An alx file extension is used for files that contain data used for installation of apps to BlackBerry smartphones. ALX is text format viewable in every text editor.

There are 4 other file types using
the ALX file extension!

alx icon.alx - ActiveX layout file

empty icon.alx - Alpha Five database information

empty icon.alx - OM2 OMALI plug-in

empty icon.alx - Aldfaer data

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ALX file extension - BlackBerry application loader

What is alx file? How to open alx files?

The alx file extension is associated with BlackBerry application loader. The application loader tool is installed with the BlackBerry Desktop Software.

It allows users to install software on BlackBerry devices. File is in XML format.

Example structure of alx files:

<loader version="1.0">
    <application id="FirstApp">
          ...sample name...
            Copyright (c) 2010
        <fileset Java="1.5">



The default software associated to open alx file:

BlackBerry Desktop Software icon

BlackBerry (Research In Motion Limited) logoBlackBerry Desktop Software  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
BlackBerry (Research In Motion Limited)

BlackBerry Desktop Software is an integrated suite of applications that manages the link between your BlackBerry smartphone and your email account, organizer and more.

It lets you:

  • Synchronize your email and organizer information (calendar, contacts, memos and tasks) between your BlackBerry smartphone and your PC.
  • Load new applications and upgrades from your PC to the BlackBerry smartphone.
  • Back up any important information from the smartphone to your PC or restore previously saved files back to your BlackBerry smartphone.
  • Transfer files between your computer and your BlackBerry smartphone’s internal memory or optional media card external memory.
  • Migrate data from a BlackBerry smartphone, Palm Treo or Windows Mobile based device to a new BlackBerry smartphone.

BlackBerry Desktop Software is available for BlackBerry PlayBook tablet or smartphone with BlackBerry 7.1 OS and earlier.

BlackBerry devices with BlackBerry 10 OS (Z3, Z10, Z30, Passport, Q5, Q10, Classic, etc.) is recommended BlackBerry Link app used for sync data and multimedia content as well as BlackBerry Blend app used to remote your phone from PC, Mac, iPad or Android tablets.

BlackBerry (Research In Motion Limited) logoBlackBerry Java Development Environment  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
BlackBerry (Research In Motion Limited)

The BlackBerry Java Development Environment (BlackBerry JDE) is a fully integrated development environment and simulation tool for building Java Platform, Micro Edition (Java® ME) applications for Java® based BlackBerry smartphones.

Help how to open:

You can use any text editor or word processor to open and edit the *.alx files.

How to convert:

There is no way how to convert the *.alx files to another format. It is not meant to be converted.

File identification strings:

HEX code: 3C 6C 6F 61 64 65 72 20 76 65 72 73 69 6F 6E 3D 22
ASCII code: loader version=

List of software applications associated to the .alx file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open alx file, edit alx file, convert alx file, view alx file, play alx file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting alx files.

Software that open alx file - BlackBerry application loader

Programs supporting the exension alx on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open alx file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with alx file by default:
BlackBerry Desktop Software small icon BlackBerry Desktop Software
BlackBerry Java Development Environment
Other suggested software:
Eclipse small icon Eclipse

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:


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