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    Unhappy Difficulty in Playbook Sideloading

    Hi I"m a new member here. Just want to ask for help. I tried side-loading apps and games in my playbook (os 2.1.0.1088). Though I have installed some apps and games, it seems that it choose only what it installs. Most of the HD games or high-quality games cannot be installed, and it prompts "package cannot be determined". I think it has to do whether the .bar file is a zip file or something. Need your help guys here... Thank you very much!




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    If you are using our List Of Working PlayBook BAR Files then all of those apps have been tested. If you are using some other files there is no telling what the cause its. However, the most likely reason is because cause it was packaged for the wrong version of Android.

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    The .bar files came from goodereader.com..

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    Quote Originally Posted by msps04 View Post
    The .bar files came from goodereader.com..
    So are you looking at just the .bar files?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ice2921 View Post
    So are you looking at just the .bar files?
    Yes. Tried to install them with DDBP. And it prompts, "package cannot be determined".

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    Quote Originally Posted by msps04 View Post
    Yes. Tried to install them with DDBP. And it prompts, "package cannot be determined".
    Goodereader also has APK files which are for Android only. You may have chosen that instead of a BAR file. Or else, you may have a corrupt file. Goodereader isn't the best site for putting out quality control on what works or not. So you have to watch out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Jerde View Post
    Goodereader also has APK files which are for Android only. You may have chosen that instead of a BAR file. Or else, you may have a corrupt file. Goodereader isn't the best site for putting out quality control on what works or not. So you have to watch out.
    Thanks guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by msps04 View Post
    Thanks guys!
    So where you able to get it to work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ice2921 View Post
    So where you able to get it to work?
    Unfortunately not.. I just assumed your theories that those won't really work, and not all converted .bar files work successfully in playbook. It's just tempting because most of them are paid apps and HD games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by msps04 View Post
    Unfortunately not.. I just assumed your theories that those won't really work, and not all converted .bar files work successfully in playbook. It's just tempting because most of them are paid apps and HD games.
    Right. That's why we maintain a list of working files. While you won't find paid apps there you can always post a request.
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