java – Blackberry: Speeding up Simulator start – Education Career Blog

Running any Blackberry Simulator for the JDE takes forever to launch. Any ideas on speeding it up? I see that it looks through a bunch of generic files while booting up, can I strip it down? All I want to do is test my app, which only relies on e-mail, maps and the contact book.


If you’re using a JRE/JDE and simulator both 5.0 or higher, you can use the Code Hot Swap feature to update the app in a running simulator without having to restart it.


There’s a couple of things that can be done, but only if you don’t need the functionality.

Both of these are from the Edit -> Preferences -> Simulator Tab (this assumes you are using the JDE)

1) If you don’t need connectivity for your app, on the Simulator -> Network tab, make sure “Disable Registration” and “Start with radio off” are checked.

2) If you don’t need MMC support, on the Simulator -> Memory tab, make sure “Do not support Multimedia Card Simulation” is checked.

I’m not sure how much this will help, but it should make it a bit faster.

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