Installing .jars

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones and Media Players' started by TheGoldenKing, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. TheGoldenKing

    TheGoldenKing Member

    Jun 4, 2008
    United States
    Hi I'm brand new to installing games and apps on my phone and I recently downloaded some games in .jar format for my phone, but I couldn't get them to work. I tried putting them on my phone, but it doesn't let me open them. I also tried opening them on my computer while my phone was plugged in, but I got a mainframe error message. I have an Lg Sentio is there anyway I can install these games or is there a better way to get free games on the phone? Thanks in advance.
  2. FireEmblemGuy

    FireEmblemGuy Celebrating a decade of shitposting

    Jul 6, 2007
    United States
    Michigan, USA
    Most phones don't let you directly install Java apps due to the potentially malicious nature; if you could go online and download them through your phone they might install that way, but that'd incur data charges and might not even work.

    I'd recommend asking someone at a forum that's good with phones; back in the day I asked around at HowardForums but as I haven't been there in years I don't know if the place is even still running.
  3. scrtmstr

    scrtmstr GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Aug 20, 2009
    the Netherregions!
    well you're on an LG, which is on a firmware that blocks all .jar installations. SE's and nokias do allow you to install .jars you've downloaded. The only phones that don't are samsungs and LG's, along with some others. I might be wrong though, but it's my experience and I download a lot of .jars.
  4. Quanno

    Quanno GBAtemp Fan

    Apr 29, 2008
    I have a samung, but i can install .jar just fine. You need to open up de .jad file, usually included with the .jar.

    If not, try to google for it and edit it with the corresponding .jar
  5. SifJar

    SifJar Not a pirate

    Apr 4, 2009
    My LG phone lets me install .JAR files just fine.

    I would advise getting a .JAD file to go with your .JAR files, some phones require those. Google for a JAD Maker.

    Also, on one LG phone, I read that you need to make a folder called "apps" on the root of the micro SD card, and put the .JAR files in it, then you can install them, you may want to try that.

    Failing this, I would advise asking at HowardForums as was suggested above: I visit these forums reasonably regularly, and can confirm they're still fairly active.
  6. mkoo

    mkoo GBAtemp Fan

    Aug 30, 2007
    try 'pushing' the file by Bluetooth