ABA693 Updates from Blackberry KeyOne

July 13, 2018

I received a prompt on 4th July 2018 on my KeyOne as I’m still on AAY819 version. As promised by the developer, security updates will always be there, so I’m thrilled to see what’s on its way.


My initial thoughts, well that would be great as Oreo updates is on its way as it has been announced and deploying to other great smartphones which will have plenty of great features too which I seen thru some blogs.



Curiosity level were pretty high, so proceed to hit on the button!

Updates kicks in and with a multiple reboots on the KeyOne, i guess its attempting to kick in those security updates + Oreo. Upon the final boot up, i quickly check my toy and unfortunately, it didn’t happen so I’m still stuck with my Nougat. I guess this round is just a security updates with lots of hidden enhancements/tweaks of the solid toy!


Upon that, I start to feel that the OS is no longer that responsive, laggy, and was worried on what should I do to roll back to previous stable version. It even start to chew my battery 1% within 30 seconds!

Immediately I went thru Crackberry and Google search engine to check if there were any similiar concerns pertaining to the updates, it turn out that there are lots of negatively feedback that we should not install it till a few months later. At that point of time, I was like OMG, this is crazy!

My next thought is, should I format back to Factory setting and see how it goes! – That didn’t happen.

I proceed to do the Clear Cache from the Settings -> Storage -> Internal Shared Storage -> Cache Data -> Clear it – like what others in the forum would suggest while keeping fingers cross that it work – but that didnt turn out well as well. I struggled thru my slow hungry updated version for 2 freaking days till I thought of another idea. Why not go into Safe Mode and see what other ways to calm me down.

Next I proceed to do the reboot into Safe Mode to Purge the Cache, by holding the Power Button + Volume Up and Volume Down for more than 10 seconds before it bring me to a Safe Mode Option! + Clear Cache again.

Did a reboot and voila!

The machine went into solid mode and the battery mode is like WTH! 4 days! and like a scrolling thru the keyboard like a boss!

Previous version : It was slightly thirsty that can last me up to 2 full days on a single charge but I just cannot imagine what amazing stuff, the developer did/tweak to stimulate this toy to have a 4 days!  Wow! Keep it up TCL and Blackberry!

Stay tuned and hopefully more +surprises on its way!





Outlook – Recover deleted mails from inbox (if unable to locate from recovery item)

October 10, 2007

Yes you might have encounter an issue while critical emails are being deleted accidentally… , no worries… Here you go, do feedback to me if the settings unable to kick start back the email that were lost

To recover deleted items from the Deleted Items folder with Outlook

1. click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
2. Locate, and then click the following registry subkey:
3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
4. Type DumpsterAlwaysOn, and then press ENTER.
5. Double-click DumpsterAlwaysOn.
6. Type 1 in the Value data area, click Decimal in the Base area, and then click OK.
7. Close Registry Editor.
8. Restart Outlook.

Open an Outlook client that has access to the mailbox that has deleted items.

1. Select the folder that has deleted items in it.
2. From the Tools menu, select Recover Deleted Items.
3. Select the items that you want to recover, and then click Recover Selected Items.

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Symantec – Error 1714. The older version of Symantic anti-virus cannot be removed. Contact your technical support group

July 10, 2007

Problem with anti-virus software. Just to give you an idea of the severity of this problem, we have not had virus protection at our NFP for at least a year. I am new, and trying to fix this.

I have an update for Symantic Anti-virus, it is version 8.0. I am trying to install it on my computer in order to use my computer as the anti-virus server.

When I try to install it, the Install Shield gives me the following message:

“The feature that you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable”

It then tells me that I can enter a different path, etc. More importantly, when I hit cancel (which, in the end, is all I can do because I have exhausted all other options) I get this error message:

Error 1719 Symantec Antivirus

“Error 1714. The older version of Symantic anti-virus cannot be removed. Contact your technical support group”.

This doesn’t work ?

If this doesn’t work

Go to download this MSI Removal and remove the Current Symantec which you could locate in your system.

Voila.. more info… do drop me an email

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Windows – Search Companion cannot be found.

June 14, 2007

You may have encountered an issue when your Start => Search => Popss… an error “A file that is required to run Search Companion cannot be found. You may need to run setup.”

Search Companion Missing

Here would be the solutions for the error message as per displayed.

What’s the route caused?
Windows Components which might be corrupted.

No worries, here you go. It works for me.

Navigate to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Explorer\CabinetState folder.

Go to: Edit>New>String Value.

Right-click the newly created key and rename it to “use search asst” without quotation marks. Click OK.

Double-click the new “use search asst” key and type “no” in the Value data field. Do not use quotation marks.

Close the registry editor.

This is a screenshot showing the subkey named “use search asst” and its value of “no”.

This would be how it looks like.

How it looks like

Restart the computer and see if the Search Menu works for your computer.

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KTM – Putra LRT – Monorail – Star LRT

June 13, 2007

Rail Transit Malaysia Click here for bigger version
This image might be resourceful for you readers out there… especially to those which would like to have a road trip using public transport in malaysia….

… i personally do have experience on all the public transport since i am working in KL…. i felt that it’s kind of convenient but at times, you would really need to suffer from the hectic schedule with those pack pack trains which were filled with all sort of people….

… n beware there are plenty of pick pockets around…..

… you might die of suffocation… 🙂

…. i would give ERL the highest vote for it’s service while StarLRT goes for 2nd….

Anyway, check out more of the local transportation that our government has for us and save the world by burning less oil….n let us create a better environment and burn less petrol….

KLIA Express

Putra LRT



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Office – The command is not available. See the program documentation about how to use this extension

June 12, 2007


Outlook – Out of Office could not load

For the resolution as above, you might encounter the issue when the software .cab corrupts. It might be a root caused from the spywares that you have installed to your computer.

Anyway, here would be the solution for this:-

1. Quit Outlook if it is running.

2. Press CTRL+ALT+DELETE, and then click Task Manager.

3. Click the Processes tab, and then verify that Outlook.exe does not appear in the list of processes.

4. Quit Task Manager.

5. Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.

6. Locate and then click the following registry key:


7. Right-click the Resiliency subkey (if it exists), and then click Rename.

8. Type Resiliency.old, and then press ENTER.

9. Quit Registry Editor.

10. Start Outlook, and then click Out of Office Assistant on the Tools menu.

Voila… enjoy trying it….

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Mid Valley – New Car Park Rates?

June 7, 2007

Mid Valley
Mid Valley

Sunway Pyramid
Sunway Pyramid

Malaysia market did boom as well as most of the supermarket or shall i say all hypermarkets…. like Mid Valley, Sunway Pyramid and not forgetting One Utama…

Now they are also increasing the price to masuk ke dalam….. (enter the building to shop) ….

Here goes the list of price

If you were to be there

0700 to 1200 (midnight) per day per entry
Weekday Weekend/Public Holiday
First 3 hours RM1 RM3
Subsequent hour RM1 RM1
Maximum charge per day RM7 RM9

1200 midnight to 0700 per entry per day
Weekday Weekend/Public Holiday
Flat rate RM1 RM1

Another special note:-
If you were dragging your time, though of running away from queuing up at the end of shopping… sorry la… u can’t .. coz in between 20 minutes of grace period , you are required to back to the counter to redeem your exit.

Therefore make sure you drift out n dun drive like aunt … ( All this not applicable for Zone G and H)

And if you clever clever lost your card: get ready RM 50 for the security….. to makan donuts……

All this are taken place effective 26th of March 2007.

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