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    No Data Plan? You can still download OTA!!

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    Sorry if you already knew this but I found a way to get OTA games and themes to my phone without a data plan. I got my pearl for free and can't afford bbinternet yet and I'm sure others would like to do this as well.

    1) Download the simulator for your model phone as described in this thread:

    http://blackberryforums.pinstack.com...ight=simulator

    You need to have the simulator, the email and mds simulator, and Sun JDK 5.0 for it to work properly with the internet.

    2) Run the mds simulator from Start>All Programs>Research in Motion (It will open up in Dos, just leave it alone or minimize it)

    3) Run the device simulator (same location as step 2).

    4) Use the browser in the simulated phone to download games and themes or whatever.

    5) Follow the directions on Kradest.com thanks to Kradest on how to backup OTA and 3rd party applications:

    http://www.kradest.com/2007/03/how-t...a-and-3rd.html

    NOTE: DON'T WIPE YOUR BLACKBERRY if you are just trying to get games to your phone.

    Also, I had a little trouble following his instructions though as I could not find the files saved to my pc. I ended up just disabling the simulated usb connection and connecting my actual phone to let it go through the wizard and switch the games over to my phone. But they show up in app loader to uninstall and reinstall so it works great.

    I found some awesome free OTA only downloads at mobile.blackberry.com and www.cellufun.com
    Last edited by b_d0za; 04-01-2007 at 12:35 PM.

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    Re: No Data Plan? You can still download OTA!!

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~

    Sweet! I have the BB data plan but I'm sure this will be helpful for those that don't.

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    Re: No Data Plan? You can still download OTA!!

    Wow!!! Thank you so much for your sharing this great instruction because I don't have Data Plan with my pearl yet.

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    Re: No Data Plan? You can still download OTA!!

    good call on the games. im gonna try that out tonight before bed.

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    Re: No Data Plan? You can still download OTA!!

    good stuff but I've got data plan and I dont even know wat Id with out it

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    Re: No Data Plan? You can still download OTA!!

    NOTE: Kradest's instructions on how do backup 3rd party apps says to wipe your blackberry. ONLY WIPE YOUR BLACKBERRY IF YOU REALLY WANT TO. His instructions include this because most people that want to backup their apps are probably planning on wiping their blackberry to begin with. SO IF YOU ARE JUST TRYING TO GET APPS TO YOUR PHONE THEN DON'T WIPE YOUR PHONE.

    Also when I got to step 5 of Kradest's instructions I could not find the files like I said above. Make sure you disable the simulated usb connection, then connect your actual phone and continue with the wizard to put the apps on your phone.

    I added this stuff to my original post as well.

    Another thing, when It was done loading the apps to my phone, I disconnected my phone because it was wanting to load something else and was trying to connect, but it was restarting so it couldn't. But then I noticed it was trying to load some kind of logs or something of the sort. So when I was done and connected my phone to DM, It said it had updates for the phones system software and stuff, but I think it was just the logs or something because it went to install the updates but didn't do anything and it hasn't said it since so. So long story short if it doesn't work for you maybe this is why it worked for me.
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    This is all good news but are games and themes the only thing you can dl with the device sim??

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    Re: No Data Plan? You can still download OTA!!

    Quote Originally Posted by drew4flt72
    This is all good news but are games and themes the only thing you can dl with the device sim??
    I beleive you can download anything with the simulator just like if you had a data plan on your pearl. I'm not positive, but I bet you could backup a ringtone from the simulated device. What else would there be to download? What else would you want to download? I can't think of anything right now. Enlighten me, what can we download? Also does anyone have any good links to free OTA downloads besides the ones I mentioned above and the ones on this site.
    Last edited by b_d0za; 04-01-2007 at 07:47 PM.

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    Re: No Data Plan? You can still download OTA!!

    huh? what is q?
    ~A BlackBerry without a data plan is just a berry without the crack.~
    Links to common questions.

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    Re: No Data Plan? You can still download OTA!!

    Do I have to configure to get BB Browser work? It won't load any pages. I have tested BB Map and it worked just fine.

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    Re: No Data Plan? You can still download OTA!!

    I didn't have to configure the browser. Make sure you have the MDS simulator running at the same time as the device simulator.

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    Re: No Data Plan? You can still download OTA!!

    Thank you. I will try this when I come back home.

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    Re: No Data Plan? You can still download OTA!!

    Wow sounds good.. I dont know what I'd do with out my data plan, thou!

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