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    Lightbulb No-OTA: download OTA links without data plan!

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    It's a bit frustrating, how some theme and app makers don't think about the fact that some of us don't have the data plan. I, personally, am too broke for it. So I came up with a python script that will create a folder full of the files needed to install that app or theme you covet using just a link to the JAD file.

    I present to you: No-OTA version 1! (beta)

    This should work from Linux or Windows as long as you have python installed. In Linux, make the file executable and run it from a console with the url to a JAD as the argument. From Windows, if python is properly set up you should be able to open a Command Prompt and type "python No-OTA.py {url}", where {url} is the url to a JAD file. So, for example:

    Linux:
    No-OTA.py {url}

    Windows:
    python No-OTA.py {url}

    This will result in a folder containing a JAD file and several COD files. Place these files somewhere on your device, then go to the Media player, and at the screen where you choose between Images, Video, Audio, etc., press the Blackberry symbol button (Options button) and select Explore. Find the folder you put on your device and select the JAD file. Finally, select "Download" and it will read the COD files and install the app or theme.

    Would someone please test that this works in Windows?

    Let me know if it's useful.

    I lurk too much without posting, so I can't post a link. Go to kittyanarchy dot net slash No-OTA.py

    Version 2:
    Whoops! Didn't realize you could also have full urls in the JAD file. Updated the script to accomodate that.
    Last edited by Lunisneko; 11-02-2008 at 04:07 AM. Reason: Version 2

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    Nice program, I usually do it the long way and manually type in the addresses and save to my desktop and transfer to my BB. But this sounds like a great way to make it much more easier.

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    Good info. I'm hung to pass this to friends that have no data package! Thanks!~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~

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    No-OTA version 1! (beta)???

    Quote Originally Posted by Lunisneko View Post
    It's a bit frustrating, how some theme and app makers don't think about the fact that some of us don't have the data plan. I, personally, am too broke for it. So I came up with a python script that will create a folder full of the files needed to install that app or theme you covet using just a link to the JAD file.

    I present to you: No-OTA version 1! (beta)

    This should work from Linux or Windows as long as you have python installed. In Linux, make the file executable and run it from a console with the url to a JAD as the argument. From Windows, if python is properly set up you should be able to open a Command Prompt and type "python No-OTA.py {url}", where {url} is the url to a JAD file. So, for example:

    Linux:
    No-OTA.py {url}

    Windows:
    python No-OTA.py {url}

    This will result in a folder containing a JAD file and several COD files. Place these files somewhere on your device, then go to the Media player, and at the screen where you choose between Images, Video, Audio, etc., press the Blackberry symbol button (Options button) and select Explore. Find the folder you put on your device and select the JAD file. Finally, select "Download" and it will read the COD files and install the app or theme.

    Would someone please test that this works in Windows?

    Let me know if it's useful.

    I lurk too much without posting, so I can't post a link. Go to kittyanarchy dot net slash No-OTA.py

    Version 2:
    Whoops! Didn't realize you could also have full urls in the JAD file. Updated the script to accomodate that.

    I don't see the script. Is "No-OTA version 1! (beta)" a link? What am I missing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgtspike View Post
    I don't see the script. Is "No-OTA version 1! (beta)" a link? What am I missing?

    DUH!!!!! Nevermind.....

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    ermm where is the link?

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