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Registered: ‎08-12-2013
My Device: Curve 9320
My Carrier: TESCO Mobile

BlackBerry Curve 9320 Crashing After Startup With Black Screen

Hello,

I am having some issues with my BlackBerry Curve 9320. When I power the device on, it shows the BlackBerry logo with a loading bar, like normal. Then the loading bar finishes after about two minutes, and the screen turns black with only a little black and white loading box in the center. The BlackBerry then just hangs on this screen.

I have tried to boot the BlackBerry up in safe mode but it makes no difference. After the loading bar completes, the safe mode dialog pops up, telling me that I can access safe mode by holding the return key on startup. However, any attempt to interact with the BlackBerry (trying to move the cursor or click a button) causes the black and white box to appear infront of the dialog, and the system hangs again.

Can anybody help me sort this out? I do not have access to a computer at the moment, either.

Thank you!
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Re: BlackBerry Curve 9320 Crashing After Startup With Black Screen

Hi and Welcome to the Community!

 

Without access to a computer, there is nothing you can do...what you describe is a catastrophic situation, requiring a clean OS reload to attempt to fix it. From what you describe, there is nothing on the device itself you can do.

 

Once you do have access to a computer, pPlease refer to this official download portal as you proceed. It is sorted first by carrier -- so if all you want are the OS levels your carrier supports, your search will be quick. However, some carriers are much slower than others to release updates. To truly seek out the most up-to-date OS package for your BB, you must dig through and find all carriers that support your specific model BB, and then compare the OS levels that they support.

From a PC, you can install any compatible (e.g., for your exact BB Model Number) OS package to a BB via this procedure:

Note that while written for "reload" and the Storm, it can be used to upgrade, downgrade, or reload any BB device model -- it all depends on the OS package you download and install to your PC. After installing the OS package to your PC, please remeber to 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:

  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Research In Motion\AppLoader
  • C:\Users\(your Windows UserName)\AppData\Roaming\Research In Motion\BlackBerry\Loader XML

Be sure that you remove, from your PC, any other BB device OS packages as having more than one installed to the PC can cause conflicts with this procedure.



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:

  1. Load your OS "bare bones"...if anything is optional, do not install it.
  2. If the behavior presents immediately, then try a different OS with step 1
  3. If the behavior does not immediately present, then run for as long as it takes for you to be sure that the behavior will not present.
  4. Add one thing -- no matter how tempting, just one.
  5. If the behavior does not present immediately, then again run for long enough to be sure it will not have the same problem
  6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 until all things are loaded or the behavior presents

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:

  • KB19915How to perform a clean reload of BlackBerry smartphone application software using BlackBerry Desktop Software

Good luck and let us know!




Occam's Razor nearly always applies when troubleshooting technology issues!
If anyone has been helpful to you, please show your appreciation by clicking the button inside of their post. Please click here and read, along with the threads to which it links, for helpful information to guide you as you proceed. I always recommend that you treat your BlackBerry like any other computing device, including using a regular backup schedule...click here for an article with instructions.
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