1. cunny1979's Avatar
    My brother inlaw dropped his sons playbook into me last night asking can we see if it can run andriod apps, well anyway i'm still scratching my head a little.

    The playbook is running 2.1.01753 and seems that it cannot be rooted nor os downgraded to enable rooting.

    So i looked at runing them sideload but they wont instal.

    Can anyone help a noob out please

    Thanks
    10-17-13 08:14 AM
  2. hamsterwheel's Avatar
    Welcome to CB, and yes you can run android apps sideloaded:

    Have a look at these threads to help:
    http://forums.crackberry.com/playboo...-2-0-a-701348/

    And this if for BB10 but I think it will work for Playbook as well

    http://forums.crackberry.com/bb10-an...device-821005/
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    10-17-13 08:29 AM
  3. Jimberry Storm's Avatar
    I have had a lot of success side loading on my Z10, but mixed results on my Playbook. Here is a helpful site full of apps.
    New Apps – Playbook and BB10
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    10-17-13 08:54 AM
  4. vserghi's Avatar
    Have a look at this if you use Chrome or Firefox, very easy to transfer apps to the playbook over wifi.
    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...ljnelbpblnikkp

    Also this website for apps
    PlayBook .apk to .bar converter
    Last edited by vserghi; 10-17-13 at 12:16 PM. Reason: added Firefox text
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    10-17-13 12:11 PM
  5. Cynycl's Avatar
    Have a look at this if you use Chrome or Firefox, very easy to transfer apps to the playbook over wifi.
    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...ljnelbpblnikkp

    Also this website for apps
    PlayBook .apk to .bar converter
    The playbook's runtime is outdated so most recent or popular apps won't work on it. Better to by a cheap android tab and avoid the frustration of sideloading and failure. Most youngsters won't find the playbooks sideload app selection very appealing.
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    10-17-13 12:50 PM
  6. cunny1979's Avatar
    Think its specifically for a game called spartan wars
    10-18-13 03:42 AM
  7. ChrisMay's Avatar
    Think its specifically for a game called spartan wars
    Well, plenty of information about how to side-load above, so I won't bother to explain that.

    Just in case it is not clear though, you need to locate a .BAR file for the game. This is what all PlayBook apps have as the file suffix (ie SomeApp.BAR).
    It is also possible to 'make' your own BAR file, if you can locate the .APK file for the game (APK is just Android's version of a BAR) then if you search for 'APK to BAR convertor', you will find plenty of websites that can create the BAR file for you. Then just proceed with the sideloading instructions.
    Please note however, that just because you have managed to find or create a BAR file, even if you successfully side-load it, it may still not work properly (or at all) many converted files do not.

    Chris.
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    10-18-13 07:43 AM
  8. ChrisMay's Avatar
    The playbook's runtime is outdated so most recent or popular apps won't work on it. Better to by a cheap android tab and avoid the frustration of sideloading and failure. Most youngsters won't find the playbooks sideload app selection very appealing.
    I'd maybe say many, not most. A lot of Apps DO work ok, but then again, maybe I'm just lucky with the ones I want...
    10-18-13 07:48 AM
  9. pacoman03's Avatar
    I tried sideloading Spartan Wars v 1.1.0. Doesn't work.
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    10-18-13 02:13 PM
  10. cunny1979's Avatar
    I tried sideloading Spartan Wars v 1.1.0. Doesn't work.
    Is that the latest version loacated here ?

    How to download Spartan Wars Empire of Honor

    Thanks
    10-20-13 04:17 PM
  11. pacoman03's Avatar
    Is that the latest version loacated here ?

    How to download Spartan Wars Empire of Honor

    Thanks
    Don't know.
    10-20-13 04:39 PM
  12. Fuzz360's Avatar
    Nothing in my usual haunts sorry

    But for every wanted game you know of, there are two you never knew existed!

    Sit downwith the guys and flip thru some tried and tested games, I'm sure you'll find plenty of similar games on looking
    10-20-13 05:00 PM

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