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PlayBook Development Mode
By Adam Zeis on 5 Mar 2012 12:00 pm EST
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The easiest way to sideload apps onto your BlackBerry PlayBook from a Windows PC is with the DDPB Installer. This small app lets you connect to your PlayBook and install BAR files with just a few simple steps. The installer has been updated with bug fixes and some other tweaks and now rests at version 1.0.9. The free utility is available for Windows from the link below.

If you haven't jumped in to the world of sideloading yet, what are you waiting for? There are plenty of great Android apps you can run on the BlackBerry PlayBook and loading them up is easy thanks to our tutorials for both Windows and Mac.

Download DDPB Installer for Windows

How to sideload Android apps to your BlackBerry PlayBook (Windows)
How to sideload Android apps to your BlackBerry PlayBook (Mac)

47 comments

crwblyth

There seems to be an issue with the download link... is it just me?

axllebeer

1st attempt didn't work for me either but 2nd time seems to be downloading fine.
Edit: 1/3 of the way through keeps freezing up :(

prlarkin

got it downloaded now

piper975

link is full of spyware

El Platanero

Does Crackberry look out for things like spyware before recomending an app or is it to our own discretion as to download or not? There has been plenty of apps that I downloaded because I trust Crackberry but please let me know if you guys aren't checking on these thins so I can tread lightly.

north60hale

was worried it would be difficult. no kidding, took less than 10 minutes to get Kindle, linked in, economist, bloomberg, wikipedia, wall street journal MLB game downloaded. so. damn. easy. even for a newbie.

koool1

I initially got excited about sideloading but after trying about 30 apps, I realize that most Android apps are either crap or they run too slow on the Android player. Some like Twitter load slower than a formatted Playbook twitter web page.

Kuttysark

You should try the Honeycomb launcher, I am finding apps behave much better using it. Plus it launches a android environment, with look and feel.

koool1

Where do u get that?

Kandoo-BB

sent from my olskool os5

actually go launcher x is much better and it has built in email camera that works and a task killernot to mention a great looking ui,,,,ive tried them all and go ex is the best!

wiedzmin

Anybody have a mirror link? Mediafire is failing - just refreshing the page without launching the download.

bebe_05

From my experience, the previous tutorials that were posted only worked with PB OS 1.0. Can someone confirm if this works for OS 2.0 and are the steps exactly the same?

ddlax22

Your being mistaken, os 1 had no android runtime built in unless you downloaded the leaked android player in june..? I think it was?

Sideloading has been done by tons of people on the os 2 dev beta while os 1 was out to the masses.

Same exact steps for the os 2 stock os for all playbook owners now.

Download ddpb download .bar files of your desired android apps, load them onto ddpb put your playbook into development mode, hook it up to your computer(windows only, as the article says) then install away via ddpb.

METALMIKECANO

sweet¡¡¡ y love de ddpb sideloader a must have aplication if u have in u´r hans a playbook

dagerlach

I have officially installed Bar files and sideloaded a couple Android apps. Pretty darn easy. That being said, I'm not impressed with the selection of Android apps; why the hype? I installed two apps: Dropbox and Skype. Neither have run successfully yet. Anything else worth downloading that doesn't fall into the game/fart app category?

Seamus76

Yeah, I just don't get the hype either. I turned on developer mode, and downloaded DDPB, but now can't find anything worth putting on my playbook. I on the other had would like some good games, any one have anything good, or can tell my why I should care about this at all?

ddlax22

If you do searching through the forums, you will find multiple threads with lists of over 200 apps converted by forum members. These lists have been going since the dev beta of 2.0 so there are TONS of games and apps you can sideload. Just that people like you don't bother to look around and if your going to complain, why bother commenting at all?

rickkel

I didn't have any trouble downloading this new version, but it doesn't work properly. I keep getting "java is not recognized as an internal or external command". I guess I'm going have to delete and download the old one.

bigchill51

Same here, i get the java error.please let me know if you find a fix.Thanx

fotyc

I think the Java error means you've never previously loaded the Java Runtime Environment on your PC to support anything else you were doing. See if this link helps with respect to that - in step 1 it provides a link for downloading Java. I already had it on my PC so didn't have to load it special for this purpose.

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

mavricxx

How do you remove/delete any Android apps you ported? Everyone is talking about installing apps but nobody talks about how to remove/delete them.

bigchill51

Just chill

thanks fortyc the java thing worked

hamruniz

Still waiting for the Sync with MS Outlook? Is anyone chasing this?

mscooley

For those of you getting the Java error, here's the fix. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X05JPrto_c8

DhadyDodz

i have a windows 7 OS x64.... but has no folder name JAVA

askthechiro

Go to Program Files instead and follow directions, worked for me as described in video

mrbquick

How do you uninstall the android apps. Can anyone help me out?

tahirgodett

does this work on playbook versions : 2.1.0.1032 ?

jbhq

Is the Playbook App Manager not much easier ? (using Wifi). In particular the Chrome version
http://gridbook.org/pb-app-mgr/

Which_Is_Itchy

When I try to install the DDPB to my computer I'm getting an error which is telling me that I have a problem with the Windows installer Package and I'm missing dll file. Can someone help me out as to what Im to do to fix this problem

royfakhry

When I try to connect I am getting the following error

"Cannot Connect...connection to 169.254.0.1 was refused, you may have to reboot the target '!!!

Can anyone help on this? I have development Mode on and I rebooted by Z10 twice. It is running on the latest O.S 10.1.0.1880

royfakhry

I found the problem it seems one of the BlackBerry USB drivers was missing. To get this solved just go to the following link https://swdownloads.blackberry.com/Downloads/entry.do?code=A8BAA56554F96...

Choose BlackBerry USB and Modem drivers and download it. Restart your PC and link the Z10 to DDPB and specify the IP you get when turning development mode on.

If you are trying to connect and sideload through playbook app manager using Google Chrome then you can do that using wifi connection and not USB cable but the IP to use is no the one that appears in development mode. You need to go to settings/about/network and take the IP under Wifi IPv4

Hope this helps

lilmaine

I have blackberry playbook and cany get anything i want on it. I want to get skype but cant .i cant even get it through imo as it dosnt have a skype icon . Can someone help please

John Studley

Sirs - I am trying to install DDPB on a Win 8.1 so I can download android apps on a playbook

I am being told there is a dll file missing

How do I resolve this

John