Blackberry Blend on Linux using WINE

Note: Blackberry Blend is for BB10 devices, NOT Blackberry Android hardware.

Using Blackberry Blend from a Linux PC

Run Blackberry Blend in a virtual machine (Blackberry Blend works from Windows 10 using wireless (WLAN, 3G/4G) connection to the Blackberry).

Note: the procedure below does NOT work to run Blackberry Blend in WINE. Even Blackberry Link is a fairly complicated program. Use it from a Virtual machine with Windows 10 guest for now.

Non-working Blackberry Blend from WINE

Use virtual machine Windows instead.

This was attempted with WINE 1.8 on Ubuntu with BlackBerryDesktopSoftware_1.2.0.52_B59.exe dated 07/08/2015.

env WINEPREFIX=~/.wine_bby WINEARCH=win32 winecfg

set windows version to Windows 7

Now we have to install .NET 2.0, 2.0 SP1, 3.0, 3.0 SP1, 3.5, XPS Viewer, Microsoft XML Parser (MSXML) 3.0 Service Pack 7, by typing the command below. This will take several minutes, and you will have a browser popup a couple times to manually save files in the specified locations.

env WINEPREFIX=~/.wine_bby winetricks dotnet35
env WINEPREFIX=~/.wine_bby winetricks dotnet40

finally we install Blackberry Blend using WINE on Linux by:

env WINEPREFIX=~/.wine_bby wine BlackBerryDesktopSoftware_1.2.0.52_B59.exe

You may be prompted to install Mono and Gecko (twice).

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