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Old 01-16-2008, 01:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hi everybody,

i recently got me BB and dont know how to install apps, i would like to install opera min and google maps. Anybody can give me a step by step that would be great
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anybody wanna help me?
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Easier way is OTA (Over the Air). If you can find an OTA link just direct your Handheld browser to it and it installs automatically. If you want to download to your PC and install manually you will need to use the desktop manager. Once you have DM installed, download the program, connect your handheld to the PC and click Application Loader.

If you need the desktop manager:


BlackBerry Desktop Manager Downloads - BlackBerryFAQ.com

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First, welcome to the BlackBerryForums.

We are all volunteers, therefore, it would be kind of you to say please, and if you don't have your answer within an hour, be patient.

Load third party applications either Over The Air (OTA) from your BB browser for those applications that have a *.jad file extension.

If it is an *.alx/*.cod file extension on the program, you will need to download to your PC, and load it via Desktop Manager and Application Loader.

And here is a list of applications.
3rd Party Application List - BlackBerryFAQ.com


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anybody wanna help me?
Add an application - OTA
1. On a web page, highlight a link for an application.
2. Press the Menu key.
3. Click Download.
4. Click OK.


Add an Application - DM
1) Connect your device to your computer.
2) Open the BlackBerry Desktop Manager.
3) Double-click Application Loader.
Click Next.
4) If required, perform the following actions:
a) If the Device Security Password dialog box appears, type your device
password. Click Next.
b) If the Communication Port Selection dialog box appears, specify a
communications port. Click Next.
Click Next.
5) Perform any of the following actions:
a) To add an application that appears in the list to your device, select the
check box beside the application.
b) To add an application that does not appear in the list, click Add. Double-
click the application loader .alx or .ali file.
Click Next.
Click Finish.
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Add an application - OTA
1. On a web page, highlight a link for an application.
2. Press the Menu key.
3. Click Download.
4. Click OK.


Add an Application - DM
1) Connect your device to your computer.
2) Open the BlackBerry Desktop Manager.
3) Double-click Application Loader.
Click Next.
4) If required, perform the following actions:
a) If the Device Security Password dialog box appears, type your device
password. Click Next.
b) If the Communication Port Selection dialog box appears, specify a
communications port. Click Next.
Click Next.
5) Perform any of the following actions:
a) To add an application that appears in the list to your device, select the
check box beside the application.
b) To add an application that does not appear in the list, click Add. Double-
click the application loader .alx or .ali file.
Click Next.
Click Finish.
Nice Write up Johnling!

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I agree... Johnling... can I grab that for the FAQ site? ...your credit will be given.
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thanks, yeah sorry i have been searching for a while now and was getting alittle frusturated.


thanks to johnling for helping me out, i will c if i can get it to work
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I agree... Johnling... can I grab that for the FAQ site? ...your credit will be given.
Go ahead. . . However, not really my work, it was a simple copy and paste from the BB docs.
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oh , well, still, people ask... easy to find it in our FAQs...
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another question do u guys recommend downloading apps from OTA?

for example i wanna download opera mini
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FAQ Posted here...
How do I add Third Party Applications to my BB? - BlackBerryFAQ.com


@tricky-- recommend, yes. No problem. I do it often. When given a choice between the OTA or DM install, I normally prefer OTA.
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another question do u guys recommend downloading apps from OTA?

for example i wanna download opera mini
I like to have my apps available for quick reinstall if it comes down to that. I have a folder on my hard drive "BlackBerry_Apps" and I have subfolders for each app and if applicable I have the registration for each app in the folder with the app. (I also print each registration and put in a notebook)

I backup that folder and all subfolders to a network drive when I make a change. If I need anything, I have it quickly available.

Some apps you have to OTA install as they do not offer downloadable files. I can live with OTA install for a few apps.

ALso, by having the registrations in a text file in the folder I email my BB a registration and copy and paste it back in.

I have tried to make recovering from any situation as quick and painless as possible.

Get well organized from the start and it is easy to maintain.
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ok u got me all mixed up, cuz all i did was download OTA google maps and thats it??
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ok u got me all mixed up, cuz all i did was download OTA google maps and thats it??

Yes, you should have a new icon in the applications list. See how EASY that was! That's why we like OTA! If it doesn't show up try a battery and pull and see if it does.

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yeah i know that but hes saying to backup the files in order to be organized
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yeah i know that but hes saying to backup the files in order to be organized
He is just being meticulous (Not that there is ANYTHING wrong with that) and that is for non-OTA programs.
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Be meticulous tomorrow.
Today be a procrastinator and have fun with your BB.
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