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Ridzuan
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Re: BBM Display Pictures Won't Change

thanks, I will wait for the updates :smileyhappy:
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chubaz
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Re: BBM Display Pictures Not Changing

SOS MY DISPLAY PICTURES ARE NOT CHANGING... QUITE FRAUSTRATING..

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JSanders
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Re: BBM Display Pictures Not Changing

chubaz,SOS, scroll up two posts.




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chubaz
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Re: BBM Display Pictures Not Changing

J sanders we scrolled up.. still didn't help thou
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JSanders
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Re: BBM Display Pictures Not Changing


chubaz wrote:
J sanders we scrolled up.. still didn't help thou

I don't believe I said it would help, other than than to explain the issue you're experiencing.

 

So at least you know.

 

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sassypresh
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Re: BBM Display Pictures Not Changing

Same problem. Dp isn't changing and I can't upgrade to 7.0 cos wen I tried it could not set up. Kept saying bbm server error
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Re: BBM Display Pictures Not Changing

I started having this problem yesterday along with a few people on my contact's list. I am in Suriname and I have 9900. Please help! I have tried everything.
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Re: BBM Display Pictures Not Changing


bronzeyen wrote:
I started having this problem yesterday along with a few people on my contact's list. I am in Suriname and I have 9900. Please help! I have tried everything.

Quit trying, be patient, it will fix itself eventually.




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Re: BBM Display Pictures Not Changing

Its fixed! Thank you.
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runyamhere
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Re: BBM Display Pictures Not Changing

Solution: Issues of BBM Display Picture Not Updating/Changing

 

Environment

BlackBerry 4.6, 5, 6, 7 & 10

BlackBerry Software/BBM Application

 

Overview

 

There have been users reporting that their display pictures are not changing as viewed from their contacts. On own handheld it will be possible to put a new BBM display picture but an old picture remains on the contacts handheld. The following solutions had been proposed albeit without resolving the problem:

  • Battery pull for 2 minutes.
  • Handheld software reinstall
  • Security Wipe on the handheld
  • Removing contact and re-adding the contact to BBM

Problem/Cause

 

This could be emanating from device switch, replacement of a BlackBerry phone with a new one, running concurrent sessions of BBM on two handhelds using one BlackBerry ID.

In my case I had BlackBerry Curve 8520 and replaced it with the BlackBerry Q10. After doing the device switch all data was moved to the Q10 with no problem. After sometime I noticed the display picture on the Q10 was not changing as viewed from my BlackBerry Z10. After trying out a few fixes the problem did not resolve, I was sceptical of doing the Security Wipe & software reinstall on the Q10 as data might be lost, after all this was just a display picture issue which didn’t really hinder functionality on handheld except that sometimes you want to show off or inform your contacts using the display picture to put the message across. Can imagine an engaged woman who puts a picture of her finger with a ring only to be told by the friends we are seeing an old picture on their contact list.

I realised that I had used to BlackBerry Curve via WIFI after doing a device switch, I had activated BBM/Email during that instance so it was one BlackBerry ID connected to 2 devices. On checking the Curve 8520 I realised the display picture on it was the one my contacts on the Q10 were stuck with and unable to see the changes done from the Q10.

 

Solution

 

  • I took my Curve 8520 from where I had stored it, then did a security wipe (I no longer used it and the data was moved to the Q10 already).
  • After doing the security wipe, I checked and my Z10 was still showing the old Display picture on the Q10.
  • I them removed the current display picture on the Q10, and instantly the display picture as viewed from the Z10 went to blank/no picture.
  • I put another picture on the Q10 and it was updated on the Z10.
  • So if you do this procedure and the picture seems not to change, don’t worry, after you put a new picture or remove and put it back this should resolve.

How to Prevent This Happening

 

We all know the adage, prevention is better than cure! Now to avoid having this problem recurring or happening the following must be done:

 

  1. If you get a new BlackBerry and give the old one to a friend, cousin, child et al, do a security wipe first. If you give them as is, your BlackBerry ID remains attached to the phone, when they begin to use it BBM will restore on your BlackBerry ID can cause the problem.
  2. If you are to use your old handheld after doing a switch, make sure you do not link it with your BlackBerry ID or you can create a new BlackBerry ID and link it so that there are no 2 devices sharing one ID.
  3. If you lost your phone, make use of BlackBerry Protect so that you can do a remote wipe.

NB: If the proposed solution failed to work in your instance, comment below so we can continue to explore if there is another cause.

 

Author: Runyamhere BlackBerry Social Elite SA

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