How to enable and use Device Analyzer on BlackBerry 7 smartphones

Device Analyzer
By James Richardson on 4 Jul 2012 08:54 am
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The Device Analyzer which is built onto BlackBerry 7 smartphones is in many ways one of the greatest features that was included in the latest OS update. You will need to be running version 7.1, but most carriers have rolled this out now so I am pretty sure you should all be up to date. If not, then this is a great reason to do so.

The Device Analyzer is one of those features on the BlackBerry that many people won't even know exists. It is not a feature that is promoted by RIM so in order to make the best use of it we have a short ‘how to' video. To cut a long story short, Device Analyzer will allow you to monitor applications on your BlackBerry to make sure you are getting the best battery life and power consumption. If you experience WiFi problems the Device Analyzer will tell you. The same applies for if your device drops its connection or you just need to monitor data usage.

These are just an example of some of the features held with Device Analyzer. You can see the short video below and if you have any questions feel free to sound off in the comments.  

 

54 comments

cookney

cooooooooooooool !!!!

ps: who uses trackpad on 9900 !!

lachmi

Using of trackpad is often more accurate instead of thumbing on display... ;-) Trackpad rulezz ;-)

mjgallaway

Who doesn't use the trackpad? Its amazing.

m2b

Errrrr...... so if you have 7.1 and don't have the analyzer, how do you "enable" the "enable device analyzer"?

midinc

Go to your Options menu and press this.
ALT + BBDA

spin831089009700900098609900PB

Good morning and "Happy 4th of July ". Things got a little strange yesterday on Crackberry with the RIM executives making statements that comforted some and enraged others. Hopefully, they know what they are talking about. That said, this article is another good illustration of one of my points.

How could ATT not have launched 7.1 by now???

This is the same kind of BS that leads me to believe that, even if,. BB10 phones come out Q1 of next year ATT won't have them out until this time next year.

The "timely" launch of the 9800 (which I also owned) was a complete fluke for ATT which has never been repeated.

Fnord

The timing of the 9800 launch on AT&T wasn't a fluke - they developed the device with RIM and are the exclusive US carrier offering it.

spin831089009700900098609900PB

And that was the "last time" you saw any REAL support of BlackBerry from ANY vendor in the USA. Go to Verizon and see how "fired up" they are about BlackBerry - its a joke and RIM better get pretty creative with the launch of BB 10 to get these sales reps in the carrier stores back or BB10 will FAIL in the USA.

Now go to a store and ask them about Samsung Galaxy S3. That's the level of excitement you will need for success of BB10. It is a stark difference that RIM has not been able to muster at the carriers for a very long time.

From my BB Playbook.

Rootbrian

What does this have to do with the device analyzer?

tightlybound

No 7.1, no device analyzer. Get it?

Marc_Paradise

How about instructions for those of us not currently able to watch video (or who grow weary of the video-tutorial-for-EVERYTHING-tech fad...) ?

TheStrider

Type "analyzer" and the search will find it.

dhutt

I have a 9860 with 7.1.0.523. With BBSAK, I can see the CODs (v1.1.0.46) for the Analyzer are installed, however this does not show up when I try to search for "analyzer" and is not a menu item under Advanced System Settings. I know I had this previously with 7.1.0.402.

Does anyone know how to activate this?

trigger1074

"Go to your Options menu and press this.
ALT + BBDA"

then search again

dhutt

Torch 9860 = No "ALT" key :(

Any other ways to do this?

jooze

For torch 9860,just type ??5* in options.

sent via playbook.

glassbottomboat

Yeah how do I activate it on my 9850 V7.1.0.163

gregorylkelly

I have to say, as much as people like to rip on the current BBOS, its little things like this that I don't think any other OS can do to this level that make it still a great OS. I know the average consumer doesn't care about this stuff and would rather play Words With Friends than monitor their battery, but it just shows that once RIM catches up with BB10, the OS should be better than the competition because of the internal mindset that RIM has when it comes to "tools" like this.

To be honest, if you look at iOS, pretty much everything about it is app based. The OS offers very little when it comes to useful tools.

beastberry_10

Bold 9930 with Verizon I'm on version 7.1 but I'm not finding this and I don't even know what type ALT + BBDA means. Wtf???

DWPGQ

Go into the options menu, hold down the ALT key and type bbda. This will activate devic analyzer.

