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My Device: torch 9860
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blackberry torch 9860 hang!!urgent!!

please i need help,my blackberry 9860 is hang!! i try to restart it but i won't work,it stuck and cannot do anything.. please i need your help,thank you.

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Re: blackberry torch 9860 hang!!urgent!!

Hi and Welcome to the Community!

I recommend that you attempt to boot into Safe Mode:

  • KB17877 How to start a BlackBerry smartphone in Safe Mode

It may take you multiple attempts to get the ESC key sequence (press/release/hold) correct, so be patient. When successfully into Safe Mode, think carefully...what happened just before this behavior started? A new app? An update? A Theme? Something else? Think carefully as the smallest change could be causal...and attempt to undo whatever that was.

Good luck and let us know!




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Registered: ‎08-16-2013
My Device: BB Torch 9860 BB Z10
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Re: blackberry torch 9860 hang!!urgent!!

I got this mobile B torch 9860 4 months ago. I did an Blackberry OS update ( Software Version: 7.1 bundle 1149 )on 16th of this month. From that day I am not able to usemy phone it just keep freezing. Even the power button does not work. I keep removing the battery and put it back in but no use. I managed twice to get in safe mode and swipe clean all files. still no go.

Now I am not able to use my phone completely. Not even in safe mode.

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Re: blackberry torch 9860 hang!!urgent!!


kend487 wrote:

I got this mobile B torch 9860 4 months ago. I did an Blackberry OS update ( Software Version: 7.1 bundle 1149 )on 16th of this month. From that day I am not able to usemy phone it just keep freezing. Even the power button does not work. I keep removing the battery and put it back in but no use. I managed twice to get in safe mode and swipe clean all files. still no go.

Now I am not able to use my phone completely. Not even in safe mode.


Hello,

 

From that description, I would deduce that something went wrong with the OS update, and a clean OS reload is needed in order to correct things.

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:

  • http://us.blackberry.com/support/downloads/download_sites.jsp
  • 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.

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:

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

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:

  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!




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Registered: ‎08-16-2013
My Device: BB Torch 9860 BB Z10
My Carrier: Airtel

Re: blackberry torch 9860 hang!Urgent!!

Thanks for your reply.
 I really appreciate that. I don't have my phone with me now. I have given it for service. The person is not a blackberry recognized service guy. I don't have much confidence on him.

 

I have one quick question. Today the guy from the service center called and said there is an hardware failure. I need to replace the IC in the board. Its hard to believe that because I am able to turn ON the phone and its stuck in the boot screen. Second thing is I was successfully able to make the update as per the KB 10144.
 I am planning to get the phone back from him and try what u have suggested.

 

What do you think about replacing the IC? He is going to charge me 2500 Indian Rupee. That's nearly 50$.

 

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Re: blackberry torch 9860 hang!Urgent!!

Unfortunately, hardware faults are 99.999999% impossible to truly diagnose at an internet distance. The closest that can be done is, by doing many tedious things (such as I laid out for you above), one can rule out most OS/software causes and thereby conclude that it is likely a hardware problem, but one cannot truly diagnose it as a hardware problem as that can only truly be done by a qualified technician with the device in their hands. It is entirely possible that immediately after you did the update, some hardware fault coincidentally failed at that time...but, again, at an internet distance such can only be supposition.

Good luck!



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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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