BlackBerry App World icon is missing after upgrading BlackBerry App World application

Article ID: KB27043

Type: Support Content

Last Modified: 05-25-2012


Product(s) Affected:

  • BlackBerry World for BlackBerry OS 7 and earlier
  • BlackBerry App World™
  • DT 1381447
After upgrading the BlackBerry® App World™ application on BlackBerry® smartphones running 4.7.1.x or below, the BlackBerry® App World™ may be missing. This is specific to device software 4.1.7.x and below.


BlackBerry® App World™ 2.1.2 and 2.1.3 code-lines will not work on BlackBerry® device software 4.6.x or 4.7.x due to changed API's and the way that the cod files are designed for newer versions of the BlackBerry App World™ application.  As a result, when attempting to upgrade to either of these code-lines on a 4.6 or 4.7 device, the BlackBerry® App World™ icon will disappear.


This issue is now fixed with version: BlackBerry® App World™

Upgrade to 5.0 BlackBerry® smartphone software. Please visit your carrier website to availability.


By downloading, accessing or otherwise using the Knowledge Base documents you agree:

   (a) that the terms of use for the documents found at apply to your use or reference to these documents; and

   (b) not to copy, distribute, disclose or reproduce, in full or in part any of the documents without the express written consent of RIM.

Visit the BlackBerry Technical Solution Center at