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Old 09-20-2011, 08:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How do I update my blackberry pearl 8110?

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Basically I just want to use it for BBM, my friend gave me the phone for free, it works perfectly fine just the OS on the phone is very old, I've searched the internet but still can't find how to update it without the disc, could anyone help me?

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Are you having a problem with the device or just think you need an OS update?

If it works fine, then there is really no need to fix it with an OS update. The 8110 is a "very" old BB as cell devices go and the latest OS is 4.5. None of the newer OS' work with the 8100 series.

See the sticky at the top of the 8100 section for the latest OS for your specific device (the 8110) and for the instructions on how to do it. Follow them exactly and be patient as it can take an hour or longer to run.

But again, if the device is working fine, it really doesn't need it.
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Along with what Dubdub said, the device should already have BBM included. However, you will have to purchase a Blackberry Data Plan to enable BBM to work.
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Along with what Dubdub said, the device should already have BBM included. However, you will have to purchase a Blackberry Data Plan to enable BBM to work.
I am aware of this, but I'd rather just buy a new blackberry if there is no way to update the BBM as you cannot even have pictures on it..

Thanks for the help, both of you.
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Please do not double post. Once is enough.

I don't think BBM 5 will work since it comes with OS 5. You would have to check the RIM website and/or App World. I am not a big BBM user however.
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Please do not double post. Once is enough.

The BBM on your BB is what you get. I don't think BBM will work. You would have to check the RIM website and/or App World.
Your statement is not correct, not once have I double posted, Updating the Blackberry OS and the BBM is totally different.
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I must say that I was confused by your original post. I thought you were trying to update the OS as well. So what version of OS do you have now?

Requirements for BBM v5 here >> Requirements. However, not sure it's even available for download anymore.

Requirements for BBM v6 (latest) here >> Requirements. Pretty sure your 8110 doesn't meet them.
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