I know this was posted before, but I have been getting a lot of questions so I created some more detailed instructions.
Long story short, I have found how to get OTA only applications to your phone without a Data Plan. It works great for me with no problems at all. I hope you like it.
THIS PROBABLY WONxxx8217;T WORK WITH APPS YOU PURCHASE BECAUSE THEY USE YOUR PIN TO UNIQUELY IDENTIFY YOU AND USUALLY NEED DATA PLAN TO OPERATE CORRECTLY. DO NOT PURCHASE AN APPLICATION USING THE DEVICE SIMULATOR AND TRY TO SAVE IT AND USE IT ON YOUR PHONE. IT MORE THAN LIKELY WILL NOT WORK BECAUSE THE DEVICE SIMULATOR HAS A DIFFERENT PIN THAN YOUR PHONE.
This is for people who do not have a data plan and would like to download free applications that do not require a data plan or your pin to uniquely identify you to work properly. Follow these directions to get the software you will need:
1. Go to: https://www.blackberry.com/Downloads...897474079C1477
2. Download and install the Device Simulator.
3. Download and install the Email and MDS Simulator Package.
4. Check to make sure you have Sunxxx8217;s JDK 5.0, if not here is the link for download: https://sdlc2d.sun.com/ECom/EComActi...E394C9DA1334D8
5. You will also need to download the Device Operating System that you use and install it ON YOUR COMPUTER. It can be found on your carriers website. I got mine from T-mobile's blackberry download section. Use the Device Simulator to download applications OTA:
1. Run the MDS Simulator from Start->All Programs->Research In Motion.
2. Run the Device Simulator from the same location.
3. Use the Device Simulators browser to download OTA applications. Backup and install applications you have installed on the Device Simulator:
1. Run the Device Simulator.
2. On the menu bar in the simulator click on xxx8220;Simulatexxx8221;, then xxx8220;USB Cable Connected.xxx8221;
3. Open Desktop Manager.
4. Double click xxx8220;Switch Device Wizardxxx8221;.
5. Click the button pertaining to xxx8220;Switch Blackberry Devices.xxx8221;
6. Click xxx8220;Next.xxx8221;
7. Choose your connection if necessary and click xxx8220;Next.xxx8221;
8. Wait for it to load.
9. Uncheck xxx8220;User Data And Settingsxxx8221; which should also uncheck xxx8220;Include Messages.xxx8221;
10. Make sure the only checkbox checked is xxx8220;Third Party Applications.xxx8221;
11. Click xxx8220;Nextxxx8221; and you should see it copying the applications from your phone.
NOTE: IF YOU GET THIS ERROR MESSAGE (An error was encountered while attempting to retrieve wirelessly delivered applications from the device) just cancel it and close out of it. You will need to download the operating system for your device and install it on your computer. This should fix that problem.
ALSO: If you do not see it try to copy or retreive any apps and it just skips to the next window real fast asking you to connect your new phone, DO NOT DO SO. Close it out and you will need to uninstall the Device Manager and the Device Operating System FROM YOUR COMPUTER and reinstall them on your computer.
12. DO NOT CLICK ON NEXT OR CLOSE THE SWITCH DEVICE WIZARD.
13. You need to go to your Temp Folder so open up My Computer.
14. In the address bar type %temp% and hit enter.
15. Now you need to search for your files. I am using Windows XP and I click on xxx8220;Searchxxx8221;, then xxx8220;All Files and Folders.xxx8221;
16. Search for all or part of the file name: *.alx
17. If you do not find this file, then look below at xxx8220;What to do If You canxxx8217;t
find the .alx file.xxx8221;
18. Right click on the alx file you found and select xxx8220;Open Containing Folder.xxx8221;
19. Copy EVERYTHING in this folder to a folder on your Desktop or anywhere else.
20. Click Cancel in the Switch Device Wizard.
21. Close Desktop Manager.
22. Disconnect the Simulated USB Connection in the Simulator.
23. Close the Simulator.
24. Connect your actual phone to the computer with the USB Cable.
25. Open up Desktop Manager.
26. Double Click xxx8220;Application Loader.xxx8221;
27. Click Next.
28. Click on xxx8220;Addxxx8221; and locate the folder you saved the application files to.
29. Double click on the .alx file that shows up.
30. Install. What To Do If You Cannot Find The .alx File:
First of all I always find the .alx file, but a lot of people donxxx8217;t.
1. Search the temp folder like described above but this time for one of the applications you have installed on the Simulated Device by searching for all or part of the filename.
2. Once you have found one of the files you can right click it and select xxx8220;Open Containing Folder.xxx8221;
3. Copy EVERYTHING in this folder to a folder on your desktop or anywhere else.
4. Rename the files to something simple and easy to remember and add the .cod extension to them.
5. Now you have the cod files and you can install them using JavaLoader. But that is another set of instructions which I do not have enough time for right away. You can try searching, though.
I do not advise you to download and share OTA only files. This may be Illegal. However, If you agree to the terms of the download and download the file, you are allowed to use it.