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Pateldds
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Registered: ‎09-04-2012
My Device: Playbook 16gb
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Blackberry os 2.1 for playbook!

Rim is saying that they have banned sideloading of androids apps for the blackberry playbook is this for real or is it just a rumor?

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John_Clark
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Re: Blackberry os 2.1 for playbook!

I have the latest beta of 2.1 on my Playbook and I can still sideload apps.
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Re: Blackberry os 2.1 for playbook!


Pateldds wrote:

Rim is saying that they have banned sideloading of androids apps for the blackberry playbook is this for real or is it just a rumor?


What they ARE doing is restricting side loading of "for purchase" BlackBerry apps... to hold down on the piracy of apps which are produced by a developer for commercial use.




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Pateldds
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Re: Blackberry os 2.1 for playbook!

Really and you have no problems sideloading android apps? I'm iffy about upgrading to 2.1...
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John_Clark
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Re: Blackberry os 2.1 for playbook!

I second what JSanders said. However, if they are free apps they will sideload just fine. I have two Playbooks with 2.1 and I use the DDPB application to sideload apps with no problem.
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Pateldds
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Re: Blackberry os 2.1 for playbook!

Cool i sideload using terminal with my macbook do you think i will have a ptoblem?
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JSanders
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Re: Blackberry os 2.1 for playbook!

Can't speculate, but RIM has not stated anything about killing side-loading altogether.




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John_Clark
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Re: Blackberry os 2.1 for playbook!

I've never used a Mac to sideload. Nothing changed with the beta version of 2.1 so, based on that I would say no problem. Your results may vary.
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obone
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Re: Blackberry os 2.1 for playbook!

Hi Pateldds,

I'm using Mac. Sideloading with blackberry-deploy works fine for me.
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pharaohseven
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Re: Blackberry os 2.1 for playbook!

Be careful! This update erased EVERYTHING from my device!!!
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