BlackBerry Smartphones are basically known for having 2 main types of errors. They consist of app errors and jvm errors. App errors have different codes to give BlackBerry developers and technical support agents a general idea of what has caused the error and how to fix it. BlackBerry app errors also range in seriousness from an annoying pop up when accessing a certain app that will go away when the “Close” or “OK” button is pressed all the way to causing your BlackBerry to crash and go into a state of never ending startup loop.
So How Can you Fix an App Error?
The truth is that regardless of how many types of app errors there are there are basically 3 ways to fix a BlackBerry app error and I will go through them below.
1. Erase the Offending Application
It’s no secret that an app error is caused by an application on the BlackBerry that has either malfunctioned, become corrupt, or is incompatible with the device or device operating system it is on. If you notice that whenever you use a certain app you receive an app error whether it be contacts, calendar, memos or a 3rd party app then simply deleting this app from the BlackBerry will resolve this issue. This type of app error is usually just an annoyance and does not normally cripple your BlackBerry.
2. Hard Reset the BlackBerry
App errors can sometimes cause your BlackBerry to freeze or overload the memory which can cause your BlackBerry to become unresponsive or extremely slow. When this happens the easiest way to resolve this BlackBerry app error is to simply take the battery out of the back of the BlackBerry waiting for 1 full minute and then replacing the battery. Once the BlackBerry starts up your memory will be refreshed and any temporary corruption that was causing your BlackBerry to freeze should be taken care of. This is a bit more crippling however usually easy to fix.
3. Clean Reload the Operating System on BlackBerry
Sometimes BlackBerry app error’s can bring corruption to the operating system that the BlackBerry runs off of. These types of errors are not as common but still affect quite a few people, especially those with a ton of apps on their BlackBerry’s. When these app errors happen it often causes the BlackBerry to crash and restart constantly. If second step above does not resolve this issue then it will be necessary to reload the operating system onto the BlackBerry. Unfortunately when the app error becomes this bad 95% of the time you will not be able to do a backup and will not be able therefore to recover any of the information on the BlackBerry.
App errors can be a real pain in the butt and can devastate your information. I highly recommend doing weekly or daily backups, and making sure that before you download any applications to your BlackBerry make sure the vendor if not on App World is trust worthy and that the application you’re downloading is meant for the BlackBerry you have.