1. Lusitano17's Avatar
    If there is a sporadic issue it's possibly rom your original installation.
    Make sure you are up to date with Cobalt's files. Follow all instructions as detailed on page 1 of this thread. Delete any out of date apk and Reload Cobalt's files.
    Download the latest Play Services patcher.
    Delete your current Gmaps and repatch a newer Gmaps apk.


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    05-02-16 04:51 PM
  2. chickenman23's Avatar
    Where is a good place to download APK's from to patch? I was using apkpure, bu it seems to not be working anymore.
    05-02-16 05:35 PM
  3. stex27's Avatar
    Hello is there any possibility to use Google now? Cobalt many thanks for your job. Without you my BlackBerry was not the same.

    Posted via CB10
    05-02-16 10:21 PM
  4. arhcangel's Avatar
    05-02-16 10:37 PM
  5. Lusitano17's Avatar
    Hello is there any possibility to use Google now? Cobalt many thanks for your job. Without you my BlackBerry was not the same.

    Posted via CB10
    Yes there is...if you read through the thread you'll find out exactly how to do so.

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    gfondeur likes this.
    05-03-16 12:15 AM
  6. Lusitano17's Avatar
    Where is a good place to download APK's from to patch? I was using apkpure, bu it seems to not be working anymore.
    Download all of Cobalts stack and use Google Play store.

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    DreadPirateRegan likes this.
    05-03-16 12:15 AM
  7. richard_s1881's Avatar
    Do I have to patch Google calendar to make it work?

    Posted via CB10
    05-03-16 02:04 AM
  8. Habib Saufi's Avatar
    emmm.....dear Cobalt, have u figure out solution for Clash Of Clan keep crashing when i want to loot? I've connected to google and playstore stuff . but it crashed when i go for looting.

    BlackBerry Z10/STL-001/Bb10.3.2.2836
    05-03-16 02:19 AM
  9. PSB1's Avatar
    Hi all. How do I create the API key without signature hash. I cannot see a box to unclick!!! Help

    Posted via CB10
    05-03-16 04:17 AM
  10. TGIS's Avatar
    IF YOU ARE NEW TO THIS, YOU MAY WANT TO PRINT THIS PAGE OR READ IT ON A PC SCREEN!

    Hi!

    This thread is all about running Google apps on your Blackberry 10 device. But before we're talking about how to do that, you should first get familiar with some specialities of the Blackberry 10 Android runtime.

    The Android runtime in BB OS 10.3 is based on a modified Android OS 4.3 (Jelly Bean). Blackberry removed all Google services from the runtime and replaced them with a Blackberry specific counterpart.

    The following components have been removed or replaced by Blackberry:
    • Google Account Manager -> Replaced with Blackberry Account Manager
    • Google Services Framework -> Replaced with a stub that redirects Google Cloud Messaging requests to Blackberry Servers (used for push messaging).
    • Google Play Store -> Replaced with Blackberry World
    • Google Play Services -> Removed with no replacement

    As most of the Google apps cannot run properly with this setup, the missing components must be added again to the Blackberry Android runtime. I got my hands on the Android 4.3 GAPPS package, reverse engineered the apps and patched them (Google Account Manager, Google Play Store, Google Play Services), and I wrote an fully compliant emulation of the Google Services Framework (now called Blackberry Google ID) that supports device checkin to the Google services.

    If all files are installed and configured, your BB10 device will be able to run almost every Google app with full features (i.e. Google Maps, Google Photos, Google Sheets). Also 3rd Party apps like Clash of Clans will be able to use Google features (i.e. link the game to your Google account and save progress in the cloud).

    Please note that you will have to patch apps like Google Maps, Google Photos or Clash of Clans so that they can work together with the new Google files on your device. These apps will display an error message such as "This app requires Google Play Services...". After patching, the message will be gone and the app will be able to use all Google Play Services features.

    Known limitations:
    * Push messaging in Android apps does not work (if the device is in sleep mode)
    * Android Wear is only partly supported

    DOWNLOAD

    All files are available on one single file share. Pick the correct file according to your needs. Read the information section below for more details about the apps.

    Cobalt's official file share


    Google Account Manager: ESSENTIAL

    The Google Account Manager provides full support for Android apps that require a Google login. It is required for most of the Google apps such as Google Maps, Google Play store or Chrome browser. Install the Google Account Manager and login to create a Google system account on your device. Do not remove the app after installation.

