If you're into knowing the deeper details about your device, then you've likely accessed the engineering screen on your BlackBerry before. Also known as the escreen, it offers access to many diagnostic tools and just a general wealth of information about how things are working on your device, under the hood so to speak.

Remote logs, Cell tower information, APN information, Wi-Fi state, Vendor ID and more can be accessed through this menu. it's an insanely useful tool for those who know what to do with the information or understand what it all means. With BlackBerry 10, this menu was pretty much assumed to of have gone missing, due to the fact the old methods of accessing it no longer worked.

How to Read MEP from Blackberry with out a cable.

First step is to access to the “Help Me” menu, to do so, on the main screen of the phone hold the following keys : ALT CAPS H (at the same time)

  • For Pearl and other Sure-type phones press and hold the ALT key (Bottom left) and type E A C E
  • For Storm, hold the BACK arrow, and tap the screen in the following areas: TOP LEFT, TOP RIGHT, TOP LEFT, TOP RIGHT.

Type the PIN, App Version and Uptime in the Escreen Keygen, Press “Generate” and our Calculator will generate a code:

Now simply type the KEY directly on to that screen ('Help Me'). Nothing will appear when typing. For numbers hold the ALT key when typing. Now you should be in the engineers menu. if you are not please try again ensuring the data you entered into the Escreen Keygen is EXACTLY as displayed on the Blackberry 'Help Me' screen. If you close the screen ensure you change the Uptime on the form. Navigate to ‘OS Engineering Screens‘

Now scroll down to ‘Device Info’ and then scroll down until you see MEP-XXXXX-XXX’

As it turns out, it didn't go missing at all. It's still there, still accessible. it's just been hidden a little bit deeper in BlackBerry 10 than in previous OS versions.

Here is the method to access the engineering screen on Blackberry 10:

  • The new method uses URL schemes so, in order to get things started you'll need to open your web browser and visit: escreen:// and then tap go.
  • Once loaded, visit this page and enter in the info needed, which is displayed after visiting the above URL - Device PIN, OS Version, and uptime. Duration can be set to whatever you wish from the available options. If set to 30 days, you won't need to repeat the process for 30 days etc.
  • Once the info is entered, a code will be generated. From there, two-finger swipe up to raise the keyboard and then input the code as shown. No new screen or box will show for the input, just enter the code. No text input box will appear, so you're typing it blindly and it's not case sensitive. The escreen will then change, offering you access.
Blackberry Z10 escreen