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How to install a Java game or application onto a Sony Ericsson phone.


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Posted by 2iceman
How to install a Java game or application onto a Sony Ericsson phone.

-- Preparation --

Java games can be downloaded from the internet as .jar files. Sometimes however, they come in winzip compressed files (.zip), or even winrar files (.rar).

Some websites compress games using either Winzip or Winrar. It is to important determine whether you need to uncompress these files before attempting to install them onto the phone, by right clicking on them and selecting "unzip" or "extract here".

When you do this, another file should appear in the same place as the original you downloaded



If however, lots of files appear like in the picture below, you didnt need to uncompress the original file in the first place



Now we have identified which file we need to send to the phone, this one, and only this one




-- Installation --

This step could not be more simple, however it often puzzles most new Sony Ericsson phone users.

-- Installing games using Infra-Red --

Make sure that if your pc has an infra-red port it is turned on. You can do this by checking in the control panel ( Start / Control Panel ) or by checking the infra-red communication icon in the system tray ( bottom right corner of your desktop next to the clock ).

Now make sure your phone's infra-red is turned on. Go to MENU / CONNECTIVITIY / INFRA RED PORT


Make sure both the computers and phones infra-red ports are pointing at each other, unobstructed with a direct line of sight within around 10cm or less.

Now, on the game file you want to install, right click on it, and select " Send to / infra red recipient". The game or application will be sent to the phone, and installed automatically in the games folder.

If this does not work, and the game is installed in the Others folder, skip to Installing with a file manager or USB cable.


-- Installing games using Bluetooth --

Make sure that if your pc has Bluetooth built in, or a Bluetooth USB adaptor that it is turned on. You can do this by checking in the control panel ( Start / Control Panel ) or by checking the Bluetooth icon in the system tray ( bottom right corner of your desktop next to the clock ).

To turn Bluetooth on, right click on the Bluetooth icon and select "Start the Bluetooth device"

Now make sure your phone's Bluetooth is turned on. Go to MENU / CONNECTIVITIY / BLUETOOTH

Now, on the game file you want to install, right click on it, and select " Send to / Bluetooth / (your phone name)". The game or application will be sent to the phone, and installed automatically in the games folder.

If this does not work, and the game is installed in the Others folder, skip to Installing with a file manager or USB cable.


-- Installing with a file manager or USB cable --

Sometimes sending games or applications to a phone using Bluetooth or infra-red does not work. Usually this is because of a compatibility issue between your computer and mobile phone, or a setting on your pc that overrides the phones automated installation.

Using a USB cable or file manager could not be any more simple. We'll cover it in a couple of steps.


-- Installing games using the Bluetooth file manager --

Every Bluetooth computer or adaptor comes with a Bluetooth file manager. Usually you can see it on your computers desktop as an icon called My Bluetooth Places



Make sure Bluetooth is switched on, and double click this application to open it. It should look something like this:



If your phone is paired with your pc, it should appear as an icon in the white area. If not, click Search for devices in range, making sure your phones Bluetooth is on and discoverable. When you have found your phone, double click its on to view its services



We need the OBEX File Transfer, so double click it, and you should see something like this if your phone has a Memory Stick



If it does, double click the Phone Memory icon. If your phone does not have a Memory Stick you'll automatically see something like this



It is here that you need to copy the game file to. Simply highlight the game file on your pc, right click on it, select copy. In the window illustrated above, click paste. The game file will be copied to this area.



This area is called the phones Root memory - the main unspecified area of memory that is not in a folder. The games folder is located in the root memory, however on Sony Ericsson phone it is hidden to protect the games from being shared and abusing copyright.

Any games copied to the root memory are automatically installed by the phone.


-- Installing games using USB cable and file manager --

Sony Ericsson phones come with software that acts as a file manager, especially those that come bundled with a USB cable. It is important you fully install everything on the CD that came with the phone before attempting to use the file manager. If you cannot find the file manager, download it from the Sony Ericsson website.

In this section of the tutorial, we'll be using the Sony Ericsson file manager, however there are others available on the internet such as Floats Mobile Agent


First of all, connect your phone to your pc using the USB cable. Now, start the file manager. The file manager should detect the phone as connected within 10 seconds or so. If it does not, often a reboot of the phone and / or pc usually gets it working again.

Simply choose your phones icon






It is important you ignore all the other folders in this view, simply copy the game file to the phone memory icon.




