BlackBerry Messenger updated to version 5.0.2.12

BlackBerry Messenger 5.0.2.12
By Adam Zeis on 29 Mar 2011 08:53 am EDT
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It's been quite a while since we've seen an update to good ol' BlackBerry Messenger, but today that is just what we have. BBM has been updated to version 5.0.2.12 and is available to all for download. No reports of what's new or fixed in this version, so we'll leave that up to you to figure out. You can grab the new version from BlackBerry App World. If it's not showing for you, give the ALT + RST trick a go. Hit up the forums for more discussion.

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63 comments

BlueandWhiteBerry

Is this the one that's been in beta zone a while?

melissaryyy

I think it's updated a bit from the Beta one... gonna test it now!

datta72

The Beta Version is currently at 5.0.3.13

ericlc2

I just installed, I can't see any obvious changes -_- could be because I just woke up though...

FlyHigh365

Funny my BBM version is 6.0.0.31

jonp

Mine shows 5.0.1.49 even when I do the RST...

the brother

I'm on 5.0.3.13 in beta-schmeta. Someone please say it's snappier! I'm begging you, please.

mscooley

What we have should be newer. I have 3.13 from Beta Zone too.

skyboxer

I've got 5.0.3.13, from the beta zone I think

LoKais

I've got a BB, but none of my friends do. Isn't BB Messenger for BES mostly? Is it a null and void app for me?

morrsn

Lol, bbm is pretty much the only feature that differentiates a blackberry from the competition and its definitely the best messaging app you'll ever use :d.

sk8er_tor

BBM will work for anyone with a BlackBerry data plan(BIS or BES).

Auli

You can add if you want to pm if u wanna know my pin , it doesn't make sense if you have a blackberry but not use bbm

msholland

mine just updated yesterday to 5.0.1.41 Hmmm!

jdaclutch

Currently using 313 from the beta zone.

DrewDT

I hope BBM goes cross platform soon. I've signed up and started using LiveProfile which isn't quite as smooth and efficient as BBM at the moment, its support staff is very responsive about fixing user issues. The best thing about LiveProfile is that I can stay in touch with friends on other platforms in a BBM like environment.

iChace

I don't see an update

Namueab

Just checked app world from my Torch and mac, says the most current version is 5.0.1.49

bibeberry

i cant see the update even when i reset it.

mnATL

if i have 5.0.3.13 from beta zone, is there any reason to get this new official update?

theonecid

Highlights of BBM v5.0.2 include:

Simplified sending of pictures and voice notes

More user-friendly wording and organization in menus

Support for a simpler, one line view of contact list

Support for both deleting an unsent chat message (Shift-Del) and escaping out of a chat while retaining an unsent chat message (Escape button)

Source: blackberry.com/messenger

sk8er_tor

I think that list of features is old and applies to the previous version as well.

RyMac04

is there a way to do the ALT+RST thing on a Storm2?

akarmaka

just got the update, it fixes the cursor issue that most people seem to be having with OS6, so yes, the cursor is back. other than that, haven't noticed anything else.

sbejo

same here.. I only notice about the cursor fixed

greyhd

5.0.3.13 is the beta zone version which might be the next upgrade to BBM if we find ways to improve it, but from the reviews it seems this official update is similar to the one in Beta zone.

newcollector

Like others have posted, couldn't find the update. However after doing the Alt+RST thing and waiting for it to reload...only getting white screen...I closed that window, went back to the link from my phone and hit the link. This time the update showed up.

SkaterGuy2k

Chat seems much smoother, and cursor is back YAY

jonholmes

I updated appworld, but no signs of BBM update. Suggestions....?

SkaterGuy2k

Try ALT+RST if that doesnt work try a battery pull, I went to my apps clicked on BBM and it said update available. However I have had to wait a few hours after everyone else before I was able to upgrade other Apps.

beware96

OTA link?

Its just stupid that you can not use appworld when roaming and you have 3G data off, RIM really need to sort that out.

greyhd

If its not in App world I usually try the web site.

www.blackberry.com/messenger

SC457

that worked for me since the update didn't show up in the App World even after the ALT R S T.

Innerchild

I found it by going into "My World" from the App World menu, then clicking on BBM in my list of apps. It then asked if I wanted to update. Loading now...

s5sahil

Already on BBM 6, so no point in updating.

i2ollingstone

I have a Bold 9650 running BBOS 6 and that was running BBM v 5.0.1.41

I'm not sure there is a BBM6 yet. You may want to check your application manager and see what version you're actually running because just having OS6 doesn't mean you have BBM6

tibbdor

no there is actually a leaked bbm6 i downloaded it but i need a keycode so i uninstalled it

Innerchild

If the cursor you're talking about is when you're trying to edit by sliding that little window around and it jumps all over the place...

I can now move it smoothly one letter or space at a time and it stays where I put it. That seems to work better.

babyjudy8040

Sorry I think I'm missing something mine says I don't have an updated and the current update it 5.0.1.41.. And I'm to date.. Do I need to restart my phone?thanks

adicktuz

Is this available to all countries? I can't see it on my phone's App World, so as to the link given above, even on a laptop.

dmcd09

...the official blackberry website, if it doesn't appear in app world ! Simples

SC457

It showed up as an update in app world as well as an update for blackberry travel app.

Monsieur

Hello fellow addicts :-) (i know im not the only person on here who refreshes crackberry homepage many times a day) I have a question. i have been reading about people having the BBM 6.0 on the phones but is this for real? cause i have not seen one single pic to support this. i have seen the post on bbleaks and the option to download but i cant cause i have the storm2. so where ae the pics?

ryanluckyderek

I have it and it is a leak and a rip out of the new blackberrys. http://www.blackberryempire.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=81&t=3625 have a look. You need to be a beta zone member. blackberry messenger beta tester and get the keycode for your pin and tada. You will have to download the messenger OTA. Hope this helps I would send screen pics but you will have it soon enough.

pink_rosebud

I downloaded the upgrade and it told me to reboot, I did but it didn't work? I tried it again numerous times but it comes up with : an error has occurred while downloading. please try again later.
this has been coming up for about an hour, I've tried to it again and again and also turning the device off
help please!!! :)

Gamesdmc3

BBm,damn i like that way that sounds

Slinkee4423#CB

for Tour 9630 according to RIM

Blade_27

Just downloaded on my 9100 with the Rogers network in Canada and it's working fine. I've noticed that the option to broadcast pics STILL hasn't been re-added.

jpro757

I dont like this version for one simple thing. It does not allow you to enlarge the profile picture of you and your contacts. The profile pics are too small Im use to the bigger pics. I placed the same character in front of my display name but pictures did not change.. Please help

davidwipf

Ya it does. Works good on my style 9670. BBM version 5.0.2.12.

davidwipf

Works good on my style 9670. BBM version 5.0.2.12. Got no problem enlarging contact dislay pictures

ochidi

The update has actually made the dp small. Tried taking the inserted character out and replacing it, but it did not work.

The Consigliere

I updated & now I can't send OR receive a BBM, great, anyone know where I can find the old version??

kevindel21

Ok so the update does exactly what I really wanted! What it does is in the OS 6 it has the announcement like you get for an email or text and you get it in that area, you guys know what I mean, hopefully lol.

teebone0202

I just downloaded 5.0.2.12 on my 9330... and now my Icon is gone...Im using OS 6.. HELP!

mghblkberry

Just downloaded and installed new DTM 5.0.2.12. It seems to work a bit faster during media sync! That's good, right?