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Upgraded to 2.0, but can't sideload Android apps

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Hi,

 

I have upgraded to the PlayBook OS 2.0 beta, read lots of articles about how to sideload Android apps, but none of the methods works for me :/

I've prepared the .bar files, activated Developer Mode on Playbook, turned WiFi on and tried installing via DDPB, BBH, PB installer and Comman line tools, but no success. DDPB says DONE, but the app does not appear on my Playbook. Tried rebooting and still nothing.

 

Any idea what could I be doing wrong? Thanx in advance for your advice.

 

P.S.:  I tried security wipe, but ended with just browser and setup installed, so had to downgrade, register for the beta update again and finally update.

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Re: Upgraded to 2.0, but can't sideload Android apps

Are you loading a signed application or an unsigned application?  If it is unsigned, have you uploaded a debug token?

 

Please provide the output you see from the command line tools when installing.

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Re: Upgraded to 2.0, but can't sideload Android apps

Hi,

thanx for your quick reply, I did not sign the apps, because I first wanted to try to install some already prepared and converted BAR app downloaded from the internet (other users were able to install it without such problems).

I did not upload a debug token.

Here's a screenshot from windows command line after trying to install the BAR app via PB Installer tool.

 

PB Installer

 

I've also tried DDPB where just a popup "Done" appears, but nothing is installed to my Playbook and I have tried the official commandline tools, will upload a screen asap.

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Re: Upgraded to 2.0, but can't sideload Android apps

Thanks.  Please inlcude the command line you are using with the official tools.

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Re: Upgraded to 2.0, but can't sideload Android apps

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Here it is:

Commandline tools

 

Another developer here adviced me that he had the same problem and a Security Wipe solved it, but I did a security wipe on 2.0 yesterday and my Playbook loaded the 2.0 with most of the apps missing (in fact only Browser and setup left), so I had to do a downgrade, register for the update again and do the update itself, but still I am not able to install android apps. He also suggested that I re-register for the update now and do the wipe in about an hour, so I am in the 24h window when the PB loads system after the wipe, what do you think about this solution?

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Re: Upgraded to 2.0, but can't sideload Android apps

I aslo have same problem. May I know is it because from update file size? My friend Playbook OS 2.0 update is 357mb, and mine is 316mb only. Is it the coreect size that I got?

 

Can anyone figured this out. This is my Playbook pin: 50118DE0

 

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Upgraded to 2.0, but can't sideload Android apps

I'm looking into this one.  Security wipe seems to resolve it, but I'm looking for a better way.

 

rais88, were you both installing the same language?

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Re: Upgraded to 2.0, but can't sideload Android apps

Yup.. Both I & my friend Installed English version.

BTW, I also have problem which I can't backup my Playbook. So, I'm afraid if i do the security wife, I cant backup all my apps.
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Re: Upgraded to 2.0, but can't sideload Android apps

@rais88: I did a backup on 2.0 before I wiped it and I wasn't able to restore the data because BBDM said I'm trying to restore data from a different version of OS (even if it is not truth). So that's a warning about the backup. But if you'll have App World after Security Wipe, I guess that's not a problem, you can download all the apps via the App World again.
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Re: Upgraded to 2.0, but can't sideload Android apps

Is it after you wipr, you manage to downgrade?