01-12-2009 02:49 PM - edited 01-12-2009 04:15 PM
Guide to installing applications on your blackberry.
There are a few things we need to define before we move forward, there are twoways to download applications to your BlackBerry, the first one is over the air (OTA) and the second one is through the wire, or using the Desktop Manager or using Loader.exe
There are four files types that we are going to deal with.
*To install an application via OTA, navigate to the select mobile web site you want to download from, and either select the download link with the trackball, or press the “menu” button and go to “get link” At this point, you will navigate to the “install now” or “download” link. Note this can be named many different things.
*You should get a popup that looks something like this "see install2", select the download. Note, you can set application permissions here, or you can change it the first time you run the application, and those are basically telling your blackberry what they have, and don’t have access to.
*After you install the application, you should get a confirmation. "See install1"
If you navigate on your BlackBerry to applications, you should see the selected program listed in there. The icon should be placed on your desktop as well.
*Installing using the Desktop Manager
You will need to navigate to the website of the place you are going to download the application from, download the files to a location where you can find it later.
*After the download is complete, navigate to the location where you just saved that file or files, and unzip them, you will now have multiple files, don’t worry, they really aren’t that confusing.
Open your desktop manager, and depending on the version you are running, you should get have an icon that reads "Application Loader" ( I am doing this with version 4.6)
*Open the application loader, and then select add/remove applications and press “start”
The device manager will then give up an updated list of all applications on your device; this is also a great place to remove applications from your device that you might not want anymore. From here you should see a “browse” button, simply navigate to the location where you unzipped those files, more specifically the .alx file, and hit “open”
*Next you will be brought back to the application loader screen, make sure the check mark is next to the applications you wanted loaded onto your BlackBerry, and then hit “next”
The applications will install, your BlackBerry will reboot, and you should be all set.
Using Loader.exe To install applications
*You will need to navigate to the website of the place you are going to download the application from, download the files to a location where you can find it later.
*By default, the loader.exe is stored in C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\AppLoader.
*To access this, if you go to start>run> C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\AppLoader. it will bring up an explorer type view, from here you should be able to double click on the "loader.exe"
*This will prompt a wizard, Hit next here and it will prompt you to select port the BlackBerry is connected to. It should list your BlackBerry and the PIN for the device in the drop down, Click next and it will populate the application info for your device.
*It will now populate a list of the applications, Notice at the top of the screen, you will have an "add" and "delete" option.
*If you select add here, you should browse to the location of unzipped files, the .alx file, and then hit next. This is also a great place to manage the applications that are on your BlackBerry.
Finally, make sure that all the programs you want are checked and hit next.
You should have you reboot, but after that you should be all set.
01-12-2009 02:51 PM
It could include directions using only loader.exe, but this guide will be helpful.
01-24-2009 12:16 AM
(I got here late)
I am on AT&T. Please edit your Personal Profile with your DEVICE TYPE, DEVICE OS and Carrier
01-05-2010 01:21 PM - edited 01-05-2010 01:22 PM
But how would a BES Admin push the software from BES to the Device?
This should help
02-25-2010 05:07 AM
Moved to BlackBerry App World™ Development for better exposure.
07-22-2010 06:54 AM
I love this piece of advice. I've been having trouble with my 9700. If i have the app sent to email, i can't open and it wont work on handset either. So i've plugged into laptop (following your post) and went to apps online but i still can't figure it! I can't open app email on the mobile and when i did it thru my laptop, i still can't do it! I got the email, it says click the link to download, i clicked but it just took me back to 'get it today'.....help!!!!!
10-12-2010 08:12 PM
Does anybody have the AOL Radio cod/alx file uploaded for download? unfortunately, I don't have at&t and this app only works with this carrier. Thanks in advance.
02-01-2011 01:33 AM
I have a BB Storm 9500 and need to use Application loader. I have been succesful with all the steps until i get to add the .alx file. This file is stored in C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\Shared\Applications\MediaSyncMobile and name of this file is "net_rim_mediasync.alx". The loader gives an error message that this file is not compatible with my device.
Can you please advise where i can get the right .alx file
N.B. due to wrong password entries, my BB is currently showing reload software: 513. That is why I cannot use the Desktop Manager as it does not connect to my device under this state.