    Latest version: Google Account Manager 4.3.3 [Released on October 10, 2015]

    Google Account Manager 4.4.4 is an experimental, newer version of the Google Login app. It is taken from Android 4.4 (KitKat) and it only works if Google Play Services is installed. You should always prefer version 4.3.3 over 4.4.4, becaue 4.3.3 was specifically built for Jelly Bean.


    Blackberry Google ID: ESSENTIAL

    The Blackberry Google ID app emulates low level functions of the Google Services Framework. It allows to sign in the device to Google Play Store and it provides content providers that are used to exchange data between Google apps. This app must be installed if you want to use Google Play Store or Google Play Services. Do not remove after installation. Do not unregister after successful registration!

    Latest version: Blackberry Google ID 2.8 [Released on December 23, 2015]


    Google Play Services

    The Google Play services APK contains several individual Google services and runs as a background service in the Android OS runtime. If installed, it provides full Google+ login support. Apps like Clash of Clans or Boom Beach can then synchronize progress with the remote servers. To synchronize game progress, you must also install the patched Google Play Games app.

    Please note that the Google Play Services icon will be labled "Google Settings" and not "Google Play Services" after it has been installed on the device!

    Latest version: Google Play Services 8.4.89 Build 5 [Released on April 13, 2016]

    Latest version:Google Play Games 3.6.27 [Released on March 4, 2016]


    Patching your own apps

    Some apps that you download from Play Store may display an error message such as "Google Play Services is not installed on your device". These apps must be patched in order to run on a Blackberry device. Patching is required because my modified Google Play services is signed with a non-Google signing key and this key doesn't match to the hardcoded key in the apps.

    Please take note of the following rules for installing patched apps:

    1. ALWAYS UNINSTALL ANY UNPATCHED VERSION BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO INSTALL A PATCHED ONE
    2. A patched app can never update an unpatched app (signature mismatch)
    3. An unpatched app can never update a patched app (signature mismatch)
    4. A patched app can always update an patched app (signature is the same, because the patcher always uses the same signature)

    You can download the patcher in this thread. Read the instructions there carefully:
    http://forums.crackberry.com/android...rvices-914930/

    DO NOT PATCH ANY OF THE APPS THAT YOU DOWNLOAD FROM THIS PAGE. THEY ARE PREPATCHED AND READY TO INSTALL!


    Google+ Whitelist

    This helper app spoofs the developer signature of patched apps so that they can use In-app Billing and Google+ login. You only have to whitelist an app if you want to use In-App billing or if logging in to a server fails.

    When you run the app for the first time, a basic set of spoofed signatures is inserted into the database. You can then add your own signatures by following the instructions below.

    Instructions:
    1. Run Google+ Whitelist
    2. Click on the three dots in the top right and choose add
    3. Select the UNPATCHED apk file of the app and add it to the whitelist
    4. Patch the app with Play Services Patcher
    5. Install the patched version of the app

    Pre-spoofed apps (you don't have to add them anymore):

    com.google.android.youtube
    com.google.android.apps.photos
    com.google.android.apps.chromecast.app
    com.google.android.videos
    com.google.android.apps.fitness
    com.google.earth
    com.google.android.apps.docs.editors.docs (Google Drive)
    com.google.android.apps.docs.editors.slides
    com.google.android.apps.docs.editors.sheets
    com.google.android.apps.cloudprint
    com.google.android.apps.vega (Google My Business)
    com.google.android.apps.enterprise.cpanel (Google Admin)
    com.google.android.apps.m4b (Google My Maps)
    com.google.android.apps.genie.geniewidget (Google News & Weather)
    com.google.android.apps.unveil
    com.google.android.apps.hangoutsdialer
    com.google.android.apps.youtube.creator
    com.google.android.gms
    com.google.android.gm
    com.google.android.talk
    com.google.android.keep
    com.google.android.launcher
    com.google.android.play.games
    com.google.android.googlequicksearch
    com.google.android.music
    com.google.android.apps.books
    com.android.chrome
    com.google.android.calender
    com.google.android.apps.plus
    com.google.android.apps.docs
    com.google.android.apps.magazines
    com.google.android.apps.inbox

    com.supercell.boombeach
    com.supercell.clashofclans
    com.supercell.hayday
    com.pushbullet.android
    com.tinder

    Google+ Whitelist REQUIRES Blackberry Google ID to be installed on the device, as this app provides the database where the signatures are saved in. If you remove Blackberry Google ID from your device, you will lose your custom added signatures.

