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InstaSpell v0.92 is here! - 07-27-2007, 04:46 PM

Hi All,

Wait over. We are ready with the public release of Empower InstaSpell v0.92

The beauty of InstaSpell is this -

1. Universal: First the star attraction - Empower InstaSpell is made to be universal !

That means it will do spell check for you not only in emails but also in SMS, Notes, Tasks memo etc. Some people have reported it working with some 3rd party apps as well.

2. As-you-type: InstaSpell detects incorrect words as soon as you type them! Expected it to be instantaneous on all devices (even those on low-memory). For those wanting spell check at the end there is an option for that as well in your menu. Just click on SpellCheck after you are done writing your email.

3. On-device: Fully on-device. Unlike server-based checking where the whole text is sent to server, InstaSpell is fully on-device. This real advantage is not that it saves your data usage on every email. The real importance of on-device spell check is for privacy reasons - both of your business and personal emails.

We hope you will find Empower InstaSpell with its On-device, As-you-type, Universal spell checking abilities a good companion for your spell checking needs.

How to Install:

1. InstaSpell first:
2. Dictionary second:


Please install InstaSpell first and then Dictionary. Once both are installed, you will see an 'abc' icon on your HomeScreen. Open it, and click on Install button to Index the dictionary. Indexing is important to increase the lookup speed and enable compression. Indexing should take around 30sec - 1 min to complete. Once indexing is over, you will see some stats like - Word Count. Tick the Enable SpellCheck and exit.

Let us know how you like it. Thoughts, feedbacks are welcome. This version expires on July 30th when the next public version goes live. Also keep an eye on this thread for an important forthcoming announcement.

Update! I am having some issue with this app now. It no longer works! And when it did, it worked great! So, I have posted a new link to the BBCorrector software which I will be testing... More to follow...

Last Updated on Sunday, 09 September 2007 22:44

VZ Theme for 8800

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Verizon Theme for 8800 Blackberry

Original article posted by JC on Blackberry Forums

Originally Posted by John Clark
This may be a simpler way for some....

Assumptions: You have Blackberry Desktop Manager 4.2, sp2.

I have extracted this theme and created it's own .alx to go along with it. To install this theme to your 8800/8300 simply download the .zip file linked below and extract it to a folder on your PC somewhere that you won't delete. Then simply use the "add" feature in Desktop Manager/Application Loader and browse to the .alx file. This will put a checkbox in application loader that will load the new theme. Additionally, you can later remove the theme by simply unchecking the box, if desired.

This is an alternate method to editing the Blackberry.alx file as posted above and gets the same results except that with this method you get a checkbox in Application Laoder to install and uninstall.

Hope this helps....


Download the zip here.


Last Updated on Sunday, 09 September 2007 22:45

Blackberry Screen Capture

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What does bbscrene.exe do to my PC?

Article originally posted on Blackberry, by Doug F.

Use BBscreen to capture screenshots for documentation purposes from a live BlackBerry, not a simulator. Give it to your help desk who can send it to end-users to capture screenshots of error messages. Or, put it on a shared network location and have the help desk send links to it. Credit for this goes to Doug F. from Blackberry Forums.

What does the zip do?

  • 1.)BBscreen.exe extracts three files to a temp directory.
  • BBscreen.bat
  • JavaLoader.exe

  • 2.)BBscreen is launched from the temp directory.

  • 3.)If desired you can enter the device password.This is a time saver if you will be taking multiple screen shots.

  • 4.)A screenshot is captured and saved to the current users desktop. The file name will have the following format: BBscreen-%UserID%-%Picture#%.bmp.

  • 5.)You are prompted to take another screenshot.
  • If Yes, the next file name will be incremented by 1.
  • If No, BBscreen exits and the temp folder is deleted.
  • Only thing left behind is the self-extracting executable.

    The setup file can be downloaded here.


  • Last Updated on Sunday, 09 September 2007 22:45

    Remove BES Security Policy

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    Remove BB Policy from handheld device...

    I found this on the BB Forum.... and want to have it setup here also...

    Original post on My thanks to John Clark who put this together... Remove IT Policy - 03-01-2007, 01:42 AM


    Removing IT Policy.

    Note: See this post.

    This is a How-To for removing IT policy from your BB. In essence, what this does is apply a blank IT policy to the device. The blank IT policy does, unfortunatly, leave some IT policy firewalls in place, however. For instance "keystroke injection" is set by default to "deny" on most IT policies. This blank policy won't give back "allow" for this feature. This becomes a problem if you desire to use a Bluetooth keyboard. You'll be unable to use the keyboard. If a way is found to get this back then I'll edit this post accordingly. A quick check to see if your BB is under IT policy can be done by going to Options/Security on your Device. If you see any references to IT Policy whatsoever, then you have a potentially restrictive IT Policy that can be removed.

    The Disclaimer/Intended Use.

