How to install Minecraft on BlackBerry

Get building with Minecraft on BlackBerry 10! Follow these steps to load up your BlackBerry Z10, Q10, Q5, or Z30 with more blocks than you can shake a pickaxe at. 

Minecraft on BlackBerry 10
By Simon Sage on 29 Jan 2014 03:00 pm EST

Minecraft's mobile iteration has been offering blocky building on Android and iOS for awhile now, and thanks to the BlackBerry 10.2.1 update, you can now get in on it with BlackBerry as well. The Amazon Appstore offers Minecraft for Minecraft Pocket Edition for $6.99, and it runs great on BB10. I tested on the Z30, but you should have good luck on other device as well.  

Step 1: Install and log into the Amazon Appstore

Go to the Amazon Appstore download page in your BlackBerry browser ( Tap the "Download the Amazon Appstore" button. The Downloads window should pop up asking you where you want to save it and what the filename should be; just tap Save in the top-right, then tap the file when it's done downloading. If the download window isn't there, tap the overflow menu button in the bottom-right (three little dots), and tap Downloads.

After installation, open the Amazon Appstore, enter your Amazon e-mail and password, and tap the "Sign in with my Amazon account" button. If you don't have an Amazon account, tap the "Create account" button and follow the steps. 

Minecraft on BlackBerry 10

Step 2: Download and install Minecraft

Tap the magnifying glass in the top-right of the Amazon Appstore, and type Minecraft into the search box. It should pop up in the results below; just tap the $6.99 button to initiate the purchase. You can also buy Minecraft from the comfort of your desktop web browser. You'll have to tap another Install button after that, and confirm app permissions to complete installation.

Step 3: Open and log into Minecraft

Tap the Minecraft icon in your home screens to open it. Log in, set up a server, or start your own!

I've had good performance with no glitches to speak of, though your mileage may vary. Any big Minecraft fans out there?

Extra reading:

Minecraft Pocket Edition: Top 10 tips, tricks, and cheats!
How to download Android apps to BlackBerry with Snap
How to download Android apps to BlackBerry with 1mobile
​How to download Android apps to BlackBerry with Amazon

Reader comments

How to install Minecraft on BlackBerry


Just pointing out that it doesn't save your world in the list.
You have to name a new world with the same same and it will load your world.

If your world was called awesomeworld
You will not see awesomeworld as a save game.
You can however load awesomeworld by creating a new world named awesomeworld.

The official minecraft app is not available on BBW. You must have installed a clone.

Apps like World Craft are not the real Minecraft.

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Unless something has changed with the official release, this does NOT work well on the Q10. I had problems with the controls not working properly, and worlds not saving. Can anyone confirm that these have been fixed?

If you hide the droid bar the controls are off by 1/2 an inch. Turn on the droid bar it perfect. This of course sucks on q10/5 due to realty.
As mentioned above it doesn't "list" your saved world's but they are there. If you create a world. Remember the name exactly. As long as you create the same world name every time it will load your saved world.

I'm sorry to be 'that guy', but how many "how-to" posts will there be for what is basically the same process of installing android apps on 10.2.1?! I get that we're all super excited and want to channel attention to apps that have been missing, but can't we stick to the master guide, have a "these apps now work" post and call it a day? :/ maybe I didn't have my coffee today.. /criticismoff KEEP MOVING

Damn, I really wanted to be that guy... in fact,thats what this post was going to be

O well, I'll wait for 5 minutes for the next thread

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I'm assuming this series of posts is going to be for people who are going to Google "How to install X" with X being Instagram, Minecraft, etc... This series of posts will probably bring a fair amount of traffic to CrackBerry, hence why they are doing this.

Yeah, I totally get the payoff for Crackberry in the hits it'll generate... I just can't help feeling like "sheeesh, again, really?!"

Yea, iits to maximize hits and efficency. I totally understand. I was just playing the 'entitled user who doesn't care about anyone else ' role


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You can still use it.

You have a couple of options. You can sideload Snap, and register it with the same Google account, and it will show up as available for you. Alternatively, you can get any number of Chrome extensions that will allow you to download the APK to a desktop, and from there you can send it to your BB10 device.

I have previously purchased min craft in Google Play with a Samsung device. I have snap on leaked .1925 TMO US

Just download from snap and I won't be charged? I saw it in there previously but wasn't able to access it.

I'm techie but not that techie.

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No matter what link on crackberry C10 app i try Mobile1 won't load. Either an error comes up saying its a phishing site and is blocked or just doesn't load.

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I still have no update! Not only that, but some of the movies I purchased for 99 cents during the holiday season have magically disappeared from my play list and the market place. For example, Jingle all the way, Jennifers body, miracle on 34 th street, and others have all vanished. I feel really cheated.

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To all the people asking "why all the 'how to' posts" it is obviously hit and traffic based AND how about the fact that I (or someone else) might not give a crap how to install most of this stuff but might click on just the one app they want? I only read things that interest me personally, and perhaps "how to install pre-configured spread sheet data points for uploading to cloud based client software" might grab you and maybe a pile of people will want to click on a link that says "how to install Netflix."

I mean, come on guys, there were posts here lately about curved TVs. I think "how to install a popular touch screen game on your touch screen BlackBerry" should get a pass.

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Downloaded and installed the app. Couldn't log in and the app crashed. Not good for me. I don't know if I want android apps as they can be difficult to kill and use resources and thus battery life. I want official BlackBerry apps. Will hold out I guess.

Downloaded this on wifes SG2 back in the day. She now has iPhone and downloaded for that OS. How Dow I get the Google version on my BBZ10 with snap on some other method without paying for it again?

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Drat, how can I ban this blog? My kids have it on their Samsung tablets, my wife put it on her S4 to keep them quiet at restaurants. Inevitably, one will want my phone to play on too. "Sorry, son", I say with an air of aloofness, "BlackBerry's aren't for games."

My kids are so in love with this game. I do not understand it at all! IMHO it should be called "Mind Crap".

Then again, I like Candy Crush :D

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Hmm, if I download this from the browser, how do I install it on the Z10? I got the order confirmation and all, but do not see it on the device. Does anyone know where to find it?