Originally Posted by dhyeremian
Now that you ask, yes. I have no idea how to download software onto the BB. For example, I just downloaded the Pocket Express trial for BB. i get a zip file on my desktop that has 4 files in it, one ending in .alx, the rest are .cod. I tried using the BB desktop software application loader, but it does not recognize any of these as "Blackberry applications" so it does not load them.
How else do you get an app onto the BB????
There are two methods to install software on your BlackBerry.
1. If you see "OTA" or "over-the-air" or ".jad files" that's a web address you need to type into the BlackBerry Browser. That's a wireless download directly to your BlackBerry.
2. If you see "BlackBerry Desktop Installer" or ".cod/.alx files", that's an installation via your computer to your BlackBerry over the USB cable. You must unzip ALL .cod/.alx files into the same directory use Application loader and point to the .alx files (and NOT the .cod file) when you are given the option to add new applications and browse the disk to find the application to add to your BlackBerry.