    Latest version: Google+ Whitelist 1.0.0.4 [Released on October 8, 2015]


    Google Play store

    The Google Play store APK provides Access to the Google Play app market, where you can browse and download your favorite free and paid Android apps, books or even music. Play Store is also is required by some apps to run correctly, especially if they use any kind of license verification. Google Play store requires Google Account Manager and Blackberry Google ID to be installed on your device.

    The discussion and the download link have been moved to this thread:
    http://forums.crackberry.com/android.../#post11189556



    Community patched apps

    These apps have been patched by community members using my patching tools. They require all of my apps to be installed on the device.

    GetTaxi, Wheely, Lyft, Uber Driver, Uber Cab, TaxiForSure, Ola Cabs, Sidecar Drive [by tatail]
    http://forums.crackberry.com/android.../#post11580948

    Google Youtube 10.37.58 [by hasmukh1]
    https://mega.nz/#!qxxBzAQJ!3p4Zqaef-...tBBwR-KkJDgU9c

    Google Photos 1.6.0.103330409 [by hasmukh1]
    https://mega.nz/#!XgATySRY!VGMFLAx3h...IiS6HKDTtEFvmc


    Android Settings

    The Android Settings APK provides a direct access to the hidden Android settings of the Blackberry device. It also allows to edit the Google Account synchronization settings or to turn off app-notifications being sent to Blackberry hub.

    Android settings with included mobile data configuration option
    http://homepage.bluewin.ch/simonsmit...etwork-1.0.apk


    Android Browser

    The Android Browser APK provides a direct access to the original (and hidden) Android browser.


    How to get ALL features working in Google Maps

    • Install Google Account Manager and login
    • Install Blackberry Google ID and checkin
    • Install Google Play Sevices (wait 5 minutes after you installed and let the app settle)
    • Patch Google Maps with Play Services Patcher
    • Remove any unpatched version of Google Maps from your device (if existent)
    • Install patched Google Maps

    All features like instant AGPS lock-on, timeline, starred places etc. will now work as they would on an Android device.


    How to synchronize your village in COC or Boom Beach

    You can fully synchronize your village with your Google Account. The village will then be save, even if you delete the app or change your device.

    If you already have a village in COC/Boom Beach, you'll have to contact Supercell and tell them to link your village to your Google account. Don't tell them that you have a Blackberry device. Tell them that you have a Samsung S6. Supercell will ask you some questions about your village and then give you a code that identifies your village. You can then use that code to link the village on your Blackberry device.

    If you got the code, do the following:

    1. Install the full Cobalt Stack (all of my apps)
    2. Uninstall the existing Clash of Clans
    3. Patch Clash of Clans with Play Services Patcher
    4. Install the patched vesion and then connect your village with the code that your received from Supercell

    If you are a new player and don't have a village yet, you can simply patch the game, install it and link it right after the turorial. Contacting Supercell is not required.
    Needed a repost.
    05-03-16 04:29 AM
  11. bbsstmez's Avatar
    I just upgraded to OS 10.3.2789 on my Q10 via autoloader. I now tried installing google accounts, but, every time that I try to enter my email and password it just says that it can't communicate with Google. Any idea what's wrong?

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    05-03-16 05:51 AM
  12. SirTechington's Avatar
    Didn't you just write that it stopped working after you removed Google ID?
    Yes Play Store stops after working Google ID (not right away but after a while), and it starts working when I put it back in again. So if that's the only negative side effect I'll continue doing that. I just want to know if there are any other negative side effects to pulling Google ID out and in again, such as Google blocking the phone due to too much odd activity.
    05-03-16 07:57 AM
  13. Cobalt232's Avatar
    Hi all. I understand after installing Blackberry Google ID that I'm not supposed to remove it as according to the first post. However I find that as it is running, Android push notifications do not work (also mentioned on the first post), and I found that by uninstalling it I get the push notifications back, and Play Store continues to function. I'm quite happy with the phone functioning this way. I understand that white listing does not work without Blackberry Google ID. I don't need Google Play Services, and will just avoid any apps that require them. For me the notifications are far more important. Are there any other drawbacks to this setup?
    EDIT spoke too soon. It stopped working eventually. Would there be any bad side effects by installing Blackberry Google ID want to run Play Store and uninstalling it when I'm done?
    BlackBerry Google ID is a core service of the Android system. It does a lot more than just logging in your device. If it is not present, no Google app will run correctly. I'm quite surprised hearing you stating that Android push notifications should be working without BBGID. Android Push notifications are not supported by the BlackBerry Android runtime. The built in BlackBerry GSF stub is preventing that it works.
    05-03-16 09:38 AM
  14. bbsstmez's Avatar
    This is so frustrating. As I had posted previously, I've installed an autoloader on my Q10. I had this set up working before, but can't seem to get it back up. I tried using the files that I had downloaded previously to my memory card but it's not working. Goggle account just says can't communicate. I tried to go back to the first page of the post to try to download again but keep getting errors on the download page. To make matters worse, SNAP doesn't work either and I've been told that it no longer will! Any advice?

