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What is a BlackBerry Backdoor Command?

Screen shot 2010-12-12 at 6.48.39 PMThis one is a bit “geeky.” When I first read this article published by RIM on “How to enter backdoor commands on the BlackBerry Storm smartphone” I thought I knew what it was talking about but had never heard the term Backdoor Command before. I assumed Backdoor meant a hidden command like ALT+SHIFT+H for the HelpMe menu and ALT+RBVS to view the source code of a website in the browser and many more. The thing is the term Backdoor has never been used before by RIM as far as Google knows.

From what this article shows it seems like these codes/shortcuts are officially called Backdoor Commands by RIM. I have always been calling them hidden shortcuts or even Easter Eggs. As a bonus RIM even has a cool chart for the BlackBerry Storm showing you how to get the letters out of the numpad. They also use the example of ALT+NMLL as one of the Backdoor commands so we know that one is definitely a Backdoor Command.

So I guess that answers my very important question. I know you guys were all dying to know. Let us know your favorite “Backdoor Command” in the comments!

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  1. /sarcasm
    Oh yeah, now those aren’t at ALL hard to a) enter on my Storm and b) remember.
    /sarcasm end

  2. Backdoor command sounds h4x0r-sh or l33t lol.

    I use alt + nmll.

  3. alt + lglg, to clear up memory (little bit to none) and alt + shift + del, for quick restart

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