1. ZizzyLizzy's Avatar
    Hey guys,

    since my Z30 took a dive and died ( ) and I got a new phone from the firm (not a BB though) I was wondering on how to get back my old BBM chat histroy. I made a backup of my phone just a few days before "the incident" so I should have most of my messages in the back up file.
    Since I don't have a BB now and no Android either (you can guess what kind of phone we got from the firm) I would like to access my backup file and read my old BB messages on my Mac/Windows. I tried google-ing but did not find an exact answer.
    Could you point me in the right direction please? I just want to recover my BBM.
    09-27-16 05:23 AM
  2. jaydee5799's Avatar
    you wont be able to. The bbb file only works when loaded on a blackberry phone. Sorry
    09-27-16 06:27 AM
  3. undefinederror's Avatar
    It may cost a bit of cash, and time. But buy some crappy, used BB10 for cheap. Load your back-up onto that.

    Open a BBM conversation, and email the Conversation to yourself.
    Then you will have a copy of the conversation for your records.

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    09-27-16 05:02 PM
  4. thurask's Avatar
    Very old backups could be extracted with third party tools, but BB10-era .bbb files are encrypted anyway.
    09-27-16 05:09 PM
  5. PM1024's Avatar
    A backup that you can't read when the original device dies isn't a proper backup in my view. That is why I also copy the contents of the Documents folder and Camera folders separately. It was so much better with the Psions with which one could setup the SDK to read the backup and effectively had a virtual device on one's PC.

    Posted via CB10
    09-28-16 04:11 PM

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