Install new java midlets

by Jimbob
(Seattle, WA, USA)

How to install new Java midlets on this phone? I've got a micro-usb cable for file transfers but if it's possible to use java midlets i don't know where to place them so the phone will execute them. Any ideas?

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Hi Jimbob,

Since you have a data cable, I assume you also have also inserted a microsd memory card into your phone. Once you insert it, the phone usually formats it and creates a bunch of folders including one for games and apps. I don't remember the exact folder names, and I don't currently have a memory card inserted in my ex431g to check.

Once you've transferred the files, then you should be able to navigate to those folders and install and launch the app.

If you don't have a memory card installed, then you can transfer the file to your phone via Bluetooth or web. Usually it then goes into the received files folder, and from there you can repeat the process.

Another option for downloading java apps is to do it over the web from a site like m.getjar.mobi Choose Java J2ME as you type of phone. This works, but it does cost you airtime. You can save some airtime by first going to the getjar site on your computer and finding the app you want before using your phone to download it.

Hope this helps.

Regards,
sb (admin)

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Jun 16, 2016
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*I can't*
by: Anonymous

There's literally no source for me to install a jar on this phone, i can't do it through the built in installer, and the tracfone site itself doesn't have any java games to download.

Jun 16, 2016
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maybe this will work
by: Anonymous

People are saying that Tracfone is blocking installation of jar midlets unless they're downloaded using airtime.

Maybe this will work. Trying it won't hurt your phone. Put a micro SD/TF card in the EX431G and let it do its thing to create folders and get a Java folder in there somehow. Once you have that folder created on the TF with maybe one Java app that you created like Tracfone wants, then you can swap out that TF to your PC and add as many jar files as you want using your PC's internet connection and skipping use of Tracfone airtime for the jar downloads.

Data connection charges on Tracfone are very expensive!

Oct 15, 2015
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Downloading Java doesn't work
by: Anonymous

I can't install any java games. They say install failed, and I can't even download any from sites like UMNET, and even the official HOMEPAGE says there are no downloadable games for it currently!

Please help!

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