Error 182 appears on the BlackBerry smartphone

Article ID: KB24396

Type: Support Content

Last Modified: 12-14-2011

 

Product(s) Affected:

  • BlackBerry 7 OS and earlier
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  • BlackBerry® Device Software
  • BlackBerry smartphones
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The BlackBerry® smartphone stops responding and the following error message appears:

Error 182

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The smartphone encountered a Java® Virtual Machine (JVM) application related problem and is unable to continue running.

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Please ensure that the smartphone is running the most current version of BlackBerry Device Software. For more information on this procedure, see KB16068.

If the error message persists, or if the smartphone is already running the most current version of BlackBerry Device Software, further investigation might be required. To help further diagnose the cause, contact your wireless service provider to request that this occurrence be escalated to BlackBerry Technical Support Services for further review and support.

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Perform a hard reset by removing the battery from the smartphone and reinserting it. For more information on this procedure, see KB02141.

If the error message persists, or if the smartphone is already running the most current version of BlackBerry Device Software, further investigation might be required. To help further diagnose the cause, contact your wireless service provider to request that this occurrence be escalated to BlackBerry Technical Support Services for further review and support.

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Note: To assist in capturing the error details, contact support while the error is still displayed on the smartphone. If possible, do not reset the smartphone or attempt to reload the BlackBerry Device Software until enough information is captured for a full investigation into the cause of the error.

To assist with diagnosing these types of issues, provide as many of the following details as possible:

  • What is the frequency of the issue?
  • Is the issue easily reproduced or does it occur randomly?
  • If the issue is able to be reproduced, make note of the steps to take to reproduce the issue.
  • Is there a specific application or function being used when the issue occurs?
  • Have you experienced any issues with the smartphone as a result of the error message, such as being unable to use the browser?
  • Have you recently updated the BlackBerry Device Software or other applications?
  • When was the last backup performed of the data on the smartphone?

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