Rebooting Your Blackberry

Ever had your Blackberry crash on you? Well instead of taking out the battery and putting it back in you can hold Alt(half moon) + CAP + DEL to reboot your device.

12 Responses to “Rebooting Your Blackberry”

  1. 1 Jeffrey Bacon

    note: this only works on the 72xx, 75xx and 77xx series. The 7100s you HAVE to remove the battery to reboot them.

  2. 2 Mark Rejhon

    If you are using BlackBerryOS 4, you have to do alt+cap+del TWO TIMES … Once to do the brief reset, and when the buttons come back, hit the key sequence again for a full hard reboot.

    No data is lost though (all your data is stored in non-volatile flash)

  3. 3 Joy

    Hi, I tried this and it didn’t work for me. I still had to take the battery out. I have a 7520.

  4. 4 Richard

    Does anyone have any idea on how to reset a blackberry 7230. I have put the paperclip in the back etc. It still seems to have all email and bits and pieces on it. I am trying to sell it and want to delete all the data…..any ideas

  5. 5 admin

    Hey Richard.

    “Perform a hard reset on the handheld by pressing the Alt key + the Cap key + the Del key.”

    Straight from the horse’s mouth.

  6. 6 heyder cobo

    my blackberry is 7230 and my screen now show all the time Abort Exception and reset. I taking out the battery and putting it back in and hold Alt(half moon) + CAP + DEL to reboot but still the same can you help me please.
    thank you

  7. 7 Miki29


    my blackberry pearl keeps restarting over and over again. The hour glass symbol shows up to the screen but after it spins one time, the phone turns down again. Can someone help me, please!?

  8. 8 Howard

    How about tips on rebooting a blackberry Storm? When it freezes there is no keyboard showing so Alt+CAP+DEL is not an option.

  9. 9 Chris

    On newer Blackberries, the sequence is (the same): ALT-RIGHT SHIFT-DEL

    Just did it on my 8310.

  10. 10 Brian

    The key is using the the shift (cap) button on the right of the keypad. Worked on my Bold. Thanks Chris

  11. 11 Johan

    Bb 7100v vodafone shows abort exception reset every time i put the battery in, help

  12. 12 Johan

    BB 7100V vodafone starts by itself every time g put the battery in and then shows abort exception reset. Help is needed.pls.

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