09-10-2013 02:26 PM
My smartphone lost alot of functionality after the last s/w update. The major problem is that I can't access OPTIONS anymore. Without OPTIONS, I haven't been able to re-update the s/w. The OPTIONS icon is gone from the desktop. OPTIONS is still visible in the main menu but it is non-responisive when I click it.
Other symptoms: The phone locks and I have to do a hard reboot (pull battery) several times a week. The phone automatically reboots when I use it as a broadband antenna (every 10-45 minutes). Word Mole game stopped working (message states: "uncaught exception: java.lang.illegalArgument Exception. Failed to initialize game resources. Unsupported language:en"). There are more symptoms, but I'm hoping this is enough to diagnose. Thanks
09-10-2013 06:46 PM
Hi and Welcome to the Community!
Given what you describe, I suggest a clean OS reload...perhaps something went wrong during the update. The simplest way is to, on a PC (you cannot do this on MAC):
1) Make sure you have a current and complete backup of your BB...you can find complete instructions via the link in my auto-sig below.
2) Uninstall, from your PC, any BB OS packages
3) Make sure you have the BB Desktop Software already installed
4) Download and install, to your PC, the BB OS package you desire:
5) Delete, on your PC, all copies of VENDOR.XML...there will be at least one, and perhaps 2, and they will be located in or similarly to (it changes based on your Windows version) these folders:
6a) For changing your installed BB OS level (upgrade or downgrade), you can launch the Desktop Software and connect your BB...the software should offer you the OS package you installed to your PC.
6b) Or, for reloading your currently installed BB OS level as well as for changing it, bypass the Desktop Software and use LOADER.EXE directly, by proceeding to step 2 in this process:
If, during the processes of 6a or 6b, your BB presents a "507" error, simply unplug the USB cord from the BB and re-insert it...don't do anything else...this should allow the install to continue.
You may also want to investigate the use of BBSAK (bbsak.org) to perform the wipe it is capable of.
You may also want to try the "Bare Bones OS Reload Procedure" to attempt to narrow down the precise causal item:
When the behavior presents, you know the culprit...the last thing you loaded.
If the behavior does not re-present, then you know that either step 1 or 2 cured it.
If the behavior presents no matter what, then you likely have a hardware level issue for which no amount of OS or software can cure.
You may also need the use of these tricks:
If you are on MAC, you are limited to only your carriers sanctioned OS packages...but can still use any levels that they currently sanction. See this procedure:
Good luck and let us know!