I now have apps on my Blackberry Part II

18 03 2010

About a month ago, I blogged about a workaround to get free Apps on my Blackberry. Now it seems someone has gone to all the trouble to simplify the process by leaps and bounds.

There are two options to go about this.
If you are reading this on a Blackberry, go ahead and click on this link and select OTA INSTALL. The program will then ask for your permission to download the launcher. After installation, restart your phone and voila! You should have a new icon on your Downloads folder called Freeware. Click on that and you are up and running for free Apps.

Using a computer is a bit longer and you will need the Blackberry Desktop Manager installed on your computer.

Once again, click on the link but select DESKTOP INSTALL this time. Download the file onto your computer and unzip it. Inside the folder, you will see a .alx and .cod file.
Now connect your phone to the computer via USB and start up the Blackberry Desktop Manager. Once connected, click on Applications. There will be a + button on the bottom left hand corner of the screen. Click on that and select the BlackBerryDownload.alx file. Once installed, close the Desktop Manager, disconnect your Blackberry and check your Downloads folder. You will find the Freeware application there.

Have fun with the new apps!

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I now have apps on my Blackberry

16 02 2010

I own a Blackberry Bold 9000. It has come pretty invaluable to my day to day life with the Blackberry Internet Service offered by Mobitel.
But one of the main problems is the lack of Applications that I can run on it. Blackberry’s AppWorld (kinda like Apple’s AppStore but with a pocket protector) is the only place I can get anything other than the default programs on my Bold but Cambodia isn’t supported by it.
Which pisses me off so I went trawling on the internet and came up with a workaround.
Its actually quite easy.. if you have Windoze.

I don’t.

Which meant downloading Parallels on a trial basis and installing it onto my Macbook Pro.

Here are the instructions:

1. Download the App World .ZIP file HERE

2. Unzip it to your desktop

3. Copy the files net_rim_bb_appworld.cod, net_rim_bb_appworld_resource_en.cod and JavaLoader.exe to the following folder depending on your Windows OS:

• 3.1 In Windows Vista “C:\Users\(Your User)
• 3.2 In Windows XP “C:\DocumentsandSettings\(Your User)

4. Start Command line interface (Windows Key + R and then type CMD)


5. Plug-in your BlackBerry


6. Type: javaloader -u load net_rim_bb_appworld_resource_en.cod


once done type next one:


7- Type: javaloader -u load net_rim_bb_appworld.cod

You should be up and running!

But there are a couple of issues I have seen online on several forums.
The first being that only the free applications are available. I have not tested this for myself as I don’t see any Apps that I particularly care to pay for.
Also, you can only use Data Streaming or WiFi to upload your Apps. Don’t know why but I couldn’t upload anything with WiFi turned on.

Since this is a photoblog, here is a photo of my Bold with newly downloaded apps.

Apps on my Blackberry

Apps downloaded on my Blackberry