apps help with playbook

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  1. SandJ

    SandJ Read Only Funster

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    Just bought a Blackberry playbook 64gb

    Could someone please help with loading android apps as i would like to add Navfree but do not have the brains to do it.

    Simple step by step please

    TIA
     
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    Hi

    Android apps cannot be loaded directly, the have to be converted to Blackberry bar files first.

    There are quite a few converted android apps but I don't think Navfree has been done yet

    check this site for converted android apps..
    http://apps.goodereader.com/category/playbook-games/

    and another
    http://forums.crackberry.com/android-app-sideloading-f258/made-list-links-243-bars-689706/

    if you find an app you want to load, it has to be 'sideloaded'.. don't panic it's perfectly straight forward .. instructions here ..

    http://crackberry.com/how-sideload-android-apps-playbook-os-v20-use-android-app-player

    if you need any help just ask.. I also have a big list of converted apps
     
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    Thanks Dai and Jim I will have a look and see how I do, just trying to find my way around the playbook but I love Navfree it is a great app

    Thanks again
     
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    How to download and load converted android app.. example

    You need a small piece of software to 'sideload' called DDPB .. download that first and install http://www.mediafire.com/?b3zwqcnxv3mtmcn

    For this example, use Google maps for Playbook (or any other you want)

    Go to this link http://apps.goodereader.com/playbook/playbook-android-apps/?did=198

    Click the download button.. save the file to your download folder or wherever you want.

    Connect your playbook using the usb cable.. follow the instructions:

    http://crackberry.com/how-sideload-android-apps-playbook-os-v20-use-android-app-player
     
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    Tried it all Jim no joy
     
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    Hard to resolve without having the PB to hand.. it may have a fault.. maybe worth taking it back to the vendor, or you could try searching on the Crackberry forums .. if no joy pose the question
    http://forums.crackberry.com/general-discussion-f2/
     
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    Thanks Jim..I've joined the site and asked for their help..er indoors swears blind it should all work..I'have banned her from messing with the router box from now on until the apocalypse...She just has to meddle with things..meanwhile I have 130 quids worth of Blackberry that refuses to work!!!
     
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    All sussed it now works..there is an armed guard on the wi-fi router..:thumb:
     
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