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Old 02-05-2010, 01:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I purchased Aerize, with the understanding that it will allow you to install an app to the sd card and it will load the app for you, alleviating precious memory.

You must FIRST however, find the .cod and .jad files and get them to the SD card before it will do this.

Now, here is where the grey area comes in...

OTA downloads automatically download AND install the app for you, thereby, screwing up the process. Where are the .cod files, .alx files, .jad files kept???

1. How do I get at them to MOVE them to the sd card post OTA?

I was expecting to be able to simply download a .zip file containing the files, saving it to either my sd card or my computer. Then unzip the file, place the files on my blackberry via USB or via Blackberry filemanager (filescout). and use Aerize to LOAD them. There is a checkbox option when OTA pops up, but I think half of the needed are on the blackberry's internal memory and the other files on on the sd card.

For example, all I see on the sd card are .cod files for ScoreMobile after installation. No .jad files or .alx files...


2. Most sites DON'T even allow you a downloadable .zip file???

I can't seem to find downloadable .zips for apps like Facebook, Amazon, Scoremobile, Bolt, Opera, etc...

3. Is there a way to OTA the app and then locate and copy or move the files to the sd card?

4. Is this process the result of no foresight in the installation of the software on an external sd card?

I am probably screaming NEWBIE here, but I have not been able to find any answers. All I get from friends are "go android" or "go iphone".

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Old 02-05-2010, 01:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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OTA downloads automatically download AND install the app for you, thereby, screwing up the process. Where are the .cod files, .alx files, .jad files kept???

1. How do I get at them to MOVE them to the sd card post OTA?

It depends on the application and the developer. Most .cod files are held on the developer's server and now downloaded to the device... with the cod file, unscrupulous persons can pretty much crack any licensing code and put the application up for free... and obviously developers have to guard against that.

2. Most sites DON'T even allow you a downloadable .zip file???

Correct. See #1, yet some do.

3. Is there a way to OTA the app and then locate and copy or move the files to the sd card?

Not if the installation is OTA.

4. Is this process the result of no foresight in the installation of the software on an external sd card?

Change friends?

Sorry, I know it's not what you wanted to hear.
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Old 02-05-2010, 03:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You can't run apps from the SD card. You can store the installer file there to re-install it into device memory should the need arise, but that's it. BlackBerrys are legendary for their security and storing things on the SD card makes them less secure. So it hasn't ever been enabled. What RIM has done is to ramp up the internal memory greatly in recent years to allow more apps to be installed and run smoothly.
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