I am a newbie to OS, and have Yahoo Messenger on my 8330. I no longer want this app, because it drains my battery at an alarming rate. I have deleted it in the app menu already, but it continues to show up and to drain my battery. Can anyone tell me in simple laymans terms how to get this off my phone completely and permanantly?
Hello Kazamie and welcome to
Couple of questions....are you familiar with the Desktop Manager and can you tell me which OS you are running?
Example 4.x.x.xxx or 5.x.x.xxx
You can find this in your about screen which is in your Options section.
No, I am not familiar with desktop. That was my husbands thing, and he is no longer around. And I think I am running 4.5?
Okay...So if you continue to look into the options screen, is there an option titled Applications?
You may need to look into Advanced Applications to find Applications.
Yes. I have been there and deleted everything that said Yahoo except my mail
Then if you have done this then you very well me seeing the Yahoo Launcher. This won't necessarily mean that you still have the Yahoo IM application installed onto your device.
How long have you owned this BlackBerry?
If this device is several years old then the battery issue could very well be that you have reached the end of life with that battery.
Only had the phone a few months, I have task manager, and when I look at it, shows messenger as running and using the most battery of anything running
Okay then the best advice I can give you is to then download and install Desktop Manager for BlackBerry onto your PC.
Once you have installed this application, you will then be able to remove the IM application through the the AppLoader procedure.
It's not difficult at all. The biggest thing will be getting you to download Desktop Manager.
Are you up for that?
Sure. Will give anything a try! Will have to be later this pm. I am currently at work
I'll put the download link for the Desktop Manager here in your thread.
With some instructions on how to download it.
This will be from Verizon but anyone will be able to download it.
Will I be able to get back with you should I need any help?
I'll be monitoring this thread. Plus, if you PM me I'll get an email sent to me and I'll now to check into the site...I'm usually around though..
Ok. Great! Because I am a technological *****!
Here is the Desktop Manager for BlackBerry.
At the bottom of the page where it ask:
Please enter your 10-digit Verizon Wireless number:
use the number 999-999-9999. It will work. I don't like handing out anymore information than I have too.
Once you have this downloaded and installed to your PC, let me know then we will move forward.
You do use a PC right and not a Mac?
Yes, PC. Will get back to you later. Thanks for the help so far!
hey MePascal.....sorry it took so long for me to get back on here. Had to threaten my ex for a freakin USB cord fo the phone. anyway, i got on BBdesktop manager, and it says i have existing BBsoftware running on computer, but, how do i know what it is?
hey MePascal, you around?
Are you sure your running the app? I have a feeling you just have the launcher that is pushed to your phone to download the app, not the app.
I'm around Kazamie.....sorry for the late response.....been in a transition so to speak....What's going on???
Originally Posted by Kazamie
I don't know about it! So I will not be able to give any information to you about that seriously now ok.
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