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deadstk 03-23-2007 01:52 AM

How to get bbWeather to work on your 8800
After messing around for 45min and searching several post I finally was able to get bbWeather 0.74to work on my 8800. I thought I would save others the frustration and pull what I learned together in one post.

If you haven’t already you can download bbWeather here:
Over The Air Wireless Link:
[TIP: email this link to your 8800 and select link in the email]

When you open bbWeather for the first time it most likely will give you an error that says: “Error. No Weather Profiles specified”. If you hit the menu button to enter your profiles it will crash and freeze your 8800.:???:

Here’s what to do:
If you’re crashed (frozen) reboot your 8800 (hold the off button down for several seconds or remove and replace the battery).

Follow these instructions exactly:

1. Re-launce bbWeather when you see : “Error. No Weather Profiles specified” DO NOT hit the menu button.
2. Click on the trackball to select ok. DO NOT hit on the menu button.
3. Now click the trackball again… the menu you’re looking for will appear.
4. Select "Options" and add your weather information; Location ID: [your zip], description e.g., [your town, state], select “Disable MDS Proxy”, save.
5. Bada-Bing you should now have bbWeather up and running. Note: at this point you can now use the menu button whenever you want without fear of locking the program up.

-Good luck (y)

NJBlackBerry 03-23-2007 05:25 AM

In other words - the exact same way you get BBWeather to work on a Pearl!

jaysee 03-23-2007 07:33 AM

Very useful - thanks.
Thanks for this. Very useful posting. I was having the same issues.

You can find weather location IDs here:

www dot aspnetresources dot com fwdslash tools fwdslash locid dot aspx

jvalason 03-23-2007 09:04 AM

I tried all of that..and I tried the zip and the code for where i live ans I still get error:malformed address. Returning Null. Any ideas?

jvalason 03-23-2007 09:12 AM

:oops: I figured it out...I put the address in the user name box not that top one.!!!!

H3LLFIRE 03-23-2007 09:37 AM

This has been covered in detail in previous posts.

If you're having trouble finding the weather location id, go to this link ---> National and Local Weather Forecast, Radar, Map and Report ---> and find your city from the search tool. If you do a search for Boston, for example, in the address bar you'll see a code that looks like: USMA0046

Use the code you get from your search as your location id. I've found that this works for cities (Boston, NYC, LA) but not so much for towns (suburbs). You may need to choose the city closest to you in order to get a proper code.

There are other ways to find the location id, but this works best for me.

usyakuza 03-23-2007 01:10 PM

BBWeather Error on Tunnel-Max
Need help with BBWeather, I have went through all the steps but getting an error message: Error: Open Tunnel - max timeout

Any help.

Clandestine 03-23-2007 03:28 PM

im getting an error,

"Error: open Tunnel - failure"

H3LLFIRE 03-23-2007 04:15 PM

Make sure your TCP settings in the Advanced Options section are correct:

APN: wap.cingular
Username for APN: [email address]
Password for APN: CINGULAR1

MaxT32 03-23-2007 10:02 PM


Originally Posted by H3LLFIRE
Make sure your TCP settings in the Advanced Options section are correct:

APN: wap.cingular
Username for APN: [email address]
Password for APN: CINGULAR1

Thank you that worked perfectly!

H3LLFIRE 03-23-2007 10:50 PM

Happy to help. Answers to most if not all of the questions asked in this thread can be found using the forum's Search feature. Don't be afraid to use it. Can save a lot of time and headache, trust me! :)

Clandestine 03-24-2007 01:34 AM

I'm still getting an error even if I do change the TCP

blackbear2007 03-24-2007 03:00 AM


Originally Posted by Clandestine
I'm still getting an error even if I do change the TCP

me too, it a malformed address error. But I have double checked the TCP change and it is right???

Clandestine 03-24-2007 03:28 AM

I'm getting an error:null

H3LLFIRE 03-24-2007 05:37 PM

It's possible you need to contact Cingular to allow WAP data transfer. I got in touch with one of their data services guy and he was able to enable this on my account with no additional charges. I was having the same errors: Open tunnel, malformed address, error null, etc. before this. Honestly I'm not completely sure what he did but all my 3rd party apps work fine now and I haven't been charged additional by Cingular. Here's what my bill looks like now:

ExpandedIntlRoamgSvc $0.00
Upgrade $0.00
IMS APN Feature $0.00
Upgrade Processor $0.00
BM 1000 MSG $9.99

wbritt 03-24-2007 06:33 PM

I'm getting the error of Bad DNS address. Any ideas?

nimocone 03-24-2007 06:38 PM

Does this weather program use up any extra battery power?

John Clark 03-24-2007 06:52 PM

It polls for weather every hour or two, so yes it uses battery power. I've used it for a couple of's not enough to notice.

jaysee 03-25-2007 10:57 PM


Originally Posted by wbritt
I'm getting the error of Bad DNS address. Any ideas?

I got this message a few times too. Not sure why. I kept closing and reopening the app and it eventually worked after a few tries and now it's back to normal. Strange...

BBChristopher 03-28-2007 02:17 AM

Thanks, good info.....


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