BlackBerry Messenger 5.0.0.55 Now Officially Available for Download

By Adam Zeis on 15 Dec 2009 10:50 am EST
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BBM 5.0.0.55

We updated the leaked BlackBerry Messenger post last night, but for those that didn't see it, BlackBerry Messenger 5.0.0.55 is now officially available. The update includes some small tweaks here and there, including picture previews, smaller status text, improved groups and more. The update will install right over your older version, but we highly recommend a full backup before you get going. You can snag the new version in BlackBerry App World or by heading over to blackberry.com/messenger on your device browser.

96 comments

username0001

hope that is true. I had major issues last week with the group option totally blowing up my bb.

Pinjo

My Tour bricked after installing this update. This is after a fresh install of the Verizon "approved" 4.7 Os last week. Anyone else have this issue?

devGOD

my its the verizon OS thats messing things up. not allowing unreleased verizon crap to install on it.

elvin1983

I tried to DL this earlier, and it DL'd no problem, but then said there was some error that wouldn't let it install... I've got .33 currently, and I think I'm going to stick with it for a while longer... I don't really feel like risking loosing my spell checker option...

Is it really a Verizon issue tho? Since I already have .33, how could they possibly block an update to an existing application that DL'd no problem?

mpbrigham#CB

My tour also bricked. I downloaded it over night and woke up this morning with a bricked phone.

mookish

Some people are reporting that the spell check is missing with this build? Is this so? I have the leaked .55 build with spell check intact. I won't dl the official until this is confirmed.

popkurn611

yup spell check is GONE! BB needs to be contacted ASAP on this issue!

Sborden70

Tried to download it last night, finally downloaded after 15 minutes and after that i had no messenger installed. Went back to app world and the .55 version was gone and the .33 was back.

cheezy

bigcrownvic99

i downloaded it last night when you said it was going to be officially and i have a blackberry 8820 running os 4.5.139 from t-mobile and i did my wife's 8700g blackberry running os 4.5.139 aso from t-mobile and there both working great.. thank you crackberry keep up the good work...thank you again..

bigcrownvic99

the spell check is gone well for me any way...ever one check...

mna1023

Spell check is gone on mine too.

shangili

I updated last night on my 9700 and my messenger wouldn't act right. Everytime I wint into a group it froze my phone. Also, some of my contacts deleted. I think I'll stick with .33 until they make major changes because my phone was/is fine.

jhilla

Installed and working on my 8900... took a while to download over EDGE but it's working w/o a back up

sizzlethemonster

Everything is working for me

dalebanks

BBM has been giving me fits when I'm in BB Groups on my Blackberry Bold. Not sure what exactly went into this update but no more lagging.

I can do without the spell check.

davidnyc

Still have spell check on my 9700.

j.lu

Working fine in my 8120 and wifes javelin.
The only good thing is the pic preview.
spell check is working for me

BrianFTC

Anybody had any issue after downloading this update? I reboot my tour every morning by using Quickpull. When I got up this morning, the BBM was gone from my device so I had to reinstall it.

cwhitet

My spell check is also gone now...Gonna reinstall and see if that fixes it.

evaca21

I installed new BBM and my icon is gone I see some of you had the same problem what do I do?

webb6377

Tour 4.7.1.61 - no spellcheck on new BBM .55.

Snypa

Has anyone noticed any major Difference over.333?

ElPedro625

Same here, no spell check sucks

CSmooth

Mine is working fine on the Verizon 8330..What are the changes in this version of bbm though

INKGUY79

works on my 9530 no problems yet just downloaded it.

jevon96

Just wondering of you noticed any differences with new bbm overall. I'm also have 9530 storm running on 5.0 os

lipa123

All of you who claim to still have the Spell Check in .55 are probably running a leaked OS Ver 5

On my Tour OS Ver 4.7 (with the built in Spell Check as you type) the New BBM 5.0.0.55 the spell check is GONE!

To roll back to bbm 5.0.0.33 go to http://www.blackberry.com/select/bbm/download.shtml

teddyp6

I have the official download, i don't do the leaked stuff. Yes, I still have spell check.

Hymiee

THANKS SO MUCH FOR THE LINK TO GO BACK TO PREVIOUS VERSION!! :-)

zeelob

Upgraded no problems...spell check is still there

Macneil_S4

Downloaded this over wifi last night in seconds to my 9700 w/.296 OS. Spell check is still there also, running smooth as can be...

teddyp6

Spell Check still intact after the download on my Bold 9700

BAziz

when i do preview a picture, it comes up really small and distorted, that i have to eventually save the picture if i wanna see anything. anyone else having this problem?

Skinnygirl

Iv'e had this problem since I DL'd the .33 version, the first day it was released. I was hoping that the new DL fixed this. Drives me crazy. I used to send pix all the time through BBM. Now i just send them MMS.

MagicMonkey#CB

Running this w/.421 OS and its just fine here.

MNGolpher

Installed this update on 3 VZW Tours (running most recent Official OS)last night and all were successful. This update fixes many problems that the .33 release had however it lacks spell check for some odd reason.

