How to Download/Install AppWorld on your BlackBerry Smartphone

If you cannot find it on your legacy BlackBerry smartphone (Curve, Torch, Bold devices), you can download BlackBerry AppWorld to your phone in a few easy steps. It is a fairly common problem experienced by BlackBerry users. For some reason, BBWorld cannot be found on their device. That means, you will be unable to download, install and update blackberry apps on your device. This article shows you how to resolve the problem and Download BlackBerry AppWorld to your device.

What is BlackBerry AppWorld?

BlackBerry AppWorld is an application by BlackBerry Limited. It provides BlackBerry users with an environment to browse, download and update third-party blackberry apps and is the platform store for legacy Blackberry smartphones. It is also known as BlackBerry App World or BBWorld in user circles.

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Your BlackBerry smartphone must have the BlackBerry® Device Software v5.0 to v7.1. To check what software version your smartphone is running, click Options -> About or Device -> About Device Versions.

Once you have completed the check and are sure that your BlackBerry smartphone qualifies, you can proceed with the next step below.

Download BlackBerry AppWorld To Your Smartphone

To download BlackBerry AppWorld, visit this link from your BlackBerry smartphone: Follow the instructions to download and complete the installation of AppWorld to your BlackBerry smartphone.

That is all you need to do: you now have BBworld installed on your BlackBerry and can go about searching for, buying, downloading and installing blackberry apps and media to your device.

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85 thoughts on “How to Download/Install AppWorld on your BlackBerry Smartphone

  • December 13, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    I’ve had a problem with my App World. It has always been in my phone, but for at least 8 months, it has refused to show like other apps.

    The icon is visible. When I check for running apps, it’s always there (along with Web, BBM, Call, Home and Messages).

    This hasn’t bothered me much, since I always get the latest app updates from

    I just updated it (Appworld) using the link above. It was successful and the phone rebooted. But the app still refuses to open/launch. Everything else works ok.

    • April 22, 2014 at 3:29 pm

      I can download my blackberry appworld..Y. And it tell me to type in my bb id…what can I do please HELP

    • June 4, 2017 at 2:54 am

      Sorry I can’t thank you enough for this it has been very helpful God bless you

    • May 21, 2014 at 7:20 am

      I can downlaod my blackberry aPpworld

    • September 22, 2014 at 9:42 am

      I have problem of my blackberry world.I can’t download apps from blackberry world.How can I do plzz help bevice name is blackberry Bold 9790

  • March 2, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    I can’t find my app world on my phone blackberry 8520 please help

    • July 10, 2014 at 8:00 pm

      I have a problem with download apps world in my BlacBerry 9800 please help me

  • March 13, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    I have a problem with download apps world in my BlacBerry 9800 please help me

    • March 24, 2014 at 11:22 pm

      I have a problem with download apps world in my BlacBerry 9800 please help me

  • March 30, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    Please I have been trying to download BlackBerry Message on my phone, and I have other BlackBerry that I give out before, when I download BBM on my new BBM I keep receive message that my BBM ID is existing in other BBM asking me to retrieve all my data, and when I did the person I gave the phone to cannot longer access his BBM, then I ask him to change the email account of which he did, but now I am still have some other problem in download the BBM. How do I go about it because I want to ping please.

    • August 17, 2015 at 12:39 pm

      I want to download blackberry world help me

  • March 31, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    This link does not open on my 9800 and I also can’t downloan apworld at all can any one help regarding this please.from south africa…

  • April 3, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    Pls I have problem wth my blackbrry world I cn’t downlaod it on my smarthphone.pls help me

  • April 19, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    My phone cannot download appworld , I don’t know what to do next 9870

  • August 4, 2014 at 5:08 am

    I can’t download blackberry world and I need it so bad can you help me out

    • August 4, 2014 at 7:01 am

      Open your BlackBerry browser and enter this search term : Download BlackBerry App World ota.. I’m sure useful links will come out for you

  • August 18, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    Pls I don’t ave blackberry I’d on my cel pho is touch ave try so hard pls wat do I do ave try to dawnload it on my pho no way or is it possible 4 me to dawnload in lap or computer

    • August 18, 2014 at 9:42 pm

      Its not possible to download it from a laptop. You must have to use a Blackberry

  • September 4, 2014 at 5:01 am

    does not download the app world.. It does not work. Do you have another option to download app world?

    • May 17, 2015 at 12:55 pm

      Just go directly to santo website

  • September 4, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    I have a problem downloading appworld in my bb 9300,please help.

