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Old 11-02-2008, 01:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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It's a bit frustrating, how some theme and app makers don't think about the fact that some of us don't have the data plan. I, personally, am too broke for it. So I came up with a python script that will create a folder full of the files needed to install that app or theme you covet using just a link to the JAD file.

I present to you: No-OTA version 1! (beta)

This should work from Linux or Windows as long as you have python installed. In Linux, make the file executable and run it from a console with the url to a JAD as the argument. From Windows, if python is properly set up you should be able to open a Command Prompt and type "python {url}", where {url} is the url to a JAD file. So, for example:

Linux: {url}

python {url}

This will result in a folder containing a JAD file and several COD files. Place these files somewhere on your device, then go to the Media player, and at the screen where you choose between Images, Video, Audio, etc., press the Blackberry symbol button (Options button) and select Explore. Find the folder you put on your device and select the JAD file. Finally, select "Download" and it will read the COD files and install the app or theme.

Would someone please test that this works in Windows?

Let me know if it's useful.

I lurk too much without posting, so I can't post a link. Go to kittyanarchy dot net slash

Version 2:
Whoops! Didn't realize you could also have full urls in the JAD file. Updated the script to accomodate that.

Last edited by lunisneko : 11-02-2008 at 03:09 AM. Reason: Version 2
Old 11-02-2008, 05:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 11-02-2008, 07:51 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Very nice!
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