When BBM was officially released for Android and iPhone last year, it only works on Android version 4.0+. I recently found out the solution to make BBM work on Android version lower than 4.0 on Xdadeveloper, and I’ll share the procedures with you here.
Who told it is not possible to use BBM on the following Android OS: 3.2 Honeycomb, 2.3.3–2.3.7 Gingerbread, 2.2 Froyo and other lower versions? Was it the post on Blackberry official blog or anybody? Don’t answer them, guys at Xdadeveloper have provided a solution to rock BBM on your Android devices running OS version lower than 4.0, generally classified as unsupported devices.
Before you proceed, you can also check these:
I will try and make this as simple as possible so that the average ‘Joe’ would be able to get BBM installed on his/her Android device that runs on version lower than the 4.0.
You need to install the following apps on your Android devices.
After download the Titanium Backup, BBM File 1 and BBM File 2, install Titanium Backup and follow the procedures outlined below for the next point of action.
How to Install BBM on Android Version Lower than 4.0
- Install BBM File 2, but don’t launch it
- Extract BBM File 1 and BBM File 2 inside titanium backup folder
- When done extracting, open titanium backup and restore BBM Data only
- After a successfully restoration, you can now launch your installed BBM app and start using it.
Hint: As stated above, don’t launch the BBM File 2 immediately after installation.
Update: BBM Now Runs on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) – Official App
By now, you should start pinging on that Android device of yours.
One more thing before you leave, since you now know how to install BBM on Android version lower than 4.0, why not make some ‘doe’ installing it for those who don’t know how? It’s left to you.
what i do most is go to Google play store to download the BBM application directly.
This seemed to be a good solution but i couldnt download the file 2 on my samsung tab 7.0 OS 3.2. Downloaded d titanum and file 1. Could i get further help pls:?
@Nma, BBM 2 is ok.
I am using android 2.1 update and it doesnt recognise the bbm 2 file. please help
@Ohizu, what was the notification you got.
i jst downloaded d bbm file 2 nd i installed den lauched it worked witout d backup.
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sir,I cant download bbm file 2 and titanium
@Elijah, the download links are ok. Please try again.
Pls how can I upgrade my android version, dis 3.2 is really killing me most applications are nt compatable with the version and its disturbing ma work.
@clinton, you can upgrade it provided the functionality is available. You can download BBM for your device from here.
aw do i root ma device
@ zeesnow, Click here for procedures.
i can’t download the bbm file2 and i dont know how to root my android 2.2 please help me
@waziri, the BBM File 2 link has been fixed. What’s the name of your phone?
How do I root my android 2.2
@adewale, what’s your phone modem.
boss, i can’t even sign on to my google play on my new android “samsung galaxy star” i keep getting response like due to your nework setting or this application is nt available in ur country. Pls boss what can i do? Thanks
@ olakunle, go to settings >> accounts. From accounts, add your gmail account and then relaunch the Play store.
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Boss,cant install d bbm I downloaded,each tym i try to install,i do get the response “THERE IS A PROBLEM PARSING THE PACKAGE”..wat can i do…pls
@Dignity, go to Google play store to download the BBM application directly.
it is now officially available on Google Play Store for all Android devices.
Just search for it now and install it.
@Adeoluwa, thanks for the awareness, the post has been updated. The official version now available at http://www.justnaira.com/2014/02/bbm-now-supports-android-2-3.html
Tnx so much for ur reply so far sir.
How do i extract the file 1&2 in the titanium backup?
@Kingsley, you would be able to do that from the titanium backup app.
I downloaded it on my pc. How can it be instal from my pc and how can I route my device samsung gt b5512
@sman, use Google to search for the perfect rooting method that works for your device.
Must i root my phone before i can be able to use titanium backup?
@Kingsley, yes, you need to root your device.
i can’t download bbm file2. It says the file have been removed by media fire
@kingsleymm the link has been replaced.
How will i install the BBM file 1 and BBM file 2 on my phone?
@sman, open it from the root folder where it was downloaded to install.
Perfectly working on my Samsung Galaxy Pocket GT-5300 running on Gingerbread 2.3.6.
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