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New Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-27-2013
My Device: BlackBerry Bold 9900
My Carrier: Bell

how do I change bbm back to older version??

Hi there, I just updated my bbm version from 7 to 8. I do not like the new bbm and I'm wondering how do I change it back to the version??

I tried backing up my phone via desktop manager but it didn't change my bbm back Smiley Sad

Please help!!! Thanks so much Smiley Happy
New Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-28-2013
My Device: Blackberry 9300
My Carrier: vodacom

Re: how do I change bbm back to older version??

go to www.blackberry.com/bbm on your phone, you should find v 7 there to download and replace the one you have now Smiley Wink

New Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎01-23-2014
My Device: BB9700
My Carrier: Vodafone

Re: how do I change bbm back to older version??

I have been told by the BB store that oldr version cannot be installed back no matter what. The new version is troubling a lot. However in the forums it says that getting the older version is very mch possible. Can someone help. Also I am shocked that they charged me a big amount to upload the software instead of only solving my problem. I can easily see a message that the world is not wrong if all are moving to iPhone and Android. Yesterday I felt I have been a fool all this while.

New Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎02-19-2014
My Device: blackberry 9360
My Carrier: mtn

Re: how do I change bbm back to older version??

U should try the link above, I did, and I'm back2 my old version, u should delete your bbm and reinstall it again, you'll see the old version will be there Smiley Happy
New Contributor
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎08-29-2012
My Device: Curve 8530

Re: how do I change bbm back to older version??

I did a couple of things that gave me back bbm 7. although ALL is deemed unsafe to do by BLACKBERRYHELP people who wrote back to me via twitter.....

1. go to options/setting (the wrench icon); choose APPLICATION; choose add-on/core and look for the "BlackBerry Messenger" and click on the bblogo button, it should give you the option to DELETE. click on delete and reboot the device. you'll be prompted to install bbm upon restarting.

2. do a complete device "format" (reloading the OS) and in my case, I choose to update via bb built-in browser instead of appworld to get bbm 7. if I chose appworld, it would certainly put bbm 8.1 back on my device, an old 8530 that spits out at least 3 error messages hourly while running bbm 8.1.

3. a couple of my friend found some links that rages through the broadcast msg, the one that gives you an URL to just forcely install bbm7 upon bbm8. it works on their device (newer ones, started with 9)

good luck Smiley Happy
New Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎03-17-2014
My Device: curve 9360
My Carrier: security manager

Re: how do I change bbm back to older version??

sorry to tell you this but they lied to you,you can change your bbm back to the old one here is the link ::   www.blackberry.com/bbm 

New Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎07-23-2014
My Device: blackberry9320
My Carrier: Virigin

Re: how do I change bbm back to older version??

I've accidnetly updated bbm to version 8 something and it's not working? It is stuck on a page which just continuously says "Setting up BBM" ... I have looked at the link below which states you can actually change BBM back to the old version, however I can only find the 8. one which I don't really like. 


Any help on how to progress from the Setting up BBM page or how to get the old BBM back would be helpful as all I really want to do is get BBM back no matter what the version, as long as it works. 


Thankyou in advance