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Old 02-16-2008, 01:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How-to: Desktop installation (Example: Opera Mini)

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I know this is basic for most of you, but I hope some newcomers will find it helpfull!

First off all you need the phone connected to the computer, I'm assuming you have a USB cable. if not, get one

In order to connect the decive to the computer, you'll need a program called Blackberry Desktop Manager. You'll probably want the newest version of the program.
This can be located here:
BlackBerry - PDA Software Downloads - Support & Services at BlackBerry.com
Click: Download BlackBerry Device and Desktop Software
When prompted to choose program. Choose: Blackberry Desktop Software 4.3

A new screen comes up, hit the download link shown in red here:


Fill inn contact information and hit next, accept the EULA (if you accept it) and hit download.
Filesize should be aprox 330mb.

When this is downloading go to http://www.operamini.com/download/pc/blackberry/
Select your device and you'll be given a page where you can download.
Verify language and hit "opera-mini-advanced.zip".

Save the file to your desktop and when completed extract it.

Install the application and start the program called: Blackberry Desktop Manager
When the program is started connect your phone.

After a little while of working it should come up like this (notice: Device connected: "YOURPIN")


Press "Application loader" as marked in the image above with red.
At first connect the program will load a lot of information from the phone, it will probably run for 5min aprox.

In the end you'll get to the Application list. At my phone it looks like this:


Press the "add" button, browse to the files you extracted (opera ALX files): operette-hifi.alx
Select the file and hit open. You'll get "Opera Mini" in your application list, press the Next button. And the installation will complete.

Your phone will reboot and voila!

Hope it helps you.
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nice job on the writeup but this is covered Main Page - BlackBerryFAQ.com in the Applications and Operating System FAQ's.
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ahh, hehe, was a previos written how-to, just never posted here before by me.. , feel free to delete it if its of no use hehe
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Old 03-02-2008, 02:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Anyway to get this on a cd? I am on a dial up connection, and can't download anthing that size.

Just got my bb a few days ago. Great site!
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dialupconnections should handle that size, its like 300k ? 15min or so
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dialupconnections should handle that size, its like 300k ? 15min or so
It's closer to 300MB.
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ohh, sorry I was thinking about opera mini, well DM should be on a CD that came with the phone. But it might be outdated. You can try contacting your retailer
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I bought the bb on eBay. No cd's or manuals. I was just hoping someone would have one that I could use. Thanks. I'll keep searching!
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You were so right, your post helped me an awful lot. Thanks!
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