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  • BlackBerry Storm Error at Boot, Solved

    Posted on February 4th, 2009 Shawn No comments

    BlackBerry StormFor months, I have received an error message every time my BlackBerry Storm was rebooted (i.e. battery pull or Soft Reset). The error is a cryptic Java error:

    "uncaught exception java.lang.IllegalStateException".

    Since I install beta software on a daily basis, I’m rebooting this things a lot. If I was an average BB user, I would need to reboot much, but that’s not the case for me.

    So, this error is getting annoying over time. I did some research and have found the problem. I have my device password protected. Every time it boots (or is idle for 1 hour), it locks and requires me to unlock with a password. Apparently, the password protection is what causes the error (thanks to a pinstack forum post).
    As a test, I disabled my password and did a battery pull. Upon reboot…no more error. Voila!

    So, this isn’t cool! I want my device password protected since I have data on this that I would not be happy if it went missing/stolen. WTF, RIM? Can’t we get some password protection that doesn’t throw uncaught Java exceptions? Please.

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