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J2ME .jar/.jad app download tool for the LG Rumor Touch (LG VM510)
J2ME Downloader App written for and tested on Virgin Mobile LG VM510 Rumor Touch
My FileConfusicator site got hacked, and was shut down by the free hosting provider. Rather than risk this happening again, I'm going to leave it dead.
Sorry to all those of you who were using it the way it was intended :(
Original info about the FileConfusicator, if you want to make something similar for yourself:
I decided that j2me wasn't really the way to go for this process, since the phone's data service is what is blocking downloads. So, I built a website to work around the download limitations.
HOW IT WORKS:
You enter a URL and the file extension you want to append to it so VM's network doesn't realize the file is actually a .jad or .jar.
The website downloads the file from the URL to its own storage, and then sends it to the phone with the added extension and a different MIME type. the ".zip" extension with binary file MIME type seems to work well.
It (was) built to work with Opera Mini 5.1 so you don't always have to type URL's or use fancy downloader software. You will need a j2me file manager, like minicommander, to rename the files after downloading them (I get around the network limits by making downloads into .tmp files!)
WllieinSF has kindly provided links to MiniCommander and other goodies in .zip files which can be found in the comments below.
Note: I've noticed that a lot of downloads were failing due to improper URLs being entered into the FileConfusicator. Be sure that the URL you paste into the textbox ends in .xxx, where .xxx represents an extension such as, but not limited to, .jad .jar .gif or .mp3
I was asked for help with .jar and .jad files. Rather than redo the work already put forth by DanaTheTeacher, I'm linking to her hubs and other useful places.
- How to Install Apps from the Opera App Store on an LG Rumor Touch- The Willie Files Episode 3
LG Rumor Touch from Sprint or Virgin Mobile can download apps from the Opera Mobile App Store.
- How to Download and Install Free Apps and Games on the LG Rumor Touch from Virgin Mobile
Install 3rd party apps on the LG Rumor Touch mobile phone from Virgin Mobile or Sprint. Download apps from my personal collection for free and even get Angry Birds!
- How to Install and Download Apps OTA for Virgin Mobile or Sprint LG Rumor Touch Using Jar2Jad
Easy PC Independent OTA installation of Java apps and Games on the LG Rumor Touch with these new breakthrough apps. Virgin Mobile or Sprint.
- "Seekers" of LG Rumor Touch (Virgin Mobile or Sprint) Apps- My Ongoing List of Tested Games
Free touchscreen games to install on the LG Rumor Touch with Virgin Mobile or with Sprint. List of the best games and link to instructions to install.
- How to Choose My App Folder-Games and Applications- on the LG Rumor Touch (Virgin Mobile and Sprint)
- How to Get Free Ringtones and Message Tones for the Virgin Mobile LG Rumor Touch- Step by Step
Your LG Rumor Touch from Virgin Mobile or Sprint can get free ringtones and message tones. Learn how to download and install them step by step.
- How to Use BlueFTP LG Rumor Touch App to Install Free Ringtones
- The Willie Files Episode 1- Virgin Mobile or Sprint LG Rumor Touch OTA Apps, Ringtones, and Wallpape
- How to Install Java Apps OTA to the LG Rumor Touch With MiniCommander-Willie Files Episode 2
- vmtouch.freeforums.org Index page
vmtouch.com Forum, good source for info and .zip-packaged software for the Rumor Touch
Original hub content:
I am currently working on refining an app I have written for the Rumor Touch phone which allows the direct download of .jar files to the SD card.
annoying part of the app is I haven't managed to hook bookmarks from
Opera (much less the built-in Netfront browser,) so the user has to
manually type the whole download URL to get it to work. Myself, I try to
download the .jar with Opera, it kicks out to Netfront, and says
content not supported. Then I write down (pencil and paper, gasp!) the
URL and run my downloader, type in the URL, and voila!
Right now it works but needs polish for public release.
It also downloads every other type of file I've tried except .jad files (which are blocked by the VM phone proxy server.)
However, certain files are modified by VM's proxy server during download. Image files which exceed the device resolution of 200x400 are compressed to 170x170 pixels, and if those large pics are animated .gif files, the animation frames are removed as well. So, it's better to use Opera Mini 5.1 to download images since they've gotten around the proxy server limitations for those. I like using Opera to download all other filetypes than .jar or .jad files since I don't particularly enjoy typing the whole URL for downloads if I don't have to.
like comments to assess interest in this project. Also you can
<contact me> here on hubpages and leave me a message. I'll
Anyone who wants to make me work faster on releasing improvements is welcome to donate to my Paypal account, but the app itself will be released as freeware. Money is a great motivator, though!
Type the URL of the file you want in the appropriate box, and the destination filename in its box. You can modify the path if you want.
or not the URL is not a valid file, the app will create the file on the
SD card, or overwrite it if it already exists, and it won't warn you
it's overwriting, so take care.
If the app hangs trying to access the internet, it won't display any progress for a while. If the app hangs up, or you decide you don't really want the file you're downloading in the middle of the process, press Break. The app will exit and not write the complete file to the SD card, but it will create the file on the card and write any completed downloaded data to the file.
If there is an error, the HTML code for the error will be written into the destination filename instead of the desired file. Error files seem to be from 256 to 337 bytes. If you suspect an error, rename the file to a .txt file and read it to see. If it's an error, it'll be obvious at that point.
The app will tell you the
filesize once downloaded and go back to its main menu. Press Exit on the
main menu screen to leave the app politely.
Download links are below.
The Dreaded "Access denied" File
<?xml version="1.0"?> <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd"> <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"> <head> <title>!</title> </head> <body> <p>Access denied</p> </body> </html>