1. silverfang77's Avatar
    I logged into BBM for Android with my old BlackBerry ID, but for some reason got a new PIN. Is there any way to get my old PIN back or are PINs device specific, rather than account specific?
    10-22-2013 09:39 AM
  2. Maddog241's Avatar
    If I remember correctly, each Blackberry device came with a specific PIN that was printed on the inside label, so maybe device specific. I know you can only have one device at a time on BBM also.
    10-22-2013 04:51 PM
  3. arukaen's Avatar
    PINs are based off the IMEI of the device. So a PIN is stuck to whatever device. Anytime you switch devices you get a new PIN.
    10-24-2013 09:39 AM
  4. 20blks's Avatar
    PINs are based off the IMEI of the device. So a PIN is stuck to whatever device. Anytime you switch devices you get a new PIN.
    I'm not sure that's completely true.

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    10-24-2013 07:47 PM
  5. TofuTwit's Avatar
    PINs were indeed tied to a specific device. With every new phone you got, you had to switch PINs too.
    10-24-2013 08:04 PM
  6. BlackBerry Guy's Avatar
    Pins on BlackBerries are hardcoded and specific to device. I suspect with the Android and iOS versions, they just tie a virtual pin to your BBID.
    10-24-2013 08:35 PM
  7. Xopher's Avatar
    With actual BlackBerry devices, the PIN is hard coded to the device.

    Your BBID is tied to you. So, when you log into your BBID, it gets linked to the current device you are using.

    When someone sends you a message, it goes to the device you are currently using. If you change devices, the messages follow you, based on your BBID.

    PIN messages are messages sent to a specific PIN, irregardless of who is using the device. There is no telling who gets the message, since it was sent to a device, not a person.

    I just switched devices this weekend (Note 2 to a Note 3). When I signed on to BBM, it gave me a new PIN number. So it seems that even the Android version will follow the same philosophy.
    10-28-2013 11:18 AM
  8. CrazyPuppy69's Avatar
    i deleted bbm off my samsung s4 and i don't know how to get it back.
    any ideas
    06-04-2015 04:04 AM

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