"Please enter the username associated with this smartphone" appears when logging into BlackBerry App World with a BlackBerry ID using a BlackBerry 7 smartphone

Article ID: KB28429

Type: Support Content

Last Modified: 08-29-2012


Product(s) Affected:

  • BlackBerry World for BlackBerry OS 7 and earlier
  • BlackBerry ID
  • BlackBerry® ID
  • BlackBerry App World™ for BlackBerry® smartphones 
  • BlackBerry® 7

When signing in using the BlackBerry® ID on a BlackBerry® smartphone with BlackBerry® 7, the following error message appears:

Please enter the username associated with this smartphone


BlackBerry smartphones with BlackBerry 7 can only be associated to one BlackBerry ID. By design, this error message will appear if the BlackBerry ID in use is different from the one used to complete the Out of Box Experience (OOBE) setup on the BlackBerry smartphone.


Sign in with the original BlackBerry ID that was used to complete the Out of Box Experience (OOBE) setup.

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If you are attempting to use a different BlackBerry ID, ownership must be removed for the currently assigned BlackBerry ID.  Please refer to KB28225.


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