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  1. pokechat8978's Avatar
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    Default Help using Android apps on my Blackberry Playbook

    So, I got a Playbook. I wanted to get an app that I really like up until I realized that Blackberry has their own App store. I wanted to use a few apps that are on Google Play and not on Blackberry App World.

    These apps are what I want: (All the links go to the Google Play pages for each app)

    -Minecraft Pocket Edition (http://tinyurl.com/6sr2f8s)
    -Subway Surfers (http://tinyurl.com/cy3hmqz)
    -Skype (http://tinyurl.com/7u3r5ak)

    I used an .apk to .bar online converter that I found while I was looking around Crackberry
    PlayBook .apk to .bar converter

    When I used that, I converted a Skype .apk file, and a Subway Surfers .apk file.

    I used DDPB to get those apps on my Playbook.
    Then I tried to run Subway Surfers on my Playbook.
    It starts, and says " Subway Surfers has closed unexpectedly" with a force close option.
    I tried it with Skype, and same result.

    I just need a little help as to how I should fix this problem. Hopefully one of you guys in the Crackberry community will be able to help me. Thanks!
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    There is no fix. Some android apps work, and some don't.
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    I have an Android device, but I can't get Subway Surfers for it as it's not compatible. Neither is Skype or Minecraft. But I still do want to wait a bit more for answers before I go quitting.
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    Skype won't work as it uses android native calls that aren't available in the current playbook android player. See the android sideloading subforum for many android apps that do work.
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    I'll see what kind of dirt I can dig up there. But can I still get Subway Surfers and Minecraft? They are my favourite games.

    EDIT: I'm going to try and use BBHTool and see if things will cook. I realized I need to sign the .bar files with BBH, because I read somewhere (I forget where,lol) that unsigned .bars won't work unless you have a debug token. I don't know how to get a debug token, so my best bet is to sign my .bar files.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pokechat8978 View Post
    I'll see what kind of dirt I can dig up there. But can I still get Subway Surfers and Minecraft? They are my favourite games.

    EDIT: I'm going to try and use BBHTool and see if things will cook. I realized I need to sign the .bar files with BBH, because I read somewhere (I forget where,lol) that unsigned .bars won't work unless you have a debug token. I don't know how to get a debug token, so my best bet is to sign my .bar files.
    I've never heard of Minecraft working for the PlayBook. But if it did, I'd sideload it!
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    Some Android apps include C++ code, which doesn't seem to play nice with the Android Player.
    RuneCryption - Unique memory game for PlayBook & BB10, now "Built for BlackBerry".

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