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As described in the BlackBerry
Tablet OS Application development guides (Getting Started –
Adobe AIR; Getting
Started - BlackBerry WebWorks), deploying an *.bar BlackBerry® PlayBook™ Tablet application to
the BlackBerry® Tablet Simulator requires the following 2 steps:
blackberry-deploy -installApp -password <simulator password> -device <simulator IP address> -package <BAR file path>
If your deployment is successful then output, similar to the
following, will be displayed in the command window:
Sending Install request...Info: Action: InstallInfo: File size: 41978Info: Installing ...actual_dname::helloWorld1a833da63a6b7e2098dae6d0662e1.MjA5OGRhZTZkMDY2MmUxICAgICAactual_id::MjA5OGRhZTZkMDY2MmUxICAgICAactual_version::126.96.36.199result::success
However, if the blackberry-deploy utility was unsuccessful while
deploying the *.bar file to the simulator, then a result code of “failure” will
be displayed along with a corresponding error message:
actual_id::MjA5OGRhZTZkMDY2MmUxICAgICAactual_version::188.8.131.52result::failureError: Connection to 192.168.198.137 refused.
following are common failure conditions that may occur while attempting to
deploy an application to the BlackBerry PlayBook simulator:
Reason: A version of the application is already in use on
the BlackBerry Tablet OS
Solution: Wait for the BlackBerry Tablet OS to release lock on the application and then use blackberry-deploy –uninstallApp to delete
the application. May require an OS
Connection to <IP
Reason: #1 An active VPN connection may be blocking
Solution #1: Disable VPN before deploying the application.
Reason #2: Incorrect IP address used
#2: Verify that you are using the correct IP address of the active connection. If you see two IP address listed in the
Development Mode window, try the other one.
Reason #1: The BlackBerry Tablet
OS is not responding.
Solution #1: Reset the target device.
Reason #2: The device
password is not longer accepted by the blackberry-deploy service.
#2: Clear the device password and set it again.
Reason #1: If the VMPlayer was suspended, rather than the
BlackBerry Tablet OS VM being shut down, the timestamp of the BlackBerry Tablet OS may be out of sync
with that of the host PC.
Solution #1: Update the BlackBerry Tablet OS system time to match that
of your development machine
Reason #2: The simulator device password, used during
development mode, is incorrect or expired.
Solution #2: Verify and/or update the device password to
ensure it is correct and not expired.
Reason #3: The version of the BlackBerry Tablet OS SDK used to deploy the bar application and version of the target BlackBerry PlayBook simulator are out of sync.
#3: Ensure the version of the BlackBerry Tablet OS SDK used is the same as the version of
the BlackBerry Tablet OS.
Reason #1: The Simulator has not been enabled to use
#1: Open the gear icon from the task bar and select the Security option
tab. Look for a “development mode”
selection and switch the switch from “Off” to ”On”.
Reason: May occur after upgrading your BlackBerryTablet OS simulator
but while still running an older version of the BlackBerry Tablet OS SDK.
Upgrade BlackBerry Tablet OS SDK to same version of Simulator (recommend upgrading both to
their latest available versions)
Reason: You can only have 10 installed at a time in
Remove unused applications from the virtual machine before deploying your application