How to install custom themes or games in JAD or JAR format in your Blackberry smartphones

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There is plenty of games or themes available for BlackBerry users on Internet. They are usually in  Java JAD or JAR format. But not every BlackBerry user is using the BlackBerry Internet Service and often wonder how to install those custom themes or games into their Blackberries without it. In this little guide we can show you, how to install the apps you have found on the internet in JAD or JAR file format without the data plan. If you have Internet available in your BlackBerry you can skip those steps and install those files directly from your smart phone browser.

What do I need to install the apps (JAD/JAD) files in my BlackBerry?

Here is a list of things you will need to successfully install your themes or games in JAD/JAR format into your BlackBerry:

  • PC or Mac with internet access
  • Link to the website where the game/theme in JAD/JAR format is located
  • OTA Downloader Software
  • USB cable to connect your PC/Mac to your Blackberry device

How to install JAD file in BlackBerry?

  1. Download, install and launch the OTA Downloader
  2. Open your web browser and find the website with the OTA link for the game or theme in JAD format
  3. Right click on the link and select Copy shortcut from the menu
  4. Switch to the OTA Downloader and paste the copied link
  5. Click on Download in the OTA Downloader
  6. Once the download is finished, search for the file you have just downloaded
  7. Right click on the folder and select Copy
  8. Connect your BlackBerry device to your computer and enable the Mass Storage Mode
  9. Open My Computer and open your media card memory disk, usually labeled as Removable and Paste the folder
  10. Disconnect your BlackBerry from the computer
  11. In your smart phone go to MediaExplore and locate the folder you have just copied from your computer
  12. When you open the folder, you will see a number of *.COD files and one single *.JAD file.
  13. Click on the *.JAD file and select Install

BlackBerry OTA Downloader screenshot

OTA Downloader screenshot.

How to install JAR file in Blackberry?

  1. Download the JAR file to your computer
  2. Browse and locate the JAR file and right click on it and select Copy
  3. Connect your BlackBerry device to your computer and enable the Mass Storage Mode
  4. Open My Computer and open your media card memory disk, usually labeled as Removable and Paste the JAR file
  5. Disconnect your BlackBerry from the computer
  6. In your smart phone go to MediaExplore and locate the JAR file you have just copied from your computer
  7. Click on the *.JAR file and select Install

Related software and links:

Blackberry OTA Downloader    Microsoft Windows platform
A program for downloading BB OTA files

 

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