DocID: 14243 - How do I install PDF To Go 1.0 on my BlackBerry smartphone?
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How do I install PDF To Go 1.0 on my BlackBerry smartphone?

Document ID: 14243
Last Reviewed: 11/20/2009

This document applies to:
Documents To Go Premium 1.0 for BlackBerry (OS 4.5/4.6)
Documents To Go Premium 1.0 for BlackBerry (OS 4.7 and above)

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Question:

How do I install PDF To Go 1.0 on my BlackBerry smartphone?

Answer:

PDF To Go 1.0 is part of the Premium Edition of Documents To Go 1.0 and is installed separately from. The easiest (and recommended) way to install PDF To Go is to do so "Over The Air" (OTA) as described below. This method requires an internet connection on the handheld. If an OTA installation is not possible, it can be installed by copying a set of installation files to the BlackBerry from a computer. Both methods of installation are described below.

NOTE: PDF To Go requires Documents To Go Premium Edition v1.005 or higher (purchase or trial).

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Over The Air installation (OTA):

To download & install the PDF To Go 1.0 application, follow these steps:

  1. Open one of the Documents To Go applications on the BlackBerry.
  2. Press the Menu key and select Download PDF To Go.
  3. Choose 'Yes' when asked if you want to connect to the DataViz website.
  4. On the "PDF To Go Download Area" page, select "Download PDF To Go for OS 4.x devices".
  5. Click the Download button and follow the on-screen steps to complete the download & installation.

NOTE: The menu option for "Download PDF To Go" will not appear if you are using the Standard Edition, if you are using a version lower than 1.005, or if PDF To Go is already installed.


Alternative installation:

PDF To Go 1.0 can also be installed by downloading a set of files to your desktop computer, then copying them to your BlackBerry using Mass Storage Mode or the Media Manager application. Follow the steps below:

  1. Download one of the following files, depending on the Device Software version* installed on your BlackBerry:

    OS 4.5:
    pdftogo1003_ota_os45.zip (Save this file to the Desktop)

    OS 4.6:
    pdftogo1003_ota_os46.zip (Save this file to the Desktop)

    OS 4.7:
    pdftogo1003_ota_os47.zip (Save this file to the Desktop)

    * NOTE: "Device Software version" refers to the version of the OS on your phone, NOT the version of BlackBerry Desktop Manager on your computer. To check the OS version on your BlackBerry, click here for steps.

  2. Unzip the file to create a folder named "PDF To Go OTA (OS 4.x)".
  3. Connect your BlackBerry to the computer with a USB cable (if prompted to turn on Mass Storage Mode, choose "Yes").
  4. Use Mass Storage Mode or Media Manager to copy the entire "PDF To Go OTA (OS 4.x)" folder to a location on your BlackBerry.
  5. Open the Media application on the BlackBerry, press the Menu key, and choose Explore.

  6. Browse to and open the "PDF To Go OTA (OS 4.x)" folder, then select "- PDFToGo.jad" (it should be at the top of the list of files).

  7. Select the Download button to start the installation (it will look and act like a download, but will not actually connect to the internet).

After installation, the "PDF To Go OTA (OS 4.x)" folder can be deleted (or saved for backup purposes).

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