Voice notes are now automatically accepted!
-Gives you option to play or save

Picture preview is back!
-Send and receive picture is much faster and there is no lag in downloading the picture

Spell check is no longer integrated.
-Don't know how this slipped through the crack but the spell check feature does not work. I'll defiantly deal with this over the poor send/receive of pictures and voice notes of .33

bigwillie

this is weird. it downloaded just fine through App World. But it just sits there and say it is installing. i don't know what the issue is. I am considerind deleting the previous version and then seeing what happens.

BootlegZani

After reading the multitude of comments from Tour owners I think I will skip this update until all the issues have been worked out. I have the newest Official VZW Tour OS and am not in the mood for a half broken BBM or even a bricked Tour.

FrekeyZeeky

Downloaded on my verizon tour running a hybrid 5.0. Took a while to download but everything is working fine. I haven't noticed any difference from the original 5.0 to the new version except the auto-voice note accept.

Oh yea, my spell check works fine also

leafs123

spell check works on tour...also if you click on a contact's name on top of a convo, you can change their display name on ur contact list. you can put whatever name u want or keep their default contact name

bballsct1212

just installed works great! sends and receives pics a lot faster!!

CobaltGirl87#CB

I'm not seeing the spellcheck on the 8900. I purposely said "waht" and it didnt correct it or anything and no option in the BB menu to correct it.

Also, I dont know if this is true with others, but I REALLY missed the preview option, however, with this one, it doesnt show up any different then it did in the actual chat window. like i can see anything?? no.

Josh617

Just downloaded, error message the first time, then downloaded again and now it works with no problems,
Only difference I can see is it runs really fast with no lag.

heybr1an

is the updtae for everyone or just thoese with 4.7 and up?

smiley83co

are able to send pictures easier and without problems, automatically brings contact your pinning to the top, brings up a better list for choosing picture sending

Kathy145

Am I missing something....I can no longer find the spell check option. Please Help!!!!

Thanks!

DanielVox

You know . . . I just wish that Blackberry Messenger could handle IMs and what not.

AIM, yahoo, MSN, Skype, GMail all that crap. Then they could save some room . remove the other apps. AND put a few companies out of business ha ha!

They could call it BBMPro if they wanted and sell it for $5.00 OR even free. And just OUT do all the Crappy IMs :(

DanielVox

… Error while installing …. GO FIGURE ! ha ha ha and I want them to make an ALL in one app .. HA yeah right!

DanielVox

… Error while installing …. GO FIGURE ! ha ha ha and I want them to make an ALL in one app .. HA yeah right!

docp63

downloaded new version. no spell check on bbm. (8900 curve for tmobile)

lilpoopoo

On the Curve 8900 T-Mobile either. Did you find a fix for it perhaps?

heybr1an

it wont even show up in my app world

ruftuf11

I have tried installing the new update the new update but it is stuck on installing. Pulled battery and tried to reinstal but no luck It deleted my old BBM and now I have nothing. WTF!!!??!

MAVERICSOUL

PISSED THAT YOU CANT SEND FILES ON THE NEW BBM? HERE IS THE LINK TO THE PREVIOUS LEAKED UPDATE THAT WAS POSTED BEFORE THE .55 BMM CAME OUT.. CLICK HERE http://www.bbhybrids.net/forum/downloads.php?do=file&id=644

ENJOY

krssosic

Took an hour to install properly, first gave my an hour glass for 30 mins so I did a batt pull, then my bbm was gone completely, installed again and I got an error msg, installed a THIRD time seems to be working fine now except I have no spell check. Something else I noticed that is annoying, when I select end conversation a confirmation message comes up asking if I really want to end the conversation =| never got this message before so I feel its redundant.

krssosic

that the older version .33 of bbm is no longer going to be supported by RIM and everyone will have to update their bbm to this new updated one. Is this true? anyone?

inkwell

Spell check is gone and so is the ability to back up BBM contactst o SIM or eMail

arthura1984

I have the Sprint Tour running 4.7.1.57, i got the new bbm and the spell check is gone, does anyone know how i can get the old bbm back 5.0.0.33? or will rim fix this problem

empresstrena

Well i have this loaded on my tour, running os 5.0.238 and have no issues with spell check, no prob withe the install, it was slow but installed just fine.
Also backup function is still there, its just in the options now, but it is still there...dont seem to have any issues with this update at all.

BenAKL

But seriously folks... Spellcheck does work! I have a Verizon Storm 2. Downloaded it through BlackBerry App World.

mp95ar

I installed this in the morning today and since then my battery has drained at 7.5%/hour. It's never been this bad and it was just sitting in my pocket for most of the day.
Anyone else had battery drain problems after installing this?

nvd_23

i also have this issue since UPDATING newer version .55... WTF!? anyone know why this is???

have it on STORM(1) BTW

rey_1178

installed it this morning. horrible. it took awhile to install. it hangs many times during messaging. piece of crap.
i love bbm but this upgrade stinks. what did rim upgrade anyway???

