Many people, especially older users of Symbian, will miss all the Java applications that now cannot be longer used because of a lack of support by the new Android devices. If you belong to this category of users, then you are just in the right place. This short and simple tutorial is just to guide you, step by step, so that you can install these Java apps on your new Android device. The procedure is very simple, but if you are not very experienced or-much less familiar with the kind of changes that will be proposed, remember that it is always advised to get help from those more experienced than you, to avoid any trouble with your phone.
Make sure you have on hand the following files and devices ready:
- An Android device
- A file manager, such as ES File Manager
How to install Java apps on Android
First, we need to download the files needed for the installation of a Java emulator environment. The two files to download are JBED.apk and the library libjbedvm.so. You can then proceed to copy the second file (libjbedvm.so) within the folder ‘/ system / lib’ of your device, as shown, to allow proper installation of the emulator. To do this, you can make use of your favorite file manager, or you can use ES File Manager, a great file manager app which is completly free .
The installation of this emulator is very simple, just use the file JBed.Apk (that you previously downloaded). The installation will take a few minutes to complete, and when this is completed, do not start the application, but reboot your phone and run the application JBed. This application allows the execution of the Java files on your system when no propetary or specific version (e.g. whatsapp for java) are found. Once JBed is started go to “Menu” and select the select the file with the extension. Jar and. Jad that you want to install. Indeed with the installation of JBed app you will be able to run them any java app as a regular app on your mobile phone, just as you did with your old device.