-- Conclusion --

Using these steps i've outlined above you should be able to install as many games or applications as you like on your Sony Ericsson phone. Please remember this isnt an official guide made by Sony Ericsson, and some details may be different from phone to phone, pc to pc, software to software. If you spot any technical inaccuracies please feel free to post them in this thread, or if you need further help.

I hope you found this guide helpful.


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[ This Message was edited by: GOwin on 2005-08-12 16:31 ]


Posted by dgilmartin
Thats like reading a Book!

Good Info Mate!

Posted by atrang
thanks 4 the info buddy

Posted by jd_francis
Who is dumb enuf 2 not already no dis? Gosh...

Posted by jcwhite_uk
Quote:

On 2005-08-22 16:46:00, jd_francis wrote:
Who is dumb enuf 2 not already no dis? Gosh...


People do ask this question quite often so a thread that can help them is actually quite useful for those people new to SE phones.

Posted by Glenny
very handy, will take note of that... thanking you

Posted by K750i_lvr
its good but i allready knew alll that lol

Posted by dhakir
It should be noted, however, that Sony Ericsson is lying in its knowledge base. The answer below was extracted from the F500i KB:

Can I transfer a game or application via cable ?

You cannot install a game or application from your PC to your mobile phone via cable. It can only be done via Ir or Bluetooth™.
It is only possible to transfer a game or an application in the folder 'Other'(this is only available in K700i/Z1010/F500i/K500i).


I had tried before and indeed, if I transfer the files to the folder "Other", they are not installed and thus not executable. However, your tip taught me how to really install it, so I don't understand why they say it cannot be installed. Maybe they want people to buy more IrDAs?

Posted by slugworth
you can also download games via torrents

transfer all the JAR files to Others on Phone or memory stick also you can send files to other phones! like a WAP server how cool is that?!

my friends love me for having almost every game on JAr exe files

Posted by aminator
exactly the kind of thread I was looking for, thanks alot mate, installing on a P9 was so much easier but this has clarified some questionns I had. Maybe Sticky it ?

Posted by gokenong
hi! i am a new sony ericsson phone user... i've read your post and tried to followed it. i using the file manager to transfer files... using your steps i wa sable to transfer themes, but could not transfer the games or other applications, a pop out would appear and say that it is not allowed by my phone to do such action.. whats the reason for this?? would really appreciate your help...

Posted by fredy
why there are no pictures @ above tutorials?!

please helped me..i dun no to install any applications

and games on sony ericsson..

Posted by aragorn666
good one mate

u can use my phone explorer of floats mobile agent to easily install apps

Posted by pimp123
hello, i own a sony ericsson k800i phone, and my computer wont let me transfer files onto my phone, ad i have already installed everything, what shall i do???

Posted by tranced
how come? why the computer stops you from transfering the games? where do you place the files?

Posted by Freemusic
OK einsteins....how in the world does the data structure for installing the java games work?...call me stupid....but for the life of me....i cannot seem to install the stupid games that i stole from lemonshare....

what the hell am i doing wrong....in reading ur direction....it seems easy enuff...but i copied and paste the files into the games directory and it didn't work...the phone did not recognize the files at all...i tried using the stupid sony ericsson file manager...and it won't let me create the folder games at the root of the phone memory....now it will let me create the folder games on the memory card...and i copied the stolen games onto the memory card folder....but it still isn't working....

obviously its not as straight forward as u einsteins says it is...

Posted by tranced
hi

how hard can it be to copy a file in the OTHER folder?

just go to your memory stick or phone's memory and copy the game in the OTHER folder. once you've copied the file in the folder, in your celphone, press MENU, FILE MANAGER, OTHER. there you will see the file you copied. select it and press INSTALL, then you will select where you want it to get stored.

hope you will figure it out

Posted by Freemusic
Install?....there is no install executable....i have been able to copy all the *.class files and *.png files and everything else to the directories.....i tried putting it in the games directory....i tried putting it in the others directory...my W810i just is not recognizing it...i'm not completely stupid...when i click on the others file using the cell phone...it sees the files to be used as transfer files via MMS or Bluetooth or Infrared....if its a *.png file then the phone recognizes it as a picture to be viewed...but that's about it....

i went to http://www.myw810.a site/W810i/Games/

and downloaded just one of those games to try out....it comes with a bunch of *.class files but no install files....how do you "install"????

Posted by tranced
you dont have to open the file, just drag and drop it.

Posted by tranced
this is what you get when you open the game(.jar file)



you dont have to do anything with those files.

you just have to copy the game:


note: the game i downloaded it's called chavo

Posted by Freemusic
umm...so...i don't have to extract the jar file?...lolz...are u freaking serious....how stupid is that...hold on...let me try the freaking damn thing...

