Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Install Opera Mini on SMT5800 Verizon

I had a desire to install Opera Mini on my Verizon SMT5800 SmartPhone (windows Mobile 6) and had a difficult time finding instructions how to do it.

If you would like to customize your SMT5800 Home screen, read this article

To install Opera Mini on a SMT 5800 Verizon phone, follow these instructions:

1.) Go to this link and follow the instructions step by step. Don't worry, the instructions are for the HTC s621, but work perfectly for the Verizon SMT5800 (which is a HTC phone).

2.) Download and install Esmertec Jbed 20080328.31.zip You may have to google this, or go to http://www.xda-developers.com/ sign up (free) and search for it.

3.) Drag the unzipped files to your phone and install it (from the phone), select the main memory, not a storage card

3.) Go to http://www.operamini.com/ and download it to your pc

4.) Drag opera mini to your phone and install (from the phone)

That's it.

FYI: Opera sometime renders things weird, like dropping the bottom line on your screen. Also, sometimes you have to close opera, then relaunch the java midlet in order to close opera properly. Othewise, it does a way better job than pocket internet explorer.

Found a much more detailed post here: http://pdaphonehome.com/forums/htc-libra-verizon-smt5800/105483-java-midlet-managers-bluetooth.html


hokiefan said...

Thanks for your help. Could you tell me which phone model you selected from the opera-mini website? I tried both of the "generic" versions and I kept getting an error while installing. I'm sure its something that I'm doing wrong, but if you could steer me in the right direction, it would be greatly appreciated.

Thoughts said...

It has been a while, but I think I had used the HTC s710