Black Berry handsets are great for emailing and messaging, but as with anything electrical, they can sometimes go wrong.One of the more common error messages that seems to come up is “App Error 200”.
The error is caused by an installed application failing and damaging the Black Berry Operating system in the process.
The fix is to simply erase and reinstall the operating system to your phone.
Once you’ve downloaded and installed the latest versions, it’s time to start updating your phone.
You’ll need to be patient though, as this isn’t the fastest process in the world and it will take some time to erase everything and then reinstall the software.
This sounds difficult but isn’t too hard in practice.
It’s something you can do yourself on your home PC using Black Berry Desktop Manager.
It still puzzles me why the manufacturers can’t make these error messages a little bit more helpful and actually explain what’s gone wrong – at least then it would be a bit easier to work out how to fix it.
Fortunately though, “App Error 200” is usually fixed with a straight forward firmware update/reinstall.
When I ran through it for this post it took around 45 minutes on a Black Berry Curve 8310 upgrading to 220.127.116.11 on a PC running Windows XP SP3.