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Twitter user @duvi found a workaround that will allow iOS users to download and install BBM even if they're not living in New Zealand or another territory that has been given access so far.
In order to do that you will need to change your Apple ID. Simply follow the steps below:
- Head over to your App Store and scroll down the bottom of the page where your Apple ID can be accessed. It's on the bottom left of your App Store. Click on Apple ID and choose View Apple ID.
- Choose Country/Region and the select New Zealand as your country. After you clicking Next you will need to fill in your personal information.
- First of all make sure you choose None in the Credit Card window, as your credit card will not work in New Zealand.
- Under the Billing Address you will need to use a local address, so add in Jacksonville under "Subburb" and 6004 as "Postal Code."
- That's it! Search for BBM for iOS and you will now be able to install it on your iPhone.
I've tested the workaround myself and it works. Enjoy!UPDATE
: I have added some screenshots as proof that this method works. I'm living in a country where BBM for iOS is not available yet and I had to use the procedure above in order to install it. It works 100%.UPDATE1:
BlackBerry has just announced it has paused the rollout of BBM for iOS due to the fact that it had too many users in the first hours. The application has been removed from AppStore temporarily, but those who already downloaded it will be able to continue to use it. Check out BlackBerry's official statement
for more details.UPDATE2:
BlackBerry has just issued this short statement: "We will provide you an update on timing as soon as we can. Teams are working non-stop." Stay tuned for more updates.UPDATE3:
BlackBerry confirmed it will not be able to release BBM for iOS and Android this week. More details on why it took this decision are available here
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|Comment #1.1 by: Cosmin on 21 Sep 2013, 17:52 GMT|
I'm not sure what's happening but Android version should have been live on Google Play Store about 6 hours ago. BlackBerry says they are "working hard" to get BBM for Android on Google Play, but no one really knows when that will happen. I'll make sure to post the news as soon as it goes live on Google Play, so follow my twitter account for more info.
|Comment #1.2 by: Ichank on 21 Sep 2013, 23:26 GMT|
Yep, its gone now on apple store in indonesia
|Comment #1.3 by: MaIDeN on 22 Sep 2013, 01:05 GMT|
have a change to try it out at 3 am, installing perfectly in my Ipod but not working since their server was down for maintenance
|Comment #1.4 by: mayank on 23 Sep 2013, 05:18 GMT|
Can I still download bbm for iphone?
I followed ur steps but it is asking me city...what should I right there?
|Comment #1.5 by: Chesi on 29 Sep 2013, 13:13 GMT|
This doesn't work? My settings are * now
|Comment #1.6 by: youthman on 24 Oct 2013, 16:35 GMT|
jes downoladedmine... it real
|Comment #2 by: chrissy on 21 Sep 2013, 17:58 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Why it it not letting me create an acount? Someone help please?
|Comment #3 by: Iamme on 21 Sep 2013, 19:00 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Cant create an cacct without a credit card;(
|Comment #3.1 by: Cosmin on 21 Sep 2013, 19:03 GMT|
Try selecting None when it asks you for your Credit Card credentials.
|Comment #3.2 by: Tania on 22 Sep 2013, 00:21 GMT|
There's no 'none' options:(
|Comment #3.3 by: Fariz on 22 Sep 2013, 03:50 GMT|
Pick another free app then create an apple id so the none option of cc will shown
|Comment #3.4 by: jessie on 23 Sep 2013, 13:56 GMT|
theirs no none option for me eaither :(!
|Comment #4 by: Deedee on 21 Sep 2013, 19:36 UTC|| reply to this comment|
It has to be after 12 my local time?
|Comment #4.1 by: Cosmin on 21 Sep 2013, 19:37 GMT|
Yes, or you can follow the instructions above and get it now.
