If you own a BlackBerry, and you one day pick it up to find the screen all white with a message about reloading the software, don’t panic, there is hope!
The other night I discovered my BlackBerry Tour showing me nothing but a white screen with a message about reloading my operating system (OS). Â After a few seconds of panic, I started doing a search for information and found the video embedded below on CrackBerry.com.
If you follow it exactly you will get your system back up and running, but it will completely wipe all data on your phone. If you have backed up your phone via the desktop manager recently, you’ll be able to restore your phone without much pain, but if you haven’t … then welcome to setting up your phone all over again.
In short, make sure to back up your phone, and for added safety, we also recommend using Google Sync. Â Even if you aren’t a huge fun of Google, don’t worry about it, just set up an account to use it for storage, and then with Google Sync installed you can backup your contacts and calendar on a constant basis to the Google servers. Â If your phone should get “nuked”, install Sync again and you can pull the information back to your phone.
Just like a computer crash, a cell phone crash isn’t a whole lot of fun either.