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Force the BlackBerry Smartphone Simulator Browser to use the MDS-CS Simulator

by Administrator on ‎12-22-2011 02:58 PM - edited on ‎12-22-2011 02:58 PM by BlackBerry Development Advisor (4,434 Views)

Summary

 

BlackBerry® Smartphone Simulators

BlackBerry® MDS-CS Simulator

 


 

Background

 

The default route used by the BlackBerry® Browser in the BlackBerry Smartphone Simulator was changed in version 6.0.  Prior to version 6.0, the MDS-CS Simulator was required when using the BlackBerry Browser in a BlackBerry Smartphone Simulator.  In version 6.0, the BlackBerry Browser in the BlackBerry smartphone simulator will attempt to connect directly to the destination web site, bypassing the MDS-CS Simulator.  This removes the MDS-CS Simulator as a requirement.

 

However, you may wish to continue to route your browser connections through the MDS-CS Simulator to allow the use of a proxy server or to take advantage of its logging capabilities.

 

Steps to Enable

 

1.  Modify the batch file and/or command used to start the BlackBerry Smartphone Simulator, appending the following command where the IP address refers to the IP address used by machine running the MDS-CS Simulator.

 

/app-param=MdsIP=127.0.0.1 

 

2.  Start the MDS-CS Simulator.  Wait until it is fully started.

3.  Launch the BlackBerry Smartphone Simulator.

4.  Open the connection settings in the BlackBerry smartphone simulator and turn off the Wi-Fi® radio.

5.  In the BlackBerry Smartphone Simulator go to Options -> Service Book.

6.  Delete the TCP service books listed by highlighting them and choose Delete from the menu (these may not exist in all simulators).

7.  Use the browser.

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