Do you have hard time typing that long OTA download link into BlackBerry Browser? Or already tried 2-3 times and still not going through because of typing error and need to check that long complicated URL again on the website (Specially downloading free OTA themes). And you still have some more OTA themes, Apps and couple wallpapers to download into your new BlackBerry. No worries. You have the easiest and fun way of downloading these OTA BlackBerry Apps, themes, ringtones and wallpapers. Even you can do lot more than that with this magical built in QR code reader in BlackBerry Messenger 5.0.
As you already know about the BlackBerry Messenger 5.0 introduced this promising QR code technology for adding BlackBerry PINs, you can use the same BlackBerry Messenger to scan and input that long OTA URL into BlackBerry browser without manually typing it at all. This will surely make your life easy.
What you need
- BlackBerry Messenger 5.0
- Firefox browser with QR code generator Add-on
Since you already have BBM 5.0 installed, and if you are browsing BlackBerry blogs and websites from Mozilla Firefox browser through PC/Mac, install this light weight QR code generator add-on and you’re done. That’s it, the fun begins.
How to download OTA Apps, Themes into BlackBerry
- Right click the OTA link you are downloading and move mouse pointer to Create barcode from link to get the QR code image
- On your BlackBerry open the BBM 5.0 and select Scan a Group Barcode
- Point BlackBerry BBM barcode camera to QR code image
- You’ll hear the beep sound when BBM scans it and you’ll see the download prompt on BlackBerry
What else can you do
The BBM 5.0 QR code reader is primarily designed to scan BBM PINs can read the URLs and open it in the browser. It is also capable of scanning QR codes for phone numbers and dialing after the prompt. With other QR code readers, it is also capable of inputting SMS QR code with predefined text and number.
Jump over to download free ringtones, wallpapers, free apps or what ever you like. Never worry about typing that long complicated download link again on BlackBerry keyboard.