.
Forum: Rumor Mill 05-13-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,412
Posted By aiharkness
Re: Keyone?

What I've seen written about the device is positive.

I don't think I would worry about it provided you are comfortable with Google and Android. Personally I don't want to use Android, but if it was...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 05-04-2017, 04:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,754
Posted By aiharkness
Re: GM Onstar drops Blackberry

Not surprised.

But....

You can't access Google's store and Google's services with a stock BB10 device, right. Yeah, you can sideload. And you can also use Cobalt's user workaround.

And Google...
Forum: General BlackBerry Classic Discussion - BlackBerry 10 04-15-2017, 04:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,600
Posted By aiharkness
Re: Text Font Size

OT: My plan today if and when our Passports become unserviceable and I don't have a suitable smartphone alternative: Dumb cell phone and a mobile hotspot for my laptop.

I travel with the laptop...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 04-15-2017, 04:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,654
Posted By aiharkness
Re: BlackBerry Security On Android

I don't have any info or know of any. Still, I think it boils down to trust for now, and also how you use the device. Much depends on the user. For the most part the user is the weak link. ...
Forum: General BlackBerry Classic Discussion - BlackBerry 10 04-15-2017, 09:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,600
Posted By aiharkness
Re: Text Font Size

I think the question is whether or not enough people will buy smartphones with BlackBerry brand.

BlackBerry realized it couldn't maintain its smartphone hardware business, even with its switch to...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 04-15-2017, 07:22 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 478,446
Posted By aiharkness
Re: Your Favorite Mobile Sites

Anyone look at the date of the OP? 2006!

What a long strange trip.

Back in 2006 mobile versions of good sites was a big deal. Now, not so much. I don't really pay attention except when redirected...
Forum: General BlackBerry Classic Discussion - BlackBerry 10 04-15-2017, 07:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,600
Posted By aiharkness
Re: Text Font Size

The reporting at the time was that BlackBerry brought in a whole new team for BB10 and did not use the BBOS people. So it isn't so much features were dropped as much as not added.

If you were...
Forum: New Members Forum 04-09-2017, 03:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,663
Posted By aiharkness
Re: Hello Friends

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