1. jackedoncrackberry's Avatar
    I am BRAND NEW to this whole bb thing, but I am already in love with it. I have the World Edition blackberry that I purchased from a friend, I tried to download blackberry messenger a number of ways, but it continues to tell me its not compatable. I dont have the usb connector, is there any way to download it via the phone?
    The blackberry mobile site is what told me I needed to download version 4.0 or 4.1..?

    thanks!
    08-17-09 12:16 PM
  2. RickyRoss10's Avatar
    What OS are you using?
    Go to Options > About > 3rd or 4th line down will say v4.X.X.XXX
    08-17-09 12:37 PM
  3. jackedoncrackberry's Avatar
    v4.2.2.196
    08-17-09 12:44 PM
  4. jackedoncrackberry's Avatar
    What OS are you using?
    Go to Options > About > 3rd or 4th line down will say v4.X.X.XXX
    v422196

    i have no idea what this means though. What should i do? thanks
    08-17-09 01:03 PM
  5. RickyRoss10's Avatar
    Before anything else, you'll need to upgrade your OS. I'm not sure what the latest 8830 OS for VZW is but here is the latest known leaked OS. Beyond that, I don't know if there is a BBM 5.0 for your phone, though the Curve version MIGHT work as both are OS 4.5. Here are the OTA and Desktop links for BBM 5.0

    Feel free to add me to your BBM if you need help, PIN is in my info.
    08-17-09 01:04 PM
  6. Shao128's Avatar
    You might want to think about going up to OS 4.5, it will add things like HTML, streaming (youtube) and some other improvements. The OS install will also install BBM for you.
    08-17-09 01:05 PM
  7. RickyRoss10's Avatar
    I almost forgot, here are the best instructions for how to update your OS.
    08-17-09 01:05 PM
  8. jackedoncrackberry's Avatar
    Im just confused as to whether or not I can do any of these things via phone, and not computer, because I dont have the usb, i mean i could always go buy one, but can I do any of this if I dont have the USB connector for my desktop
    08-17-09 01:07 PM
  9. RickyRoss10's Avatar
    Does your phone have the Wireless Upgrade option? Options > Advanced Options > Wireless Upgrade

    Or, I'm pretty sure they can upgrade you to the newest VZW OS at the store.
    08-17-09 01:10 PM
  10. Shao128's Avatar
    Youll want a usb cable for the future anyways, not only being able to charge, but to be able to back up your phone.
    08-17-09 01:11 PM
  11. crackzilla's Avatar
    You've gotten some responses here. That's the
    08-17-09 01:11 PM
  12. jackedoncrackberry's Avatar
    Does your phone have the Wireless Upgrade option? Options > Advanced Options > Wireless Upgrade

    Or, I'm pretty sure they can upgrade you to the newest VZW OS at the store.
    no wireless upgrade option, i think youre right, im off to the verizon store.

    thank you all so much, my little heroes. Im so far from being knowledgeable on my bb. sooner or later i suppose ill get it
    08-17-09 01:15 PM
  13. RickyRoss10's Avatar
    Best of luck.

    -Your Hero
    08-17-09 01:17 PM
  14. crackzilla's Avatar
    Ooops I hit enter by mistake. Welcome to CB.
    08-17-09 01:30 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD