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2010
06.26

Help

Welcome to BoostApps.com. This site lets you download free games and apps to Boost Mobile and other phones  without the need for cables, loader programs or even a PC.

Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about using this site.

Q. If these apps are free why am I getting charged by my operator for downloading and running them?
A. The apps and games themselves are free, you pay nothing for the app or game. However downloading apps uses data and your operator will charge you for the data used downloading. In addition, many apps use data when you run them. Messagers like Hike and WhatsApp use data to send and receive messages, browsers use data to load web pages and ad-supported apps use data to download ads.  Click here to only see apps that don’t use data while you are running them.

Q. I’m using Free Basics and downloading apps is using my paid data. I though Free Basics gave me free data.
A. Free Basics is a service that is operated by Facebook, not by BoostApps. It gives users of participating mobile operators free data for browsing websites, including BoostApps, that have been approved by Free Basics. However, Free Basics free data doesn’t work for downloading. You must use paid data to download.

Q. What phones do these games work on? 
A. The apps and games on BoostApps are Java ME (also called J2ME) apps.They work on phones that support Java ME including Nokia S40 and S60, Asha and Symbian Belle phones and most non-smartphones  from Samsung, LG and Sony Ericisson.

Q. How can I get the games and apps on BoostApps.com on my phone?
A. Here’s how to install them:

If you are browsing BoostApps on a PC:
1. On the BoostApps PC site find an app you like and look for the Jump Code. It’s at the bottom of the post.
2. Go to boostapps.com with your phone browser and click the “Enter Jump Code” link just below the page header.
3. On the next page enter the Jump Code in the text box and press the “Jump” button which you take you to the app’s download page.
4. Click the JAD link near the bottom of the app page to download and install the app.

If you are browsing Boostapps on your phone
1) Use the search box or categories at the bottom of every page on the site to find the a game or app you want.
2) Click the “JAD” link below the app’s description. The phone will download and install the app

Q. I have an Android phone.  Will the apps on BoostApps work on it?
A. No, but don’t feel bad, there are many more and much better free apps in the Play Store (formerly Android Market) on the phone. Tap the Play or Market icon on the phone to get started downloading.

Q. I have a BlackBerry, can I use these games and apps
A. The apps on this site are intended for non-smartphones. Some of them work on BlackBerrys but many don’t. The best sources for BlackBerry apps are BlackBerry App World and this big list of free BlackBerry software.

Q. I have a QWERTY phone  and the number keys don’t work in games. Can this be fixed?

A. You need to switch the keypad to number mode.  On most phones press Fn twice to switch to number pad mode. If that doesn’t work try a long press on the Fn key to switch the keyboard to phone number pad mode. Once you are in number mode you can use the the number keys in games that use numbers as controls.  You have to do this on QWERTY phones for any game that uses the number keys. To switch back to QWERTY either tap FN once or do another long press.

Q. I have a QWERTY phone and I can’t type letters or symbols in the ID and password fields of some apps. What’s the solution?
A. Some apps don’t “see” the QWERTY keys and  only recognize the number keys.  Do a long press on the Fn key or press Fn twice  to switch the keyboard to phone number pad mode and then you can triple tap the number keys to enter letters and symbols as if you were using a non-QWERTY phone. For example to type a “C”, press “2” three times.

Q. Can I watch YouTube or other web videos on my non-smart phone.
Some of the phones including the Sanyo Incognito and the Motorola Rambler will play videos from m.youtube.com and other mobile video sites.

Q. Can I listen to Internet radio stations on my non-smart phone?
A. Virtual Radio works well on many phones including the Motorola Rambler and Theory, Sanyo Incognito and Innuendo, Samsung Seek, and LG Rumor Reflex.

Q. My  phone doesn’t have a music player, can I install one?

A. I’ve tried a number of MP3 player apps and none have worked on phones that don’t have a built in music player and SD card.

Q. I signed up to subscribe to BoostApps by email but now I don’t want it anymore, how do I unsubscribe
A. Click the “Unsubscribe now” or “Manage your subscriptions” link at the bottom of any of the emails.

Q. How can I change the avatar on my comments?
A. Create an account at en.gravatar.com and upload your avatar there. Be sure to sign up at Gravatar with the same email address that you use here or it won’t work.