RENEGADE3E

Apparently there is no spell check for any operating system lower than 5.0. Does anyone have the OTA link for the previous BBM 5.0.33? Thanks.

superpoppa

now there is a dumb subject before msg body in my msg list and it beeps every single time rather than before when it would only beep for first unread msg in a group chat.

phreddyl

I have the storm 2 and am running the operating system that came with the phone and install went fine- pretty quick in fact. I didn't install from app world tho I went to the site on my phone browser. As far as spell check- It gives me word options while I am typing - I assume that's what people are talking about...

phreddyl

ok so now I see what people are talking about with spell check- I actually never used it but its there if I want to

lfmasieri

Some of my friends are reporting spell check works for them on a 8900 tmobile, however I have a tour and it's not there... I don't know if to reinstall or if it's an issue. RIM! Get it right! Ugh!

jonchos

I have two tours running same OS (4.7.1.61) and only one of them has spell check, the other does not. WTF!!!!!!

irocroe#CB

I dl the offical one and spell check is gone. I don't understand that. I am still new at this what does Bricked mean? I did try to dl the leaked one and bbm vanished from my phone and it wouldn't let me install at all. So, I had to go back to the 5.0.033 and then dl the offical one. I want the 5.0.0.33 back or let them(RIM) fix this one and put spell check back.How do I go back to 5.0.0.33?HELP

tallazbubba

the tour is a piece of crap but i exepected BBM to work. Love that picture send is working now but no spell check is unacceptable!

James727#CB

I'm not seeing these small tweeks it all looks the same to me :o(

Kelly Maxey

why the hell does the font keep getting smaller??? the d and the r over the check mark are a blurr for christ's sake....you need superman vision to read that ish!! give me a break rim, most of the population can't read the bottom line of the eye chart ya know! and of course now that this version is official i can't find the original 5.0 version anywhere....nice going.

boooooooooooo

thepanttherlady

Installed and running fine on my Storm 2 (running a hybrid OS). Spell check is there for me as well. Co worker has the 8330 (not sure what OS she's running..probably stock) and spell check disappeared. She also had a new msg icon that would not go away no matter what we did.

Didn't see this change posted and can't remember seeing this option on previous versions of BBM:

Option to email chat

uuffoo

There is a size different between BBM 5.0.0.55 find in
http://www.blackberry.com/messenger (2.4 MB)
and
http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/3729 (3.0 MB)

did any one notice any different? the spell check maybe? Mine got spell check (download via App World).

shabazosu

I originally downloaded it from the app world then once I noticed I lost the spell check, I uninstalled and then re-installed from the bbm website and still did not have the spell check, but all the other changes/'improvements' were all the same from each places.
Just downgraded back to .33 on my at&t 8900.

gabead

Dang people get a grip. It isn't the end of the world.

rockhunter#CB

IS THERE A WAY TO PLACE A PHOTO FOR THE EACH CONTACT IN BBM?

THANKS

therealtalkk

dont really see any differences

amkresch

The little BBM notification icon is not showing up at the top of my VZW curve is not showing since I updated. Has anyone else had this issue? Anyone know how to fix this?

kitkat517

I can't live without it. I reinstalled it and it is still not an option. I have a tour. any ideas?

popkurn611

Why would BB remove the spell check feature on this version!!! They must get it back on there

scottmc129

Are you saying Auto text is gone?? There is no spell check thaty I can find on .33

Altimate_One

I just installed the .55 on my 9550 and the spell check is working.
Im excited to try the picture enhancements.

Hymiee

I downloaded .55 version from app world and it gave me nothing but a headache all day! kept freezing and was really slow downloading and then was giving me an error message when rebooted! they need to fix this ASAP!!!

kc tony

For those considering this download, reconsider!! The App is very slow, I'm receiving false message notifications and most importantly the spell checked has been removed. This version is very very buggy.

seedotscienz

just d/l'd and installed on my 9700 with no problems. response time is a faster then what i used to. but works great overall !

bards

The QR Reader no longer works as well. Anyone else have this problem?

nighthawk34691

Well, by reading some of the comments above, I think I will wait until the next release...Im running leaked 5.0.0.54 right now and I have NO problems with it as of now.. I was just about to install .55 and was reading the comments on here and I cancelled the install..its a good thing I did!!

catrogg

It seam they have fixed the picture glitch... but now what the hell happend to spell check.. there is no option for it to check before you send & you cant have it checking while you are typing either.....

HuMMMMM What The F*** Happened.

ckrasnicki

Since I downloaded .55 I cannot update my contacts using my email address. I send the confirmation email, they arrive in my email box, but never show up in my BB. Other email messages I get do arrive and show up in my email though?

Anyone else with this problem or any suggestions.
Oh, it's a Storm 1 on verizon.

pedro116

do you have to enable spell check some were, beause i just tried spelling something wrong and it didnt underline it or nothing. i hope they fix this. i have the 8900 curve on at&t