Free IRC Client For The Blackberry

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jmIrc is a an open source J2ME MIDlet allowing Blackberry and cell phone owners to use IRC wirelessly. IRC stands for Internet Relay Chat, a chat system that enables people connected anywhere on the Internet to join in live discussions. It is programmed for use on all MIDP 1.0 devices, thus it will work on the Blackberry but does not utilize Blackberry specific features.

This project started as a fork of Sverre ValskrÃ¥’s WLIrc but eventually led to be a complete rewrite project. Its aim is to be as small and lightweight as possible still trying to maintain the ease of use and all needed features. At the same time it tries to be some kind of hybrid implementing all the most useful features from other clients.

Download the program “Over-The-Air” with your Blackberry browser at http://jmirc.sf.net/jmIrc.jad

Project’s Homepage: http://jmirc.sourceforge.net

  • http://www.jonsthoughtsoneverything.com/ jon

    download fails

    jad says the file size is 0

  • http://www.jonsthoughtsoneverything.com jon

    download fails

    jad says the file size is 0

  • http://www.blackberrycool.com/ Gillian

    Works for us, file size is 38,484. You may want to try to contact the developer to see if he can help you with your problem.

  • http://www.blackberrycool.com Gillian

    Works for us, file size is 38,484. You may want to try to contact the developer to see if he can help you with your problem.

  • hi

    it’s case sensitve

  • hi

    it’s case sensitve

  • Racs

    Works for me. Pretty cool program.
    Just downloaded it with my Blackberry Curve 8320.
    Thanks.

  • Racs

    Works for me. Pretty cool program.
    Just downloaded it with my Blackberry Curve 8320.
    Thanks.

  • Racs

    Works for me. Pretty cool program.
    Just downloaded it with my Blackberry Curve 8320.
    Thanks.

  • http://jcink.com/ Jcink

    Works great on blackberry curve for me too – thank you!

  • http://jcink.com Jcink

    Works great on blackberry curve for me too – thank you!

  • A. Goddard

    hey i am having trouble finding the link on my phone what do i type in exactly? “http://www.jmirc.sf.net/jmIrc.jad”

  • A. Goddard

    hey i am having trouble finding the link on my phone what do i type in exactly? “http://www.jmirc.sf.net/jmIrc.jad”

  • reda

    does this use data or sms?

  • reda

    does this use data or sms?

  • blueadmires

    how to actually connect to a server?
    I am trying to connect to DalNet (IRc.dal.net)
    How to create a profile? Anyone know?
    Thanks!

  • blueadmires

    how to actually connect to a server?
    I am trying to connect to DalNet (IRc.dal.net)
    How to create a profile? Anyone know?
    Thanks!

  • asia

    error to connect to irc server…..aborting

    cannot solve the problem.

  • asia

    error to connect to irc server…..aborting

    cannot solve the problem.

  • Regg

    Download is successful. But cannot connect to server. Any ideas?

  • Regg

    Download is successful. But cannot connect to server. Any ideas?

  • WhiteBerry

    yeah same thing i cannot connect to any server…

  • WhiteBerry

    yeah same thing i cannot connect to any server…

  • Nuc134rB0t

    I have a Blackberry Curve 8310 “GPS” Model not “Wi-Fi” one, is there a way it works without Wi-Fi??

  • Nuc134rB0t

    I have a Blackberry Curve 8310 “GPS” Model not “Wi-Fi” one, is there a way it works without Wi-Fi??

  • Todd

    I also cannot connet to a server…

  • Todd

    I also cannot connet to a server…

  • darkvader

    In order for jmirc to connect check your vpn settings , fill in your provider details example mine is orangeinternet the password field is left blank, also check out coolirc ver 3 its far fully featured than jmir also it works on curve 8320 :)

  • darkvader

    In order for jmirc to connect check your vpn settings , fill in your provider details example mine is orangeinternet the password field is left blank, also check out coolirc ver 3 its far fully featured than jmir also it works on curve 8320 :)

  • andrea

    I am using a BB curve 8330 …d/l’ed jmirc but connection attempts continuously time out. I really want to get on irc.sorcery.net …any suggestions? This is my only internet right now…any advice is greatly appreciated!!!

  • andrea

    I am using a BB curve 8330 …d/l’ed jmirc but connection attempts continuously time out. I really want to get on irc.sorcery.net …any suggestions? This is my only internet right now…any advice is greatly appreciated!!!

  • Nuc134rB0t

    You need to configure APN with your providers details. Go to > Options > Advanced Options > TCP.

    If your provider is: Movistar then

    APN: internet.movistar.ve
    Username for APN: movistar
    Password for APN: movistar

    Notice i use a .ve domain in the APN because i live in Venezuela, you need to use the domain for you contry. Example: .mx for Mexico, etc.

    If your provider is other than Movistar then click the link below and you should find the APN settings for other poviders:

    http://www.blackberryfaq.com/index.php/Carrier_specific_APN/TCP_settings

    Read it all.!

  • Nuc134rB0t

    You need to configure APN with your providers details. Go to > Options > Advanced Options > TCP.

    If your provider is: Movistar then

    APN: internet.movistar.ve
    Username for APN: movistar
    Password for APN: movistar

    Notice i use a .ve domain in the APN because i live in Venezuela, you need to use the domain for you contry. Example: .mx for Mexico, etc.