|Comment #5 by: yyuu on 21 Sep 2013, 19:48 UTC|| reply to this comment|
i dont see the none in the credit card window
|Comment #5.1 by: Cosmin on 21 Sep 2013, 19:50 GMT|
You should. Here is more info on how to do it directly from Apple: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2534
|Comment #5.2 by: Andrelee on 21 Sep 2013, 21:57 GMT|
I dont see none on the payment method. I can only see Visa and Mastercard. Please help
|Comment #6 by: splinta on 21 Sep 2013, 19:55 UTC|| reply to this comment|
it says no internet when im using wifi
|Comment #6.1 by: Aza on 21 Sep 2013, 20:00 GMT|
When your trying to get to the link they email you?
|Comment #6.2 by: Ahmed on 21 Sep 2013, 20:11 GMT|
Me too, did u find out what is going on ?
|Comment #7 by: Aza on 21 Sep 2013, 19:55 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I cant get to the id conformation link. Anyone else?
|Comment #8 by: Lubyjamz on 21 Sep 2013, 20:00 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Can't change the country i you have a balance in the iTunes store
|Comment #8.1 by: Cosmin on 21 Sep 2013, 20:15 GMT|
Unfortunately, yes. You can't change to another store location if you have credit in your account.
|Comment #8.2 by: Suzy wooo on 21 Sep 2013, 23:37 GMT|
It's asking for a sever address ????
|Comment #9 by: Viki on 21 Sep 2013, 20:10 UTC|| reply to this comment|
It's telling me it can't be found in the New Zealand store why's that
|Comment #9.1 by: Mannn on 24 Sep 2013, 20:22 GMT|
Same for me !! /:
|Comment #9.2 by: Georgia on 25 Sep 2013, 07:05 GMT|
|Comment #10 by: Nick on 21 Sep 2013, 20:11 UTC|| reply to this comment|
It says no connection when I am under both my network provider and wifi . I tried turning off wifi still saying "no Internet connection" and leaving it on is no difference. I deleted the app and downloaded it again still the same outcome help please if anyone else has/had this problem and fixed it
|Comment #11 by: mr_jka on 21 Sep 2013, 20:14 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Not working. I'm able to download but when it comes to using it it says no internet connection, then if I turn off wifi it shows a white screen. At one point it forced my phone to reset itself. Will wait till if comes out only 3 hours to wait lol
|Comment #11.1 by: Cosmin on 21 Sep 2013, 20:28 GMT|
It works 100%. I'm living in a country where BBM for iOS is not available yet and I have followed the procedure described above. I have added some screenshots as proof. They're not in English, but in my native language.
|Comment #11.2 by: So on 21 Sep 2013, 21:10 GMT|
I downloaded it, but I can't get to the chats
|Comment #12 by: Chris on 21 Sep 2013, 20:58 UTC|| reply to this comment|
When i download the app it is just taking me to the bb website. .... Help
|Comment #12.1 by: sl on 21 Sep 2013, 21:05 GMT|
thats the same as me /: !!
|Comment #12.2 by: Alyakan on 21 Sep 2013, 21:55 GMT|
Yes.. here too !
|Comment #12.3 by: Cha on 21 Sep 2013, 22:15 GMT|
|Comment #12.4 by: Justine on 21 Sep 2013, 23:52 GMT|
Me to. Help?
|Comment #13 by: peter on 21 Sep 2013, 21:06 UTC|| reply to this comment|
its not workin it says its under construction and show me the offucal website :/// what now?
|Comment #13.1 by: Jakesza on 21 Sep 2013, 21:22 GMT|
Yes, I get the under construction page as well...
|Comment #13.2 by: Zico on 21 Sep 2013, 21:23 GMT|
It takes u to the BB site wen opened which shows a maintenance message. Do I have to wait until the upgrade is over or is there any other means to get the app working?
|Comment #13.3 by: Cosmin on 21 Sep 2013, 21:26 GMT|
I did not have this issue when I installed the application a few hours ago.