Q.  I have a question that wasn’t answered here. How can I get help?
A.  If your question is a general one about using the site please leave a comment with your question. If your question is about a specific app or game on BoostApps, leave it in a comment on that app’s post.

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  1. how permanently modify my features and br0wser?my phone is oplus 2.6 feature phone.

  2. The forum link is missing from the main site.

    • I’m in the process of shutting the forum down.

      Last week my hosting provider disabled the entire site because it was using too much CPU. I’ve moved the site to a new host and am eliminating the forum and the Universal App Loader because they are little used and add significantly to the CPU load.

      BoostApps gets a lot of traffic, most of it from the developing world. It generates very little ad revenue which is insufficient to cover hosting costs. I have no incentive to move to the higher priced hosting needed retain the forum and loader. By eliminating non essential features I hope be able to keep the site’s most important feature, the app downloads, available for as long as they are useful.

    • Sorry to hear that, there is also a link in the “The game or app I want isn’t on BoostApps. How can I get it?” answer. Will there still be new apps added to the site?

    • I don’t know if I will be adding new apps to the site. I no longer use a Java ME capable phone and I’m pretty busy if other projects. If I have some time, I’ll add an app or two.

  3. more power

  4. Is it work in Nokia Asha 501??

    • Most of the apps on BoostApps should work on the Nokia 501.

  5. Good afternoon. May i know how can i use the built in browser in my phone to stream music & to see video & social networking. Phone illy brand.

    • Sorry I don’t know anything about illy phones. Try going to youtube.com with the phone’s browser. It the phone supports video it should work. For social networking facebook.com and twitter.com shoud work with any phone.

  6. can you help install the apps
    m phone is Samsung

    • Did you read this page? It tells you everything I know about downloading apps.

  7. my phone nokia 6120 how can download facebook with photo video message and etc.thank u

  8. I subscribed into supersurfmax50 but i can not use it or i can’t surf any website. Pls help me.

  9. died you have free games & how to get those…

  10. How to get scteen shot on some old phones?

  11. if i download the java file on pc and i open it it looks like pc game?

    • No, Java ME apps do not work on PC’s unless you install a Java ME emulator. Emulators display the app the same size as it would appear on a real phone, The screenshots on this site were made using an emulator.

  12. Is there a JAD file command to hide the top bar that displays signal strength, battery life, and time? “fullscreen: true” or “taskbar: hide” maybe?

    • The commands in the jad file are called “midlet attributes”. If you Google that phrase you will find lots of information. There’s no midlet attribute in the Java ME spec that tells the app to run full screen.

      Some phone manufactures have extended the spec with additional attributes. I think some brands have added an attribute to force full screen but I don’t recall which brands or what the commands are.

  13. please help me,how can i download these apps without data charges?

    • Cellular data is rarely free. You need a phone that supports WiFi and a school, cafe, library etc. with free public WiFi.

  14. Where can I find the “Enter Jump Code?

  15. How to download this games,music,video and apps..??

    • This page tells you how to download apps and games. There are no videos or music on BoostApps so I can’t help you with that.

    • I like games

  16. Free apps for nokia 520

  17. I need to download a game

  18. how i can download for htc phone

    • Most HTC phones are Android, a few are Windows Phone.
      If yours is an Android phone use the Play Store to get apps.
      If your phone is a Windows Phone use the Windows Phone Store to get apps.

      The apps on BoostApps are for certain old school non-smartphones only.

  19. My phone is iPhone3 what’s application for me..

    • The only games that work on iPhones are the ones from the Apple App store on your phone.

  20. My phone is Nokia 520 what’s application for the best for me

    • The only apps that will work on the Nokia Lumia 520 are the ones in the Store app on your phone.

  21. Sir dinis” when i press some of this bostapps thy always show the free basic and i can not go to games. And one more QS,HW can it fine jump code?

  22. My phone is HTC, can I able to download games?

    • Probably not from this site. Most HTC phones are Android and do not run these Java ME games.

  23. my phone is a chery mobile,do you have a free games fir this mobile??

    • The games on this site will only work on your phone if it supports Java ME. I don’t know which, if any, Cherry Mobile phones do.

  24. How do I download the game?

    • click the Download link on game page. If that doesn’t work see the Help Page at http://boostapps.com/help/ for causes and possible solutions.

  25. Can i request?
    next time i wish there’s have an android/smart phone app and games? because most of all we used android/smartphone please

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