With the official release of OS 10.2.1 hitting devices around the globe, we now have the option to install Android applications right on the device — including Instagram. It's obviously not an official BlackBerry version, but it still works like a champ on the new OS. So if you've been waiting to get your gramming on from your BlackBerry, here's how to get it done.
Note that you'll need to be running OS 10.2.1 or higher for this to work.
Step 1: Download the Instagram APK
You can grab the Instagram APK from here. You can hit up the site on your BlackBerry browser but it may be easier to find the file from your PC, then moving it to your device.
- If saving to your BlackBerry, just tap the file in the iist, then save it to your device.
- If using a PC - download the file, then transfer it to your device over USB, by emailing it to yourself or using Dropbox, Box etc.
Step 2: Install the APK
Find the Instagram APK file on your BlackBerry (in the folder you saved it to or wherever you transferred it from your PC).
Tap the file to open, then tap Install.
Tap Accept in the popup dialog to continue.
When the install is finished, you'll have Instagram installed on your BlackBerry. Tap Open, login (or sign up) and you're on your way!
This process works for most (but not all) Android apps if you're running OS 10.2.1 — so go nuts. Find more on installing Android apps on your BlackBerry at the link below.