|Comment #13.4 by: Ahtesham011 on 21 Sep 2013, 21:27 GMT|
Same here site under maintainance message what do I do
|Comment #14 by: Steve on 21 Sep 2013, 21:35 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Can download BBM app with no issues but when you attempt to run it will attempt to connect to the BBM server for your region, I.e. North America and that will mot be active until 12:01 local time.
|Comment #14.1 by: Cosmin on 21 Sep 2013, 21:40 GMT|
Well, I downloaded and installed BBM and then changed back to my own region and I can use the app without any problems. Perhaps it's something local?
|Comment #15 by: Sim1341 on 21 Sep 2013, 21:39 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Tried this but when i open the app it comes up a webpage
|Comment #15.1 by: Zico on 21 Sep 2013, 21:46 GMT|
Lets wait until its 12:01 Local time and see what happens. The app might probably work later
|Comment #15.2 by: Dave on 21 Sep 2013, 22:12 GMT|
While ur doing this if ur a football fan and u like FIFA u can download FIFA 14 free from New Zealand App Store, not available in UK App Store yet!!
|Comment #15.3 by: Ahtesham011 on 21 Sep 2013, 22:20 GMT|
Guys it's already 1:18 AM in my region I downloaded bbm for iOS6 and mine has the same problem it's directing me to blackberry website where it is showing the maintainance problem I don't think it has anything to do with 12:01 AM I think because of too many people downloading BBM right now the black berry website is very crowded so it might start working when it's less crowded like tommorow although let me know if it starts working thanks
|Comment #16.1 by: safii on 25 Sep 2013, 22:57 GMT|
i change it but when i type bbm on appstore bbm does not come upp
|Comment #16.2 by: Dopeskin on 24 Oct 2013, 08:17 GMT|
It worked for me.. I changed my country info to New Zealand and it worked..
|Comment #17 by: Rishi on 21 Sep 2013, 22:35 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I changed my account but when I search it I can't find it ..
|Comment #17.1 by: Porky on 21 Sep 2013, 23:09 GMT|
Me to can't find it in the App Store. But thanks for he FIFA tip
|Comment #18 by: robby on 21 Sep 2013, 22:59 UTC|| reply to this comment|
they remove it or something cuz it was there earlier
|Comment #18.1 by: gayu1009 on 23 Sep 2013, 13:34 GMT|
Me too i changed the country name n evrything but can't find it in the App Store..and when i search for"bbm for ios" it gives all the podcasts for bbm :\ please help :)
|Comment #20 by: Waq on 21 Sep 2013, 23:41 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Brother in payment option, none option not showed
|Comment #20.1 by: Ahtesham011 on 22 Sep 2013, 00:26 GMT|
It's long procedure so I recommend that you wait till tommorow 1:00 Pm it will come in your app store
|Comment #21 by: Jp on 21 Sep 2013, 23:46 UTC|| reply to this comment|
It was removed now.,.. No longer available in app store
|Comment #21.1 by: Anwar on 22 Sep 2013, 02:51 GMT|
|Comment #22 by: ranajubara on 22 Sep 2013, 00:12 UTC|| reply to this comment|
where did u do this? on the web? iphone or itunes? because it still asks me about the payment method.
|Comment #22.1 by: Oshane on 22 Sep 2013, 01:28 GMT|
easy to do that by use itune and info will be automatically change to effective on iphone. but BBM isnt on App store....
|Comment #23 by: jb on 22 Sep 2013, 00:14 UTC|| reply to this comment|
it doesn't work I followed the instructions
|Comment #24 by: Shawn on 22 Sep 2013, 00:19 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I'm in NZ, using the NZ AppStore, and still can't find it there?!!!!
|Comment #25 by: toya on 22 Sep 2013, 00:25 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Thanks for the tips, does that mean that is not available in the US store? And also, after you change your Apple ID, were you able to change it back to the one you had before? Thank you.
|Comment #26 by: toya on 22 Sep 2013, 00:29 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Thanks for the great tips and information. So does that mean that BBM app is not available in the US store? After you changed your Apple ID, will you be able to change it back to the one you had before? Again, thanks for the help.
