Last week, BlackBerry Messenger v188.8.131.52 was leaked from an extracted OS 6.1 leaked build. Many individuals who initially tried to install it ran into bricked devices. Within 48 hours (thanks Poita316 & Firesail2010) we were able to create a step-by-step installation for our readers.
This new version of BBM brings tons of UI & tweaks that are much welcomed.
The ability to choose specific colors for each BBM contact is a feature that should have been included years ago! I find it much easier to differentiate between what I'm writing & what my contacts are typing back to me.
There is a slight lag within the application, but the overall use is smooth. Many are stating that they've had memory leaks or battery drain from this leak.
OS 6.1 icons abound & they bring a more friendly look to BBM.
Warning 1: This new BBM can only be installed on OS 6 devices. OS 5 is NOT compatible.
Warning 2: Although we have created a process that has been successful at installing BBM 6, the process is not guaranteed to work on your device. If you choose to install, BlackBerryOS is not accountable for any malfunction that may happen to your device.
Some of the different chat colors:
The New Group Chat Screen: