1. Engku Nurzila's Avatar
    I have just purchased BB Z10 and am having problem downloading android apps. I have just managed to download whatsapp. Thanks to you guys for the link. However there are still a couple of thing i need to learn, like installing gmail and chrome. Help please ! Thanks.
    01-10-20 03:08 AM
  2. Thud Hardsmack's Avatar
    Chrome is a no-go, Gmail can be added to accounts in the Hub. You can use Yalp, F-Droid, ApkPure to install apps that work with Android 4.3 Jellybean, nothing newer. Anything Google can be used if it works without Google Services (Chrome requires it, so it won't work).
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    01-10-20 04:16 AM
  3. m3ach's Avatar
    I have just purchased BB Z10 and am having problem downloading android apps. I have just managed to download whatsapp. Thanks to you guys for the link. However there are still a couple of thing i need to learn, like installing gmail and chrome. Help please ! Thanks.
    Welcome to Crackberry.

    If you bought this phone to run android apps you have bought the wrong phone unfortunately.

    You should probably buy a cheap android phone which will be much more use to you.

    Posted via CB10 using my Classic running 10.3.3.3216
    01-10-20 09:27 AM
  4. Ben xfg's Avatar
    I have just purchased BB Z10 and am having problem downloading android apps. I have just managed to download whatsapp. Thanks to you guys for the link. However there are still a couple of thing i need to learn, like installing gmail and chrome. Help please ! Thanks.
    There is no need for the Gmail app - just use the native Hub for email (as Thud suggests). As for a browser, many here use BEOL, Kiwi, Fennec F-droid and others as Chrome isn't one of the better choices for BB10.
    You may find this thread helpful as well.

    http://forums.crackberry.com/showthread.php?t=1173929
    01-10-20 10:03 AM
  5. brookie229's Avatar
    chrome
    Your device (a BB10 device) has a very ancient (v 4.3) android runtime and has a limited number of android apps that will work properly. Chrome is NOT going to work but you can install another 3rd party browser such as Fennec (Firefox) or Kiwi browser which will work (albeit slowly) on your device. Get Kiwi here: https://www.apkmirror.com/apk/geomet...-apk-download/ or here for Fennec: https://www.apkmirror.com/apk/mozill...-apk-download/ or follow a new customization by XcrazyS of Fennec here: https://forums.crackberry.com/blackb...l#post13458529 . He has also customized a few other android apps for BB10 devices.

    In general, your device is NOT very useful for most new android apps and the fewer you have on your device the better it will run.
    01-10-20 10:04 AM
  6. Ben xfg's Avatar
    Your device (a BB10 device) has a very ancient (v 4.3) android runtime and has a limited number of android apps that will work properly. Chrome is NOT going to work but you can install another 3rd party browser such as Fennec (Firefox) or Kiwi browser which will work (albeit slowly) on your device. Get Kiwi here: https://www.apkmirror.com/apk/geomet...-apk-download/ or here for Fennec: https://www.apkmirror.com/apk/mozill...-apk-download/ or follow a new customization by XcrazyS of Fennec here: https://forums.crackberry.com/blackb...l#post13458529 . He has also customized a few other android apps for BB10 devices.

    In general, your device is NOT very useful for most new android apps and the fewer you have on your device the better it will run.
    Where did you spring from?? Lol, thanks Brookie.

    Posted via CB10
    01-10-20 10:08 AM
  7. brookie229's Avatar
    Where did you spring from?
    A very cold, fast stream in Northwestern Ontario.

    I see what you did there lol
    01-10-20 10:13 AM
  8. Engku Nurzila's Avatar
    Chrome is a no-go, Gmail can be added to accounts in the Hub. You can use Yalp, F-Droid, ApkPure to install apps that work with Android 4.3 Jellybean, nothing newer. Anything Google can be used if it works without Google Services (Chrome requires it, so it won't work).
    Thank you. This is really helpful.
    01-10-20 11:53 AM
  9. Engku Nurzila's Avatar
    Thank you ! This is very helpful.
    01-10-20 11:57 AM
  10. Engku Nurzila's Avatar
    Welcome to Crackberry.

    If you bought this phone to run android apps you have bought the wrong phone unfortunately.

    You should probably buy a cheap android phone which will be much more use to you.

    Posted via CB10 using my Classic running 10.3.3.3216
    Thanks.
    01-10-20 11:58 AM
  11. Engku Nurzila's Avatar
    There is no need for the Gmail app - just use the native Hub for email (as Thud suggests). As for a browser, many here use BEOL, Kiwi, Fennec F-droid and others as Chrome isn't one of the better choices for BB10.
    You may find this thread helpful as well.

    http://forums.crackberry.com/showthread.php?t=1173929
    Thank you for the response.
    01-10-20 11:59 AM
  12. Engku Nurzila's Avatar
    This is very helpful indeed. Thanks for all the imformation.
    01-10-20 11:59 AM

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