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Old 07-12-2010, 07:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Internet via USB on 8700g?

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I'm trying to install some apps on an 8700g I picked up off eBay for my wife. Some are easy to do because I can download the .alx package and install through the BB Desktop software. But others aren't and it's a bit of an arcane process to convert .jar files and such to .alx. In some cases, it's just easier if I could navigate my BB to the required URL and install right on the device. Problem is, I don't have a data plan as my wife will main use it for texting and I'll manually sync her Gmail calendar periodically.

So, my question was, is there a way to surf the web on the BB by hooking it up to my computer via USB for stuff like this?

Oh, bonus question that I think I know the answer to but will throw out there in case there's a more recent fix I don't know about and didn't find: the autobacklighting thing. Is there anyway to force the 8700g to display max brightness instead of auto adjusting according to ambient light conditions? Thanks!
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