How to Run BlackBerry Facebook App Without BIS/BES over WiFi
Have you ever thought that you could even use BlackBerry’s Facebook App without BlackBerry Internet Services (BIS) or BlackBerry Enterprise Server?
Here is good news for BlackBerry users, now you can use the Facebook for BlackBerry 2.0 over WiFi. This app enables Push Notifications, Calendar Synchronization, Facebook chat, Improved News Feeds and much more features.
To enable Facebook over WiFi follow the steps below:
1. Go to BlackBerry Beta Zone, or click here.
2. If you are already a member, simply Log In. Otherwise click on Register Now.
3. While you are registering yourself, make sure you know your BB’s PIN. You can check this out from Options->Status ->PIN.
4. Once you have registered, a confirmation email will be sent on your email address that you provided. Confirm your registration process by clicking on ‘Click here to activate your account‘.
5. Now you have been successfully registered. If you are using your PC for the registration you need to Log in via your BB to BlackBerry Beta Zone to download the Facebook 2.0. (use WiFi if available)
6. Once the app has been downloaded, don’t make a haste to login, because it won’t work. You have to do few more things to make it work. Open your Beta Zone profile, go to My Account and click on Keycodes.
7. Click on ‘Get latest keycode‘. A key code will be emailed to you. Make sure that you are using your BB to get key code from your email, because the key code is large enough, in fact very large that you cannot remember. Copy the key code.
8. Open the Facebook App, scroll down and paste the key code and click agree.
9. If your Facebook app is not working at this stage, restart your phone.
10. Congrats ! Now your are good to use Facebook 2.0 over WiFi.
If you face any problem do let us know, we would love to help you out.
Now that the official version for Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones 2.0 has been released to App World, we will soon be closing the (Consumer) Facebook 2.0 beta program.
Update [September 10, 2011]
Facebook 2.00.45 works on Wifi. If you want to install it, browse Facebook using the default browser. You will be informed to install Facebook for BB. Click on the link and install the app. Enjoy !