Once you have done this, go to the search menu and type in analyzer like the video shows.

loucardillo

I am using a BBbold 9900 and that option did not work for me any other suggestions? Thanks in Advance

beastberry_10

I don't know if I'm retarded but I'm doing something wrong obviously. When I hold alt and type bbda it types "!!5*"??? Is that correct?

loucardillo

The same thing is happening to me. I cant get the analyser to come up i get 9 other things in the menu that come up but no analyser

badboygt

Canadian, eh!
I had the same issue until I typed analyZer with a ZED .. lol

DWPGQ

If you did this in the options screen, then it should have activated. You may not know that it activated as you still have to go into the search menu and type analyzer to find it.

Bear7079

go to search--> type analyzer --> click on options (1) --> select BlackBerry Device analyzer.

DWPGQ

If you go into Options and use the search bar at the top of the screen and type in analyzer, it will come up right away.

beastberry_10

Not for yours truly. I'm left out I guess |:

DWPGQ

Which version of 7.1 are you using?

beastberry_10

Not possible. My beastberry is about ten seconds away from a hammer cuz I was super pumped to use this and I'm startin to get a little heated off!!!

rcheung135

HOLY COW! THANKS SO MUCH!

Techno-Emigre

Hey thanks, James! Excellent tip, and I agree IOS lacks this kind of depth.

Poor spin83! You are so angry. Breath. Listen. Analyze. If you have ever been on a ship, think what it takes to turn it around. Don't go back to what was/was not being done before Thorsten took the helm. Pay careful attention to what is going on since. If you have one, really think about the PlayBook. It is brilliant and is going to get even more amazing. You are oviously bright, but live in a very threatened, angry place where you think people are out to get you. You might want to choose to free yourself from that. Meanwhile, calm down. When you catch yourself foaming at the mouth, you might decide to wait before posting your comments.

spin831089009700900098609900PB

And that's exactly the attitude that has gotten RIM to this awful place they are. "Slow and gradual" has the competition "eat your lunch". That's why RIMM is @ $7 per share.

Hopefully, they will be able to survive at this "turn the ship around" pace. And awful lot of people think they won't.

I hope the executives at RIM, who went on their press tour yesterday, are "smart enough" to take a peak at some of the reactions on Crackberry to see what their customers think. They, apparently, have all the time in the world. Why not?

beastberry_10

I actually found the device analyzer in the "application management" but when I search for it, it acts as if it does not exist. I tried the alt + bbda but nada. Any other suggestions?

DWPGQ

Did you search within the Options search menu by typing analyzer?

Guessing there may be an issue with the version of 7.1 running on the 9930.

beastberry_10

Yes I did. I don't know what's goin on but I no likey.

DWPGQ

You can try a battery pull and repeat the steps, or you may need the latest version of 7.1 on the 9930.

beastberry_10

I have the most up to date version Verizon offers. I'm on 7.1.0.163.

DWPGQ

My carrier doesn't even offer 7.1 yet (MTS). Using an official release from another provider that was downloaded through the CB forum/ leaked OS page.
The downloaded OS works great.

I believe 7.1.0.402 is available for the 9930, maybe even .428.

RoseBud68

Cool very easy tool to use. Thanks for the post.

Gucci33

I found it but no way to start or turn it on

DWPGQ

Go into options, use the search menu on the top of the screen and type analyzer. If you have it you will be able to select it here and use it.

If you found it under Application Management, it can not be used there. It can only be used by selecting it from the search.

Gucci33

Thanks dw well I guess tmobile usa does not have it

DWPGQ

If you have a 9900, 7.1.0.523 works great! You can download it through the CB forum/leaked OS.

ALToronto

On a 9860/9850, you can find it under Options - Device - Advanced System Settings (bottom of the list) - BlackBerry Device Analyzer

jhanks64

I have a Verizon Bold 9930 running 7.1.0.163. From the main screen, I press S for search (I have Application Shortcuts enabled) and I type analy. Then I tape on Options and there I see BlackBerry Device Analyzer.

This comes at an excellent time because a few days ago, I started to have major battery drain problems when I'm out and about. I need to figure out if its an app or the hardware.

Thanks!

LexxyOfficial

It sickening but the truth is that I have tried everything here and its not showing but I was able to locate it at application Management. What can I do

jhanks64

On My Verizon 9850 running 7.1.0.163, can't find it and without an ALT key, not sure how to activate it.

I do see it in Application Management though, just can't find a way to enable it.

embalmer0206

Hi I am having the same problems as some of u, I press alt + BBDA and I get !!5 but it is on the application manager. I already rebooted, did a battery pull n nothing. Please help.

James Mikelis

i can't get it to show, either. very frustrating