Monday, December 10, 2012

BBM 7 - Features & bug fixes


So you've heard of the all new BBM 7 and you want to know its features before you upgrade.

This only works on devices running OS 6 and above. So in case you have something like a Cruve 8520, Im sorry, it wont upgrade to BBM7 yet.

TAKE A FULL BACKUP IN YOUR COMPUTER INSTALLING!

OTA method (Direct download)

  1. Just go to http://www.blackberry.com/BBM from your phone's browser and follow the steps

OTA method (App World)

  1. Open Blackberry App World from your phone
  2. Go to My World
  3. Options -> Refresh List
Blackberry Messenger should appear in the 'Upgrades' category.

Desktop method (From your computer)

  1. Go to http://www.blackberry.com
  2. Click the BBM tab
  3. Hit Download BBM
  4. Towards your right under 'Item Information' it should show you version 7.0.0.126
  5. Click 'Download'
  6. Sign in to your Blackberry ID.
  7. Connect your Blackberry to your PC.
  8. Click Continue Browsing
Allow it to sync and progress bar to do its thing.

Wifi Fix (Thanks to Thanweer)


If you've got the error that says "Cannot establish connection" on your BBM 7 even though you're connected to wifi, can browse and the rest of the apps are working - here's what you need to do.

  • Go to your 'Set up Wifi' on your phone where you see a list of available networks.
  • Click 'Saved Wifi Networks'
  • Select the one you're currently connected to and hit Edit
  • Untick 'Automatically obtain IP address and DNS'
  • In your computer - Go to Start Menu, type cmd and hit Enter to run Command Prompt
  • Type ipconfig and hit Enter.
  • Under IPv4 you'll see your IP as something like 192.168.1.xxx or 192.168.2xx.x - Type that as it is onto your phone and only replace the digits after the last dot. For example 192.168.1.XXX or 192.168.123.X with any random number/s.

Apple users -

  • Apple Menu -> System Preferences
  • Click on 'Network' icon under Internet
  • From the 'Show' drop down menu select how you're connected to the internet
  • Your details will be below. 

BOTH WINDOWS/MAC - YOU'RE NOT DONE YET -

  • Put the Subnet Mask as it is on the computer into your phone
  • Put the primary DNS as 8.8.8.8
  • Put the Default Gateway as it is in Command Prompt
  • Hit Save & Connect

What basically happened was your region just changed from wherever you are.
The little red ! on your main BBM screen should now have disappeared.
Hit that green button on your friend's profile and enjoy BBM Voice!

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94 comments:

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  2. and tell me the full number of ip ...???
    because mine is something 192.168.3 digits . 1 digit here...

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    1. can u tell the me the random 3 digit also because its still not working ...
      and after pressing save & connect should i have to restart or it will work as it is...???
      please reply..

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    2. just change the last 1 digit and rest all steps same.

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    3. Hello , I downloaded the BBM 7.0 . It was installed perfectly with the above mentioned settings. I am able to receive calls, but can't hear anything niether the person who has called can hear..just complete silence. Can you help me out with this mudassir ? Thanks

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    4. Even after it shows connected , there is no voice being transmitted at both the ends..and the the time keeps ticking after its connected

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  3. thank you so much bro...
    peace....
    its working now...
    :)

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    1. yoo dude ,it aint working for me,i did the wifi shit and yet it aint working,the call button doesnt appear what shud i do/

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  5. i did that but the BlackBerry Messenger on the website says that it is not available for your country ... can you please share me the downloaded BBM7 file ... Please! :(

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    1. Choose according to ur OS.

      OTA Installer OS 6.0 (http://url.prohp.net/jymch)
      OTA Installer OS 7.0 (http://url.prohp.net/simtb)
      OTA Installer OS 7.1 (http://url.prohp.net/bjdds)

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    2. I did that it installed perfectly . It said restart i Clicked "reboot" phone started but there was no bbm icon anywhere . Nothing anywhere ... Help pleasee!!!

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    3. Did you select the correct BB OS? Or did you mistake it for the BBM version?

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    4. I have torch 9800 ... I selected the 0S6 Link as i have operating system 6

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    5. Try the other 2 links, ur BBM's safe dw.

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  7. I live in UAE .. i cant download bbm 7 , i am getting this error , item is not available for download for your device.. :( ..

    Any other option? how can i download that?

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    1. Check ur OS in Options, Device, About Device Versions, 3rd line
      Download accordingly.

      OTA Installer OS 6.0 (http://url.prohp.net/jymch)
      OTA Installer OS 7.0 (http://url.prohp.net/simtb)
      OTA Installer OS 7.1 (http://url.prohp.net/bjdds)

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  8. my ipv4 adress is 192.168.1 digit here. 2 digits here

    Please help.

