07-20-2010 01:56 PM
08-30-2010 06:36 PM
Device details: BlackBerry Curve 8530. Software Version 22.214.171.1244 (Bundle 1108, Platform 126.96.36.1998)
A.) How to lock keypad without password:
Press 'A' until screen turns off in approximately 1 second.
If you press the Menu key, or Escape key or any Number key you will get a message "Keypad is locked. Press the Mute button to unlock".
To unlock keypad, press the Mute button.
The Mute button is located on the top of your device and it has the media symbols of Play, Pause and Mute.
B.) How to lock keypad upon holstering device:
This procedure requires a holster with a magnet that is located just above the TrackPad. The magnet is used to close the flap cover of the holster. Once the flap cover magnet sticks to its pair on the holster body - it will activate the mechanism to lock the keypad. There are holsters that have stronger magnets in which you don't have to close the flap - it just activates the keypad lock once the device touches the magnet in the holster body.
1. Click Menu, Options, Password. For device Software Version 188.8.131.524 this "lock keypad upon holstering" feature only works if the Password is set to "Enabled", therefore you must enable the password.
2. If you enter a new password or change a password you must right it down and keep it in a safe place.
3. Set "Lock Handheld Upon Holstering" to "Yes".
4. When pressing Escape key you must 'Save' setting.
To unlock, simply type the password then press the TrackPad.
Feel free to ask any questions about these features.
08-31-2010 02:53 AM
Okay: So i've tried all of these options:
the desktop Manager
and the one from crackberry:
problem on desktop manager: doesnt give me the option to downgrade. can i know exactly what you guys are doing?
and also on crackberry i dont have the versions installed on my pc, or at least they dont show
god damnit i want my lock key back :[
10-12-2010 10:03 PM
well when your screen is locked the only buttons you can press to activate the screen is the number pad or the hard keys above the keyboard. The trackpad will not work. I think this was just to prevent any accidental programs opening or anything happening.