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Verizon GPSSettings signing requirement

by BlackBerry Development Advisor ‎02-16-2010 04:17 PM - edited ‎09-16-2010 03:18 PM (2,769 Views)

Summary

 

This article applies to the following:

  • BlackBerry® Java® Development Environment (JDE)
  • BlackBerry® Device Software 4.2.2 and later
  • BlackBerry® 8830 World Edition smartphone

Details

 

The GPSSettings class is used to pass authentication information to the wireless network. In order for an application to make use of the GPSSettings.setPDEInfo method on a BlackBerry device using the Verizon Wireless® network, the application must be signed by the Research In Motion® (RIM®) Runtime (RRT) key. The PDE (Position Determining Entity) information required by the GPSSettings is supplied by Verizon® through Verizon’s developer program.

 

Failure to sign your application with this key will result in an error stating that the application is attempting to access a secure API and the application will fail to run.

For more information on code signing and signature keys, please see this article.

 

Note: The following criteria are valid on a BlackBerry 8830 smartphone on the Verizon Wireless network.


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