Tips and Tricks
Signal Strength in Numbers : Rather than looking at the bars, you can change the display of the 'signal strength' to read in real numbers. While at the home screen (ribbon), hold down the
ALT key while you type
NMLL. The bars should change to read numbers. For the 'signal strength', if you are in the 100 area (that means -100 dBm), you will be transmitting at maximum power (2 Watts), and since coverage is hit and miss at this weak a signal, you may end up transmitting many times before the packets make it through. This might help explain any poorer than normal battery life. Anything at -90 to -50 excellent.
Signal Strength in Bars : To get the bars back: While at the home screen (ribbon), hold down the
ALT key while you type
Help and Device Information : Hold down the
ALT key -AND- the
CAP key at the same time, then the letter 'h'. This brings up the "Help Me!" screen that lists version, app version, pin, imei, uptime, signal strength, battery-level, file free, and file total.
View Logs : Hold down the
ALT while you type
LGLG. This brings up the event log where you can clear events (frees some memory) or view them or copy the contents to mail to someone.
ALT-CAP-Backspace will reboot your BB.
Remove an Application : To remove an application (that you don't see in
Settings -> Options -> Advanced Options -> Applications), select "Modules" from the Applications area, and find the module you wish to remove.
Dial Letters : Dial Letters
800-LET-TERS: simply hold down the
ALT key and the letter.
Type an accented letter or special character : Holding the corresponding letter and scroll with wheel or trackball.
Insert the current date into a message : Pressing the L key followed by the D key and Space key.
Insert the current time into a message : Pressing the L key followed by the T key and Space key.
To search for mail : In your inbox, press the S key to search for a sender or a word within a subject line, and any mail folder regardless of message was sent or received.
Access the complete list of messages sent : Select the ALT key followed by the O key.
Access the complete list of messages received : Select the ALT key followed by the I key.
Access the phone log : Select the ALT key followed by the P key.
Access voicemail log : Select the ALT key followed by the V key.
Edit plain text files : You can download a neat application here.
Many more tips : Can be found Here