"Uncaught exception: java lang error" is displayed when upgrading from BlackBerry App World 1.0 and 1.1

Article ID: KB31240

Type: Support Content

Last Modified: 07-30-2012


Product(s) Affected:

  • BlackBerry World for BlackBerry OS 7 and earlier
  • BlackBerry App World for BlackBerry smartphones 1.0 and 1.1
  • DT 2724825

When attempting to upgrade BlackBerry App World 1.0 or 1.1 to the latest version, the following error is displayed:

Uncaught exception: 


This is a previously reported issue that is being investigated by our development team. A resolution is currently unavailable.


To work around the error, complete the following:

  1. Uninstall BlackBerry App World from the smartphone
    • Highlight BlackBerry App World on the home screen
    • Click the Menu key and select Delete
    • If prompted, select to restart the device
  2. Reinstall BlackBerry App World
    • From the smartphone:
    • From a PC/Mac:
      • Goto www.blackberry.com/appworld from a browser on a PC or Mac
      • Log into the BlackBerry App World webstore with the smartphones BlackBerry ID
      • Connect the smartphone to initiate the install process (Complete the install of additional web components first, if prompted)


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