Installing BlackBerry Tablet OS SDK for Adobe AIR

Users of 64bit windows might get frustrated installing the new BlackBerry Tablet OS SDK if you are not using the 32bit Java Development Kit (JDK). When you run the .exe from BlackBerry, an error claims that “Win64 not supported. The author of the package you are installing did not include support for this platform.” The solution is trivial:

Unzip “BlackBerryTabletSDK-Air-Installer-0.9.0-Win.exe” and you should see 2 folders, “InstallerData” and “Windows”. Go into the Windows folder and find the .lax file.

Open the file in a text editor and change this line

lax.nl.current.vm=

to

lax.nl.current.vm=[your path to java.exe]

If you are not sure where is your JDK installation, check your C:/Program Files (x86)/Java folder for a folder named like jdkx.x.x_xx. Open it and look for the bin folder inside, your java.exe should be inside. For example, my path would be:

lax.nl.current.vm=C:/Program Files (x86)/Java/jdk1.6.0_22/bin/java.exe

Save the file and run the .exe in the same folder (BlackBerryTabletSDK-Air-Installer-0.9.0.201010221500.exe) to start the installation.

If you do not have your JDK yet, get it at http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html

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