< How To Download Free Games and Apps to Boost CDMA Phones (Incognito, Seek, Juno, etc.)
2011
02.28

GetJar

Downloading games to Boost phones can be confusing because Boost has two different networks called iDEN and CDMA. The two networks use fundamentally different technology and phones. The procedure for installing games and apps is also very different between iDEN and CDMA. Here are the basics for CDMA users:

How to tell if you have a CDMA phone.

If you have a Motorola phone with a model number starting with the letter "i" it's iDEN.  Current iDEN models include the i290, i335, i465 "Clutch",  i776, i856 "Debut" and the i9 "Stature".  Ignore the rest of this post and go to the main BoostApps help page for download instructions.

If you have any phone that doesn't have a model number starting with the letter "i" or is not a Motorola, you have a CDMA phone. Current models include the Sanyo Incognito, Mirro, and Juno; Samsung Rant and Seek and Motorola W385 , Rambler and Bali.

How to download apps and games to CDMA phones

1) Visit boostapps.com with your phone's browser.
2) Find a game or app you want.
3) Click the "JAD" link below the app's description. The phone will download and install the app.  Do not use the "Send to Phone" button!

The great thing about CDMA phones is that you aren't limited to using BoostApps.com or a Loader.  CDMA phones can install games and apps from many  free mobile download sites. The procedure varies a little from site to site but is generally something like this.

  • In most cases you don't want to use the Universal App Loader, it's mainly for the iDEN phones
  • Go to a mobile download site (see below for a list of ones that work) with the phone's built in browser
  • If it asks you to pick a phone and yours isn't listed pick one with the same screen size, for example:
    • Use Motorola V300 for the Bali, Rambler and Seek; Motorola (176x220).
    • Use Motorola V190  for the W385 (128x160)
    • Use Samsung A707 for the Incognito, Mirro and Juno (240x320)
  • Find a game you want and click the download link or button
  • Don't expect every game or app to work.  Typically only about half of them do

Download sites that work: I've successfully downloaded and installed games from these sites to my Boost CDMA Motorola Rambler

GetJar: wap.getjar.com If GetJar says it doesn't recognize your phone choose Samsung, Motoroloa , LG or Java.  It doesn't seem to matter which.

Hovr wap.hovr.com

FunForMobile wap.funformobile.com

Mobilerated mobilerated.com/wap/

Phoload m.phoload.com

Sites that don't work

Umnet: This site is very badly designed.  It's possible but difficult and time consuming to install games from Umnet using the Universal App Loader. See the Loader Help page for instructions

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  1. mr.dennis can you gave me a 1 games only i do my best but it cannot download can you help my question?

    • If you can't download it means that you either don't have data available or your phone doesn't support downloading Java ME apps. There's nothing I can to give you data or make your phone do something it wasn't designed to do.

  2. MY FAVORITE GAMES

  3. I'd like java games

  4. i like games and apps,please help me

    • Have you read the Help Page? It will probably tell you what you need to know. If, after reading it, you still have a specific question please ask.

  5. I LIKE THAT

  6. Dennis, Pls help me how to download. Tnks!

  7. I like games

  8. I WANT TO DOWNLOAD THIS APPS BUT NOT ABLE
    DENNIS PLEASE HELP ME.!"*'-'*!!!!

    • Have you read the help page? If not please do. If has downloding instructions. After you read it, please ask me about anything you don't understand.

  9. its help me 🙂