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Old 03-30-2007, 12:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone know how I can transfer 3rd party software from my mac desktop onto my pearl 8100? I can't do it online with my BB because I'm not subscribed to online services with my BB at the moment (I'm in Thailand) but I have downloaded some software onto my ibook and now want to get it to run on the pearl..anyone know? Thanks!
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Does anyone know how I can transfer 3rd party software from my mac desktop onto my pearl 8100? I can't do it online with my BB because I'm not subscribed to online services with my BB at the moment (I'm in Thailand) but I have downloaded some software onto my ibook and now want to get it to run on the pearl..anyone know? Thanks!
PocketMac (v4.0.20) is a free download and it has an install feature that will install most apps, but not all. Hook up your Pearl first, then start PocketMac, then go to the "Utilities" menu at the top to select install. Good luck.
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Old 03-31-2007, 04:37 AM   #3 (permalink)
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ok..I did that. but i've found only 1 program that was loaded properly on my pearl. The others made pocketmac hang, or when I hit 'yes' to install, it just did nothing. Though if I go to UNINSTALL, then I see the program there, even though it isn't in my applications on my pearl! arrghh! Is there any other program that can install from desktop for macs!!??

is anyone else having this issue?
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ok..I did that. but i've found only 1 program that was loaded properly on my pearl. The others made pocketmac hang, or when I hit 'yes' to install, it just did nothing. Though if I go to UNINSTALL, then I see the program there, even though it isn't in my applications on my pearl! arrghh! Is there any other program that can install from desktop for macs!!??

is anyone else having this issue?
You're not alone. In fact, I have attempted to install apps via PocketMac many times and I haven't even received the prompt to click 'Yes' to install.

As far as I know, there aren't any other programs for Mac that allow a desktop install. MissingSync currently doesn't have this option, and it just came out of beta.

The best bet for now is to try and find OTA installs.
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if you have an intel-based mac, install boot camp (free download from MAC) and then the BB desktop software. i haven't done this myself but intend to do so. this will eliminate all those problems.
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if you have an intel-based mac, install boot camp (free download from MAC) and then Windows XP and the BB desktop software. i haven't done this myself but intend to do so. this will eliminate all those problems.
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Boot Camp >>> Windows >>> 3rd-party apps. Unfortunately that is the best way to go since PocketMac is an unreliable beast.
The Missing Sync just came out so you might want to check them out. The other option that works very well for me is OTA (most 3rd-party apps provide this option).
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IF you DONT have an intel mac.....

You are pretty screwed. I am having the same problems you are my friend, and after countless hours of forum-ing and such I have concluded that there is no answer. If you want to load certain apps or ANY themes and cannot do it OTA, you have to use your buddies PC. (i have found that most apps do install just fine though.)

one option is to use VPC and emulate windows, I have tried but for some reason cannot make the Mac --> PC USB connection work on desktop manager.

One glimmer of hope for the future, the new OSX coming out in a matter of weeks is promised to have wayyyyy better BB support.
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what kind of better support is it suppose to have? where did you read this information?...I'd like to read up on that! Thanks..
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just installed windows XP on my intel imac through boot camp, then desktop manager. it's time consuming and pricey but it does make things a whole lot easier.
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thanks for the info
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what kind of better support is it suppose to have? where did you read this information?...I'd like to read up on that! Thanks..

I cannot find where I read it, It was on one of the nerdy mac forums. Uncomfirmed, but guy that posted sounded like he was pretty dam sure. God I hope. Otherwise, I may just buy a crappy PC. I have ran into the need for one too many times.
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God I hope. Otherwise, I may just buy a crappy PC. I have ran into the need for one too many times.
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just installed windows XP on my intel imac through boot camp, then desktop manager. it's time consuming and pricey but it does make things a whole lot easier.
Pricey is relative here since you get two Operating Systems in one machine! If you buy two different computers say, one a Mac and one a Dell, you'd spend a lot more.
Once the installation (of Windows) is done, the process is pretty sleek and quite painless. It is worth the effort.
elcivic, buy ONE (Intel) Mac and save money.
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If I could my friend, I would already have one!

Mac pro = $2500
P.O.S. Dell = any college dumpster :D
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