FAQ: Stuck Language or “EN” Icon? Here is a Possible Fix

A few weeks ago I ran into an issue where the language icon on the top right just got stuck and refused to go away. I could hit ALT+Enter as many times as I liked and it still refused to budge. I finally managed to get rid of it by clearing a specific database on my BlackBerry and thought I would share. Denis asked me the exact same question so I decided to write about it today.

All you need to do is:

  • Plug in your BlackBerry to your PC and fire up desktop manager
  • Click the backup and restore section
  • Select advanced restore
  • On the right you will see the databases on your BlackBerry
  • Select the input method switcher option
  • Then click the clear button on the bottom of the page
  • Unplug and reboot

This method worked for me but I have heard reports that it may not. You may also have success by doing a selective restore of the input options database from a backup before the issue occurred. Another option is to backup and wipe your device and then do a selective restore of everything other than the input options but that is a bit drastic.

Let me know what works/worked for you!

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  1. I had that issue w/ my 8900… it drove me nuts. I couldn’t get it to go away no matter what i did. thanks for the tip.

  2. O.M.G.
    You’re actually a genius!! Ive been reading forums for ages saying that ive got delete all the languages, or ive got to factory re-install the phone..

    this took 3 minutes and work first time! Lovely jubbly.

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