BlackBerry Messenger 5.0.0.56 Now Available For Download

By Bla1ze on 17 Dec 2009 09:20 pm EST
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BlackBerry Messenger 5.0.0.56 Now Available For Download

Time for another BlackBerry Messenger update everyone. This time we have version 5.0.0.56 now available for download through the BlackBerry Messenger website. No changelog or anything to go with it but from everything that has been released so far, it's just cleaning up some of the previously know issues making it just a general maintainence release. As it stands, BlackBerry App World has yet to reflect the changes so probably best to just download direct from the BlackBerry website.

[ Thanks, @Roscopcoletrain ]
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BlackBerry Messenger 5.0.0.56 Now Available For Download

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SORRY FOR ALL CAPS, BUT I HAVE FOUND THE SOLUTION!

HERE IS THE LINK FOR THE LATEST VERSION OF BBM 5.0.0.56!
http://mobileapps.blackberry.com/dev...ry.do?code=bbm

USE THAT LINK IN YOUR BROWSER ON YOUR BLACKBERRY AND IT SHOULD SOLVE ANY AND ALL PROBLEMS YOU WERE EXPERIENCING WITH THE OLDER VERSION OF BBM. HOWEVER, WHEN I DID IT, IT ERASED ALL MY BBM CONTACTS FROM MY BBM LIST (200 OR SO CONTACTS) BUT WHEN MY MOM DID THE UPGRADE TO 5.0.0.56 HER 5 CONTACTS EASILY, AUTOMATICALLY SWITCHED OVER. BE SURE TO BACK-UP YOUR INFORMATION BEFORE DOING THIS UPGRADE. OTHER THAN THAT, THANK GOD THAT STATUS UPDATES ARE BACK! ENJOY THE NEW BBM AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL!

Wolfscot, thanks for the info, but it seems your post isn't showing the entire link. Some "...'s" have replaced some important parts of the URL -- and I'm not too familiar with what is usually in that space. Are you able to post a shortened version of it, or perhaps split it into two lines? Thanks again!

Anyone know why in the newer versions of BBM, you have to "Accept" pictures now? Is there a way I can change the settings so I accept automatically?

Really? Every time someone sends me a pic it shows up as a little pic and then it will ask me if I want to accept or deny the picture. I have a 8900 BB from T-Mobile. A friend had the same version of BBIM and she is with VZ and she said it did the same thing. It did not function like this before the 5.0 version. My BB software is 4.6.

What you're seeing is a picture preview. The OP is asking for an auto accept just like the voicenote auto accept option that is now available. I'm sure we'll soon see an auto accept option for pictures.

It should install right over the previous version. However, it wouldn't hurt to back up your contacts...just in case.

Way to go RIM working on the spell-check fix so quickly. Great job!

Not showing up for me in App World at 10:24PM ET.

Interesting though that .56 is 2.4MB versus 3.0MB for version .55.

I've been bitching and moaning about the picture view on these latest BBM updates and now I can finally stop. They finally got it right! This latest one is perfect.

Has nothing to do with BBM. It has to do with the fact that you restarted your device. VZW has been pushing Bing search to all VZW devices and it shows up only after restarting.

I guess I am one of the lucky few that still has Google as their main search engine. Even after doing a reboot when I installed BBM.

out of all the phone brands that i've own, the Blackberry is at the top of the list of phone that requires a shitload of updates. On average about ever 3-4 days i'm updating something on my blackberry.

Spellcheck was fixed on my Bold running 4.6 but when i click the preview button it shows a small picture...it doesn't help much and still have to accept it to see the image in large size...

I was downloading this and put my phone aside to let it finish. I come back to it and all I get is a black screen. If I press alt or caps the symbol on the top right corner of the screen shows up. However, the rest of the screen is black. What happened?

Never mind. After playing with it a bit more and trying to alt + right shift + del it just came back without restarting. Strange.

installed it and got uncaught exception: no application instance. now no email or anything. tried hard reset and resending service books.

Stop whining!!!! why would anybody stupid enough to complain about updates? don't you know what updates are for? they fix bugs!!! would you rather not have RIM try to fix these? so annoying....

After reading the reviews from the previous update, I am most definitely WAITING.... Hahaha. I used to be one to "jump-right-on-it", but NO PLEASE. I'll pass and stay with 5.0.0.33 for now!! Hahaha

why would a past review influence a current choice? that sort of dosen't make sense. did you read the reviews for THIS one? everyone is saying it fixes their issues...after reading reviews of windows 3.11 i don't think i'm going to install windows 7.

I like every part of this app on my Tour. However, yesterday, I tried to install it on three of my co-workers' Blackberries and ran into a major issue- memory. The Pearl and Curve have such a limited amount of memory I could not install the apps. So, my only issue is that the file size is too large for these two phones. I still like it, but not everyone manages their memory close enough to use this cool app.

Finally!!! Pic sending is perfect, at least for me :) you get the preview which can be viewed instantly and can also be saved by pressing bb button and choosing save after opening the preview OR you have the option of dowanloading a higher resolution version of the pic. I'm happy.

If you go to Application Properties for BBM, there is a description saying.

