Midlets are java applications written for phones under the MDIP specification


Midlets are java applications written for phones under the MDIP specification

1> Download and install the RIM Java Development Environment.
from http://www.BlackBerry.net/developers/

This software requires the sun Java SDK, so

2> Download and install the Sun Java SDK.
http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.4.2/download.html


MAKE SURE YOU GET THE SDK! *NOT* THE JRE (Java Runtime Environment).

Once both are installed, download the midlets you wish to put on your BlackBerry. Midlets are BOTH a .jar and .JAD file.

3> For ease of use, move the JAD and JAR files for each midlet you want to convert to the BIN directory in the RIM Java Development Environment directory on your hard drive, for example: C:\program files\Research in Motion\BlackBerry JDE 3.7\bin\

4> Go to C:\windows right-click and do New -> Text File. Call this text file “Mid2Cod.bat” and say “yes” on the question if you are sure to change the extension.

5> Copy and paste the batch file text that I have attached below.

6> Make sure that the path after “SET JDEPATH=…..” (In the file to be converted to BAT file and kept under C:\windows) is correct for your installation of the JDE. If it’s not correct, please modify it to point to correct path.


7> Save and exit from the file

How to use this batch file:

1. Download your MidLet (.JAD and .JAR files) into some directory. Do Start->Run and type “cmd” (without the “”) followed by <ENTER>.

2. In the DOS window, change directory (using “cd”) to go to the directory where you stored your MidLet

3. Connect your BlackBerry to the USB port, and type “Mid2Cod filename” followed by <ENTER>. Note, that the “” should not be typed, and that the filename must NOT have a .JAR or .JAD extension. So, for the “ravi” Midlet (ravi.jad / ravi.jar), type “Mid2Cod ravi “.

4. Follow what’s happening on the screen. After a while, it asks you to press a key to continue (if all went well). If you do so, the .COD file will be uploaded to your BlackBerry. If you are not ready to upload at that time, press CNTL-C.

Below is the file to be converted to BAT file and kept under C:\windows.

@echo off

set JDEPATH=C:\Program Files\Research In Motion\BlackBerry JDE 4.1

cls

echo Midlet to COD translator

echo this utitily translates MIDP Midlets to COD Blackberry files

echo.

if “%1″== “” goto noargs

if not exist “%1.jad” goto nojad

if not exist “%1.jar” goto nojar

if not exist “%JDEPATH%\apps” md “%JDEPATH%\apps”

goto continue

:noargs

echo Usage: %0 inputfile

echo Note: don’t add an extension to the input file name, so no .jad or .jar endings!

goto last

:nojad

echo %1.jad doesn’t exist. Both %1.jad and %1.jar are needed for conversion to be successful.

echo Note: don’t add an extension to the input file name, so no .jad or .jar endings!

goto last

:nojar

echo %1.jar doesn’t exist. Both %1.jad and %1.jar are needed for conversion to be successful

echo Note: don’t add an extension to the input file name, so no .jad or .jar endings!

goto last

:continue

copy %1.jar “%JDEPATH%\apps”

copy %1.jad “%JDEPATH%\apps”

cd “%JDEPATH%\apps”

pause

..\bin\rapc import=”%JDEPATH%\lib\net_rim_api.jar” codename=%1 -midlet jad=%1.jad %1.jar

if not errorlevel 1 goto load

echo An error has occurred. Check your files and try again.

goto last

:load

echo.

echo If you see ‘No Errors’ noted above, most probably the cross-compiling was successful.

echo Now we are going to upload the app to the device. Please make sure your

echo Blackberry is connected to the USB port.

pause

“%JDEPATH%\bin\javaloader” -usb load %1.cod

echo.

:last

echo Thank you for using the Jar2Cod utility.

Caveats:

a) If you use the application loader at a future date, the loader WILL remove your midlets as they are not known by it. You will probably have to re-upload them again in this case.
b) Make sure you have enough free space to upload the applications..
c> Please do not blame ME if some thing goes wrong. J . I have tried this and very sure this will work.

d> If the device crashes, we can easily reload the OS to it. So please try. ( I tried this as well J )

e> Please be VERY careful while executing following commands. Device fails to come up if the below commands are executed haphazardly.


wipe [-a|-f]

Wipes the handheld

-a Wipe applications only

-f Wipe filesystem only

erase [-f] <module> …

Erases modules on the handheld

-f Force erase of in-use module

 

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3 comments on “Midlets are java applications written for phones under the MDIP specification

  1. I am trying to upload yahoo go 2.0 on my BB 8700c (over the air download is not an option). The yahoogo.jad files shows path to a whole bunch of .COD files, and a .JAR file. Do I need to just upload the COD files to BB or do I first need to convert the .JAR to COD with the above script, and then upload the resulting COD alongwith the other CODs?

    Anyone tried this? Thanks.

  2. You are right “One individual always has the answers to problems”. The solution you’ve given above is more than perfect answer I can say.It got my midlet into the relevant code file and now I can proudly play around with the application on my Blackberry device. Especially the Mid2Cod batch file, it was a great help.
    Thanks a lot
    elly.

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