    If your provider is other than Movistar then click the link below and you should find the APN settings for other poviders:

    http://www.blackberryfaq.com/index.php/Carrier_specific_APN/TCP_settings

    Read it all.!

  • andrea

    Hi there – thank you so much for taking the time to respond. :) In my Blackberry Curve 8330 I looked in the > Options > Advanced Options > and there was no option for TCP. The link you included says this about my carrier:”Verizon – Has TCP/IP Newer models including 7250 and 7130 now has a TCP/IP stack, no configuration is needed. Many third party Internet applications work out of the box on it! However, the older 6750 and 7750 models will NOT work with TCP/IP”

    I am not sure what this means. Should my phone be compatible with jmirc? Or should I search for another irc client?

  • andrea

    Hi there – thank you so much for taking the time to respond. :) In my Blackberry Curve 8330 I looked in the > Options > Advanced Options > and there was no option for TCP. The link you included says this about my carrier:”Verizon – Has TCP/IP Newer models including 7250 and 7130 now has a TCP/IP stack, no configuration is needed. Many third party Internet applications work out of the box on it! However, the older 6750 and 7750 models will NOT work with TCP/IP”

    I am not sure what this means. Should my phone be compatible with jmirc? Or should I search for another irc client?

  • Nuc134rB0t

    @ Andrea, Read this and see if it helps

    http://www.blackberryforums.com/general-8300-series-discussion-curve/193113-tcp-help-needed-verizon-8330-a.html

    if not, then try updating your device software to the lastest version which is v4.5

    http://na.blackberry.com/eng/services/devices/

    if none of those work, then PANIC!!! haha just kidding. call you carrier.

    Good luck.

  • Nuc134rB0t

    @ Andrea, Read this and see if it helps

    http://www.blackberryforums.com/general-8300-series-discussion-curve/193113-tcp-help-needed-verizon-8330-a.html

    if not, then try updating your device software to the lastest version which is v4.5

    http://na.blackberry.com/eng/services/devices/

    if none of those work, then PANIC!!! haha just kidding. call you carrier.

    Good luck.

  • andrea

    Well, I certainly appreciate all your replies and attempts at helping me out. That certainly was nice of you! I tried everything… went into my Options, Advanced Options, Applications, changed the settings to allow everything for jmirc, all connections, etc., and keep getting the same thing… any server I try to connect to, it ends up saying, “Exception: Timed Out” at the end. Oh well. I did call Verizon a few days ago, and they couldn’t help me because jmirc is not Verizon-supported.

  • andrea

    Well, I certainly appreciate all your replies and attempts at helping me out. That certainly was nice of you! I tried everything… went into my Options, Advanced Options, Applications, changed the settings to allow everything for jmirc, all connections, etc., and keep getting the same thing… any server I try to connect to, it ends up saying, “Exception: Timed Out” at the end. Oh well. I did call Verizon a few days ago, and they couldn’t help me because jmirc is not Verizon-supported.

  • Shad

    Works great for me, I can still be an irc channell op on the go. Its a little cumbersome but hey what do you expect its not a laptop! Great app tho!

  • Shad

    Works great for me, I can still be an irc channell op on the go. Its a little cumbersome but hey what do you expect its not a laptop! Great app tho!

  • kathy

    Hi,

    i was wondering if anybody had found a irc program that works on the blackberry tour. I have been looking and haven’t been able to find one.

  • kathy

    Hi,

    i was wondering if anybody had found a irc program that works on the blackberry tour. I have been looking and haven’t been able to find one.

  • rain

    I have problem with my blackberry too, already download jmirc
    Create new profile etc like I do with my older phone,
    But when I conect to dal.net server it says wrong tunnel,
    Even tho I use psy to conect the result still same “wrong tunnel”
    Anyone knows what’s that mean? It was working with my Sonyericsson
    But not with my blackberry curve 8520. Thanks for hepling me :)

  • rain

    I have problem with my blackberry too, already download jmirc
    Create new profile etc like I do with my older phone,
    But when I conect to dal.net server it says wrong tunnel,
    Even tho I use psy to conect the result still same “wrong tunnel”
    Anyone knows what’s that mean? It was working with my Sonyericsson
    But not with my blackberry curve 8520. Thanks for hepling me :)

  • Alice

    I have a Blackberry Curve 8520 and my mobile provider is Rogers (canada). I have utaIrc, jmIrc, and virca . Now i just want to connect to irc.calindora.com, but whenever i use any of these applications to connect to it, the error message is “Tunnel Failed”. Does anyone know of or have a step by step that i can use to connect to the server?

    Thanks for the help!

  • Alice

    I have a Blackberry Curve 8520 and my mobile provider is Rogers (canada). I have utaIrc, jmIrc, and virca . Now i just want to connect to irc.calindora.com, but whenever i use any of these applications to connect to it, the error message is “Tunnel Failed”. Does anyone know of or have a step by step that i can use to connect to the server?

    Thanks for the help!

  • Dan

    This app sucks. Blackberry is lacking a decent FREE IRC client. Get with it, developers.

  • Dan

    This app sucks. Blackberry is lacking a decent FREE IRC client. Get with it, developers.

  • Uaithne

    Ok so I downloaded jmirc for my Storm. IT WON’T CONNECT!! Very frustrated. Anybody know where I can get specific instructions?