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Configuring the BlackBerry Smartphone Simulator

Route the BlackBerry Browser through the BlackBerry MDS Simulator

Before BlackBerry Smartphone Simulator 6.0, the BlackBerry MDS Simulator was required for the BlackBerry Browser to connect to a website. In version 6.0 and later, the BlackBerry Browser connects directly to a website. However, you can continue to route your BlackBerry Browser connections through the BlackBerry MDS Simulator to use a proxy server or its logging capabilities.

  1. Append the parameter /app-param=MdsIP=xxx.x.x.x, to the batch file or command that you use to start the BlackBerry Smartphone Simulator, where xxx.x.x.x is the IP address of the computer that is running the BlackBerry Smartphone Simulator (for example

  2. Start the BlackBerry MDS Simulator and wait for it to finish loading.

  3. Start the BlackBerry Smartphone Simulator.

  4. On the home screen, click Manage Connections.

  5. Clear the Wi-Fi check box.

  6. On the home screen, open Options > Device > Advanced System Settings > Service Book.

  7. Delete the TCP service books that are listed (these may not exist in all simulators):

    a) Highlight the service book.

    b) Press the Menu key.

    c) Click Delete.

  8. Start the BlackBerry Browser.

Configure the phone number of the BlackBerry Smartphone Simulator in the BlackBerry Plug-in for Eclipse

You must use a command prompt parameter to specify the phone number.

  1. In the BlackBerry Plug-in for Eclipse, in the Project Explorer view, right-click your project.

  2. Click Run As.

  3. Click Run Configurations.

  4. Click the Simulator tab.

  5. Click the Advanced tab.

  6. Select the Use customized command options check box.

  7. In the Customized command line field, type /phone-number=<phonenumber> at the end of the command line, where <phonenumber> is the unique phone number to be used by the BlackBerry Smartphone Simulator.

  8. Click Apply.

  9. Click Close.

Save BlackBerry Smartphone Simulator configurations

If you have a set of options or a configuration that you use frequently, you can store the options for ease of reuse. There are a number of ways to store a configuration, including the following:

  • Set the configuration options using command-line options in the batch file that starts the BlackBerry Smartphone Simulator.
  • Use simulator profiles in the fledgelauncher.exe program.
  • Store the configuration in the integrated development environment you are using.

If you store profiles in the integrated development environment, see the instructions in the documentation for the IDE or plug-in.

The location of user settings

Your operating system specifies the default save location for the .conf files that contain the settings you apply to the BlackBerry Smartphone Simulator. For all operating systems, if the BlackBerry Smartphone Simulator cannot save information to the specified folder (%PROFILE%\net\rim\fledge-2), your settings will be stored in a temporary folder.

Operating system


Windows XP and Windows Vista

C:\Documents and Settings\<user_name>\net\rim\fledge-2

Windows 7