Sideloading Z10 Apps?
Now that the Z10 is starting to get a lot of attention with apps, my question is are we able to sideload those apps that appear for the Z10 in BlackBerry World but leave Playbook owners dry? Example, Kindle was released "officially". Could we sideload that bar from the Z10?
- 03-22-13, 10:58 AM #3
Is there any difference between the App World Kindle app and the one many people already have sideloaded, other than it was done officially by Amazon? From the looks of the screenshots, it's the same version of the app, just done officially. In other words, there's no real point in that one.
Others, it probably depends. For example, the Instagram and Netflix BARs certainly do not work. Any other (non native code) Android app should be convertible for PB easily, so it really only applies to native apps. There is no legitimate way for someone who doesn't own a Z10 to obtain those BARs. Plus, many of those apps (if not all?) will be built with the BB10 SDK instead of the PB SDK, which means they will require an OS version of 10 or higher, rather than 2.1 on the PB.
So in short, probably not. Sorry.
- 03-22-13, 02:04 PM #5
- 03-23-13, 05:59 AM #9
I should also note that the released BAR was converted in October or November of last year (can't remember exactly when), so that could also be the reason for the old version of Instagram being used.
- 03-23-13, 08:56 AM #10
if I understand correctly the question, then no. I've tried to install things like the crackberry 10 app and ice age village, but they don't install. Then Jeroen_13 helped me to make it install by tweaking the app, so it installs, then crashes. CB 10 app being android and ice age village being native so no luck sadly. You can only install z10 converted apps and games that don't use native librairies that are almost everything, except for instagram and netflix.
Btw I love my new z10
- 03-23-13, 09:09 AM #11
I have had a side loaded version of Kindle installed on my PlayBook for a long time. It's an older version, as the newer ones stopped working. I haven't had any issues with it. Version I sideloaded onto PlayBook is 188.8.131.52 (the last working one I could get working).
The one available for Z10 in BlackBerry World seems like a lower version, unless they're giving it a different version number on BlackBerry 10 it's showing as v2.0.0 for me. I haven't had issues either but I still find I use my PlayBook to read for the bigger screen.
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