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    Hey Guys,

    First time post here, I have not read each and every thread there is in this forum, so bear with me!

    I recently figured out how to run Android apps on the Playbook. I have read a lot of threads showing how to do this. There are also some threads that have a few Android apps converted into .bar. Now, my question is, HOW do I download Android Apps to my computer, and HOW do I convert them into the .bar files needed?

    Thanks everyone!





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    Quote Originally Posted by kp11 View Post
    Hey Guys,

    First time post here, I have not read each and every thread there is in this forum, so bear with me!

    I recently figured out how to run Android apps on the Playbook. I have read a lot of threads showing how to do this. There are also some threads that have a few Android apps converted into .bar. Now, my question is, HOW do I download Android Apps to my computer, and HOW do I convert them into the .bar files needed?

    Thanks everyone!

    Hello kp11,

    There are a few different ways to convert .apk files to .bar files. I would suggest that you start with our guide on how to sideload android apps. That can be found here: http://www.blackberryos.com/playbook...-os-2-0-a.html

    Then when your comfortable with the sideloading process take a look at our growing list of already converted app here:
    List Of Working PlayBook BAR Files

    If there is an app that is not listed that is free let me know and I will convert it for you.
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    Hi - would you be able to convert the bluesq app?

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiff1978 View Post
    Hi - would you be able to convert the bluesq app?
    Will check it out later and report back.

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    I'm looking to convert VMware View Client for Android. Any chance you can help me with that?

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    Hi Ice2921,

    I'm trying to track down a BAR for UKEN's Forces of War, it isn't on the download page, and is a free app...any chance you could convert this one please?

    Many thanks in advance

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    Hi Ice2921, I need to convert iVMS-4500 Android V1.50.00 Build20110223.apk to bar its a surveillance monitor program, could you convert it, please?, or teach me how to do it?
    Thank you so much!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ice2921 View Post

    If there is an app that is not listed that is free let me know and I will convert it for you.
    Could you convert a working version of Skype with support for Video and Audio chat for use on the Playbook ? Thanks...

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    g-day people, I am running a mac, would like to use bah tool, but it is a windows application. can I run another apple friendly application to side load onto my playbook, if blackberry made laptops id get one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by retep View Post
    g-day people, I am running a mac, would like to use bah tool, but it is a windows application. can I run another apple friendly application to side load onto my playbook, if blackberry made laptops id get one...
    Hello retep, welcome to BBOS!

    Yes you can. Just use the the PlayBook App Manager sideloading tool on Chrome or Firefox... Playbook App Manager

    Click the button in the bottom right of a post to say thanks!
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    and i"m waiting for google+ / baiduIME etc..
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    Quote Originally Posted by superrajj View Post
    Could you convert a working version of Skype with support for Video and Audio chat for use on the Playbook ? Thanks...
    Skype does not work on any version of the PlayBook.

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    Something else to note. Here is a site that will convert apk files to bar files for free and then you can download them to your computer to see if they work... PlayBook .apk to .bar converter

    Keep in mind, many converted apps may not work.
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    Can you please convert the new Hangouts Android app?

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    hi,
    if you could please upload a link to the bar files of either:
    temple run
    panda run
    temple run2
    angry gran run

    or any games that are basically the same as those

    not tomb escape though, i tried it and the quality is so poor and then it stopped working

    thank yooouuuu

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    just use the download give there and its for sure you would succeed in downloading it easily

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