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    1. just change the digits after the last dot as mentioned in the instructions. in your case, 2.

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  9. In my BB app world it shows the BBM7 in the description, but as you said to refresh list, it doesnt show the 'upgrade' option after refreshing. I tried from OTA www.blackberry.com/BBM also but when i press download now, it says your BB doesnt meet the requirements. And i'm not downloading it from anywhere else because my friend lost his BBM icon & i don want that to happen. I have bold 4 9900, Please help me out !?

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    1. Check ur OS in Options, Device, About Device Versions, 3rd line
      Download accordingly.

      Ask ur friend to do the same, his BBM is fine dont worry. Just disappeared because he used the wrong link

      OTA Installer OS 6.0 (http://url.prohp.net/jymch)
      OTA Installer OS 7.0 (http://url.prohp.net/simtb)
      OTA Installer OS 7.1 (http://url.prohp.net/bjdds)

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  10. hey, i went through the whole process, but when i want to save and connect, it tells me "Connection terminated".. and the bb logo doesn't show after the wifi logo at the top of the screen.

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    1. Did you change the digits in the IP after the last dot? They cant be the same as any other device since every IP is unique. Just change different numbers till it connects.

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  11. yea... thanks very much :) ..but what if it goes off again?, because some minutes ago, the red exclamation mark came on again, den disappeared

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  12. haaa! thanks a lot man. this is just what I'm looking for! you're the man

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  13. I downloaded and installed bbm 7 but the only problem i am facing is that "associating BBM with your blackberry ID" is not going sometimes it says that failed to associate

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    1. Turn on 3G. Happens in 2 mins but just took one person 25 mins so im guessing its the same issue as urs.

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  14. gr8.... itz working brooo.. :D

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  15. Wont work, did everything in the instructions, my ip is 192.168.1.X and i tried many different numbers but it just wont get rid off that red exclamation mark :/ help, thanks.

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    1. Contact me on Facebook. Com / iMudassir (without spaces)

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  16. sunjaey
    hey bro listen i did wateva u told but i still cant connect

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  17. my ip: 197.168.123.x
    i tried various numbers but not working :(

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  18. when i am connecting it says connection terminated

    need help pls reply :(

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  19. Thanks alot, i didn't believe that i will be able to solve this problem

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  20. Hello , I downloaded the BBM 7.0 . It was installed perfectly with the above mentioned settings. I am able to receive calls, but can't hear anything niether the person who has called can hear..just complete silence. Can you help me out with this mudassir ? Thanks

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  21. Mudassir can u help pls when im trying down bbm 7 from siteit say "sorry your device does not meet the system requirements that are needed to support blackberry messenger now i downloaded it from another site its installed but wifi is never working with it , i changed the setting as u told in this article but i dont knw what to enter in hidden numbers??? Which u didnt show :( someone gave me their i copied it it works sometimes , but most of time doesnt everyone is using bbm7 except me i have 9780

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  22. Hi, I did all what was mentioned and still I have this sign ! on my main BBM screen.....
    yes, I have changed regions, but the problem is still going on.....

    can someone help me please ?

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  23. it worked for UAE , thanks bro for ur help

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    1. can you please please tell me how did you make it work for UAE desperatly waiting for your reply do it ASAP

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  24. hi sir i already did change my last 3 digits on my ip, i got connected in our wi-fi but somehow the icon for voice chat at my bbm wasn't there? what should i do? pls help thanks!

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  25. Dear Mudassir does os 7 support 9780 i also stay in uae and cant fine bbm 7 upadte in app world as well

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    1. You mean BBM7 ? Yes it does. 9780 runs OS6 so use the correct link from ur phone.
      OTA Installer OS 6.0 (http://url.prohp.net/jymch)
      OTA Installer OS 7.0 (http://url.prohp.net/simtb)
      OTA Installer OS 7.1 (http://url.prohp.net/bjdds)

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    2. wat about 93003g?i downloaded the link but when you open it it says download failed! OS. is what i have

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  26. i am having OS 6.0 bundle 2949, it installed completely but i cant call, and the phone is connected to wifi but i am receiving a message( make sure you are connected to Wi-Fi and try again, my mobile bold 9700 is there any solution? thanks

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    1. Can you read up where it says wifi fix?
      thanks.

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  27. i don't see ipv4 address, i see only ipv6 address

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  28. Well when i open a chat page with any person its not coming green and already he is under a wifi coverage, also in the 1st page on the top right there is the red exclamation mark and already am having wifi connection when i click on the that i icon on the top a message appears ( your voice chat connection cannot be established) thank you :)

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  29. thank you its works now but every time i should do that under a wifi coverage !!!!!!!!!!!! there should be another way

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  30. Hey ..Iv been trying to get this to work for the past two days i did every single step multiple times nothing has worked, when i get to the save and connect part, it tells me "Connection terminated".

