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Rashid_Inayat
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Installing Android Apps to BlackBerry Playbook

Hello Guys!

 

I had been trying to install Android apps to BlackBerry Playbook as mentioned in this website

I followed all steps as they mentioned in that guide. But one step of upgrading playbook to os v2.0.

But all in all I got to be successful in installing rePackaged android app on playbook but it could not run on playbook when tap on app icon on playbook then it prompts to run but then app stop unexpectedly.

 

May be the reason is my playbook carries os with v1.0.3.1868.

But as mentioned in this thread that it requires beta os v2.0.

I still not upgrading to this os version as may be do not know that it is really required for android apps or not.

 

I want to clearify on folloeing things:

  • Could any one tell me what should I do to run android apps successful on playbook?
  • If need to upgrade os then after upgrading os would it stop device working properly or not?
  • And how much chances for successful downgrade of os? Because I do not want my device to MalFunction as usually happens on mobile devices when upgrade os.

Please do help me as I had been trying to install Android apps on playbook since 5 days now.

 

Thank You

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jdreher
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Re: Installing Android Apps to BlackBerry Playbook

Hello Rashid_Inayat,

 

The BlackBerry Runtime for Android Applications is only availalbe within the BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 beta at this time. The runtime is not included in prior versions of the OS, so it will be required that you upgrade your PlayBook to the 2.0 developer beta release from the following link:

 

Register your PlayBook for Beta access

https://bdsc.webapps.blackberry.com/android/beta/bbtablet20/register/

 

You can downgrade your device afterwards through the following URL as well:

Downgrading From Tablet OS 2.0 Beta to the Current Non-Beta Release

http://supportforums.blackberry.com/t5/BlackBerry-Plug-in-for-Android/Downgrading-From-Tablet-OS-2-0...

 


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Rashid_Inayat
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Re: Installing Android Apps to BlackBerry Playbook

Hello James!

 

Thank You for your complementary answer quickly. I am going to update playbook to v2.0 now.

But just want to know about one important thing that when will this os v2.0 would be available for public use so that we could repack our Android apps for playbook officially.

 

Thank You

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slappy
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Re: Installing Android Apps to BlackBerry Playbook

I just downloaded 2.0.0.4869 and there doesnt seem to be any android functionality.  Whats the catch?

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MSohm
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Re: Installing Android Apps to BlackBerry Playbook

The Android player is still present.  What issue are you having running Android applications?

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slappy
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Re: Installing Android Apps to BlackBerry Playbook

I dont have the Android player at all.

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MSohm
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Re: Installing Android Apps to BlackBerry Playbook

Can you elaborate?  Are you having problems loading or running your Android application?  Is any error shown?

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slappy
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Re: Installing Android Apps to BlackBerry Playbook

To Elaborate, there is no android player in that release....unless the download I got was not complete.  I have searched.  Its not there.  Wondering if it was taken out for bugs and will be put in later.  I have seen other in the internet saying they had problems with it.

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MSohm
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Re: Installing Android Apps to BlackBerry Playbook

How are you determining that there is no Android player present?

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slappy
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Re: Installing Android Apps to BlackBerry Playbook

With my eyes (not to be rude).  Enlighten me.  Where should I find it?  I have been through everything I see.

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