2008/07/01

Windows Live Messenger/MSN on my BB

UPDATE: Seems like some people are having problem with installing. I'm updating the steps to take into account some of the issues reported by my friends.

I got word today that Windows Live Messenger aka MSN Messenger is now available on BlackBerry.

To get it, you have to do the following steps:

  1. Uninstall any MSN client installed in the BB (some T-Mobile's BB has MSN installed already). You can do this from "Options->Advance Options->Applications", you should see "Windows Live Messenger".
  2. Re-send your service book from .blackberry.com or from "E-mail Settings" icon on your BB.
  3. Hard reset your BB. Pull out the battery, while the BB is turned on, for 30 seconds.
  4. After your BB is booted up, go to "Options->Advance Options->Host Routing Table". Select the BOLD item, press Menu button and select "Register Now".
  5. Go to your main window and you should see "Windows Live Messenger" icon. Click the icon and it'll will direct you to the process of installing the client.
  6. Once it's finished downloading and installing, you can use the "Windows Live Messenger". Should you get an error while going through the motions of downloading, retry from Step 2. As my friend mentioned persistence is the key :) (Thanks for Daniel Armanto for mentioning this)

Hope that helps? :)

1 comment:

Rafeequl said...

Honestly, my friend was an XL customer service, she suggested to not choose XL as your GSM provider either pre/postpaid because its too expensive for some reason ...
She said that when she's working on XL ...

:D