"The latest version of BlackBerry Messenger addresses some of the issues identified in BlackBerry Messenger 5.0.0.33, such as file transfer not working or working slowly, no file preview, and file transfer requests expiring after a short period of time. This version does not include any new features. The Check Spelling As You Type feature has also been restored for all devices"

Why is it that when I goto the blackberry.com/messenger site it shows the size as 2.4MB but on App World it shows 3.0MB? Is there a difference in them? Also, when I look at the installed size of .55 it shows over 3MB. Someone else stated it was only 2.4MB. Just courious.

Installing .56 from the blackberry.com/messenger site the installed size is 2.6MB. Smaller than the installed size of 3.1MB of .55. Guess that is one benefit of upgrading.

the Nextel 8350i had a contact list issue in that after a reboot you could not search the contact list. This BBM update seems to have fixed that issue. It must have been a compability with the .313 OS upgrade a few weeks back.

Not only do I still have Google, but I was only asked to replace the version once, instead of having to replace every module like it did with the last couple of upgrades...
Everything seems to be working as expected... I didn't have a spell check issue as I am on a Storm running 5.0...

This is freaking great! New BBM everyday! Now if we could get new OS's more often we'd be in business. Don't really see any change to the performance...I just like seeing "5.0.0.56" beside "version"...makes me happy.

I downloaded this new version. I see it on my phone under applications. But the icon is NOWHERE on the phone. I have looked in all folders, done the "show all" and nothing!!!!! What do I do??? Of course, I did NOT to a back up before this since I did the other one earlier this week and have done them before with no problems. I am on the Tour, running whatever is the current official OS 4.7.1.57! OMG PLease help me!!!!

.56 is not for me on the Tour. I completely took off BBM and then added back .55 and then tried it again. Nothing!!!! Guess I will just have to spell incorrectly for a while!!! If anyone can think of what I can do, please let me know. Battery pull, re-downloaded, checked all folders,etc have all been done. Enjoy the new version CB Fam!!!

When I decided to give up....delete the old one completely and reinstall the .55 version.....the .56 WORKS!!!! LOL So now I have .56 with spell check. This made my day..although I did have to resend invites to about 15 contacts, it was worth it. Have a great weekend everyone!

After downloading this, my phone just didn't work properly. From the home screen when I'd press the BB button, it wouldn't take me to the apps screen like it should. I had to rotate to landscape.Then if I pressed the BB button again for the menu, I had to rotate back to portrait to view the menu. Once I made my choice, I had to rotate it yet again to view the option I chose. The lag was also awful. I even tried going back to the native theme and that didn't work. So, I had do downgrade to .33 but now my phone works the way it's supposed to.

After downloading this, my phone just didn't work properly. From the home screen when I'd press the BB button, it wouldn't take me to the apps screen like it should. I had to rotate to landscape.Then if I pressed the BB button again for the menu, I had to rotate back to portrait to view the menu. Once I made my choice, I had to rotate it yet again to view the option I chose. The lag was also awful. I even tried going back to the native theme and that didn't work. So, I had do downgrade to .33 but now my phone works the way it's supposed to.

a message came up saying older version uses net something or other (I should have copied what it said) anyway said if I download messenger may stop functioning?????? Did anyone else get that message? I have the lastest version right befor this one.

Everytime, I go to hit the enlarge option, it doesn't show me the picture!!! I didn't have this problem @ first!! And ho come they took the option to change pic size when sending pics through BBM!

I downloaded the new BBM on my curve and it still askes me to accept or decline the pic. I thought they fixed it so you can view it. Any tips?

You still have to accept or decline. But you now have the option to Preview.

Remember that some people don't have a huge data plan and would not want to automatically receive pictures and files. I do think they should have an option to auto-accept though.

I found when I frequently typed to the same contact, the typing box at the bottom of bbm stays blank white. Also "recent updates" section is bugged up, it updates the same ppl's info when you reboot. ie: such and such "changed there display pic or name"

i shoulda stuck w/ .55, never had the blank box, when i was typing before such a nuisance

I got the update notice on my commute in. I waited until I got into my office before updating. I can only assume there were just too many people downloading the update because it didn't want to fully download the first time. I tried again, and things went smoothly.

So far, everything seems to be running well. Thankfully the spellcheck feature is back. I can only assume it's because my Bold has OS 4.6. I'm actually VERY surprised that this update has come so fast. I would have expected an update to come in a month's time. Excellent move RIM.

I've upgraded to .56 and I STILL can't get my bb messenger to restore contacts by using e-mail. I've already received my confirmation on my pc and I've received unrelated e-mail on my pc & my device after the confirmation but no confirmation on my device and my contacts is still empty!?

*edit prob seems to have fixed itself... some 3 hours later.

After upgrading through AppWorld to this new version, I can no longer get into SMS/MMS. I just get "Uncaught exception: java.lang.NullPointerException". I've tried rebooting, but that didn't help. I guess I'll try uninstalling next...

Is it just me? I upgraded to .56 and suddenly, my messages to my contacts get intermittent. What I mean is that sometimes, the msg goes through and she receives it and reads it, sometimes it just gets stuck and not delivered (no "D" or "R" next to the tick). And sometimes, the msgs will suddenly all go into her inbox, jumbled up. Is this happening to anyone else??

can i just upgrade from app world?? or do i have to delete my .33 messenger before i go to .56??

I've tried the various ways everyone has mentioned and none of them work. I can not access from my 8330's browser or from any computer browser. The links either direct me to an earlier version of BBM or say it's an invalid link.