|Comment #27 by: pasc on 22 Sep 2013, 00:31 UTC|| reply to this comment|
i chose none in payment window but when i create my acc, it didn't allow me to change my region except i have visa/mastercard
|Comment #29 by: Rora236 on 22 Sep 2013, 01:47 UTC|| reply to this comment|
It didnt work for me :( do i need to sign out and creat a new account ??
|Comment #30 by: Olivia on 22 Sep 2013, 02:02 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I still don't have it. I tried searching for 'BBM for iOS' and also tried 'Bes10 Client' and clicked blackberry limited but still no BBM. Someone please help me?
|Comment #31 by: Menachem on 22 Sep 2013, 02:04 UTC|| reply to this comment|
The problem is, apple now remove it from the NZ iTunes Store.... Any idea what country still has it in their iTunes Store?
|Comment #31.1 by: sabbywabby on 23 Sep 2013, 00:00 GMT|
|Comment #32 by: Mr mo! on 22 Sep 2013, 02:14 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Sori, I v just tried this from Nigeria and I was able to change my location quite alright but didn't find the app in my App Store
|Comment #33 by: malevena on 22 Sep 2013, 02:17 UTC|| reply to this comment|
i tried all the steps u said and i cant do it, im at USA and they said its not going to be available until further notice, is it true or we can start downloading at 12:01 mid
|Comment #35 by: Liao on 22 Sep 2013, 02:58 UTC|| reply to this comment|
did all that and itunes said the item is not available in the new zealand store
|Comment #36 by: SA on 22 Sep 2013, 03:07 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have done that but the app store cant find BBM.. even on itunes i cant find it
|Comment #37 by: ZZZ on 22 Sep 2013, 03:13 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Item Not Available, that's what I got.
|Comment #38 by: Caitlinn on 22 Sep 2013, 03:21 UTC|| reply to this comment|
When I search for bbm for iOS it says that there isn't a app called that? Anyone help?
|Comment #39 by: Mell on 22 Sep 2013, 03:21 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Having troubles downloading can someone tell me how to do this without changing all this info please
|Comment #41 by: rere123 on 22 Sep 2013, 03:27 UTC|| reply to this comment|
ive select "none" in the credit card window but it still asking the payment method in the next pages. please help
|Comment #42.1 by: Cosmin on 22 Sep 2013, 05:45 GMT|
Well, of course it doesn't work anymore. I have updated the article a long time ago. BlackBerry removed BBM for iOS from App Store. You can read it all here http://news.softpedia.com/news/BlackBerry-Halts-BBM-for-iOS-and-Android-Rollout-385132.shtml
|Comment #43 by: Rania on 22 Sep 2013, 07:48 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I already download the app but when I open it is asking me "Type you server address as provide by your administrator, what is that?
|Comment #43.1 by: Cosmin on 22 Sep 2013, 08:05 GMT|
I guess BlackBerry is still working to fix these issues, but I don't have an ETA for when services will be online once again.
|Comment #44.1 by: Cosmin on 22 Sep 2013, 08:02 GMT|
Read the last update pls. BBM for iOS has been pulled from the App Store. There's no telling when Blackberry will commence the rollout of BBM to the rest of the world. I'll keep everyone posted as soon as I hear something new.
|Comment #45.1 by: Cosmin on 22 Sep 2013, 08:11 GMT|
You can search after developer BlackBerry Limited, but BBM has been pulled from App Store so you won't find it there anymore.
|Comment #46 by: dhyan on 22 Sep 2013, 08:53 UTC|| reply to this comment|
last night got this app from nz app store but till morning bbm not allowed me to sign in ..but now its working fine and i got all my old contracts with a new pin ,
iphone with bbm super fun
|Comment #48 by: Tomtonrin on 22 Sep 2013, 09:51 UTC|| reply to this comment|
It's asking me for my server address ?
|Comment #49 by: Saffy on 22 Sep 2013, 09:58 UTC|| reply to this comment|
When will it be coming in the app store in the uk?