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    1. Do it properly please. You need to replace the same number of digits after the last dot in your phone's IP

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    2. I did it its working perfectly now Thank you

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  31. hi i have another os 5 i can't update it through the desktop software manager either through the wifi is there any way to install os 6 (bold 9700) thxs

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  32. Hi Mudassir, I downloaded the BBM7 OK but Im not able to see any contacts in green and I see a red exclamation signal on mine. I followed the wifi fix instructions many times but still it doesnt work. My is IP 192.168.1.65 and my phone showed 0.0.0.0 so wrote down the above with 66, 99, 88, etc., after the last dot instead of 65 and my phone doesnt connect to the wifi even after writing down 65. It only connects to wifi with the automatically obtain IP config. Please help...thanks

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  34. how to use voice chat calls ? when i try it doesn't work and shows me this message: “Your voice chat failed due to a problem with the network connection”... What should I do? help me :) thx!

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  35. why it does not move from associating blackberry ID its just keep on loading!

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  36. did the whole thing but im still stucked with "associating BBM with your Blackberry ID"... what to do... stucked with this for like forever... im helpless :( im currently at riyadh

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    1. it takes time, leave your phone on 3G and let it be. 5 mins or 5 hours it'll work eventually.

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  37. Thanks a lot!it realllly helped, i was banging my head with this for the past 1 week! and i almost had enough :) your post help me fix it in a few mins.

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    1. You are most welcome =)

      Please help out your friends as well and do subscribe to me on http://www.youtube.com/networkmachine

      Thanks !

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  38. i tried all the instructions its saying that its not available in my country im here in dubai how can i fix it?

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    1. Go to options, device, about device versions and check your OS (3rd line)

      And use the links accordingly

      Download BBM 7.0.0.126
      OTA Installer OS 6.0 http://url.prohp.net/jymch
      OTA Installer OS 7.0 http://url.prohp.net/simtb
      OTA Installer OS 7.1 http://url.prohp.net/bjdds

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  41. :'((( it is not working for meeeeeeeeeee helpppppppppp pleaseeeeeeee. I have this IPV4: 192.168.1.one number I changed it many times with numbers from 0 to 9 still not working. what can I do :(((

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    1. did you enter the rest of the settings as well? please read the whole thing. thanks

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  42. My BBM voice used to work till last week but from one week it stopped working
    the red exclamation mark is appearing but wifi is working
    Please Help!

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  43. To Mudassir Syed Muhammad,

    I live in the Dubai, initially BBM Voice worked very well I am in ETISALAT SIM CARD HOLDER. However since a month my BBM Voice does not work. I tried the WIFI fix and degrading and upgrading the software is there any other way you can suggest?

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  44. To Mudassir Syed Muhammad,

    "I live in the Dubai, initially BBM Voice worked very well I am in ETISALAT SIM CARD HOLDER. However since a month my BBM Voice does not work. I tried the WIFI fix and degrading and upgrading the software is there any other way you can suggest?" harsh patni

    I'm having the same problem please help me fix it I have trieeeeed every way have reinstalled many times changed all wifi settings again n again still its not working please help..

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  45. please tell me how to install bbm7 for india ?

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  46. Hi. Good day! Thank you for this post.
    It seemed to have helped a lot of bb users however im still having a problem with my voice chat.

    Still having the same message: Your voice chat connection cannot be established.

    I followed all the steps that you listed and im pretty sure i had a bunch of numbers punched in for the IP address but its still not working.

    Mine was a recent upgrade because my bb is running on OS 5

    Any help will surely be appreciated. Thank you so much!

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  47. Hi There....

    I've exactly same problem w/ Dang's

    Could you help us?

    Thanks a lot

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  48. Hi there,

    I've the same issue as well!

    and its getting very frustated for me!

    I cant seem to have it resolved by my self.

    ive done the whole things you instructed but still doesnt work.

    my ip 192.168.0.xxx ive tried to change the last 3 digits with so many numbers but still not working, i really need your help and advise.

    thank you in advance

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  49. when i ,make a call it gives error as user is unavailable please try again later

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  50. It still didnt workk :( It worked when I was in Canada bu once I came to the uae it stoped working :( help pleaseeee

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  51. Bro my wifi get terminated wenever i try to save and connect ...

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  52. Hi, I am trying to use BBM voice chat on 9900 and i also tried all the steps told by you but am not able to establish voice chat connection.

    I am using it on home Wifi connection in India.

    settings I tried

    192.168.1.X
    255.255.255.0
    8.8.8.8
    192.168.1.1

    tried changing the last digit in X & XX too

    still same error. Kindly guide,

    WiFI otherwise is working on the phone.

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