    This guide is intended for use by people that own their own Blackberry, and for whatever reason, have inherited a company's IT policy on their device. Really, there are two scenarios where this guide is useful.
    You bought a Blackberry on eBay and are unable to make changes to the settings or install Third Party Applications.
    You have a Blackberry that was previously connected to a company's BES and, for whatever reason, you no longer intend to connect to that BES.
    Important: If you're still connected to a company BES, and simply want to install the latest and greatest third party application I would not recommend this approach. Talk to your BES administrators and ask them to grant you the appropriate rights. There are two problems in using this guide to bypass your company's security policy. First, whenever you reconnect to the company server, your security settings will revert back to how they were. Second, and perhaps more importantly, you run the risk of getting fired.


  • Step 1:
    Ensure the Blackberry Desktop Manager is installed using Blackberry Internet Service, and not Blackberry Enterprise Server. If you are unsure, it would probably be a good idea to uninstall the Desktop Manager and start again. If you don't have the CD that came with your Blackberry, the Software can be downloaded here.

  • Step 2:
    Download the file policy.bin and save it in your Blackberry installation directory (C:\Program Files\Research In Motion\BlackBerry).

  • Step 3:
    Wipe your Blackberry, creating a backup if necessary.
    Select Options/Security/Wipe on the Device.
    If this option is unavailable, you may have to install the latest software on your Blackberry. You need to Download and install the latest OS for your device. Connect your device, open the Desktop Manager, select Application Loader, and follow the prompts.

  • Step 4:
    Close the Desktop Manager if it is open.

  • Step 5:
    From the Windows XP Start Menu select Run..., and at the prompt type regedit. In the tree on the left hand side, navigate to:

    HKEY_Current_Users\Software\Research In Motion\BlackBerry\PolicyManager

    Right-Click the Policy Manager Folder and select New/String Value. Name the value Path. Now, Double-Click the Path Subkey and set Value Data to:

    C:\Program Files\Research In Motion\BlackBerry\policy.bin

  • Step 6:
    Open the Desktop Manager.

  • Step 7:
    Connect the Device.

    Once complete, the Options/Security screen on your Blackberry should not contain references to an IT Policy, you should now be able to change all settings (including password prompts), and install Third Party Applications.


    John Clark Pearl BES/BIS

    Please do a Search first! d_fisher's Handy Tool: JL_CMDER Want Answers? Check the BlackBerryFAQ's

    ****************************************** Thanks to John Clark from the Blackberry Forum for this article...


  • Last Updated on Sunday, 09 September 2007 22:46

    Javaloader.exe Update

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    I ran across this but any BB Dev Admin will probably already know this. You can use Javaloader.exe to manually add your 3rd part apps to your BB Handheld Device. I downloaded this exe and using the required syntax, I was able to load a 3rd party application I had downloaded after I purchased online. I could not connect to the website I downloaded the application from to try a OTA load, so I was able to download the app, extract the files from the zip file and then use a command line to load the application to the BB device using Javaloader.exe. On my way finding the solution to this I discovered a web site forum that gave me the necessary syntax to load the device. The help file the exe provided on the command line did not give me what I needed. Instead, I followed this setup I found in a forum:


    Can someone please tell me how can I load my first midlet application onto my RIM 6750 device using comand line tool? :confused:
    Details about my application are as follows:

  • 1. Port to which handheld is attached : COM1
  • 2. Bit rate speed to the serial port: 115200
  • 3. Location of JavaLoader.exe file: 'C:\Program Files\Research In Motion\BlackBerry JDE 3.6\bin'.
  • 4. Name of the application cod file: MyFirstMidlet
  • 5. Location of the cod file 'MyFirstMidlet.cod' : 'C:\Program Files\Research In Motion\BlackBerry JDE 3.6\bin' (i.e. same as JavaLoader.exe file's location)

    From the bin folder I tried several commands to load the application, but everytime it gives me the explaination about the usage about RIM java loader in the command prompt. Few of the commands I tried are as follows:

    a) JavaLoader -pCOM1 -b115200 load MyFirstMidlet

    b) JavaLoader -pCOM1 -b115200 load MyFirstMidlet.cod

    c) JavaLoader -pCOM1 -b115200 load MyFirstMidlet.cod

    d) JavaLoader -usb -pCOM1 -b115200 load MyFirstMidlet.cod



    Aquiname08-15-2003, 09:41 PM

    Stop using -usb. It's mutually exclusive to the serial ports. Also, it's pointless to specify the bit rate.

    The syntax for specifying the port is just -p1, -p2, etc. I believe -p1 is the default, so you could just omit it.

    So something like:

    javaloader load .cod

    should work for you, assuming it really is on COM1.

    As you can see here, the "Load" command was the key and then pointing the exe to the file. I loaded Javaloader.exe into the root folder of the cod appliation folder. Once this was done, I ran the syntax: javaloader.exe -u load xxxxxx.cod.

    The -u lets the loader know it is USB and not a Com port...!

    The BB Handheld Device challanged for the password and the application loaded!

    Good Luck....


  • Last Updated on Sunday, 09 September 2007 22:46

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