BEIKS Keyboard Locker for BlackBerry
Avoid unwanted button presses with this simple automatic keyboard locker for BlackBerry
BlackBerry OS 4.2 and higher
Verified to work on:
We aim at supporting
BlackBerry devices in use.
device was recently announced we
likely support it too even if it is
not listed here!
Owners of 7xxx and other older
series models may
to obtain appropriate build for
* BlackBerry 8100 series (8110, 8120
* BlackBerry 8300 series (8310,8320,8330)
* BlackBerry 8700 series
* BlackBerry 8500 series (BlackBerry
* BlackBerry 8800 (8810,
8820, 8830, etc.)
* BlackBerry 9000 aka BlackBerry Bold
* For BlackBerry Storm support ( 9500,
9530, 9550 models) please see description
* Latest BlackBerry 8900, BlackBerry
9630 and BlackBerry 9700
If you are used to carrying your phone in a pocket, bag, purse or practically anywhere else beyond its dedicated holder then this is a must-have!
The BEIKS Keyboard Locker will quietly put your phone in locked state after a certain pre-configured time of inactivity.
This new version resolves the problem introduced by some later OS updates requiring a password in order for the locking functionality to kick in.
It also adds long desired features such as manual activation icon and others.
Upon installation, the application adds a configuration screen to the global settings application (this is where you control most other phone-wide settings):
BEIKS strongly recommends downloading and evaluating a software
product prior to purchasing it.
For individual users there are two major ways of installing
- Installing through a desktop companion (Desktop
Manager for Windows Users, PocketMac or
The Missing Sync for BlackBerry on Mac OS X)
- Installing directly over-the-air (OTA) to the BlackBerry device
itself; this method implies the BlackBerry has access to Internet,
whether through a data plan subscription or through WiFi or Bluetooth
OTA installations usually require the user to point the BlackBerry
browser to a certain web address optimized for mobile access and follow
certain download link to instruct the BlackBerry to download and install
In most cases OTA downloads are
most convenient, not only because they do not require the use of a
second computer, but also because they are accessible anytime and
anywhere - at the restaurant, airport, practically everywhere where
OTA downloads, however, also have some drawbacks. For example some
carriers impose a limit on the size of the application that can be
downloaded over-the-air. As of September 2007 BlackBerry users on
the Cingular network (presently AT&T) are complaining that
when attempting to download a large file wirelessly they receive
Error 907: Invalid COD. This is a misleading error message - the
COD is all right except it is prohibited for download, usually due
to its size.
Through a desktop companion
MS Windows 2000/XP/Vista
|Through a desktop companion
||Mac OS X, Linux, Windows (manual)
(directly to the phone's main memory)
- irrelevant -
|Point your BlackBerry browser to
and follow the links there.
(to the phone's media card)
- irrelevant -
|See how to use BEIKS'
BeFTP file transfer
application to wirelessly download
talking phrase books and Bibles
to the media card.
Installation instructions (when
installing through a desktop companion)
section discusses the process of installing BEIKS applications on
BlackBerry smart phones via the BlackBerry Desktop Manager®
and Application Loader programs installed on a Microsoft Windows®
powered desktop or laptop computers.
Note that many BEIKS applications for BlackBerry are also
available for direct wireless download through the BlackBerry's built-in
web browser from the mobile version of the BEIKS web site
dictionary, phrase book and Bible data files can also be downloaded
wirelessly and stored to the device's media card, and that requires
using BEIKS' BeFTP instead of the built-in browser.
desktop distributives of all BEIKS applications for BlackBerry come as
single Windows executable files, containing the necessary BlackBerry
applications and data as well as a Windows installation wizard aimed at
simplifying the installation process.
To start the installation, all the user needs to do is double-click on
the distributive. This tells Windows that the user wants to execute the
file. Once the BEIKS installation wizard takes control, the user can
usually just follow the on-screen instructions.
of a BlackBerry application via Desktop Manager happens in
BlackBerry application itself is being copied (installed) from the
distributive to the host desktop or laptop computer and registered
with Desktop Manager.
This is pretty much all the installation wizard of the BEIKS
application does for you.
BlackBerry application module(s) get moved from the host computer to
the BlackBerry with the help of the Application Loader program,
which is part of the BlackBerry's Desktop Manager.
This part has to be manually performed by the user after the
successful completion of the first step. The BEIKS distributives
usually contain very detailed, step-by-step illustrated instructions
on how to perform this step once the first one is complete.
BlackBerry application can often contain more than one module. For
example, a dictionary would consist of a dictionary reader and one or
more dictionary data files. A talking phrase book would consist of the
phrases application and then one module of language data and one module
for voice data.
BlackBerry Application Loader (part of the Desktop Manager that comes on
a CD with every BlackBerry) is designed to "mirror" the BlackBerry
application modules installed on the host computer and registered with
it with the ones in the actual handheld.
why it is important that you do NOT uninstall the desktop applications
once the modules get successfully transferred to the BlackBerry; upon
next use of Application Loader , it will notice they are missing from
the desktop and will also delete them from the handheld!
BlackBerry's Application Loader presents the user with a list of all
handheld modules it is aware of, letting him choose which ones are
supposed to be mirrored (installed) on the device and which are only
kept on the desktop, eventually for installation to the handheld at a
If you get to the form with the available
application modules in Application Loader and there is
nothing in it, then you are missing a core portion of
your BlackBerry Desktop Manager installation - the
handheld's system files. You will not be able to
install any third-party application until those become
available. For further help, see the troubleshooting section
report any and
all installation troubles you may come across!
Below are the commonly
asked questions about installing software and using on BlackBerry:
Q. Your application is
not showing in the Application Loader's list of applications.
A. The most common reason for this problem is that Desktop
Manager is missing the System Handheld Software that complements it and
allows it to properly install 3rd party applications. Sometimes the
Desktop Manager itself may also need to be updated to its latest
version. See the third question below.
You may also want to try and add the application manually through the
"Add..." button in the BlackBerry Desktop Manager. You will need to
locate and specify its ALX file, which is a description file containing
the list of all files that need to be installed. It is called ALX
because of its extensions, which is ".ALX"; its full name will vary
depending on the application being installed.
BlackBerry Desktop Manager returns "No
additional applications designed for your handheld were found" error
when trying to manually add an application (an ALX file).
A. This used to be a problem in older Desktop Manager versions.
It was caused by lack of BlackBerry System Handheld Software on the
desktop side. BlackBerry Desktop 4.7 and higher automatically download
the necessary System Handheld Software so you should not be seeing this
Q. When I
run Application Loader and go to the "Handheld Application Selection"
screen as per your instructions, there are only your applications /
there are no applications listed there.
A. Same as above - download and install both the latest
Desktop Manager and the System Handheld Software for your phone model.
Q. What is
"System Handheld Software" and where do I find it?
A. Desktop Manager 4.7 and later takes care of installing it for
For reference purposes, you can find an
answer to this question
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