1. Professor Pancake's Avatar
    Hello all, I am having issues with getting Android apps (such as Geometry Dash Lite) on my Playbook.

    My OS version is 2.1.0.1917

    I am using the tutorial from crackberry.com/how-sign-convert-and-install-android-files-your-blackberry-playbook-using-windows-or-mac
    with Blackberry Tablet OS Graphical Aid.

    Here are the links to the stuff I downloaded:
    ANDROID COMMAND LINE TOOLS:
    https://bdsc.webapps.blackberry.com/android/downloads/fetch/CommandLineTools.zip

    ANDROID SDK (an old version that works in the tutorial):
    developer.android.com/sdk/download.html?v=archives/android-sdk-windows-1.6_r1.zip

    BLACKBERRY TABLET OS GRAPHICAL AID:
    supportforums.blackberry.com/t5/Testing-and-Deployment/BlackBerry-Tablet-OS-Graphical-Aid/ta-p/1207067

    GEOMETRY DASH LITE 1.90:
    play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.robtopx.geometryjumplite
    (and downloaded with APK Downloader at apps.evozi.com/apk-downloader/?id=com.robtopx.geometryjumplite)

    I ordered and received code signing keys from Blackberry website.

    This is my configuration:

    Blackberry Tablet OS SDK Location: C:/Users/Dan/Downloads/CommandLineTools/Blackberry.tools.SDK

    Blackberry WebWorks SDK Location:
    C:/Users/Dan/Downloads/CommandLineTools/Blackberry.tools.SDK

    Blackberry SDK for Android Apps
    C:/Users/Dan/Downloads/CommandLineTools/Blackberry.tools.SDK

    Android SDK
    C:/Users/Dan/Desktop/adt-bundle-windows-x86/sdk

    Developer Certificate Lication:
    C:/Users/Dan/Appdata/Local/Research In Motion/author.p12

    __________________________________________________ _____

    Then I clicked the Build Android tab, entered my developer password, chose to sign it, and pressed the Build button.

    Roughly 20 seconds later, a window appears. It says this:
    Input bar folder or file does not exist.

    The batch file is complete.

    Then, when I closed the window, there was another one that said this:

    C:\Users\Dan\Downloads\CommandLineTools\blackberry .tools.SDK\bin>set version=1.0.3

    C:\Users\Dan\Downloads\CommandLineTools\blackberry .tools.SDK\bin>set LIB=C:\Users\Dan\Downloads\CommandLineTools\blackb erry.tools.SDK\bin\\..\lib

    C:\Users\Dan\Downloads\CommandLineTools\blackberry .tools.SDK\bin>java -Xmx512M -cp "C:\Users\Dan\Downloads\CommandLineTools\blackberr y.tools.SDK\bin\\..\lib\BARPackager.jar;C:\Users\D an\Downloads\CommandLineTools\blackberry.tools.SDK \bin\\..\lib\Apk2Bar-1.0.3.jar" net.rim.tools.apk2bar.Apk2bar C:\Users\Dan\Desktop\com.robtopx.geometryjumplite. apk C:\Users\Dan\Desktop\adt-bundle-windows-x86\sdk -a "Professor Pancake"

    Start packaging com.robtopx.geometryjumplite.apk
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    com.robtopx.geometryjumplite.apk ........................... failed
    Summary: Total Apk files # 1; succeeded: 0; skipped: 0; failed: 1

    __________________________________________________ ______

    This meant that the conversion from APK to BAR failed. I don't know why there are so many question marks in the above error log.

    Please help as soon as possible!!

    Thanks in advance.

    Dan
    06-21-15 08:48 AM
  2. pacoman03's Avatar
    You're a couple of years behind the times. The tutorial that you followed is no longer necessary or really relevant. Simply find your apk file to be converted, then upload the file to either here- APK to Bar Online Converter or here PlayBook .apk to .bar converter . These sites will automatically convert the apk files. Then, just download the converted bar files and sideload.
    06-21-15 01:17 PM
  3. Professor Pancake's Avatar
    Thanks! I've tried that though it doesn't work. What happened was that I found clean APKs via the Google Play store and the APK downloader website. Then I converted it with both converters, used DDPD to install on Playbook, and I ran the app.

    Then the app crashed. "Sorry, this application stopped working! Force close."

    I also tried installing with the Graphical Aid. Same thing happened.

    What do I do?

    Thanks!!
    06-21-15 07:21 PM
  4. pacoman03's Avatar
    Give up. The fact is that the majority of android apps don't work on the Playbook.
    06-21-15 07:29 PM
  5. ChicaneBT's Avatar
    Use the forum here about Android apps. There are complete Google Sheets with apps that do and don't work. You can even try to load an outdated version which used to work and maybe will work still. PlayBook Android App Sideloading - BlackBerry Forums at CrackBerry.com
    06-23-15 05:39 AM
  6. kozmonaut's Avatar
    Man, Side loading apps is so much more simpler on the Playbook than you make it out to be. Simply download DDPB - http://apps.goodereader.com/playbook...-apps/?did=177

    You can load in BAR files that you have them from around the internet. If you want to convert APK files to a BAR file for your Playbook. Convert them yourself, with online tools.

    Check out this http://apps.goodereader.com/apk-2-bar/ you upload an APK file and it lets you download the BAR file. So much more easier than getting Blackberrys stupid tools to work.
    06-25-15 04:34 AM
  7. kozmonaut's Avatar
    Man, Side loading apps is so much more simpler on the Playbook than you make it out to be. Simply download DDPB - http://apps.goodereader.com/playbook...-apps/?did=177

    You can load in BAR files that you have them from around the internet. If you want to convert APK files to a BAR file for your Playbook. Convert them yourself, with online tools.

    Check out this APK to Bar Online Converter you upload an APK file and it lets you download the BAR file. So much more easier than getting Blackberrys stupid tools to work.
    HonnyBrown likes this.
    06-25-15 04:54 AM
  8. ChicaneBT's Avatar
    Easiest thing to do is just use that Google Chrome extension. Follow this tutorial: Sideloading made easy with the PlayBook App Manager Browser Plugin | CrackBerry.com
    mh1983 and BoneMatrix like this.
    06-25-15 04:55 AM
  9. HonnyBrown's Avatar
    Man, Side loading apps is so much more simpler on the Playbook than you make it out to be. Simply download DDPB - http://apps.goodereader.com/playbook...-apps/?did=177

    You can load in BAR files that you have them from around the internet. If you want to convert APK files to a BAR file for your Playbook. Convert them yourself, with online tools.

    Check out this APK to Bar Online Converter you upload an APK file and it lets you download the BAR file. So much more easier than getting Blackberrys stupid tools to work.
    Is this still a good, simple way to get apps on my PlayBook? I looked at the link and the last update was 2013.
    07-24-15 06:57 AM

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