1. andrewwdai's Avatar
    I know it is a weird question, trying to know if there is any easy way.
    02-14-14 10:16 PM
  2. MobileMadness002's Avatar
    To what end, to run them on android devices. Actually does not matter as it is not possible.

    Posted by my device of choice. Might be a BlackBerry, might not be. It is of concern to you.
    02-14-14 10:18 PM
  3. joeldf's Avatar
    I'm guessing the idea is to directly install in 10.2.1.xxxx instead of having to side load them?

    Now, this is only for original android .apk files converted to .bar, but I know you can change the extension from .bar to. zip and open it in Winzip or other unzip program. There you can see the files compiled in the zipped file.

    But this doesn't work for native BB10 .bar files.


    Posted via CB10
    02-14-14 10:51 PM
  4. andrewwdai's Avatar
    The reason is, please don't laugh, that i don't like the icon of some bar files. I know how to change the default icon of apk files; that is why i want the bar files to get converted to apk, change the default icon, and convert it back to bar... LOL!
    02-14-14 11:22 PM
  5. arrowz's Avatar
    if the .bar is an android app, you can extract it with apk extractor, you will get apk files.

    but if it blackberry app, you can rename .bar to .zip and uncompress it.

    Posted via CB10
    02-16-14 10:43 AM
  6. andrewwdai's Avatar
    I got it: you just have to sign it:
    Now Snap has a Google Play icon.
    Is there a way to convert BAR files to APK?-img_20140217_062232.jpg
    02-17-14 06:29 AM
  7. Donkeyfumbler's Avatar
    Sorry - what did you do? Be interested to know if you did somehow manage to convert the Snap .bar file into an APK.
    02-17-14 10:53 AM
  8. andrewwdai's Avatar
    You will just have to replace the png file with yours in 114x114 size, and sign it.

    That being said, you probably need to change the hash value of this image in MANIFEST.MF otherwise sometimes it will get the signing to fail.Is there a way to convert BAR files to APK?-z10.png
    02-18-14 07:08 AM
  9. dustmalik's Avatar
    Were you somehow able to convert it to an apk or you only changed the icon?

    Posted via CB10 using my Gorgeous Z10
    02-18-14 07:51 AM
  10. andrewwdai's Avatar
    I changed the icon; that is what I wanted to achieve eventually so I am very happy.

    Posted via CB10
    02-18-14 09:04 AM

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