- CrackBerry User
01-02-12, 06:29 PM #26
- 65 Posts
Android Market works fine on .6149; you need to reinstall the Android Market once you've upgraded to the latest version.
1. Downgrade to 126.96.36.19969
2. Root Playbook
3. Install Android Market
4. Upgrade to 188.8.131.5249
5. Reinstall Android Market
Last edited by ArchangelRiddlah; 01-02-12 at 06:32 PM.
- 01-03-12, 04:10 PM #28
so if I understand this correctly, you basically downgrade to 4869, root it, install market and when doing this, launcher and browser wont work, but dont worry about it? then upgrade OTA to 6149 and evrything should work?
next part of question, I rooted successfully , instaled market, but hung up on launcher, so this morning I wiped and it automatically dl 6149 for me. Question is, if I decide to try again and downgrade to 4869, will I have to root again? or is it done still? thanx
- 01-03-12, 04:37 PM #29
- CrackBerry Abuser
01-05-12, 04:18 AM #30
- 206 Posts
This "fix" worked. Thank you. I had the same problem ("Initializing...") of Android Player freezing/crashing after I followed the 6149 to 4869 downgrade instructions, and then the How to install Android Marketplace instructions. So I downloaded the 6149 .rar (link a few posts back), extracted sys.android.bar and sys.browser.bar, then used dpbb to sideload them. Then I went through those marketplace instructions again with winscp. Note: I used an ICS bar that I found (not HC). After rebooting and running ICS Update, I was prompted for account info, etc. Marketplace seems to be working. I find the environment a bit strange. Not sure if it's right (i.e. that's the way ICS functions on PB) or not? (e.g. You have to keep using the arrow on the lower rhs of the android player - there's no way to jump immediately from app to app??? I can get a carousel of running apps, but navigation seems broken or limited?)
The only problem now is that I'm getting error 2032 when trying to get the update OTA. Not sure what I should do. Definitely want to go back to 6149.
Update: Well, I updated to 6149 via the Desktop Software because OTA is not working (still getting 2032). When I rebooted the PB, the Android stuff was still working, and I verified that it was still rooted, but when I went to the Market, it had "forgotten" my account info AND when I tried to setup the account again, it wouldn't let me. So once again I used winscp to do those few mods, and now everything is working.
Just for fun, I sideloaded HC too. HC looks much better than ICS. Perhaps the bar that I have for ICS isn't the right one? Because those 3 symbols that appear on the lower right hand side in HC do not appear when I use ICS. All in all, the navigation and limitations are disappointing, but I guess that's to be expected since it's just emulation.
Last edited by slickvguy; 01-05-12 at 06:40 AM.
- 01-05-12, 08:03 AM #32
- 01-06-12, 12:36 AM #34
Back to 1.08xxxx, up to 4869, rooted, Honeycomb_Launcher_Rebuild.bar and same issue. Tried a different BAR to make sure it wasn't the launcher version - ADW_Launcher_EX_v184.108.40.206.bar - same issue.
Please help. I hate this thing already. I want to use my sling box mobile. Thanks in advance.
- 01-08-12, 10:34 PM #35
One little problem
I know I need to sideload them using DDPB and then update to 6149, but I cannot for the life of me figure out what you guys are doing to get a hold of what I need to side load.
Help a rookie out, please.
- 01-09-12, 09:21 AM #37
Last edited by wozhere; 01-09-12 at 09:43 AM.
- 01-10-12, 01:51 AM #38
^ after a long day of trying, finally got it all working. 220.127.116.1149 and android market are good. what i finally did to make it work:
1) factory reset to 1.0.8.x
2) auto-update to 18.104.22.16849 during setup (already signed up for beta)
3) rollback to 22.214.171.12469
4) root playbook
5) sideload sys.browser.bar and sys.android.bar from wozhere's post
6) install and sign-in to android market (i installed a few apps before i moved on)
7) update to 126.96.36.19949 via dm
8) re-do winscp steps from tutorial
and all is working just fine with the latest beta and android market. the only thing that seems to have gotten wonky is the wallpaper in the honeycomb launcher is now just black. not a big deal since it's working, but just kind of odd
after getting all the root/market to work i just went back into dm and restored my media and apps. the media i added via wifi sharing didn't make it in the backup/restore, but not hard to put that back on. apps it was a lot faster loading them all back on that way than through app world
Last edited by powderbanks; 01-10-12 at 10:14 AM.
- 01-13-12, 06:02 PM #41
between steps 5 and 6
the first time through (on *.4869) i sideloaded sys.browser.bar and sys.android.bar first, then sideloaded honeycomb launcher. i opened hcl launcher on the playbook, and chose honeycomb launcher. closed that on my playbook, then i opened up winscp installed the google apps, deleted the startupwizard and executed those scripts. after a reboot, open up hcl again, sign into the market with your acct. info. i dont know if it makes a difference, but i downloaded and installed an app.
after updating to *.6149, reconnected through dingleberry ssh and redid the winscp steps from the crackberry guide; copy google apps, delete startupwizard and execute scripts
- 01-14-12, 11:34 AM #43
hmm..did you log into android market before upgrading to 6139? rim blocked the account something or other in 6139, so if you didn't before, you can't. but if you sign in on 4869 then upgrade, it should carry over to 6139.
- 01-16-12, 09:23 PM #44
- 01-17-12, 02:35 PM #45
Dingleberry 2.11 & 3.0 & 3.0.1. already updated to 3.0.2 so please re-download if you have not rooted yet.
Install Android Market on but first see my last line below:
but I had to reinstall sys.android.bar using DDPB as the folder:
sys.android.[really_long_string_of_characters specific to each PB].ns
was missing, so install it as well as a launcher like honeycomb (HCL etc from playbookbars.com) first as the above guide suggests. sys.android.bar is available from my previous post a few lines above if you still havent got it yet or just click:
MEGAUPLOAD - The leading online storage and file delivery service
(file source: http://crackberry.com/having-trouble...arket-playbook)
- 01-24-12, 09:54 AM #46
I have been able to successfully load HCL and ICS launcher and launch them but neither of them contain an icon for Android market! Very weird. Did I miss a step or something?
Right now I cannot even set up an account and gain access to the market.
I am running 188.8.131.5269
- CrackBerry User
05-17-12, 06:02 AM #47
- 20 Posts
Got same problem too here, wondering how to get the BlackBerry PlayBook Android Runtime working on the PlayBook. For you guys that wondering how, I got a pack of Android installation includes: BBH Tool Alpha, Dingleberry 3.3.3, BARs required in installation (ADWLauncher EX, ICS Launcher, HC Launcher, sys.android.bar, restore.android.bar, Android Calendar, Android Contacts, Android Browser, Android PDF Viewer, Android Video Player, Dropbox, WhatsApp, Skype BETA, MTG Deck Forge, MTG Familiar), Extra BARs for PlayBook (Angry Birds Space.bar, Monopoly.bar), PuTTYgen, Paegeant, WinSCP, DDPB Installer (1.0.7, 1.0.8, 1.0.9). I will attach it if other people's suggestion can help. Sorry guys, I'm not meant to be rude, but, I'm a PlayBook Geek and I really want Android on my PlayBook.
Any suggestion would be helpful.
Thanks In Advanced.