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    Quote Originally Posted by marcusharris View Post
    Hi!! I have a quick question: How do you get the side-loader (DDPB) to recognize files in a format other than *.bar?

    Some of the links to Android apps which have been verified to work on the PlayBook are staged in
    *.zip format, and the side-loader won't recognize them. When the *.zip files are unwound, there isn't
    a *.bar file included in the contents -- there's an actual directory structure. For example:

    [App: eBay for Android, Version 1.8]

    - The *.zip file for this app contains this:

    unzip -l Android-eBay-1.8.zip
    Archive: Android-eBay-1.8.zip
    Length Date Time Name
    -------- ---- ---- ----
    1310 12-20-11 20:02 META-INF/MANIFEST.MF
    599 12-20-11 20:02 META-INF/AUTHOR.SF
    672 12-20-11 20:02 META-INF/AUTHOR.EC
    599 12-20-11 20:02 META-INF/RDK.SF
    280 12-20-11 20:02 META-INF/RDK.EC
    3868779 12-20-11 19:53 android/eBay-18.apk
    3229 12-20-11 19:58 android/res/drawable-hdpi/icon.png
    -------- -------
    3875468 7 files


    This *.zip file was downloaded via the "Top 10 Android Apps To Sideload Onto Your Blackberry PlayBook" article.
    I tried posting a link to it, but wasn't able to since I haven't posted much here for a while. :^(

    DDPB won't do anything with the unwound directory content, either. Is there a tool out there that will create *.bar
    files from directory content? Or, is there another work-around available?

    Thanks so much for your help!


    You should not have any .zip files. The link in the top 10 post is to a .bar file not a zip file. I am not sure how you are getting a zip file. You may have some program on your computer that is treating the .bar files as zip files. What program do you use to unzip files?



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    Quote Originally Posted by ice2921 View Post
    You should not have any .zip files. The link in the top 10 post is to a .bar file not a zip file. I am not sure how you are getting a zip file. You may have some program on your computer that is treating the .bar files as zip files. What program do you use to unzip files?

    Hi! The program is WinZip, but I didn't use it to open/process the target file in any way when I attempted to
    download and side-load the file. I only used WinZip to display the contents of the *.zip file I was given, which is shown in the orignal post.

    I used the right mouse button click to bring-up the context menu on top of your original link to the Android package, and then told the browser to save the target to my hard drive. For other *.bar files, those came over as they should have, with the '*.bar' extension, using this same method.

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    I have a quick follow-up to my last post:

    I reloaded your posting using a different browser this time (FireFox) and tried downloading the files again.

    This time, things worked as expected. I was able to get the packages in *.bar format, and they've been
    side-loaded to my PlayBook without any problems at all!!

    I appreciate your willingness to help me address this! Have a great week!!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Poita316 View Post
    So just go to Android market and download?
    Quote Originally Posted by Tloc View Post
    Hey
    I was trying to download apps from the android market .....
    Welcome to

    You don't download apps from the Android website, either from your Window based PC, or your BlackBerry PlayBook.

    Once you gain an understanding of the basic know how to side load a .BAR file to the BlackBerry PlayBook, then you will know that you need DDPB Installer or BBH-Tool as mentioned in this article, and .bar file(s) which is required to side load to the PlayBook.

    Here is an article, that ice wrote up, The Top 10 Android Apps To Sideload On To Your BlackBerry PlayBook which has a few popular .bar files which you download to your desktop PC, then use one of those tools to side load it, and enjoy your newly installed application on the BlackBerry PlayBook.

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    i have followed all steps..installed DDPB installer, plus JRE for Windows 32 cos ma system is 32 bit windows 7, my playbook connects well, gets recognised, problem is when i browse for the .bar files i downloaded, they do not show up @ all.. any ideas?



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    move your .bar files to a file on the desktop. Then browse again.

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    Can't connect through DDPB

    I keep getting an error saying Incorrect Ip or Password when I try to connect through DDPB, even though I have the correct info... any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisv View Post
    I keep getting an error saying Incorrect Ip or Password when I try to connect through DDPB, even though I have the correct info... any ideas?
    Hello chrisv and welcome to

    Here is a screen shot I just took 5 mins ago from my computer so it may help us come up with an answer that will solve your issue.

    Does the screen look like this on your computer?


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