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    How To Sideload Android Apps On BlackBerry 10 Using A PC

    One of the best features of BlackBerry 10 is its' ability to run Android apps. If there is an app that is available for Android but not for BlackBerry, there is a way to install it onto your BlackBerry 10 device. This method is called "sideloading". It requires Android apps that have been properly converted from their native .APK file format to .BAR format, to be sideloaded using a third party tool.

    Now before we begin, please be aware that sideloading does not require a rooted device, and is generally safe for your device. Now this does not mean you throw caution into the wind and do not back up your device. As always things can go wrong and you want to make sure you can get back to where you were before.

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    Things you will need:




    Step 1: Install DDPB Installer:


    After you have downloaded DDPB Installer you need to install it. This process is easy and pretty straight forward. Double click the installer and next your way through the installation.


    Step 2: Prepare your BlackBerry 10 device:


    Preparing your BlackBerry 10 device is really the most important part of this process. If you do not do this it will not work. Your device must be in development mode in order for the sidelaoding process to work. To do enable development mode, go to Settings---> Security and Privacy ---> Development Mode. You will then see the following screen:




    Once inside the Development Mode screen, you will see the option to "Use Development Mode". Move it to the On position, and you will be presented with the following screen:




    Enter a password and confirm it, you will need this later (if you have already created a password then simply enter it in to enable). You have now successfully prepared your BlackBerry 10 device for sideloading.





    Step 3: Sideloading An Application:


    Now that your device is prepared, its time to sideload an app. Connect your BlackBerry 10 device via USB to your computer, and if your device is password protected enter the password for it on the computer if prompted. Open up the DDPB Installer and you will be presented with the following screen:




    Next click on the "Scan" button. The program should find your device's IP address, and fill it in under that field. ( if it does not see the tips section below) Enter your password in the field below it. This is the password that you created when you enabled Development Mode in step 2. Click on "Connect". After a short period of time it will connect to your device. You can verify that it has found your BlackBerry 10 device by looking at the section to the bottom left. It will display your PIN number, and OS version.




    Now, click on the button that says "Add" this will open up the browser window where you will need to browse to the converted .apk to .bar file that you downloaded. Once you select the file(s) you want click on open and they will be added to the "App List On PC" section. Make sure you select the box next to the bar file you want loaded as shown in the picture below.




    Next click on "Install". A new window will pop up giving you the percentage complete. After it shows complete you have successfully installed the application.




    That's it, you can now sideload Android apps to your BlackBerry 10 device!


    TIPS:


    1. You may get the following message when installing DDPB Installer. If you do just click continue.




    2. If the DDPB Installer does not auto detect your BlackBerry 10 device. You can manually enter your IP address by entering the number found while on the development mode options screen.

    3. To automatically verify a correct install you can always enable the option to "Run On Device after finish"



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    I just sideloaded Pandora, but keyboard doesn't type in login boxes

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    Quote Originally Posted by burnn1 View Post
    I just sideloaded Pandora, but keyboard doesn't type in login boxes
    What version did you sideload?

    Also, try uninstalling and re-installing.

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    I've tried setting everything up and preparing my phone for this but when I try to connect it keeps telling me the IP address or password are incorrect. The password is definitely right, but my IP address matches the one on the screenshots above. Should I have a unique one of my own? And do I have to do anything to set that up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GJCartwright View Post
    I've tried setting everything up and preparing my phone for this but when I try to connect it keeps telling me the IP address or password are incorrect. The password is definitely right, but my IP address matches the one on the screenshots above. Should I have a unique one of my own? And do I have to do anything to set that up?
    You need to make sure that the IP address in the Development Mode Settings matches the IP address that you input into DDPB.

    You can try a different IP address, just enter a new one in the Development Mode settings. Worth a try .

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    When I did it the first time the IP address definitely matched, as did the password I set. I've also tried changing the IP address with the sliders in development mode but get the same issue.

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    I'm having a similar problem as previously mentioned. IP address matches and I know the password is correct but I keep getting "Incorrect IP or Password" error when attempting to connect. Any ideas? I've uninstalled and reinstalled the program, still not working.

    I'm running 64bit Windows 7 and 64 Java runtime.

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    When I set my Z10 into developer mode it says just underneath "Will expire in 10 days".

    Does this have anything to do with not being able to connect DDPB installer?

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    After clicking on the link to download the DDPB Installer. It redirects to another page saying that its either invalid or File is deleted. Does anyone have another link to download the DDPB Installer from ? Thanks.

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    That is really a great information..up till now i didn't knew about this thing..and i guess..it will work just fine for me..i have a question though..does it works on all BB phones or just this one the X10
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    ddpb installer

    Hello, the ddpb installer page is invalid or deleted. (i'm trying to sideload apps on Q10) What do I do next ?
    Last edited by bb4life; 08-17-2013 at 05:53 AM.

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    Question ZimbABWE

    arrrggg cannot install whatsapp on bbq5 device tried everything help please
    Quote Originally Posted by bb4life View Post
    Hello, the ddpb installer page is invalid or deleted. (i'm trying to sideload apps on Q10) What do I do next ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brenz View Post
    arrrggg cannot install whatsapp on bbq5 device tried everything help please
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    its says java is not recognizes as an internal or external command... ??

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