|Comment #51 by: y123 on 22 Sep 2013, 10:29 UTC|| reply to this comment|
i cant find it anywhere when i search for "BBM for iOS"
|Comment #52.1 by: Cosmin on 22 Sep 2013, 12:39 GMT|
Of course it's not working because BlackBerry is now trying to fix their servers. We just have to wait and see when they're fire it up again:)
|Comment #53 by: MidAvionics on 22 Sep 2013, 12:44 UTC|| reply to this comment|
what should I do with server_address/SRPID?
|Comment #53.1 by: Cosmin on 22 Sep 2013, 12:45 GMT|
You can't do anything now. The application has been pulled from App Store. Wait until BlackBerry commences the rollout of BBM for iOS once again.
|Comment #54 by: Roddd on 22 Sep 2013, 12:58 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I did the same thing u said but when i write bbm it doesnt show that bbm icon only another apps but the bbm cant find it !!
|Comment #54.1 by: Cosmin on 22 Sep 2013, 12:59 GMT|
Yes, because BlackBerry pulled the application from App Store. You should wait until it's available again.
|Comment #55 by: Aseelo on 22 Sep 2013, 13:36 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I did exactly what you said and changed my country and put in the proper postal code.. But when I search for BBM nothing comes up.
|Comment #55.1 by: sandeep`` on 23 Sep 2013, 17:39 GMT|
|Comment #56 by: Chlo on 22 Sep 2013, 13:37 UTC|| reply to this comment|
This is still not working what do I do now?
|Comment #57 by: SP on 22 Sep 2013, 13:57 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Do you have to pay when you put your personal details in
|Comment #58 by: Iphoneguy on 22 Sep 2013, 14:04 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Bbm still won't come up in the App Store and I have precisely followed all instructions, why?
|Comment #59 by: Milly Johnson on 22 Sep 2013, 15:19 UTC|| reply to this comment|
i have done everything you said, but I can not find bbm on my app store?
|Comment #60 by: Friends for all on 22 Sep 2013, 15:20 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Was just tryin BBM but realize it is not in the App Store thx everyone I learn lot from you all 😃
|Comment #61 by: Jess on 22 Sep 2013, 16:14 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Hi, I already follor your instructions, but i cannot find BBM for iOS application.. I am using iPad with retina display.. It also provide apps for iPhone.. What should I do ? Thanks !
|Comment #61.1 by: Cosmin on 22 Sep 2013, 17:16 GMT|
BBM for iOS is only available for iPhone, NOT for iPad. Anyway, the application has been pulled from App Store, we will have to wait a bit longer until BlackBerry uploads it again. Rear update 1 for more details.
|Comment #62 by: Fufu on 22 Sep 2013, 17:58 UTC|| reply to this comment|
i cant find it in the newzealand store
|Comment #62.1 by: Moron on 23 Sep 2013, 07:19 GMT|
Your a moron why don't y try reading the other comments 1st
|Comment #63.1 by: Cosmin on 22 Sep 2013, 18:49 GMT|
Read update1 please.
|Comment #64 by: davdovy on 22 Sep 2013, 19:47 UTC|| reply to this comment|
switched to new zealand and turned my phone off, still not on app store, help!
|Comment #64.1 by: Cosmin on 22 Sep 2013, 19:48 GMT|
Application has been pulled from App Store, you won't find it anymore.
|Comment #65 by: Hannahb93x on 22 Sep 2013, 21:42 UTC|| reply to this comment|
There's no option to select none in the credit card section????
|Comment #66.1 by: James on 25 Sep 2013, 23:21 GMT|
Pls can u give me your app id..I only want download da bbm app...plz plz
|Comment #67.1 by: Cosmin on 23 Sep 2013, 13:36 GMT|
Why don't you read the WHOLE story? It says there in the updates that BlackBerry REMOVED the application from App Store and that's why you cannot find it. They said they're working to fix the issues they had with servers and will continue the rollout later. No clue when would that be.
