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FAQ: Easily Add Hebrew Fonts To Your BlackBerry Tour OTA

Earlier this year we let you know that Nathan made OTA and desktop installation files to easily add Hebrew capabilities to your BlackBerry. He let me know that he has updated the files available and added support for the BlackBerry Tour. It has been possible for quite awhile to add Hebrew fonts to your BlackBerry…

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FAQ: RIM Details Top 10 Troubleshooting Tips – Step 2: Hard Reset!

I got a kick out of reading a recent RIM knowledgebase entry about the top 10 troubleshooting steps for BlackBerrys. The kicker is step 2 which is a hard reset. It kind of reminds me of Windows where the first troubleshooting step is rebooting. The only difference is that the 10th troubleshooting step for Windows…

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FAQ: Understanding How BlackBerry Applications Connect to The Internet (Development)

Over the years I cannot count how many times I have had to explain the convoluted ways that a BlackBerry can use to connect to the internet. Everything from WAP to WAP2 to TCP/IP to BIS to BES to Wi-Fi are just not that simple to describe. Every new BlackBerry developer needs to understand this…

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FAQ: RIM Details Hearing Aid Compatibility for Each BlackBerry

I know that every single BlackBerry needs to officially file its hearing aid compatibility report with the FCC but that is not always so easily accessible. I have quite a few friends with hearing aids or one sort or another so when I saw this knowledgebase article from RIM I knew I had to post…

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FAQ: What Device Data & Settings are Automatically Backed Up by your BES?

One of my favorite features on a BES is the fact that all of your BlackBerrys settings are backed up automatically. Your BES administrator could turn this off but most have it on. This means that if you lose your device or break it you can easily switch over to a new device. Everything from…

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FAQ: BIS Filters Have Implicit Wildcards & Top Bottom Processing of Filters

Josep pointed me towards a interesting thread on the official BlackBerry forums by QueBall. QueBall did some digging and found some interesting information about how filters are processed in the BIS setup. Rules are processed from the top down (which makes sense) but there is no way to reorder a rule so that it is…

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FAQ: BIS Website & On Device Cryptic Error Messages Explained

I always hated RIM’s cryptic error messages that are impossible to understand. Recently I discovered a list of the Java error codes and now RIM has posted a list of the possible errors you can get using BlackBerry Internet Service both on your device and through their website. Its a pretty useful list if you…

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FAQ: How to Fix the Missing Mass Storage Icon BlackBerry Problem

This seems to be a common problem with users where they no longer see a drive icon for their BlackBerry’s microSD card even when they have Mass Storage Mode enabled. Michael Jones shared with me a great guide he created on how to overcome this issue and get it all back to normal. The problem…

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