The Bold Explorer

Bold 99xx Working and Dead Apps List



The idea of this site is to maintain a list of significant apps that work, apps that work for some people, and apps that are completely dead.

The list depends on reports from the community. You report on an app's status, and I will add it to the appropriate list. Please report any changes to the Working and Dead Apps thread at CrackBerry.

Edit (June 2019): reports to the thread are rare these days, so consider the list out of date. That being said, I do still add information as I become aware of it.

Posting Guidelines

Note: paid apps are no longer be available from BlackBerry World (since April 1, 2018). BlackBerry World will shut down at the end of 2019. I will be moving all working apps without OTA links to a separate list in the near future.

Working Apps

App Store


Messengers / Communication


RSS Readers

News and Search Apps

Social Media

Forum Readers


Audio Books

Music / Radio


Photo Editing

Maps and Travel



Account Management


Cloud Storage

Cloud Synchronization (Calendar, Contacts, Tasks, Memos)


Java Midlets

*requires an active BIS subscription. †may require an active BIS subscription to use over cellular data, but in some cases, there are workarounds. If you can't get BIS, see this post.

BBW = Available from BlackBerry World

OTA = Available from a third-party website. All the regular cautions about downloading apps from unknown sources apply. If you make use of OTA apps, remember that you are choosing to take the risk.

Remember that some apps, like streaming music services, will only be available in certain regions.

Apps that May Work (Report on Your Experience)

Dead Apps

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