Posted by Freemusic
oh hell no it didn't work...piece of shiet...i dragged and drop the whole jar file into the games directory...and i tried the other directory...and the piece of shiet still didn't work...damn...i swear...maybe its my freaking phone...

fawk it...i give up...i'm gonna buy me a freaking I-phone...

Posted by tranced
youre doing something wrong then. tell me step by step what youre doing

Posted by Freemusic
i downloaded the file....saved it on a temp file on my pc...and then i used the sony ericson file manager tool that came with the phone to move the jar file from the temp directory on my pc...to the games files on the sony memory stick....i even tried moving it to the application directory...as well as the other directory....its ok...i've given up....its not worth all this hassel....i've always known sony to be crap....i'm just one more testament to their level of crap...

Posted by tranced
can you copy the location where you saved the file on your phone?

Posted by Freemusic
this is the data directory structure....




Posted by steviegod
2iceman,thank u for the post,however when i download it to my phone the only option i have is to send it,i cant play it,any insight?


Posted by tranced
@freemusic: it's correct the place where they are placed. in your phone file manager, go to other, select the game and press install. it will ask you whether you wanna save it in games or applications.

@stevie: you probably are installing a unsopported file on your phone. maybe the file is compressed(.rar or .zip), decompress it and you'd be able to play your game

Posted by ROSAN
Thanks TRANCED
Your tutorial helps me to install games and applications in my k750i. I have already installed some jar files and they are working fine.
Still theses something I wanted to know.
How do I extract jar files from zip or rar files. Plz post in the simplest way as you can?
I already know to download and install jar files. So you just have to tell HOW TO EXTRACT JAR FILES FROM zip or rar compressed files.


Posted by jenlu
tranced,

steviegod is right. i'm having the same problem on my W200. i don't have an "install" function on my phone either. the only option i have is to send it out... it's freaking irritating

Posted by tranced
hi, jenlu

and i again say: what kind of file are you transfering to your phone?

Posted by ROSAN
Plz help . Do I have to install any other software to unzip the compressed files. If so whats that?
Plz guys someone help me to extract jar files from zip and rar compressed files. Thanks.

[ This Message was edited by: ROSAN on 2007-08-25 05:16 ]

Posted by jenlu
tranced, i'm trying to upload sis files into my w200 (into the 'others' folder)

Posted by Supa_Fly

On 2007-08-01 21:57:54, tranced wrote:
this is what you get when you open the game(.jar file)



you dont have to do anything with those files.

you just have to copy the game:


note: the game i downloaded it's called chavo



Ok Tranced. If a game that I've downloaded in WinRar format, when double clicked in WinXP shows up as files all over like what you have above in the first photo ... how do I move these to my M2 card on my K790a? do I just move ALL the files in the raw "Other" folder, or name a folder say "Sonic" and then into there? Do I need to somehow compile into a .jad file? If so how do I do this?


On 2007-08-25 06:11:00, ROSAN wrote:
Plz help . Do I have to install any other software to unzip the compressed files. If so whats that?
Plz guys someone help me to extract jar files from zip and rar compressed files. Thanks.

[ This Message was edited by: ROSAN on 2007-08-25 05:16 ]


WinRar or WinZip should do the trick in WinXP ... not sure if Vista needs it or not.

Posted by max_wedge
the things is, a java game is a type of archive with the extension "jar". Winrar will recognise a jar file as an archive and show you what's inside. You can even extract the files. However the files don't need to be extracted. You send the whole whatevername.jar file to the phone.

If windows hides file extensions on your system, disable that setting so you can see the actual full filename. If it's either .RAR or .JAR or ZIP, WinRAR will show the same icon, so you need to see the last three letters of the file name to tell. If it's RAR or ZIP, then unpack it and see if there is a JAR file inside. If it's got all these files (manifest, class files etc) inside it, then rename RAR (or ZIP) to JAR, and copy the file to the phone without unpacking it.

When you send via bluetooth it will install on the phone, if copied via file transfer it will end up where ever you put it and can install using the handset by selecting it.



Posted by deluded
@max, you beat me to it! Great post, couldn't have said it better myself. That should help out the people here who have problems identifying their .jar files.

Posted by Supa_Fly
Um I still don't get it.

I'll show you what I mean.



^ This is from a file in WinRAR on my PC. The file is titled " 3DTheFastAndFuriousTokyo.zip"

I don't have WinXP SP2 to show hidden extensions as you can see in the screenshot.

