Appendix A. CrackBerry Terms and Definitions

This appendix defines key words and phrases that every BlackBerry user and abuser should know.

Term

Definition

Battery Pull / Hard Reset

The first step in troubleshooting a network, software, or hardware error (as typically seen with a constantly spinning Hourglass icon or an ever-present Timer icon on the screen) is often to perform a hard reset. To do this, remove the battery while the device is still powered on, wait 30 seconds, and then reinsert the battery.

BB, 'Berry

These are commonly used nicknames for the BlackBerry smartphones.

BBOS

This is an abbreviation for the BlackBerry operating system, the on-device software that powers your BlackBerry. At publishing time, the newest generation BlackBerry smartphones ...

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