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    05-03-16 10:56 AM
  15. thanduay francisco's Avatar
    help mr cobalt.. i would like to ask if you have any working clash royale that is not crashing when starting it.. for software release 10.3.2.2836
    os 10.3.2.2876 i am using z10, and also a clash of clan tha can find a match.

    thank you mr. cobalt..
    plss help me
    05-03-16 11:26 AM
  16. conite's Avatar
    help mr cobalt.. i would like to ask if you have any working clash royale that is not crashing when starting it.. for software release 10.3.2.2836
    os 10.3.2.2876 i am using z10, and also a clash of clan tha can find a match.

    thank you mr. cobalt..
    plss help me
    Neither are compatible with the BB10 Runtime.
    05-03-16 11:34 AM
  17. SirTechington's Avatar
    BlackBerry Google ID is a core service of the Android system. It does a lot more than just logging in your device. If it is not present, no Google app will run correctly. I'm quite surprised hearing you stating that Android push notifications should be working without BBGID. Android Push notifications are not supported by the BlackBerry Android runtime. The built in BlackBerry GSF stub is preventing that it works.
    You're the expert, but what I assume is happening is that the Blackberry GSF stub is allowed to work again when BBGID is uninstalled (or the process is killed). What I'm specifically looking at and need are push notifications from Line when the phone is asleep. It only works when BBGID is uninstalled.
    05-03-16 11:45 AM
  18. MB64's Avatar
    hey guys, i started a tbread "issues with z10". i eas doenloading aps crom ggogle and then at some poijt this would happe. no caps no word recognition
    .etc. todsy all was fine until i installed "el vocero de puerto rico". deleting ir will not fix the provlem .

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    05-03-16 03:46 PM
  19. Lusitano17's Avatar
    This is so frustrating. As I had posted previously, I've installed an autoloader on my Q10. I had this set up working before, but can't seem to get it back up. I tried using the files that I had downloaded previously to my memory card but it's not working. Goggle account just says can't communicate. I tried to go back to the first page of the post to try to download again but keep getting errors on the download page. To make matters worse, SNAP doesn't work either and I've been told that it no longer will! Any advice?

    Posted via CB10
    More than likely you have simply missed a step...DELETE all of Cobalts files from your device and any previously patched apks.

    REBOOT and reinstall as directed on first page. There were some server issues but Cobalt has moved all required files to the FileShare link at beginning g of thread. Reinstall all required files ....have patience....it will work.

    Posted via CB10
    05-03-16 04:27 PM
  20. bbsstmez's Avatar
    Do I have to delete apps that I installed from BlackBerry World that may be android ports?

    Posted via CB10
    05-03-16 04:45 PM
  21. conite's Avatar
    Do I have to delete apps that I installed from BlackBerry World that may be android ports?

    Posted via CB10
    If you want to replace them with much newer versions, then sure.
    05-03-16 04:59 PM
  22. Lusitano17's Avatar
    Do I have to delete apps that I installed from BlackBerry World that may be android ports?

    Posted via CB10
    Not necessary....only Cobalts files and any apk you have patched. Make sure to read the first page instructions thoroughly.

    Posted via CB10
    05-03-16 05:00 PM
  23. bbsstmez's Avatar
    I will try. Thanks!

    Posted via CB10
    05-03-16 05:12 PM
  24. RoseBud68's Avatar
    hey guys, i started a tbread "issues with z10". i eas doenloading aps crom ggogle and then at some poijt this would happe. no caps no word recognition
    .etc. todsy all was fine until i installed "el vocero de puerto rico". deleting ir will not fix the provlem .

    Posted via CB10
    Fix your issue first before posting again so that everyone here would understand what your writing, Yes another security wipe.
    Smokeaire and gfondeur like this.
    05-03-16 06:30 PM
  25. MB64's Avatar
    Fix your issue first before posting again so that everyone here would understand what your writing, Yes another security wipe.
    i will write slower. lol. the app "el vocero de puerto rico " caused my keyboard to not recognize words, caps, auto correct. i am not going to do another wipe as i habe done numerois this week.

    Posted via CB10
    05-03-16 06:33 PM
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