How to install FREE Go bible on Windows Mobile 6.1 Pocket PC

Go Bible on Windows Mobile Pocket PC
*Windows Mobile device can be easily recognised by the Windows logo on the top left corner of the screen.

This article describes how to install Free “Go Bible” on a Windows Mobile 6.1 Pocket PC.  The “Go Bible” has been tested in Pocket PCs such as Sony Ericsson X1 and HTC Touch Diamond. The software can display English bible. However, for Chinese bible it displays strange characters instead of the Chinese characters. If you manage to make the Chinese characters displayed successfully (e.g. by installing certain software), it will be nice if you can share with us.

"Go Bible" Features:

  • Christ's Words in red
  • SMS bible verses SMS bible verses
  • Bookmarks
  • History
  • Coloured themes
  • Fast search
  • NIV version is available.

Note:

Installing “Go Bible” as a Java application is no different than installing any Java game or other application.

The following are the main steps to install Java application on a Pocket PC.

  • Step A: How to download “Go Bible” (i.e. Java application, .jar file) and unzip.
  • Step B: How to copy the files (e.g. KJV.jar) from the computer to the Pocket PC.
  • Step C: How to install the Java application (.jar file) on the Pocket PC.
  • Step D: How to run the "Go Bible" application.

The above tasks are described in details as follows.


Step A: How to download “Go Bible” (i.e. Java application, .jar file) and unzip.

Essential steps:

  1. Download the software to your computer.
    1. Click here for KJV (King James Version) and CUV (Chinese Union Version)
    2. Click here for NIV (New International Version). Files: NIV.jar, NIV.jad
      • FREE! grab it now before these files disappear from the Internet.
    3. Click here for Updated KJV
  2. Unzip the file if necessary.
  3. After unzipping, you should see file such as KJV.jar, UKJV.jar

Step B: How to copy files from your computer to a Pocket PC.

Essential steps:

  1. Connect the Pocket PC to your computer with the USB cable. If necessary, install the following Microsoft software that transfers file from your computer to Pocket PC.
  2. After a while, the above software will display that your Pocket PC is "Connected" to your computer.

  3. At your computer, launch "My Computer". Navigate to "Mobile Device". You should be able to view your Pocket PC folders "My Windows Mobile-Based Device" as shown in the following snapshot.
      Windows Mobile Device in My Computer
  4. Navigate to "My Documents". Refer to the snapshot below.
      File Explorer > Windows Mobile > My Documents

  5. Copy and paste the files (downloaded in Step A) to the folder "My Documents".

  6. Unplug the USB cable.

Step C: Install the Java application (.jar file) on the Pocket PC.

After the file (e.g. UKJV.jar, KJV.jar) has been copied on the Pocket PC. You are now ready to install the Java application.

The following is the video that shows you how to do install the Go Bible on the Pocket PC.

Essential steps:

  1. At the Pocket PC, go to "File Manager".
  2. Navigate to the "My Documents" folder that contains the file (e.g. UKJV.jar)
  3. Tap on the the file (e.g. UKJV.jar) to install it.

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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

thank you so much! i've been trying to install the bible in my htc touch diamond for days. really grateful (:

Raymond Lam S K said...

I am glad you find this article helpful for installing the free bible software. It is my pleasure to serve you. God bless you :)

Alexjoshua said...

thanks for the info which i find extremely useful. however i still have problem as my HP is samsung b7320 with windows mobile and your suggested software is nokia applications. does it work?

hope to hear from you to help fix the problem, tks and God bless

alex

Raymond Lam S K said...

Samsung B7320 OmniaPRO specifications are: 1. MS Windows Mobile 6
2. MIDP 2.0 (i.e. supports Java Applications).
Based on the above, it should support the "Go Bible".
Did you manage to install the software by following the instructions in the video in this blog? What problems did you encounter? What is the error message?

alexjoshua said...

hi, i am not too savvy with computers and took much time to get back into this blog. ok i tried to download the niv by clicking on your link. got 2 files but unable to unzip. so i skipped this step and went on to syn with the handphone, but it did not work.
any advice or possible solutions?
thanks.

alex

Raymond Lam S K said...

Hi Alex Joshua,
You should unzip the files before you copy them to the Pocket PC.

alexjoshua said...

tks for the quick response but still unable to do so cos:
1. files are not zipped
2. after pasting the files as directed, plugging in usb cable and click sync, it rejected saying "device not connected". think handphone model not compatible for Go bible.

any other suggestions?

Raymond Lam S K said...

Hi Alex,
Regarding your item 2 in your comment, did you do the following as stated in this web page?

Connect the Pocket PC to your computer with the USB cable. If necessary, install the following Microsoft software that transfers file from your computer to Pocket PC.
- For Windows XP, you should install "Microsoft Active Sync"

- For Windows Vista, you should install, "Windows Mobile Device Center 6.1"

The above software is required to get your Pocket PC "Connected" to your computer.

If it still does not work, I suggest that you check the installation steps carefully. Or approach your friends who have experience in transferring file from computer to Pocket PC.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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