Download the new BlackBerry Messenger 5.0 OTA

Justin Cauchon July 18, 2009 449


Last month we told you about the new BlackBerry Messenger coming with OS 5.0. Yesterday links to the BlackBerry Messenger client leaked on the Internet for all recent BlackBerry devices, but people kept asking for OTA links. So our dude, 0mie over at 0mieTechSupport, made the downloads over the air and hooked it up! We decided to host them here as well, so feel free to visit our links from your BlackBerry Browser and it should prompt you to download it.

Please remember that this BlackBerry Messenger version is in beta and may still be buggy. We STRONGLY encourage you to backup your BlackBerry before upgrading. We can not be liable for any damages it may cause.


EDIT2: If you have any problems with this you must leave a comment with what BlackBerry you are using, and the OS you are running.

EDIT3: RIM seems to have enabled the Avatar feature today. If you still have trouble getting your Avatar seen, please attempt to re-upload your Avatar and/or restart your device.

EDIT4: Please follow this link if you wish to downgrade back to your original BBM.

FINAL EDIT: The official BlackBerry Messenger 5.0 has been released by RIM. We recommend that you download this version instead of the beta versions. You can read about the official BBM here:

Download for OS 4.5 devices (only or later)

Download for BlackBerry Bold (OS 4.6)

Download for Blackberry Curve 8900 (OS 4.6.1)

Download for BlackBerry Storm (4.7.0)

Download for BlackBerry Tour (4.7.1)


  1. youssef October 15, 2009 at 5:34 PM -

    nice softwear


  2. Dashte October 20, 2009 at 10:09 PM -


  3. raks October 25, 2009 at 5:04 PM -

    Its awesome…

  4. Dennis October 31, 2009 at 3:40 PM -

    I have the new tour and I can’t get the bbm 5.0 to download on my phone .it says error 404 … ? Help please

  5. Karim November 2, 2009 at 2:42 AM -

    Hi I have the Blackberry ONYX (New Bold) on version I downloaded the new messenger and it deleted my old one and I see no icon.

    What to do please. Any help ?

  6. angelique November 5, 2009 at 9:31 PM -

    I am having the same issue did you ever find a fix for this?

  7. haya November 6, 2009 at 3:37 AM -

    i`m trying to download the new bbm but the links is NOT working !!!!!!!!!

  8. merve saruhan November 6, 2009 at 10:24 AM -


  9. DG November 11, 2009 at 10:06 PM -

    Downloaded this new messenger and now can’t see no icons I have a Onyx bold and getting very frustrated now…HELP I currently have no bbm

  10. messenger for storm November 18, 2009 at 9:58 PM -

    i have the storm 9530 and a platform 5.0 OS. I just downloaded the new messenger and it looks great. The problem is that when I want to check one of my contacts info, all the icons at the bottom of the screen( add new, search, check info) acts like the scroll down button until I get to the bottom of my list. Then I am able to use the check info icon. I think this would classify as a bug? Please let me know if there are any ways to fix. I might have to downgrade until this gets fixed. Thanks

  11. chelski November 25, 2009 at 10:42 PM -

    I have tried to download bbm version through the link for bold but in the middle of downloading,its written failed to download, I have tried many times and it’s still the same,I don’t know why? Can u please help me…

  12. me November 30, 2009 at 2:48 PM -

    Can the blackberry pearl get the new bbm?

  13. fucker December 2, 2009 at 12:02 PM -


  14. kidze leonard December 6, 2009 at 4:48 AM -

    Thank to dis site, I jst got what I wanted, u guys are great !

  15. tatiana imarasha December 8, 2009 at 6:19 AM -

    hello i have many icon but i,m a kids i love blackberry i,m using blackberry gemini 8520 hehehe blackberry it’s so fun if you want some icon just add mi pin bb rasha: 214834BC thx rasha i,m a kids remember that hehe …..

  16. tatiana imarasha December 8, 2009 at 6:22 AM -

    haiii i,m a kids 9 years old from indonesia or jakarta i,m using blackberry gemini 8520 blackberry it’s really fun i have many iconnn really really many icon… but my problem is in my contac no one havea photo but i already download ver 5

  17. HLS December 22, 2009 at 5:48 PM -

    I lost my blackberry messenger icon when DLing new BBM too! Where can I find it??

  18. James January 8, 2010 at 6:53 AM -

    I have the Blackberry Bold 9700, and on blackberry messenger when i add someone they just stay in the ‘pending’ section and they never receive the request…? any help?

  19. I LOVE YOU!!!!!!! January 11, 2010 at 10:36 AM -

    @fucker I agree lol
    mine works fine!!!!

