1. DOCTOREVIL8's Avatar
    I just bought a Classic off eBay. It should be delivered by next week. Does the Cobalt Play Store still work on BB10?

    If so, how about the PS Patcher and whitelisting apps?
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    07-18-19 07:52 AM
  2. joeldf's Avatar
    The problem with Cobalt's patching process is that it depends on Play Services, and for the past year (or maybe more by now), the patched Play Services app is behind the current official Play Services version. Many apps require the newer version of Play Services and won't work on BB10. Some will just fuss about it, but still run.

    Cobalt has not updated the patched Play Services app. I'm not sure why, but it may not be possible to make it work anymore, or maybe the newer services require a newer version of Android than 4.3.

    You could run just the Google login and the Play Store only and just not patch - there are still a handful of apps the don't need Play Services, but that's more and more rare. And, you won't know which ones until you try it.
    07-18-19 08:08 AM
  3. mh1983's Avatar
    I just bought a Classic off eBay. It should be delivered by next week. Does the Cobalt Play Store still work on BB10?

    If so, how about the PS Patcher and whitelisting apps?
    Play Store/Services is way out of date on the Cobalt solution now. Just install Yalp, a lightweight front end for the app store.

    Enjoy your Classic!

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    07-18-19 09:42 AM
  4. Ben xfg's Avatar
    Play Store/Services is way out of date on the Cobalt solution now. Just install Yalp, a lightweight front end for the app store.

    Enjoy your Classic!

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    Is Yalp still working perfectly for you? Specifically, does it still work to search for apps?

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    07-18-19 07:53 PM
  5. brookie229's Avatar
    Is Yalp still working perfectly for you? Specifically, does it still work to search for apps?

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    It is broken. Pretty much need to search by category and that is a pain in the neck to say the least.
    07-18-19 08:07 PM
  6. Ben xfg's Avatar
    It is broken. Pretty much need to search by category and that is a pain in the neck to say the least.
    Right. Was wondering if they by chance had a working version or if the issue affects all versions.

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    07-18-19 09:41 PM
  7. brookie229's Avatar
    Right. Was wondering if they by chance had a working version or if the issue affects all versions.

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    Not really sure but you could always try an older version. I've uninstalled Yalp some time ago as I just don't need or use many android apps. If I need one or want to experiment I just use the APKmirror website now. I do have the F-Droid store installed and that's all (besides Amazon, of course).
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    07-18-19 09:58 PM
  8. the_boon's Avatar
    You really have to love BB10 hardware to go through all this
    DOCTOREVIL8 likes this.
    07-19-19 08:42 AM
  9. DOCTOREVIL8's Avatar
    You really have to love BB10 hardware to go through all this
    BB10 OS was such a pleasure to use. I hate iOS and despise Android, yet I have few options beyond that now. If I am willing to accept a loss of apps, then BB10 would be my primary choice.

    If I can snare a couple apps from Android that can help BB10 have more uses, then game on. Worth the extra effort.
    07-19-19 09:10 AM
  10. saint300's Avatar
    Yalp has not been working for me for quite some time now. I use Aptoide Lite and APKPure and I am happy so far, not that I need many Android apps to start with.
    07-19-19 10:18 AM
  11. SteinwayTransitCorp's Avatar
    Coblats play store works fine. The only thing is the home screen changed. You now have to hit APPS than my APPS to see if you need updates. I don't know why all the grousing.
    07-19-19 06:21 PM
  12. mh1983's Avatar
    Turns out Yalp is no longer developed. My bad. You might want to try this fork of the original:

    https://f-droid.org/en/packages/com....kin.yalpstore/

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    07-19-19 09:12 PM
  13. brookie229's Avatar
    Turns out Yalp is no longer developed. My bad. You might want to try this fork of the original:

    https://f-droid.org/en/packages/com....kin.yalpstore/

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    Thanks! Works great. Be patient as it takes awhile to log in. I'll keep it in my apk folder.
    mh1983 likes this.
    07-19-19 09:36 PM
  14. saint300's Avatar
    Yalp Store (fork) seems to work. Many thanks!

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    07-20-19 07:37 AM
  15. DOCTOREVIL8's Avatar
    I am impressed.

    Cobalt Play Store works well for me. A couple crashes during the initial setup. But starting each app again and it's a working good.

    Telegram installed and working
    Facebook Lite installed and working
    Messenger Lite installed and working

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    07-21-19 03:27 PM
  16. the_boon's Avatar
    I am impressed.

    Cobalt Play Store works well for me. A couple crashes during the initial setup. But starting each app again and it's a working good.

    Telegram installed and working
    Facebook Lite installed and working
    Messenger Lite installed and working

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    And WhatsApp
    07-21-19 05:55 PM
  17. DOCTOREVIL8's Avatar
    And WhatsApp
    I tried WhatsApp and it complained about Google Play Services. It didn't seem to do much after that.

    Is there something extra I need to do?

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    07-21-19 05:58 PM
  18. conite's Avatar
    I tried WhatsApp and it complained about Google Play Services. It didn't seem to do much after that.

    Is there something extra I need to do?

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    No. It shouldn't warn you after the first time.
    07-21-19 06:07 PM
  19. the_boon's Avatar
    I tried WhatsApp and it complained about Google Play Services. It didn't seem to do much after that.

    Is there something extra I need to do?

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    Just tap outside the stupid warning box
    07-21-19 06:08 PM
  20. DOCTOREVIL8's Avatar
    Just tap outside the stupid warning box
    Genius! Thanks so much!!

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    07-21-19 06:23 PM
  21. simon williams4's Avatar
    Turns out Yalp is no longer developed. My bad. You might want to try this fork of the original:

    https://f-droid.org/en/packages/com....kin.yalpstore/

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    Thanks for this info, Yalp is back working again..excellent stuff

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    07-27-19 03:05 PM
  22. johnb_xp's Avatar
    Yah, download MicroG instead of Cobalt's play services but use Cobalt's play store .apk or Yalp and Cobalt's patcher. Works great and MicroG is still updated.
    08-03-19 09:11 AM
  23. cons_w's Avatar
    I think you can also download whatsapp in the official website... it seems working as well

    By the way I am also a newbie to bb10... any good place to start?

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    08-20-19 07:42 PM
  24. Ben xfg's Avatar
    I think you can also download whatsapp in the official website... it seems working as well

    By the way I am also a newbie to bb10... any good place to start?

    Posted via CB10
    Welcome! Might wanna read through some of these threads...

    Posted via CB10
    08-20-19 08:31 PM

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