ARCHIVED: With the BlackBerry handheld, how do I wirelessly add or remove applications?
With BlackBerry handheld software version 3.6 or later, you can wirelessly download third-party Java applications using the BlackBerry Browser. You can then manage, run, and delete these applications using the handheld application manager.
Two files are required to wirelessly download an application to the BlackBerry handheld:
.jadfile: An application descriptor that provides information about the application and location of
.codfile: Compiled and packaged application code, in a BlackBerry-specific format
The BlackBerry browser uses the
.jad file to discover
applications for download. This
.jad file provides a URL
.cod files for the application. The
.jad file is required; application
files cannot be downloaded directly if a
You can also add applications using the browser on your BlackBerry handheld:
- Use the browser on the handheld to locate applications for
download. Applications for the BlackBerry handheld are available at
the BlackBerry Downloads web site.
- In the browser, find the link to an application
.jadfile). Select the link to start the download and installation process.
- The browser will download the
.jadfile, and will display a dialog box with information about the application (e.g., name, vendor, version, and size). Click
Cancelto cancel the installation process or
The application manager will verify that there is enough space on the handheld to install the program. If there is insufficient space, the installation will stop; otherwise, the handheld will display a message when the installation is complete.
- On the handheld Home screen, an icon for the application will appear. Click the icon to start the application.
To delete third-party applications from the handheld:
- In Options, to view the list of all applications
installed on the handheld, click
- Click the Menu key, and select
Delete, and then confirm the deletion.
Note: Only optional and third-party applications offer a
Deleteoption. You cannot delete required BlackBerry applications from this screen.
Last modified on January 30, 2013.