Want NFL or Yahoo! Fantasy Football on your PlayBook - Here's how!
Football season is just a few short long weeks away, and fans everywhere are gearing up. One thing on my checklist is my fantasy football team -- I plan to stay on top of things this year and thankfully I can grab the Yahoo! Fantasy Football app for my BlackBerry PlayBook. To get the app installed you'll have to sideload it since it's not available directly in BlackBerry App World, but it's working like a champ for me thus far and is sure to be at my side all seaon long.
If you want to get Yahoo! or NFL Fantasy Football up and running on your BlackBerry PlayBook, just grab the .bar files here and here and keep reading for how to get it done!
Unzip the files into your /user/ directory (The directory typically shows as your username - mine is "/adamzeis/". You can put them wherever you want, it's just easier this way).
Move the files from the Playbook_Tools\lib\ folder to the Playbook_Tools directory.
Put your BlackBerry PlayBook into Development Mode by going to Settings > Security Settings and note the IP address of your PlayBook. You'll also be required to enter a password here if you don't have one already. Don't forget your password!!
Open the Terminal application on your Mac (found under Applications > Utilities > Terminal). Your Terminal screen will show something along the lines of: new-host-2:~ adamzeis$
Type cd playbook_tools and press Enter. Terminal should now read something like: new-host-2:playbook_tools adamzeis$
Type the following into Terminal: java -Xmx512M -jar BarDeploy.jar -installApp -device PLAYBOOK_IP -password PB_PASSWORD appname.bar Be sure to add in your PlayBook IP address, password and the name of the .bar file.
Terminal will do it's magic and when it's done, your app will be ready to roll on your PlayBook
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