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Registered: ‎03-07-2010
My Device: Bold 9700
My Carrier: Vodafone

Cannot Install App World in my Bold 9700

I just got myBold 9700 (Egypt, Vodafone). When I try to install the App world Application it says that my device does not meet the specifications. I called the customer care, they said that App world does not support Bold 9700. Is this true? Is there a workaround?

 

Thanks

Costas

 

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My Device: Passport • Z30 • Z10 • Torch9850 • Playbook
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: Cannot Install App World in my Bold 9700

Which one of the following requirements do you not meet?

 

App World Requirements / Support
You must meet all of the requirements:
1. BlackBerry® Device Software version 4.2 or higher
2. BlackBerry smartphones with trackpads, trackballs or SurePress™ touch screen
3. To use BlackBerry App World, you require a service plan that includes access to the BlackBerry® Browser
4. And you must be in one of the countries which AppWorld supports
http://www.blackberry.com/app_includes/devicesoftware/appworld/appworld_availability_en.html




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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎03-07-2010
My Device: Bold 9700
My Carrier: Vodafone

Re: Cannot Install App World in my Bold 9700

Dear J,

 

Thank you for the reply. I have a problem with no. 4. I am in Egypt. Is there any other way to access the app store without the App world?

 

Thanks!

Costas

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Posts: 19,013
Registered: ‎07-29-2008
My Device: Passport, Playbook, 9320BES
My Carrier: Bouygues _ SFR

Re: Cannot Install App World in my Bold 9700

Hello,

 

AppWorld is just a store among others. You can install or buy applications from other stores like Handango, Handmark, BPlay, GetJAR or Mobihand.




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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎05-07-2010
My Device: BlackBerry Bold 9700
My Carrier: Etisalat Misr

Re: Cannot Install App World in my Bold 9700

Hi Cosstrig ,

 

I got my BB9700 few days ago from Dubai and I am using Etisalat SIM. I have the same problem, i cannot install App World either which for the same reason which is that your carrier is not in a supported country.

 

I actually upgraded to BB OS 5.0.0.593 which the latest release for the BB9700. Unfortunately i got the following:

 

1- App World 1.1.0.33 is installed in the device but no icon for it. I can see it is installed only from Setup --> Applications --> Add-on.

2- The Device Lock function has gone away!!! I cannot lock my device anymore which is really very annoying :-( (Shame on RIM to get out an OS upgrade which is not fully functional)

 

App World's behavior is exactly the same for iTunes Store on iPhone for non-Jailbreak devices so they only function on supported Countries.

 

No crack (Jailbreak) for BB Devices yet but i am still looking for a solution.

 

At last I am really not happy with Devices maker like RIM and Apple and I really do not see what is the idea behind enabling or disabling Application Access from their stores for specific countries. This is really so stupid pushing people to crack and hack their devices.

 

I am a fan of BB but right I am seriously considering selling my device as for its basic function as an email device, I found its Microsoft Exchange Outlook integration very awkward with only wireless email integration excluding Contacts, Calendar,..... Also i didn't like its keyborad which is not that easy to use with Num key not present like in old devices to use the Number keys.

 

Overall experience with the BB Bold2 (9700) was a disappointing one.

 

Regards

Guru I
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Re: Cannot Install App World in my Bold 9700

 


tghandour wrote:

App World's behavior is exactly the same for iTunes Store on iPhone for non-Jailbreak devices so they only function on supported Countries.

 

No crack (Jailbreak) for BB Devices yet but i am still looking for a solution.


Hello,

 

 

as I said in an earlier post, AppWorld is a very recent store to download applications for BlackBerry devices, but it is just one among others. You do not need to crack a BlackBerry device to download applications, just use one of the other stores that I gave. From this sole perspective, it is completely different than AppStore, which is officially the only means to install an application on an iPhone.

 

Besides, AppStore has the ability to remove an application you have installed, which is not the case in the BlackBerry world.

 

 

 

 


tghandour wrote:

At last I am really not happy with Devices maker like RIM and Apple and I really do not see what is the idea behind enabling or disabling Application Access from their stores for specific countries. This is really so stupid pushing people to crack and hack their devices.


 

RIM was very late at providing an application store. At first, it was only available for three countries : US, Canada, UK. Then RIM continued to discuss the contracts with carriers and AppWorld was available for a few more countries like western Europe.

Then some other contracts were signed and AppWorld was available in more countries, but only for downloading free applications.

 

One can regret that those things take (far too much) time, but that is not a global scheme to block any users. It's just a money thing between RIM and the local carriers.




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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎05-07-2010
My Device: BlackBerry Bold 9700
My Carrier: Etisalat Misr

Re: Cannot Install App World in my Bold 9700

Hi Costas, I managed to run BB App World on my Etisalat BB9700. If you are still interested please let me know. Regards
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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎10-29-2010
My Device: bb bold 9700

Re: Cannot Install App World in my Bold 9700

can u help me plz I'm using etisalat sim in egypt ?? thx in advance

Guru I
Posts: 19,013
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Re: Cannot Install App World in my Bold 9700

 


simba200474 wrote:

can u help me plz I'm using etisalat sim in egypt ?? thx in advance


Please read the following article from the public knowledge base:

 

KB17659 Minimum requirements for BlackBerry App World

 

--> BlackBerry App World is not available in all Countries. A list of supported Countries can be found here.




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Registered: ‎01-10-2011
My Device: blackberry 9800 torch

Re: Cannot Install App World in my Bold 9700

hey 

can i ask how u managed to use app world thru ur etisalat sim ?!