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punit12 04-14-2010 04:34 PM

New to BlackBerry- how would i get BBM on a 7230?
 
Hi there,
I'm new to the world of BlackBerrys; I have an iPhone atm and just bought a cheap old unlocked 7230 off eBay so I can use BBM and talk to all of my friends who have BBs (Im the only one with an iPhone 8-))

How would I install the messenger onto the phone? do i need the desktop manager?

I figure that I cant just use appworld to get it on there as I need 4.2 software and the 7230 just goes up to 4.0?

Oh, also, I have a mac.

Thank you!!

aiharkness 04-14-2010 06:00 PM

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I don't know if you can even install BBM on a 7230. I think years ago I installed the first BBM on a 7100t, so maybe you can. But you can google that question.


The bigger question is, do you have a blackberry data plan?

punit12 04-15-2010 03:14 AM

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Originally Posted by aiharkness (Post 1594496)
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I don't know if you can even install BBM on a 7230. I think years ago I installed the first BBM on a 7100t, so maybe you can. But you can google that question.


The bigger question is, do you have a blackberry data plan?


Yeah, I've got the pay as you go BB data plan from Orange UK. where would I download older versions of BBM?

aiharkness 04-15-2010 06:03 AM

Take a look first at BlackBerry Wallpapers, Ringtones, and More with your blackberry browser. You must use the blackberry browser. Look around and follow any links for Blackberry Messenger. I expect if there is a version that will run on the 7230, you will find it that way, and you will be able to download it OTA (over the air) directly to the device.

the-economist 04-15-2010 09:10 AM

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Originally Posted by punit12 (Post 1594637)
Yeah, I've got the pay as you go BB data plan from Orange UK. where would I download older versions of BBM?


Hit http://www.blackberry.com/messenger using your browser and it would install version 1.0.94 that OS 4.x supports.

punit12 04-16-2010 08:20 AM

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Originally Posted by the-economist (Post 1594759)
Hit http://www.blackberry.com/messenger using your browser and it would install version 1.0.94 that OS 4.x supports.

okay I've set up the BB data plan with Orange and it's sorted out- it doesn't say "data connection refused" Anymore, it now says Orange.

But I don't have a browser on the home screen:S it's there in options>applications but not on the menu? How would I get it there? Thanks for all your help!

aiharkness 04-16-2010 08:33 AM

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Resend service books.

http://www.blackberryfaq.com/index.p...rvice_books%3F

punit12 04-16-2010 09:05 AM

Thank you! Tried doing it online but the sites saying my device isn't registered yet? Shall I wait a day or so for everythig to be setup as I only switched to the BIS like 4 hours ago?

aiharkness 04-16-2010 09:52 AM

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Some times it takes a while to process. I think US carriers say up to 24 hours, though I've never had to wait that long.

Did you actually get to the page when you were online where you enter the device PIN, etc, and did you save it, and did you get some kind of confirmation at that point, before you tried resending service books?

punit12 04-16-2010 10:10 AM

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Originally Posted by aiharkness (Post 1595241)
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Some times it takes a while to process. I think US carriers say up to 24 hours, though I've never had to wait that long.

Did you actually get to the page when you were online where you enter the device PIN, etc, and did you save it, and did you get some kind of confirmation at that point, before you tried resending service books?

I entered my imei and pin, and it just said your device isn't registered yet?

aiharkness 04-16-2010 01:06 PM

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If you bought the blackberry plan online, then it would make sense it would take a while to process. But that's me speculating. I did it once online in the morning and it was late afternoon before it was pushed to the blackberry. If it's going on 12 hours now since you did it, it won't hurt to call the service provider's customer service and make sure something hasn't gone wrong.

punit12 04-17-2010 07:59 AM

Aahh it works! Thank you guys!

aiharkness 04-17-2010 08:02 AM

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Very good!

punit12 04-17-2010 08:05 AM

One last thing- my frond sent me a group request on BBM, but on the message there is no link to click? Will I get to be a part of their group ? (they all have new BBs)

NJBlackBerry 04-17-2010 08:10 AM

It is likely that the version of BBM you have to run on the 7230 does not support groups.

aalaap 05-02-2010 01:27 AM

Yeah, the old BBM 1.x doesn't support groups and other features such as pictures and file sending.

MarCn 05-11-2010 10:10 AM

I had same question but now this question answered :)


thanks

Aymanelhakim 11-04-2010 04:45 PM

HAHA.. I cant figure out where to find the browser in that old BB 7230 :S
Its killing me.. and I cant get it working with the desktop manager to see the apps always gives me an error

rambo47 11-04-2010 04:59 PM

You need a BlackBerry data plan on your account and then the browser should show up.

Aymanelhakim 11-04-2010 07:19 PM

ahaa thats why :) I was worried that i get the plan and dont know how to work it, coz its my second BB lol.. Cant try my other carrier coz its locked.. gotta unlock it first!
Any Ideas where can i get it unlocked where they accept visa? not paypal ect. coz its not supported in my country!

Thanks


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