- BlackBerry® Desktop Software 6.1 to 7.1
To access the Support Tools feature of BlackBerry Desktop Software, click on the Help button labeled with a question mark, then move the mouse over Support resources, and then click on Support tools.
Functionality of the Support Tools feature of BlackBerry® Desktop Software
Generate Support Log - Clicking this button will obtain the following files from the BlackBerry smartphone:
Devicedir.txt - A listing of all applications installed on the BlackBerry smartphone.
deviceinfo.txt - An output of information on the device.
eventlog.txt - The Handheld Java® Event Log.
screenshot.bmp - A screenshot of what was displayed on the screen of the BlackBerry smartphone when the Generate button was clicked.
Once the Generate button is pressed, a BlackBerryDeviceSupport folder will be created on the Desktop. Inside this folder there will be a DeviceReport folder that contains the files that have been created. Clicking the Browse to log files link will automatically open this folder.
Change Log Level
Clicking the Normal and Debug buttons will toggle the BlackBerry smartphone logs between their normal and debug settings.
Reset to Factory Settings
Clicking this button will put the BlackBerry smartphone back to its factory settings. This method does NOT remove third-party applications from the smartphone. The BlackBerry smartphone must be running BlackBerry Device Software 4.3 or newest version.
Clicking this button will create a copy of the file system to send to a support representative. This command creates a large file. This action will result in the smartphone screen turning off and the smartphone restarting upon completion. The file system dump can take several minutes to complete due to the amount of data being transferred. The BlackBerry smartphone must be running BlackBerry Device Software 4.3 or newest version.
Turn Off Wireless Connection
Clicking the Turn on or Turn off buttons will either turn on or turn off the wireless connection on the connected BlackBerry smartphone.
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Visit the BlackBerry Technical Solution Center at www.blackberry.com/btsc.