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Monday, 8 August 2011

How to install Android App Player and Android Apps to your Playbook using DDPB installer and BBH-Tool

For those of you who want to have fun with your Blackberry Playbook I've made a step by step guide on how to install Android app player.

Important: Android App will not work after the latest Playbook software update v.1.0.7.2942






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STEP 1 :
Download the Android App Player file (sys.android.bar)
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STEP 2 :
Make sure that you have Java Run-Time Environment Installed in your computer, If you already have it installed please skip this step. Most computers have this pre-installed.

If you don't have JRE installed Download Java Run Time

STEP 3 :
Download and install DDPB (Dau Den PlayBook Installer) this software helps us to install the Android app player from the Computer to your Playbook. Download DDPB Installer


STEP 4 :
Set your playbook in development mode :
Goto Playbook settings > Scroll down and select "Security" > Select "Development Mode" and turn it on, You will be asked to enter a password, make sure you remember this password (Very Important)

You will see the developer mode icon next to the orientation lock icon just below the top bezel. Select the icon which looks like a person, and make a note of your Playbook's IP address.





FINAL STEP :


Connect your Playbook to your computer using the USB cable or Wi-Fi, When DDPB is open it will ask you for the PlayBook IP address and Password Enter those information.

Then use the ADD option find "sys.android file" select it and then click install. Once the installation is complete you can disconnect your PB from the computer and also exit the developer mode.


Install Android Apps to Android App Player
Now that you've installed Android App Player lets install Android Apps into it.

STEP 1 :
Download and install BBH-Tool this will help us install android apps to android app player.
DOWNLOAD BBH TOOL HERE

STEP 2 :
Set your Playbook in development mode, for detailed information on how to do it refer Step 4 of How to install Android App Player.

STEP 3 :
Launch Android App Player in your Playbook and then connect it to your PC. This is important the android app player must be running in your playbook for you to install the .Apk files (Android Apps)

STEP 4 :
Download Android Apps to your computer. Download Android Apps for Free from these sites
http://www.freewarelovers.com/android
http://www.freeandroidware.com/
http://www.androiddownloadz.com/

For a list of working apps check List of working Android Apps

STEP 5 :
Launch BBH Tool -> Drag and Drop downloaded Android Apps -> Click Install

IMPORTANT : Not every Android app will work so you will have to keep searching for apps that work.




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67 comments:

  1. can angry bird play in playbook n how install in playbook thank

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  2. @khiank The original angry birds for Playbook is not yet released. But if you want install and play it read
    http://limetrip.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-install-angrybirds-app-into-your.html
    If you want play the flash version of Angry birds read
    http://limetrip.blogspot.com/2011/08/download-and-install-online-flash-games.html

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  3. I used ddpb installer to install the sys.android , when I press install less than a second it will prompt done! , but when I check my playbook there is no icon of android player , I would be glad if you tell me what to do next

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  4. I hope you've not updated your Playbook Software to v.1.0.7.2942, if you've updated then Android Player wont work.

    Its a simple issue actually which I myself came accross while installing Android Player, make sure you enter your playbook ip address and development mode password correctly into DDPB installer. This should do the trick.

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  5. i got my palybook only yesterday and have no option but to install the update.. :( any work around... ? thanks in advance

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  6. @Nas156 I feel Rim has released the new update so that it can kill the existing App Player, So right now there is nothing we can do about it in your case. Well there is a rumour that the app player will be officially released with software update 2.0, we are all waiting for it.

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  7. i installed it but when trying to open it on the playbook it crushes

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  8. Android App Player is not working after the latest Playbook software update v.1.0.7.2942. Go to software updates and check which software version is updated in your playbook.

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  9. Is there a way to revert back to an earlier OS Version of the Playbook?

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  10. I'm afraid there is no way we can revert back to an earlier OS version.

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  11. when do you think the new version will be out to accomodate v.1.0.7.2942 ?

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  12. I don't think there will be an Android Player for v.1.0.7.2942 as the official Android Player is set to be launched by RIM after Dev Con i.e, October 20th. So we can expect software version 2.0 and the Android Player in October.

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  13. If you are running 64-bit windows, you will need to download 64-bit JRE.

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  14. Ya Kurt you are right, but people mostly use the 32 bit version.

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  15. hi i installed Android player through DDPB INSTALLER, BUT IT HAS BEEN DONE WITHIN A SECOND, I CHECKED MY PB IT SHOWING ANDROID PLAYER ICON, BUT WHEN I AM OPEN THIS ONE NOT OPEING JUST COMING BLACKBERRY LOGO AND DISAPPEAR PLEASE HELP ME IN THIS

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  16. Check your OS version if its 1.0.7.2942 or more it will not work.
    If you've got version 2.0 beta installed then you dont need this android player to run android apps.

