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Old 01-23-2006, 02:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Angry HELP! Problems with older RIM software on 7100 series?

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Okay. I have a Blackberry 7100g running v4.0.0.219 of the OS. I'm using version 4.0.0.30 of the Desktop Manager. I have the Handheld Software correctly installed in the Destktop Manager; in "Help -> About -> Handheld Software" is says "v4.0.0.219 (Platform 1.6.0.129) for the BlackBerry 7100 Series Wireless Handhelds".

Every time I try to install an older piece of RIM software through the Application Loader inside the Desktop Manager (using "Add" and picking the .ali file), I get the error message "No additional applications designed for your handheld were found".

Newer software installs fine; when I'm saying "older software" I'm talking the sort of software that consists of a WHATEVER.ali file and a WHATEVER.dll file.

Anyone have any idea what's going on here? It's reacted this way to every single application of this format that I've tried to install.
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All new generation BlackBerry's a J2ME Java based device whereas the older units were C++ based. To completely different OS programming platforms. The .ali program files will NOT run on a newer Java based BlackBerry's you'll have to check if the developers has ported the app to .jad, .jar, .alx for use with newer Java BlackBerry's.
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Old 01-23-2006, 03:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by finch
All new generation BlackBerry's a J2ME Java based device whereas the older units were C++ based. To completely different OS programming platforms. The .ali program files will NOT run on a newer Java based BlackBerry's you'll have to check if the developers has ported the app to .jad, .jar, .alx for use with newer Java BlackBerry's.
That's exactly what I was afraid of. It's too bad there isn't some sort of java-based emulator to run the older software...
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