4 Sep 2011 cdfrey   » (Journeyer)

bbTracker and Local Content warning on the BlackBerry

    I've been playing with the bbTracker BlackBerry app on a BlackBerry 9000 device, running v5.0.0.348 (Platform 5.2.0.23) firmware. bbTracker is an open source GPS logger, which just tracks your location, but does not include maps. Useful for very basic GPS work, or for Open Street Map.

    Anyway, when you install this application as a COD file, it is not signed like many others, and when it tries to access the filesystem on the device, the BlackBerry OS shows the following prompt message:

      The application bbTracker has attempted to open local content. But it does not contain a signature. It might not be from a trusted source. Would you like to allow this? Yes/No

    This gets very annoying, as you can imagine. And this particular prompt does not have a "do not ask me again" checkbox, so it appears every time.

    I'm using a BlackBerry 9000 device, running v5.0.0.348 (Platform 5.2.0.23) firmware.

    Since bbTracker is not signed, you will need to adjust the filesystem permissions manually. Go into Options | Applications | Edit Permissions. Unsigned applications have three main groups: RIM, MIDP groups, and MIDP JSRs.

    Groups

    When the cursor is along the top, select MIDP groups:

    MIDP group

    Expand the Data Space, using the main menu:

    Data space

    I set all these options to ALLOWED:

    Menu options Finished

    I'm not sure what the ONESHOT, SESSION, and BLANKET options are, but allowing these permissions removes the above prompt for me.

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