New sideloading method with debug token - why do some apps work for some people but not for others?
Thanks to xsacha I was able to get some android apps sideloaded using the new tutorial and scripts pretty easily.
Using the June 15 #6 script, on my Z10 with Software 10.1.0.273/ OS 10.1.0.1720, I was able to get the following working
Temple Run 2**
Subway Surfers Miami*
Hill Climb Racing
Textplus (old sideloading method worked for texting, but not voice calls. now voice calls work too!)
However, I am having problems with the following:
Runtastic - Opens. Asks for permissions. Popup message runs for a few minutes "Initializing" (with spinning circle). Then shuts down.
Netflix - Same.
XBMC - opens fine, but says no network connection, so I can't do anything with it (maybe that's normal? but I saw front page article saying it was working).
The above open the same way if I try multiple times, or even multiple battery pulls.
Not the end of the world if I can't get these files working, but I hate to feel left out of the party Also, would really love to get XBMC working, and I was used to Runtastic on my 9700 (but Endomondo is an ok alternative). Netflix isn't a big deal eitehr since I have the older version working.
But, if there is a way to get these apps running, I'm willing to try just about anything. I am close to doing a full wipe of my Z10, but would really like to avoid that unless someone can tell me it would help. I initially thought I had too little storage left on my device, but I deleted a bunch of apps and games I never use, and now have 1.8 GB free storage, which should be enough room (I think?).
Any suggestions? Anyone have any idea why I can't get certain apps to run that others can?
As a side note: I am having some problems with the apps I initially said worked "flawlessly":
*I can't connect to "friends" on any of the games. I can log on to facebook - I see my FB image, but that's it. e.g. Subway Surfers tells me I can get 5000 coins for logging on to facebook, but that doesn't seem to work.
Temple Run 1 & 2 now freeze on me right after initial Imangi splash screen, even though both worked perfectly yesterday.... will try to re-install bothtemple run 1 &2 working again after battery pull
Last edited by Icarus3000; 06-17-13 at 12:43 PM.
- CrackBerry Master
06-17-13, 01:04 PM #2
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There are LOTS of different versions of APKs floating around out there, some people may be trying a newer / older version and some APKs are even tailored to the SDK level of the device that downloaded them. (BlackBerry's SDK level is 10 with the current AP)
Some of the APKs have been pre-hacked to remove certain device limitations, etc. There's just a lot of factors that can play a role here and it's hard to nail it down to just one reason. FWIW I was able to get a newer version of Netflix running using this method, but it's not the latest version offered by a long shot.
Searching for compatible apk's I can handle. Wiping my device in vain is something I am happy to avoid, so thanks!
But, I know for a fact I am using the same version of XBMC as others. But... looking at the picture on the front page from this weekend, it appears as though the version Shao128 highlighted also wasn't connected to the network. I'm a bit confused how anyone can do anything useful with XBMC on their phone with network connectivity, but that's probably a topic for another thread.
With this method I can get Netflix, latest official version 188.8.131.522 working fine with 2.3.3 runtime but crashes with 4.2.2 go figure.
Last edited by Icarus3000; 06-17-13 at 01:47 PM.
- CrackBerry Genius
06-17-13, 02:28 PM #5
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So far every apk I've downloaded from the Google Play Store using the Bluestacks method has worked well, save Word With Friends (still laggy but I think that's always been the case with that particular app) and Google Maps (again, not sure if that app just doesn't like the Android runtime on BlackBerry).
- Candy Crush Saga (damn you Bla1ze, now I'm addicted!)
- Subway Surfer
- Temple Run 2
- USMLE World Qbank
- Words With Friends
- Google Maps
- Ghost Commander
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- CrackBerry Abuser
06-17-13, 02:40 PM #6
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I used XSacha's debug token method to convert some Android apps. I'll use Netflix and Spotify as examples of some network issues I discovered.
My Netflix app is the same BAR file that was leaked in these forums because it was the only one that could be made to run in the Z10 android environment (therefore I did not have to convert and sign it).
I did however convert and sign a Spotify apk file with no issues.
I side loaded both apps onto my Z10 with no issues, but noticed that, even though I was on a strong wifi network, neither app would allow me to log in. I gave up after a while, ready to try again later.
Fast forward 2 hours. Now I am outside running errands. I decide to try my Netflix and Spotify again while on the cell network (AT&T 4G LTE). Lo and behold, I could log in, no problem.
Once I was home again, I could no longer log in -- again-- hmmmmm- until I tried turning off wifi on my Z10. Indeed, I could immediately log in over cell network. So clearly, the apps were not able to select and use my wifi once it became the only form of Internet connectivity allowed by my Z10 at home.
Fearing that I might never be sure if a ported Android app was using my cellular data when it's not supposed to, I decided to security wipe my Z10 to give myself some chance of repairing the problem.
Thankfully, the security wipe placed the phone into a proper state so that I was able to get correct login behavior from both apps the next time I side loaded them, whether I was switching between cell only (wifi off) or wifi only (cell off). Of course, it remains to be seen whether the apps are just lying to me, so I'll time stamp my streaming activities and watch my cellular data usage over the next couple of days to verify. I wonder if your apps are suffering from a bit of my problem.
Last edited by lwaysluking; 06-17-13 at 02:56 PM.
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06-17-13, 05:14 PM #7
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06-17-13, 05:21 PM #8
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