Installing the Blackberry JDE on 64-bit Windows

February 7th, 2011

When installing the blackberry JDE on 64-bit Windows, expect to run into several problems.  There are two big problems that I encountered when trying to get setup.

Problem 1 – Cannot find javaw

After running through the installation and trying to start the JDE, I received an error message saying ‘cannot find javaw’. That was odd to me because I was sure I had JDK installed. The problem was that the Blackberry JDE is not compatible with the 64-bit version of JDK, which is what I had. However, after downloading the 32-bit version of JDK, I found a second problem.

Problem 2 – Cannot find RIMIDEWin32Util.dll

Now I was confused. I was certain I had everything installed properly, but I was still receiving errors. A few forum posts suggested setting path and javahome to their full locations. Open up the following file:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Research In Motion\BlackBerry JDE 6.0.0\bin\ide.bat

Once opened we are going to add 2 lines to the beginning of the file. Change the file from this:

start javaw -Xmx1024M -DRIM_RUNTIME=..\lib -DRIM_BIN=..\bin -jar IDE.jar

to this:

SET PATH=C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jdk1.6.0_22\bin;%PATH%
SET JAVAHOME=C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jdk1.6.0_22
start javaw -Xmx1024M -DRIM_RUNTIME=..\lib -DRIM_BIN=..\bin -jar IDE.jar

Save, close and try to start the JDE. This time you should be error free.

Jacob Haskins

Jacob has always had an interest in learning and problem solving. Whether working with Objective C, PHP, Actionscript, FLEX, JavaScript or any other language, he finds that there is always something new to learn. He enjoys development projects most when getting to use new technologies.

9 Responses to “Installing the Blackberry JDE on 64-bit Windows”

  1. Darto KLoning says:

    thanks, finnaly BB JDE run without error after i add 2 lines as your instructions. but, after a couple minute it keeps teeling me an error of “\Program Files (x86)\Research In Motion\BlackBerry JDE 4.7.0\bin\Settings.rc (Acces is denied)”.

    I’m using BlackBerry JDE 4.7.0 and jdk1.6.0_24. After i look into installed folder of Blackberry JDE 4.7.0\bin thers no file named Settings.rc.

    Is there something step that i missed?
    Pleasee help me…

  2. mfc100u.dll says:

    gr8 article men… i subscribed ;)… holla

  3. Sir. Belfox says:

    Thanks man,

    Worked like a charm, although you might want to set the correct path to your JDK folder.

  4. MouDi says:

    Thank you so much ! but i had a probleme coz my JDE is a new version so i changed the name :D

  5. Paul says:

    Thanks!! We are up and running :)

  6. Burcuh says:

    Thank you so much :)

  7. Frederic Peña says:

    I think it should be JAVA_HOME instead of JAVAHOME…

  8. adil says:

    i installed the jdk 32 bit now my second problem is gone but i am stuck with the first now “cannot find javaw” please help me
    i am using windows 7 ultimate 64 bit

  9. doel says:

    Thanks a lot :)

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