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how to install android apps on blackberry playbook

how to install android apps on blackberry playbook
source: addictivetips

We just covered a post on the Android App player for the BlackBerry Playbook that has been leaked on the internet for download, and while that had most Playbook owners and even non owners captured in excitement, a lot of you might be wondering about how to get all those Android apps on the Playbook? Lucas Atikins at N4BB has just released a nifty little guide on how you can install Android apps on the device.

While there is a good chance that RIM will make it much easier for Playbook owners to install Android apps once the Android App Player is released officially, this is for those who already have the app up and running on their device and can’t wait to enjoy some Android apps! Here’s how to go about it.

Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.

•ADB Installed. See our guide on what is ADB and how to install it.
•Java Development kit installed.

1.To begin, make sure the device is set to development mode. You will find this in the security options.
2.As per the original guide, proceed with installing the Netflix app to start of with. Download Netflix.
3.Copy the apk to \android\android-sdk\tools.
4.Now connect your device to the PC via USB and run command prompt.
5.Navigate to android\android-sdk\tools and enter the following commands:

  • adb connect
  • adb root
  • adb connect
  • adb install com.netflix.mediaclient.1.3.apk

That’s it! The Netflix app should now be installed on your Playbook. This method does not guarantee perfect loads of every app and there have been users for whom this has not worked at all. However, feel free to try your luck with this.