  20. Da Bestest January 27, 2010 at 5:25 AM -

    I can not see my bbm icon!?!???

  21. coco!!x January 29, 2010 at 8:53 AM -

    Hello every1!I,ve got a prblm wiv my blackberry messenger.I just got it,its a blackberry curve 8520,I’ve just upgraded it to 5.0 everythng is fyn apart from d profile picture.I can’t see my friends profile pictures neither can they see mine!I’ve tried going to my profile to crosscheck but everything seems fine!please help me!

  22. rudolf February 10, 2010 at 5:08 PM -

    HELp! I have the new blackberry bold and I had blackberrymessanger but the old one then I came on this site and tried to download the new blackberry for bold it told me it was downloaded succesfully. But its not working on my phone.I don’t even have the old one any more.

  23. Naples killer fl February 26, 2010 at 10:59 PM -

    Everytime i send someone a voice note it sends it as a file transfer, but i sent one to my friend who i know has the older version it sent fine. but my friends who have the new one it sends as a file transfer and when they send to me they send fine. IDK WHAT TO DO D:

  24. Marie France Lulo March 3, 2010 at 12:39 PM -


  25. gabby April 15, 2010 at 6:50 PM -

    So I just downloaded the new bbm for my blackberry curve 8900 and now there is no bbm, no icon, no conversations in my regular inbox. I’m not sure what to do pleaseee help me! I currently have NO BBM:(

  26. rangga April 23, 2010 at 4:39 AM -

    Hello friend I have blackberry 8320.. Add me to your friend at bbm..this my pin 2428C89E OK..

  27. lkjlkjñlk April 29, 2010 at 11:53 AM -

    bull shit! doesnt work

  28. mohsen May 11, 2010 at 1:48 PM -

    Hi every on of you

  29. dvale May 14, 2010 at 5:48 AM -

    Am trying to download the new version of bbm on my curve 3320 but it download for some reason

  30. dvale May 15, 2010 at 11:00 AM -

    The icon of bbm on my phone disappered when I try downloading the new version.Could I pls ve anyhelp.Thanx

  31. mm May 22, 2010 at 3:55 PM -


  32. mb May 28, 2010 at 12:15 AM -

    can i download it on a pearl?
    lo puedo descargar en un pearl?

  33. Jessica May 29, 2010 at 3:08 AM -

    After downloading the new messenger, I cannot find my bbm icon n I get no alert on ping n msgs on my bbm…

  34. bisinix June 9, 2010 at 7:57 PM -

    Am lovig dis!!!so endowed!!!

  35. sssddddd June 28, 2010 at 5:10 PM -


  36. محمد July 1, 2010 at 6:24 PM -


  37. quay July 14, 2010 at 6:50 PM -

    Hi everyone. I have recently purchased the blackberry bold 9700. I cannot seem to assign photos to my bbm friends. (I’m friends) I have tried everything. Even Tmobile reps couldn’t help. Any suggestions.

  38. jes July 29, 2010 at 7:56 AM -

    Pls I can’t c pics on my messanger and my pics don’t show on my friends either wat do I do?

  39. mto August 2, 2010 at 3:50 PM -

    does anyone have a solution for the bbm picture icon problem?!?

  40. nick August 3, 2010 at 11:13 AM -

    use a blackberry8830.- can’t download d new bbm.pls help 883

  41. sarah August 3, 2010 at 3:36 PM -


  42. alfreda August 7, 2010 at 2:38 AM -

    Am using bb curve 8250 can’t download bb latest messenger

  43. Adekunle Saidat August 7, 2010 at 2:09 PM -


  44. tola August 11, 2010 at 12:51 PM -

    I’m tired of trying 2 download d new bbmesenger my old mesenger is lost
    2) The link isn’t work on my curve 8520
    3) Plz I need the old link . I’d b happy if I get help.

  45. olamide August 15, 2010 at 8:22 AM -

    Very good

  46. james August 15, 2010 at 8:45 AM -

    I want to replace my blackberry messenger to the new messenger on 8300

  47. sandeep August 25, 2010 at 2:44 AM -

    BlackBerry 6 isn’t an all new operating system but rather an major overhaul in a long line of upgrades to the BlackBerry device software after a decade or so.

  48. adeeb September 23, 2010 at 10:02 AM -

    I m trying to download the new bbm but when I click on the link it sends me back to this same page. Plz help thx

  49. Ola1 September 29, 2010 at 1:34 PM -

    Hello friends I love this new bbm…… Am a Male if you want to add me dis is ma pin 2224128E I will be waiting to meet you

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