You guys mention just send "the" file to your phone over BT. But WHICH silly file is it. So many of these are .spl extension or another kind of extension. Nothing is clear that COULD be a master file. I had the same issue installing games on my old 6620 Nokia S60 2nd Edition phone. This is driving me INSANE!

The largest file in this zip file is a file called.
"track1.m3g" its 70,089 bytes.

Any explanation in a more lamens term for somebody that does understand the difference between Jar/Jad files but doesn't SEE a JAD file to send to his SE phone?

PLEASE HELP.


Posted by deluded
@PROM1, ok, here's what you do in the simplest way I can explain.


  1. Don't attempt to open your file "3DTheFastAndFuriousTokyo.zip", that is, don't double-click on it.

  2. All you need to do is change the file extension, that is, the back part of the file name that says ".zip" to ".jar". That's all there is to that.

  3. Send the file you've renamed, which should now be "3DTheFastAndFuriousTokyo.jar" to your phone, or copy it to "others" in your memory card.


Posted by Supa_Fly
Thanks Deluded!

Will give this a shot and try it.


On 2007-08-29 14:49:10, deluded wrote:
@PROM1, ok, here's what you do in the simplest way I can explain.


  1. Don't attempt to open your file "3DTheFastAndFuriousTokyo.zip", that is, don't double-click on it.

  2. All you need to do is change the file extension, that is, the back part of the file name that says ".zip" to ".jar". That's all there is to that.

  3. Send the file you've renamed, which should now be "3DTheFastAndFuriousTokyo.jar" to your phone, or copy it to "others" in your memory card.



Posted by deluded
No trouble at all! Hope it works for you!

Posted by deluded
@Prom1, how is it? Did you manage to get it to work?

Posted by REO
Once you have a game in a jar file, if you have Myexplorer, right click on the jar file, send to phone.... and wala......... it knows where to put it inside the phone.

Posted by mungos
omg,omg,omg,omg,omg,omg,omg,omg,omg,omg,

Posted by tranced

On 2007-12-24 21:00:22, mungos wrote:
omg,omg,omg,omg,omg,omg,omg,omg,omg,omg,
so?

did you discover how to use copy and paste?

Posted by Sony_4_Life
Thanks alot man


Posted by nivo22
+1 for stiky

Posted by Sav73
Hi I wish to transfer my language dictionaries from one Sony Ericsson ("SE") to another SE. I paid for this software so they are all legal, but I wish to transfer it so that I have the dictionaries on both phones. I've been searching the net and can't find anything whereby I transfer the files via my memory card or by Bluetooth.
The files seem to be stored in the memory card but when I stick it into the other phone, there are only a bunch of BIN files which I can't do anything with, apart from sending it again by Bluetooth!
Are there any programs to install or transfer these files/programs once I have the offline content stored or can I transfer the files without having to resort to purchasing the dictionary again.
Thanks
[ This Message was edited by: Sav73 on 2009-03-04 13:47 ]


Posted by flammeism
i need help.. when i bought my C510, there's no CD inside and i went to SE site to download the PC Suite but whenver i try to open it, it automatically shuts down.. is there another to install a jar file? what about the a2uploader?

Posted by Ciel27
I don't know why the tutorial does not work for me. I've read it for about the 100th time already and it seems it just doesn't work. My sony ericsson is c510. I cannot find the "OTHERS" folder there. There's not file manager either. Only the MEDIA folder when you press menu then you can see photos, music, videos, games, web feeds and settings. The settings is no good either. It just contained Orientation and Update media. How am I supposed to install the games? However, I was able to install the themes. Please help

EDIT: OMG! I used MYexplorer application and it worked! I suggest to those Sony ericsson users to use Myexplorer (it's free ) Then on the left panel, choose Files. Then, click the applications (Make sure you've downloaded the file already, it should be in filename.jar or filename.jad - do the renaming instructions if your file is in .zip or .rar format) then on the mini menubar, click the Install Java Application. I got some screenshots.



and

after you've find the mini-menubar. click the last icon there and this will be the result.



select your file from where you've saved it and ta-da! Thanks to aragorn666 for the idea of my phone explorer.
[ This Message was edited by: Ciel27 on 2010-04-22 09:45 ]


Posted by strauts
watta f.. Why you doing this so hardly? There are more isier way! Jtst plug in an USB in your phone and put jar files in any of phone folder! Unplug phone. Open that folder, an simply press 'instal'


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