How to Install Java ME on a Cell Phone

by Necie Reed
Many popular mobile games run on Java ME.

Many popular mobile games run on Java ME.

Java Micro Edition, also known as Java ME, is the mobile version of the Java Runtime Environment. Think of it as Java for a cell phone or other mobile and wireless devices. Like other popular Java platforms, Java ME can be downloaded and installed free of charge. Installing it on your cell phone gives you the ability to run games and other applications you can use for global chat, image viewing and various other things. Since many downloadable mobile apps run on Java, installing Java ME is a must for maximizing the entertainment capabilities of your cell phone.

1

Go to the Java ME Downloads page (link in Resources) and download the Java application to your desktop.

2

Connect your mobile phone to your PC. This can be done using a USB cable, infrared or Bluetooth, depending on the type of cell phone you have.

3

Right-click the downloaded Java file and select "Copy" from the pop-up menu.

4

Click the "Start" button in the lower left corner of your desktop. Select "Computer" from the Start menu and then double-click your mobile device listed on the screen.

5

Double-click the "My Documents" folder under your cell phone's storage space. Right-click within the folder and select "Paste" from the pop-up menu.

6

Navigate to the "My Documents" folder on your cell phone. Double-tap the Java file you pasted into the folder to begin the installation process.

7

Follow the on-screen prompts on your cell phone. Reboot the device after the installation is complete.

About the Author

Necie Reed began writing professionally in 2009. Her work appears online, focusing on topics about technology, software, video games and relationships. She also blogs and is the owner of a forum website. Reed earned her Bachelor of Science in technology from Devry University and her Master of Business Administration in project management from Keller Graduate School.

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