|Comment #69 by: Rea16 on 23 Sep 2013, 15:43 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Didn't work, can't even find bbm in the App Store
|Comment #70.1 by: 92randomstuff on 24 Sep 2013, 04:36 GMT|
read the comments. You wont find it because it has been removed from the app store.
|Comment #71 by: Adz on 24 Sep 2013, 07:24 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Ive done all this and when i go on the app store bbm doesnt come up
|Comment #72 by: Annas on 24 Sep 2013, 09:39 UTC|| reply to this comment|
It's asking me about some server address and I don't know what to type in
|Comment #73 by: osman on 24 Sep 2013, 12:43 UTC|| reply to this comment|
please i need a server name to activate bbm on iphone 4s
|Comment #74 by: Nick on 25 Sep 2013, 11:34 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Not working not working
|Comment #74.1 by: Cosmin on 25 Sep 2013, 11:35 GMT|
Did you actually read all the updates of the news, or at least some of the comments? Jesus ...
|Comment #75 by: loiouyuhjj on 25 Sep 2013, 16:41 UTC|| reply to this comment|
i did everything you said however it wont work? how about you let us use your apple id and password to download it and then we'll delete your account from our phones
|Comment #75.1 by: Cosmin on 25 Sep 2013, 16:42 GMT|
How about you read the updates I made to the news? It says clearly that BlackBerry removed BBM for iOS from App Store temporarily. I will let you know when it's back.
|Comment #77 by: Itsme on 26 Sep 2013, 05:47 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I've downloaded BBM for iOS ver 18.104.22.168 last night, signed up and it's working perfect. Well, an advantage for jailbroken phone is, secondary source became useful at moment like this. Cheer up guys! Use your brain.
|Comment #77.1 by: maddy on 27 Sep 2013, 11:07 GMT|
still cant find it...u sure uh used the same New Zealand store.???
|Comment #78 by: Avi on 27 Sep 2013, 07:14 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I jus need bbm as soon as posible for ma ios 7 iphone
So plz plz iphone owner release bbm soon soon soon. Soon
|Comment #78.1 by: Lazy on 01 Oct 2013, 15:43 GMT|
Find someone who already download bbm for iOS and ask for his iTunes account and password. If he trust you and please keep his trust, download the bbm for iOS and after completion sign out . Anybody willing to do that. Good luck.
|Comment #80 by: Ding on 04 Oct 2013, 01:27 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I can't search the BBM iOS in the appstore. I'm currently on NZ Store
|Comment #81 by: raymond on 04 Oct 2013, 20:30 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I did all the steps you told me about and it didn't work
|Comment #82 by: stfdfhagmfz on 06 Oct 2013, 11:18 UTC|| reply to this comment|
now my app store wont work thanks, i couldnt even find the app!
|Comment #82.1 by: Cosmin on 06 Oct 2013, 11:25 GMT|
Next time read all the updates of an article.
|Comment #83 by: Steford on 07 Oct 2013, 19:26 UTC|| reply to this comment|
What do you have to out in the search bar on iturns
|Comment #83.1 by: Cosmin on 07 Oct 2013, 19:26 GMT|
Nothing because the application has been removed from iTunes.
|Comment #83.2 by: lekan2me on 10 Oct 2013, 06:39 GMT|
@ Cosmin u have really done a good job. People shld read comments before asking ?s
|Comment #85 by: BBM Hater on 21 Oct 2013, 05:20 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I think Blackberry is very stupid company. Why is it Canadian could not get but New Zealand get this? They call themselves Canadian company. What a Retard.
|Comment #85.1 by: Ak on 21 Oct 2013, 23:07 GMT|
I have downloaded it clearly but it telling that i should put my mail address and i put it then it just stay like that without moving to any step
|Comment #86 by: SudXicom on 22 Oct 2013, 05:36 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Hey iPhone version of the app goes no where after language selection page... how does this app works man..
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