  • September 4, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    Kindly explain and assist me, can sm1pls tel me if I can download app store on a z10 or not… I dont have the icon on my phone & Needed to add certain app’s in my phone, eg bank app as they need it at the bank for me to can register internet banking… So pls help… Asap…

  • September 8, 2014 at 11:44 am

    Go to from the browser on the PC or Mac
    Click the Sign In link in the upper right area of the website
    Enter in your BlackBerry ID username and password, then click Sign In
    Browse the catalogue and locate the application you wish to install, select it and when displayed select Download.
    a) If the following is displayed select the link to download the BlackBerry App World Web plug-in:
    The BlackBerry App World Web plug-in is not installed. Click here to download the BlackBerry App World Web plug-in.

    b) If the following is displayed, continue to Step 6 to complete the installation:
    Please connect your device.

    For more information on installing the BlackBerry App World plug-in on a PC, click here or see the Additional Information section below.
    For more information on installing the BlackBerry App World plug-in on a Mac, click here or see the Additional Information section below.

    If not already, connect your BlackBerry smartphone via a USB connection to your computer. If prompted type your smartphone password
    To install the selected application select Begin Sync.
    NOTE: The following message will be displayed during the installation:
    Warning! Sync in progress. 0/1 Complete. Do not disconnect your BlackBerry smartphone or leave this page until the changes are complete.
    Once completed the status will display Complete. At this time you can disconnect your BlackBerry smartphone and start using your newly installed application.

  • September 30, 2014 at 11:38 am

    Can’t download anything from blacberry appworld keeps askin me a password an wen I type it in it says invalid

  • October 24, 2014 at 10:21 am

    I can’t play anything on youtube I am using bold 9790

  • November 10, 2014 at 9:35 am

    I can not open my balcberry world each time I try to open it will be telling me that blackberry sooftware is no avilable please help me out now

  • December 11, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    I cant download apps from my blackberry world, its writing ”No cached credentials. (Error id: 40721)” pls wot can i do?

  • February 5, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    I can’t download anything from my blackberry app world it keeps showing erow no catche credentials pls I use curve 9320 help me

    • February 8, 2015 at 10:22 pm

      Help me to download BB world

  • February 26, 2015 at 3:08 am

    I download app world in my phone but it is not working properly

  • June 17, 2015 at 10:36 am

    I can’t download anything from my blackberry world.when I open it then the music player becomes automatically on.what can I do now?plz help me fast.plz

  • June 25, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    Na wa oooh, which day self this blackberry problem will stop in this world even me self I have a problem on my blackberry world I can’t insteal

  • June 26, 2015 at 8:12 am

    I can’t download black berry appworld please help me because I need it so bad I’m using 9300

  • July 4, 2015 at 11:12 am

    Help me I don’t know how to download blackberry world on my blackberry curve9320

  • July 10, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    I can’t download blackberry world on my phone ( blackberry 9300 ) Please Help

  • July 10, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    I’m having some real trouble downloading the app world please do help

  • July 12, 2015 at 7:40 am

    Please help me, I can’t download blackberry app world. It tells me I need to upgrade it but when I click on upgrade it gives me the following message…Error: Invalid manifest or application descriptor.

    The “MIDlet-Name” attribute is missing.

    • July 13, 2015 at 3:57 pm

      Hi Donovan,

      Can you check to see that you have the latest software version for your phone installed?

  • July 13, 2015 at 11:17 am

    I dnt have blackberry world on my phone and I have been trying to download it but its not working please how do I go about it?

    • July 13, 2015 at 3:58 pm


      What are the steps that you took and what is the error message you got at the point of failure?

  • July 14, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    I can’t download blackberry app world on my phone am using bb touch 2 9800

  • July 17, 2015 at 12:23 am

    I can’t download blackberry app world on my phone bb touch 2. 9800,
    Place I need it back.

  • September 27, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    when I try to update my blackberry torch 9860 always I have this :

    Error : Invalid manifest or application descriptor

    The “MIDet-Name ” attribute is missing

    Help pleaase :/

  • March 14, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    When I want to download app world it say “yuo must sing in in blackberry” bt when I’m sing in it say u can’t download it

  • March 26, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    I have a problem to download blackberry world for my bold 9780 I need help pls .

  • June 21, 2016 at 10:59 am

    Please am having difficulty with download blackberry app world on my 9700, please help!

  • December 15, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    My I’m Lee-Ann

    Can’t Download Blackberry 9300 Appworld Store.
    Is there any way you can send me a Link Plse?

    Lee-Ann Mafakala

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