BlackBerry App World keeps returning to the sign-in screen after upgrading from version v1.0

Article ID: KB25668

Type: Support Content

Last Modified: 04-11-2012


Product(s) Affected:

  • BlackBerry World for BlackBerry OS 7 and earlier
  • BlackBerry App World™ for BlackBerry® smartphones 2.0

When attempting to download an application, BlackBerry App World prompts to enter the email address and password to continue. Once the user name and password have been entered, BlackBerry App World returns to the log in page.

BlackBerry App World 2.0 is used for the first time and previously purchased applications from BlackBerry App World 1.0 cause looping. The PayPal payment credentials need to be re-entered through the set up process to successfully link the payment information to the account.
  1. Log into BlackBerry App World on a  PC or Mac and complete the setup process before logging into BlackBerry App World on a BlackBerry smartphone.  After the first login to BlackBerry App World™ from the desktop, a System Check screen will appear. 
  2. Connect the device to the PC or MAC. Once connected, choose the device in the drop down list as shown below.
  3. After selecting the device, the following Terms and Conditions are presented:
  4. After accepting the BlackBerry App World terms and conditions, a prompt to enter Pay Pal login information will be seen. This will be used to locate any previous App World accounts associated and will also allow the re-download of previously purchased applications for no additional charge.
  5. After selecting to restore previous application, click the Pay Pal link to continue:
  6. Sign in with the relevant Pay Pal credentials.
  7. After signing in, the App World portal and completed setup screen will appear. Now log in to App World on the BlackBerry smartphone and download all the previous and new applications.

If the problem still persists, please follow to clear the cache and retry.



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