Its very embarrassing for someone to gain access to your account and begin asking your Facebook friends for Airtime (recharge cards); something far beneath you. The rate at which people’s Facebook accounts get hacked / hijacked is on the rise and they are at fault in many cases. I’ve been receiving emails from members asking how to Read more…


In previous guides on external storage problems, we’d discussed some issues you could encounter during file management like file corruption, automatic duplication, cloaking etc. This particular scenario is quite different; files you copy just vanish into thin air without a trace. Could you explain this case a little more please? Ideally, if you try copying files to Read more…


USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) is a Global System for Mobile(GSM) communication technology that is used to send text between a mobile phone and an application program in the network. Applications may include prepaid roaming or mobile chatting. USSD codes often have characters like ‘#’ and ‘*’ in them. Once you dial a USSD code on your Read more…


In this brief guide, I’ll be explaining how to bypass the Anti-theft protection on your Blackberry 10 device in case you never set such or you forgot your login credentials. The Anti-theft protection is a security feature which is meant to help you track, block or wipe your Blackberry 10 device if it gets lost or stolen. Read more…


In our previous guide, we treated how to get a free US phone number and easily configure it to ring on any local phone number. If you missed it, see https://journal.hovatek.com/how-to-get-a-free-usa-phone-number-and-configure-it-to-ring-on-your-local-phone-number/ . In this brief guide, we’ll be doing the same for UK. Disclaimer: You are solely responsible for whatever you choose to do with this piece Read more…


BBM added the retract feature which enables you unsend a message (before the receiver views it). This feature is very useful especially when you’ve sent something out of anger, in error, with a typo or to the wrong person. This feature is also supported in Gmail and very easy to setup. How do I setup undo send in Read more…


A slow internet connection not only affects your online productivity but also has a way of making even the most exciting internet businesses such a drag. Do you rely on the internet for your work or pleasure? 4G is worth considering if you do. If you’ve ever surfed the internet on 4G (or greater) speed then it Read more…


In my previous articles on fixing nuked Blackberry devices (refer to https://journal.hovatek.com/how-to-fix-repair-a-corrupt-nuked-or-crashed-blackberry-operating-system-software-os/) and upgrading a Blackberry OS (https://journal.hovatek.com/how-to-downgrade-upgrade-or-update-a-blackberry-operating-system-os-to-a-prefered-version/), I talked only briefly about such procedures on Blackberry 10 devices. This tutorial will focus on fixing / upgrading a Blackberry 10 device’s OS using the Autoloader technique. What is an Autoloader? An Autoloader is an offline OS installer Read more…


Considering the rate at which fake products of reputable brands are flooding the market, we’ve taken up the responsibility of enlightening prospective buyers so they don’t end up with these very convincing looking clones. We already discussed how to spot fake Samsung phones @ https://journal.hovatek.com/how-to-identify-a-fake-samsung-android-phone/ and will be doing the same for Blackberry phones in this brief guide. How Read more…


Its bad enough that your Blackberry doesn’t have a great battery life, then it has to go overheating on you! In this brief guide, we’ll be discussing why your Blackberry might be overheating (and getting drained faster in the process) , how to prevent it, and what to do when you find yourself in such a fix. Read more…


Today, we’ll be discussing one Blackberry issue that could cost you a contract, assignment, valuable information or something very precious just because your phone was switched off while you had it in your pocket or hand bag all along, wondering why you hadn’t received any call yet. Blackberry smartphones (especially OS < 10) are notorious for their short Read more…


Have you ever lost all your Blackberry contacts in one fell swoop either through you or someone else’s error? Believe me when I tell you it can be a strong sedative. You wake up to realize it wasn’t a dream, all your Blackberry contacts are really gone! In this guide, we’ll cover three important aspects of Blackberry Read more…


Its very important to keep your Blackberry password-protected because the need for privacy cannot be overemphasized these days. A password-protected Blackberry can however become quite a drag, especially when the password is forgotten. In this guide, we’ll be discussing how to regain access to or wipe / format a password-protected Blackberry in case the password of the Blackberry Read more…


Not only Android phones have occasional problems of a PC not detecting the memory card (See https://journal.hovatek.com/how-to-fix-an-android-phones-mass-storage-sd-card-that-wont-connect-to-pc-using-usb-cord/ ), Blackberries also do. This same issue in Blackberries is however easier to diagnose and fix. Lets take a look at possible causes of this issue and how to resolve it. What could cause a PC not to detect a Blackberry’s Read more…


It’s doesn’t make any sense having a Blackberry that can work with only one SIM card or carrier. If you’re comfortable with this then what happens when that carrier starts misbehaving or adopts less pocked friendly tariff plans? In this guide, we’ll be answering your Blackberry unlocking related questions and explaining how to unlock a Blackberry (just Read more…