It was only a few hours ago that BBM for iOS and Android was finally released to the masses, although given the apps popularity and to prevent server overloads, BlackBerry has staggered the release of the app meaning that while you can download the app straightaway, you will need to enter your email address and wait in line until it’s your turn to “activate” the app. However it turns out that there might be a workaround to that problem as discovered by CNET, so if you absolutely have to use the app right now, you can go ahead and try CNET’s solution to see if it works out for you.
According to CNET, “Open the app, enter your email address, click Next, and then force close it. This can be done on iOS by double-clicking the home button and swiping the app away. On Android, enter the multitasking menu and swipe the app away, or go to Settings, Apps, BBM, and click Force Close. After relaunching the app you should have the ability to create an account, which will assign you a unique pin, and begin inviting friends.” We have not tried this out for ourselves so we can’t say that it works, but if you don’t feel like waiting, give it a try and let us know in the comments below as to whether it worked out!