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Old 08-18-2009, 08:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How To Install A .JAD Theme file without OTA transfer!

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I was trying for a wile to get some themes in to my BB8320 when I finally got it. Here it is as follows:

1. Find the .JAD file you want to install on your BB

2. Google Blackberry OTA LOADER and Download it!

3. Unzip and run OTALOADER.exe

4. Copy the link of the .JAD file you want to install and paste it into the address bar in OTALOADER

5. The .JAD file will be converted into several .COD files and one .JAD file

6. Browse your SD card using your computer and create a folder named "theme"

7. You will then copy all the files created by OTALOADER including the new .JAD file to the "theme" folder.

8. Disconnect your BB and open the MEDIA ICON, Hit the Berry button a menu should pop up. Select explore.

9. Find the "theme" folder and then open it, you will see the files you just copied.

10. Find the .JAD file and open it. You will get a menu, click download.

11. you will then see a progress bar installing the files, soon followed by application successfully installed.

12. Now Exit. go to >options>theme> and look for the theme name you just installed. and select the them. theme should be applied after a few moments.


I have only tested this with themes , but i believe it should be the same with other applications.

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Interesting...wonder if it works with apps. Might be a nice alternative for those who can't do OTA installs.
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Or just copy jad file into device memory then install it from there.
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Or just copy jad file into device memory then install it from there.
Yes that is right. BUt for those like me that dont currently have a data plan this is the way to go!Because a .Jad file is just a link to download the files.
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Old 08-19-2009, 11:36 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Pretty much old news...

Installing Software From OTA Links Without a Data Plan, Part 1 | BlackBerry Boards News
Installing Software From OTA Links Without a Data Plan, Part 2 | BlackBerry Boards News
Installing Software From OTA Links Without a Data Plan, Part 3 | BlackBerry Boards News
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Yes that is right. BUt for those like me that dont currently have a data plan this is the way to go!Because a .Jad file is just a link to download the files.
Huh? Really? Thought it was program itself?
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Or just copy jad file into device memory then install it from there.
Is this like copying the file onto your media card and trying to install it that way? I don't think that always works.
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Is this like copying the file onto your media card and trying to install it that way? I don't think that always works.
It definitely will work IF you have the .jad file and the required .cod files (referenced in the .jad file) at the same location - media card or phone memory.
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^^Ah okay. I think a lot of times, users have the jad/jar files but not the cod ones. That's probably why I remember that the technique mentioned works sometimes.
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