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Old 09-08-2008, 06:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This is an enhanced version of the "BlackBerry as a Flashlight" type program. For all devices it simply puts up a screen and sets the backlight to 100%. For devices with a polychromatic status LED like the 81xx, 83xx, 88xx (and maybe others), it will set the status LED very bright.


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Old 09-08-2008, 06:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Rgeorge are you the author or is there someone else on the site that has posted a thread about their work? If they have a link describing their product please post a link to that thread.

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Old 09-08-2008, 06:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I am the author.

Not much to describing this. Basically turns your BlackBerry into a flashlight. Works best if you have a device that has the polychromatic status LED as it will turn it on bright. Currently only tested on the 8100 Pearl with 4.5 OS though it should work on almost any device with a 4.2 OS or higher.

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Old 09-08-2008, 07:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Have either of you loaded the video recorder app from the 83xx onto your 8100 to use the camera flash as a flashlight? It works perfectly for me.
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Old 09-08-2008, 07:10 PM   #5 (permalink)
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This app works nicely for the 8800 series as it does not have a camera.
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I have another flashlight ap - I think a very inexpensive one, but it doesn't do anything with the LED, just the screen, which is better than nothing, but pretty useless. Hopefully, this will be better.

>> Edit >> Much better solution than the other program I was using.

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Have either of you loaded the video recorder app from the 83xx onto your 8100 to use the camera flash as a flashlight? It works perfectly for me.
That's a lot of memory used just for a flashlight app.
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It's great!!! Thanks
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That's a lot of memory used just for a flashlight app.
John.... what do you mean? the program uses a lot of memory or doing it with the video program?
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Putting a useless video app on the Pearl just to get the flashlight...But now looking at the bare video app I guess it's not that big.
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Is it possible to get an OTA version of this?
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Is it possible to get an OTA version of this?
Save this text to a file named freelight.jad:

Code:
MIDlet-Name: FreeLight
MIDlet-Vendor: Richard George
MIDlet-Version: 1.0
MIDlet-Description: Enhanced flashlight for your BlackBerry
MIDlet-Jar-Size: 0
RIM-COD-URL-1: freelight.cod
RIM-COD-Size-1: 7288
RIM-COD-Module-Dependencies: net_rim_cldc,net_rim_os
MicroEdition-Configuration: CLDC-1.1
MicroEdition-Profile: MIDP-2.0
Manifest-Version: 1.0
Place freelight.jad and freelight.cod into a folder on your media card, then use the Media Explorer to navigate and to the jad. Click on it to install right from your media card.
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For a different program to use, which is small but I use quicknote that was created by Mark Rejhon. Its a good for taking notes/using the clipboard but also with pulling it up using the keyboard shortcut makes an easy flashlight with the all white background.

Here is the thread for it, about 3/4 down on the first post with OTA and Desktop download.

UPDATED! Blackberry Killer Software & Utilities Thread
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Save this text to a file named freelight.jad:

Code:
MIDlet-Name: FreeLight
MIDlet-Vendor: Richard George
MIDlet-Version: 1.0
MIDlet-Description: Enhanced flashlight for your BlackBerry
MIDlet-Jar-Size: 0
RIM-COD-URL-1: freelight.cod
RIM-COD-Size-1: 7288
RIM-COD-Module-Dependencies: net_rim_cldc,net_rim_os
MicroEdition-Configuration: CLDC-1.1
MicroEdition-Profile: MIDP-2.0
Manifest-Version: 1.0
Place freelight.jad and freelight.cod into a folder on your media card, then use the Media Explorer to navigate and to the jad. Click on it to install right from your media card.
I created this file, and then uploaded both files to my website. I navigated to freelight.jad on my phone and it just pulled up all of that code on the screen. Any ideas?
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I created this file, and then uploaded both files to my website. I navigated to freelight.jad on my phone and it just pulled up all of that code on the screen. Any ideas?
You need to configure your webserver to properly serve up OTA files, a bit offtopic for this thread (I was referring to putting these files on your Media card, why not just do that?). You can read a blog post of mine on how to configure Apache here:

http://rivviepop.wordpress.com/2006/...bile-browsing/

This will serve up OTA (.jad, .jar, .cod, etc.) files correctly.
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Old 09-09-2008, 12:37 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by lraed74 View Post
For a different program to use, which is small but I use quicknote that was created by Mark Rejhon. Its a good for taking notes/using the clipboard but also with pulling it up using the keyboard shortcut makes an easy flashlight with the all white background.

Here is the thread for it, about 3/4 down on the first post with OTA and Desktop download.

UPDATED! Blackberry Killer Software & Utilities Thread
Nice threadcrap in another OP's product thread...
(but I use QuickNote also for this purpose... only 7452bytes).
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You need to configure your webserver to properly serve up OTA files, a bit offtopic for this thread (I was referring to putting these files on your Media card, why not just do that?). You can read a blog post of mine on how to configure Apache here:

configuring apache for mobile browsing rivviepop phantom :: knowledge in passing

This will serve up OTA (.jad, .jar, .cod, etc.) files correctly.
The only reason I wanted to do it from the website is I'm at work and these workstations are locked down so I can't hook up my blackberry to it to copy the files over. It's no big deal though. I'll just wait until I get home. Thanks for the info!
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I will host this OTA for rgeorge if he wants me to.
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Nice app. Thanks rgeorge for your contributions.
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I will host this OTA for rgeorge if he wants me to.
Go ahead.

I am working on getting my web host to allow me to put up COD files (they don't allow that now for some reason).
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