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TitanTiger 07-12-2010 08:16 AM

Internet via USB on 8700g?
 
I'm trying to install some apps on an 8700g I picked up off eBay for my wife. Some are easy to do because I can download the .alx package and install through the BB Desktop software. But others aren't and it's a bit of an arcane process to convert .jar files and such to .alx. In some cases, it's just easier if I could navigate my BB to the required URL and install right on the device. Problem is, I don't have a data plan as my wife will main use it for texting and I'll manually sync her Gmail calendar periodically.

So, my question was, is there a way to surf the web on the BB by hooking it up to my computer via USB for stuff like this?

Oh, bonus question that I think I know the answer to but will throw out there in case there's a more recent fix I don't know about and didn't find: the autobacklighting thing. Is there anyway to force the 8700g to display max brightness instead of auto adjusting according to ambient light conditions? Thanks!

rambo47 07-13-2010 12:20 PM

You cannot use the BB (any model) for internet over USB. What you can do is use it the other way around - use the BB data connection to get internet on a laptop - provided you have a data plan.

No way to natively disable the ambient light sensor functions. There may be a third-party program to do it, but I don't have an 8700 or any experience with them.

cwwilson721 12-14-2010 05:49 PM

Re: Internet via USB on 8700g?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by rambo47 (Post 1628066)
You cannot use the BB (any model) for internet over USB. ....

Oh, yes you can.

I'm getting to this site with a 8700c via USB with radio off.

I have a BES server installed, activated the 8700 w/bes, and can get internet thru the Web Desktop.

Look at this link


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