1. mh1983's Avatar
    I was looking for an Android store "front end" that is recommended sometimes in the forums, but I can't seem to locate. Can anyone confirm?

    I remember Aptoide and Fdroid mentioned before but I'm not sure of the best option. Pretty sure one of them had malware so want to avoid.

    I used Cobalt for awhile and appreciated the work but am not interested in that option.

    Any help is appreciated!

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    03-16-18 05:36 PM
  2. Vistaus's Avatar
    APKPure is a great alternative to Google Play/Amazon.

    Posted via CB10 using my amazing  Passport (OG Red) <3
    03-16-18 05:55 PM
  3. ThatGuyUSA's Avatar
    APKPure is a great alternative to Google Play/Amazon.

    Posted via CB10 using my amazing  Passport (OG Red) <3
    Any down side?
    03-16-18 07:01 PM
  4. sonicpix's Avatar
    I used apkpure. Had no issues.
    03-16-18 07:29 PM
  5. brookie229's Avatar
    https://www.apkmirror.com/ and for open source https://f-droid.org/ . Both safe and worthwhile if you don't want Google Play Services.
    03-16-18 08:35 PM
  6. Ment's Avatar
    OP; Perhaps you were looking for Yalp which is an open-source front end app to the Playstore. Get it from F-Droid.

    ApkMirror is really nice because they host old versions of apps which often huge for BB10 as app updates can break compatibility with the old 4.3 runtime.
    03-17-18 04:25 AM
  7. Vistaus's Avatar
    Any down side?
    Generally I'm very content with APKPure but if there's one thing they could improve then I'd say server speed. Most of the time their server speed is okay, but every now and then their server tends to temporarily slow down so downloads take a bit longer to finish then.

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    03-17-18 04:37 AM
  8. Ajith Raveendran's Avatar
    03-17-18 06:05 AM
  9. mh1983's Avatar
    OP; Perhaps you were looking for Yalp which is an open-source front end app to the Playstore. Get it from F-Droid.

    ApkMirror is really nice because they host old versions of apps which often huge for BB10 as app updates can break compatibility with the old 4.3 runtime.
    Yalp is what I was looking for! Thanks a lot -- to you and to everyone who replied.

    Posted via CB10
    03-17-18 06:46 AM
  10. markus2107's Avatar
    You could use literally any Android Store you want. You can search the web for pros / cons and security issues regarding those shops. I mean it has nothing to do with BlackBerry per se.

    For me, Aptoide works pretty well.
    03-17-18 08:11 AM
  11. docjalalkamal's Avatar
    Filled my Amazon Fire phone with all the apps I need from various sites. All work great. But never took the risk with any of my BB10 phones.

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    03-17-18 03:25 PM
  12. Vistaus's Avatar
    Thanks, great tip!

    Posted via CB10 using my amazing  Passport (OG Red) <3
    03-17-18 05:16 PM
  13. ThatGuyUSA's Avatar
    APKPure is a great alternative to Google Play/Amazon.

    Posted via CB10 using my amazing  Passport (OG Red) <3
    Thanks for the heads up. I installed APK Pure and it is a much better alternative. It will load the last working APK for your phone, a great system. Also runs much smoother.
    03-18-18 09:19 AM
  14. hooligan66's Avatar
    One mobile market works good for me.

    Posted via CB10
    03-29-18 02:47 AM
  15. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    One mobile market works good for me.

    Posted via CB10
    For some reason, it was always suggested by others to NOT use 1Mobile but I don't remember the exact reasons. It's been awhile so perhaps someone with better memory can explain again.

    In all fairness, I used 1Mobile and had no problems that I'm aware of.
    03-29-18 05:02 PM
  16. Ment's Avatar
    basically 1Mobile has no QC on app submissions nor any way to verify them. There are better options.
    03-29-18 05:24 PM

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