BlackBerry Protect updated to version 1.0.10.50

By Adam Zeis on 27 Sep 2011 09:06 am
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BlackBerry Protect has received an update in BlackBerry App World and now sits at version 1.0.10.50. There is no change log (as usual) to go along with any of the updates, so it's safe to assume just some minor tweaks and/or bug fixes. This update is a bit confusing to me as well as I have version 1.1.1.29 on my Bold 9930 (OS 7.0.0.340) so not sure what's up there. Regardless, BlackBerry Protect has quickly moved to the top of my favorite apps list and has proven itself to me on a few occasions. If you haven't tried it yet, it lets you backup data on your device like contacts, calendar and text messages OTA and is totally free. You can also locate and remotely wipe your device from the web -- very cool stuff. Head to the link below to download BlackBerry Protect or check out more in our walkthrough.

More information/download of BlackBerry Protect

37 comments

gtamhankar

Yes... BB Protect is much better than other equi-functional apps!

rroyy

It's OS5/6 only and not yet available for download. (Even w/ USB/PC download it loads .25) OS7 version not yet on AppWorld… RIM and Its weird acts…

rgorman

second that- it is NOT available for OS7 devices as far as I can tell. Linking to the download page shows that the application is "not available for this device"(9810)

juwaack68

Not yet available for my 9850. Sad face.

rkopsie

** OS 7 **
BB Protect comes preinstalled at v1.1.1.29
so obviously you can't update to a smaller version!

juwaack68

Good point. I didn't even notice that. DOH!

rkopsie

Lol happened to me before till I realized I had it already tee-hee
Edit: I have Verizon 9850

Fnord

Rogers 9900 came with v1.1.1.20.
Looks like RIM has a few versions floating around...

RushNFour

It came with my 9930 but app world says it's not available so for now I'm stuck with the version that came on my phone

rajaksingh

Seems to be carrier dependent. It's available for Sprint 9930 but not for verizon 9930. Annoying!

lonedog

Another boneheaded move by RIM which is bound to cause confusion among BlackBerry users, BlackBerry app versions are different for different OS's. This is BlackBerry Protect for OS 5/6.

RushNFour

Lol I just realized I have the higher version too, doh!

Finzor

Interesting tidbit: If the 9900 crashes and you restore it from a backup or back to factory settings, you can't download BlackBerry Protect for the 9900.

rgorman

I think if you use the app manager in DM, it will allow the correct version to be re-installed. As it is with some of the other apps that are currently device pre-loaded and NOT in APP world as yet. The Podcast app, for example is a similar situation.

2repou

Until it hits Appworld, it is not "released". No point it throwing a fit if it take a few hours to deploy:)

laurah2215

Not available for me yet. 9780 on Telus
~Laura~

SnowXxFreakXx

I have same phone, same carrier, same problem :(

spencer1076

Preinstalled...works great

flip68

If my BB is on a BES server with my company, can I still use BB Protect?

Speczorz

BB Protect came preinstalled on my 9930.. i love it!

rickkel

I'm not certain but I think this app is now integrated as part of OS 7. It doesn't need to be reinstalled when I do a wipe and reinstall.

TomCanuck

Let me know when it works with device encryption -_-

kajira

This may be a stupid question but many of you say that bb protect came preinstalled on your bb9930. I never saw it on mine and when things transferred from my tour over it says "not available for this device."

Am I missing something?

rkopsie

.. not stupid
But I had the tour as well an didt transfer anything over
But go into your Applications older and it should be in there as a yellow BB protect icon :)
Did you find it?..

DXBLouie

every time i see a post about BB protect, it reminds me of my frustration with RIM
read more: http://forums.crackberry.com/showthread.php?p=6712319

LudwigvonKast

not for my Curve 3G. Tells my that I got the wrong OS (I have OS6). RIM loves to play puzzling games.

The Me

One thing I don't get is how is this app 2MB?
Same goes for BBM, 4.3MB or so. Can't they make the applications lighter?
Just curious.

RazrRob

So I download this program figuring I can delete Lookout Mobile. Everything goes great but then I get an error message I cannot use BB Protect cuz I'm on a BES. Problem is I'm not on a BES I'm on BIS.

Any suggestions???

JudasShawn

This is a great app but sadly the BlackBerry Protect website never works. Go ahead...install the app and go to the website and try to use the online functionalities. Its gonna say 'Loading' and hang there for the rest of the night. Its been doing it for months. VERY frustrating!

Log in here ---->>

http://us.blackberry.com/apps-software/protect/

RazrRob

+1
it worked!

I had to restore my factory settings cuz some of the BES IT policies were stuck in the memory.

SlugLips

Ok got this on my new 9860 and it works ok and backs up as far as the confirmation date suggest. Go to App World on phone and it is not listed! Go to link in this artical and its showing in App World but look at devices supported and 9860 not listed!

What is going on?

Hibbylinx81

When I saw this "update" I thought it couldn't be for my device, 9900/7.0.0.353! Cause I hav a later version, which comes pre-installed with the OS. As far as I realize BlackBerry Protect is not available for OS7 devices! So it's logical it's for OS 5/6 devices. Needless to say BlackBerry Protect is a good thing.

bbaddict30

I have a 9700 running OS6 and it won't show up on appworld. It shows up on the appworld site but the stupid site thinks my phone is a Playbook and won't install ota. Has anybody successfully installed .50?

arturox

The announcement from RIM

"BlackBerry Protect version 1.0.10.50 is available for the BlackBerry 8350i device only. The correct version for your specific device will automatically be selected for you from App World when you click to download"