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  17. my os verssion is 1.0.7.3312, what i have to do , what is the version 2.0 beata which you ean. kindly pls explain me. i just installed android player on in my PB, but PB displaying icon of Android player in my PB but it not opening just coming and going .

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  18. Hi there Android Player no longer exists, but there is a 2.0 version of playbook which was released for Android. This 2.0 version can play Android apps. But its not recommended for use but a lot of users have upgraded, some like it and others hate it. If you need more info just google "How to install OS 2.0 into PlayBook"

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  19. The 2.0 os version is only for Android developers to test their apps.

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  20. hi mr.green, i upgraded my OS now , and please tell me how i can install Android player in my play book

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  21. Alright now that u have upgraded to 2.0 go to this site and download apps and side load it to your playbook. http://playbookbars.com/ OS 2.0 has a built in Android Player, so just install android apps available in the site.

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  22. hi Mr .green, it mean i no need to install player, then please tell me how i can access android marketing in Pay book. and also how i can install any andorik aplication in play book .

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  23. hi Mr .green, it mean i no need to install player, then please tell me how i can access android marketing in Pay book. and also how i can install any andorik aplication in play book .

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  24. hi Mr.Green, when i am upgrded my Play book OS.2, and i can't open bridge files when it opening that time net work error message is coming "not connecing with server "

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  25. The bridge function does not work in 2.0 beta.

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  26. Mr.Green then how i can run bridge files in OS.2 and other bridges browing

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  27. My friend OS 2.0 cant run bridge files as its not an official OS, this version is only for android app developers to test their apps. Some vital features have been turned off in this beta OS by RIM.

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  28. Mr Green, how i can get android aplication in my playbookd which are allready have OS.2

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  29. Mr Green, how i can get android aplication in my playbookd which are allready have OS.2
    15 November 2011 08:45

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  30. K go to this http://playbookbars.com/ download which ever app you want. The downloaded android app will have an extention .bar instead of .apk. Now sideload the .bar file into ur playbook using an installer like DDPB.

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  31. hi green can download android maret in to my playbook and i can install aplication through market

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  32. I'm not very sure about the android market. I think its not possible :)

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  33. hi mr. green. actually i didnt understand how to download those two files in our computer so i can install android in my blackberry playbook....

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  34. @sherry to get android in your playbook install the 2.0 beta OS. Just google to find how to get 2.0.

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  35. Mr. Green, I have playbook os version 1.0.8.4985. it was a forced updated when I first power on. any way I can get android player to get netflix on my playbook? please advice..thanks

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  36. Hi Gia, the android version of netflix is not available right now. Here is the complete list.
    http://playbookbars.com/
    If u want to install any android app then you must upgrade to beta testers 2.0 OS. You can google search to find articles to install 2.0.

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  37. hi thank you for this information but i tried in my playbook v 1.08 but once after installation complete android market doesn't launch i tried so many times but the same problem so can u please help me out with that

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  38. Android app player does not work with the current os. Upgrade to 2.0 to install android apps.

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  39. thanx for your reply mr, green but i upgraded it still i have same problem please help me please

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  40. Goto playbookbars.com download and sideload the apps into ur playbook u dont need android player to run them

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  41. Hi I'm not seeing drag .apk files draging in BBH-tool it is allowing only .bar files. can you help me

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  42. Hi Mr green
    i upgrade software 1.0.8,6067 .....does it works with android app player

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  43. Hi Madil the android player does not work after 1.0.7 update, RIM has blocked this feature. But there is OS 2.0 for thos who want android in PB. In this OS the android app is built in.

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  44. alright i have os 2.0 bet on my playbook i downloaded the android appsfrom the site ttp://playbookbars.com/ and sideloaded them from ddpb but whenever i go to it it crashes nor does the android player works
    plzzzzzzzzzzzzz help

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  45. I dont know why its not working, try to reboot and try installing other apps. Check and let me know.

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  48. after finished with ddpb, still i cant find the android luncher in my pb...dont know what to do, i tryed this like 10 times...

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    1. OS 2.0 beta has a built in android player, goto playbookbars.com and download and sideload the app you need.

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  49. hi Mr Green, i have upgraded my play book in to New OS.2.00.7111, can i install anroid market in my play book now ?

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    1. You can but you will have to root your PlayBook. The rooting software for the latest os is still not ready I guess so once that's out you can get android market :)

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  50. thanks for your reply.did u have any idea when it will be ready for android market

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    1. Every time RIM releases an OS update the block all features that they think is illegal. So it will take some time to release the dingleberry update :)

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  51. dear Gree,is there any other opion for Android market, basecause i seen in net , they are using android market on play book. how is possibile ?

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    1. They all have the rooted playbook, and have installed a honeycomb launcher. But trust me not apps work. If you test like 100 apps 1 might work,so I personally don't prefer android market. Just try playbookbars.com you get a list of working apps then just sideload them.

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