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Old 09-11-2008, 06:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Instructions can be seen here as well: Installing AIM on a Blackberry that doesn't want it

Download the aim.alx http://www.dbattery.com/bbaim/aim.alx
Place the aim.alx in the following path C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\Shared\Loader Files\8310-v4.5.0.69_P2.7.0.72 (I am running 4.5.0.69, yours will be different)

http://www.dbattery.com/bbaim/bbdm1.jpg

Open up Blackberry Manager and click on Application Loader
http://www.dbattery.com/bbaim/wooaim.jpg

You will now see AIM in the list, check it and hit next to complete this step.
Now download the Service Books from:
http://www.dbattery.com/bbaim/Service_Books.ipd

Use Desktop Manager again and click on Backup and Restore

http://www.dbattery.com/bbaim/buprestore.jpg

Click Advanced

http://www.dbattery.com/bbaim/servicebooks.jpg

Click File > Open > Choose Service_Books.ipd and send it over.

Once this is done AIM will now work on your phone. It least its done for me.
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Old 09-12-2008, 09:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
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or... just download beejiveim (JiveTalk) Beejive | instant messaging, just about anywhere

its the best 30 dollars you will spend on your blackberry
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Old 09-12-2008, 09:09 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I was really pumped when I found this thread. The directions worked perfectly. I was very disappointed with AIM though . Google Talk is better by leaps and bounds. I found the thread that tells you how to import all your AIM buddies to Google Talk and I highly recommend it!
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yes yu can just Gtalk as it allows open communication with other clients if you use that application to link them(i forgot what it was called)

but jivetalk is still a better deal if you are fwilling to try it. you get a 30 day trial on it, and i guarantee you will love it after the trial
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Old 09-13-2008, 01:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
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will this use data or text?
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Old 09-13-2008, 01:51 PM   #6 (permalink)
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This uses the data feature only.
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Old 09-13-2008, 04:25 PM   #7 (permalink)
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the links are not working for me now. i was looking earlier and they were fine.

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nevermind works perfect!!
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Old 09-14-2008, 11:30 PM   #9 (permalink)
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wow this works great for me as well. thank you for solving one of the most annoying things about having an at&t blackberry

thanks again!
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Old 09-30-2008, 09:28 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Is this similar to the Sprint/RIM AIM? I love that one!
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Old 09-30-2008, 11:52 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I tried this recently. It works great! AIM works like the blackberry Yahoo Messenger, amazing!

And yes, its AIM 2.0+ just like the Sprint one.
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