1. Engelen's Avatar
    I got my hands on a Z10 phone. Many useful apps in Sweden are only available for Android and iPhone. Is it possible to install Android on this phone?
    12-16-18 03:59 AM
  2. brookie229's Avatar
    I got my hands on a Z10 phone. Many useful apps in Sweden are only available for Android and iPhone. Is it possible to install Android on this phone?
    There already is a primitive android runtime embedded in the BB10 OS. It is at 4.3 and will never get any higher. So look for android apk's that require a minimum of 4.3 or less and you can probably install and run them. Note, however, that this is not a guarantee. You may not get acceptable performance. In general the fewer android apps that you install, the better the device will run. Many social apps are power intensive and the ancient Z10 will be slowed down considerably. Many running the Z10 prefer to put a web shortcut on mobile web sites over these android apps but ymmv.

    The Z10 is now over 5 years old and is best for simple communication, email, texting and calls. Good Luck!
    12-16-18 12:03 PM
  3. joeldf's Avatar
    Just to add, the android runtime is not "user serviceable". Meaning you can't change it.

    And, because of the locked bootloader and signed hardware, you can't install any OS other than a properly signed (from BlackBerry) BB10 OS. It simply won't accept anything else.
    12-16-18 12:57 PM
  4. brookie229's Avatar
    Just to add, the android runtime is not "user serviceable". Meaning you can't change it.
    See my second sentence.
    12-16-18 01:32 PM

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