Installing 3rd Party Software on Blackberry

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Application Loader
The easiest way to install programs on your Blackberry is “Over-The-Air”, however not all handhelds support it so your other option is to use Application Loader. Application Loader is one of the programs that comprise the Desktop Manager, it is used to load .alx files on to your handheld.

The following will show you how to load a trial version of a Magmic game on to your Blackberry:

1. First you need to download the .alx files to your PC, just point your browser to http://www.magmic.com/downloads/allcolorgames.zip

2. Unzip the game file to your Desktop.

3. Connect the BlackBerry device to the personal computer.

4. In Desktop Manager, open Application Loader.

5. In the Application Loader Wizard, click Next.Type your password, if prompted, and click Next. In the Handheld Application Selection screen, click Add. Go to the directory of the program you want to add, select the .alx file, and click Open.Once the application is in the list, verify it is check-marked, and click Next.On the Completing the Application Loader screen, verify the software to install is under Applications to be Installed or Updated, and click Finish.Once the application is installed on the device, click Close in the Application Loader Wizard.

6. Verify that the program is loaded on your device.

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  • doug

    What happened to SoftReset. I am having difficulty locating.

  • doug

    What happened to SoftReset. I am having difficulty locating.

  • nick

    Can I download 4.5 for the blackberry curve 8320 into my curve 8310 to get the wifi feature

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  • nick

    Can I download 4.5 for the blackberry curve 8320 into my curve 8310 to get the wifi feature

    for4.5

  • brad thornhill

    My desk top is not recognizing the ota software download. It keeps saying that windows cannot open this file because it does not recognize it. What is another way I can download your software to change the color of the trackball. This would be a great help thank you.

  • brad thornhill

    My desk top is not recognizing the ota software download. It keeps saying that windows cannot open this file because it does not recognize it. What is another way I can download your software to change the color of the trackball. This would be a great help thank you.

  • I_know_how

    I have been hearing about all your problems with the error message “no additional applications designed for your device were found” and people just having just general error messages while trying to download 3rd party software.
    Heres the steps that worked for me:

    After you have downloaded the zip file onto your desktop, open it (either automatically or using winzip or a zipping program) make a new folder on your desktop and place all the files in it except any instruction manuals, or .doc or .txt files. Those are just for you to read or know seperate from sending to the phone.

    with your phone plugged in to the computer

    On your desktop manager, open the application loader.

    Depending on your version and model either click add or browse

    a box will appear asking where the file is…. this is the tricky part….go to the new folder you created on your desktop…. you have to add the .alx AND the .cod file at the same time….so highlight the files or clicking one and holding down CTRL and clicking all the files, and click open. when you do this, you will notice the name of your application you want to download in the list now. Check the box for that application, click next or save, and then it will be in your downloads folder. For example I downloaded the mylocation application in my zip folder were 3 files .alx, .cod, and a .jad file. I highlighted all of them and it worked great.
    I have the latest desktop software and I have the new Blackberry Storm, but it should be the same for most models.
    Hope that helped!

  • I_know_how

    I have been hearing about all your problems with the error message “no additional applications designed for your device were found” and people just having just general error messages while trying to download 3rd party software.
    Heres the steps that worked for me:

    After you have downloaded the zip file onto your desktop, open it (either automatically or using winzip or a zipping program) make a new folder on your desktop and place all the files in it except any instruction manuals, or .doc or .txt files. Those are just for you to read or know seperate from sending to the phone.

    with your phone plugged in to the computer

    On your desktop manager, open the application loader.

    Depending on your version and model either click add or browse

    a box will appear asking where the file is…. this is the tricky part….go to the new folder you created on your desktop…. you have to add the .alx AND the .cod file at the same time….so highlight the files or clicking one and holding down CTRL and clicking all the files, and click open. when you do this, you will notice the name of your application you want to download in the list now. Check the box for that application, click next or save, and then it will be in your downloads folder. For example I downloaded the mylocation application in my zip folder were 3 files .alx, .cod, and a .jad file. I highlighted all of them and it worked great.
    I have the latest desktop software and I have the new Blackberry Storm, but it should be the same for most models.
    Hope that helped!

  • marc

    OK but what about the “.jad” files?
    Anyone knows how to get those inside the BB if the device does NOT have data plan nor a SD card slot (like my 7290)?
    Any help will be very appreciated.
    Thx

  • marc

    OK but what about the “.jad” files?
    Anyone knows how to get those inside the BB if the device does NOT have data plan nor a SD card slot (like my 7290)?
    Any help will be very appreciated.
    Thx

  • Terri

    How do I add an application to my Blackberry Bold. I keep getting this msg:

    “no additional applications designed for your device were found”

    I followed every response given in this thread, including “I_know_how
    December 25, 2008 at 1:17 am” response, yet I still cannot add new applications.

    Any help would be most appreciated. Very frustrating!

  • Terri

    How do I add an application to my Blackberry Bold. I keep getting this msg:

    “no additional applications designed for your device were found”

    I followed every response given in this thread, including “I_know_how
    December 25, 2008 at 1:17 am” response, yet I still cannot add new applications.

    Any help would be most appreciated. Very frustrating!

  • Biggkim29

    what about a JAR..with ALX & COD files??? I even downloaded a JAD maker…but my phone doesn’t recognize the alx & cod files…however…the jar downloads the app on my phone but it doesn’t work completely without the alx & cod files attached…I have BB 8330 Curve…please help..I paid for this software & unable to load it completely on my phone…