Sideload Android apps to your BlackBerry 10 device using Google Chrome

By Adam Zeis on 26 Apr 2013 02:50 pm EDT
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If you're not a fan of the process to sideload Android apps to your BlackBerry from a Windows PC or Mac, there is an alternative way that is a bit easier to manage.

A simple Google Chrome extension can have you sideloading apps galore in just a few minutes.

This method is really the easiest we've found and, aside from some time setting it up, loading up apps takes just a minute or two.

While we originally posted about the PlayBook App Manager back in December, it's definitely worth taking another look at since it not only works on the BlackBerry PlayBook but also the BlackBerry Z10 and Q10. 

So if you are a Chrome user and want to sideload apps the easiest way possible - then this is for you.

To get started you'll obviously need to be using Google Chrome. If you don't have it then go download it.

Step 1 - Install the Chrome extension

Head to the Chrome Web Store and search PlayBook App Manager.

Once you find the extension install it into Chrome. After it installs it will open a page in Chrome -- bookmark it. 

Step 2 - Development Mode

Put your BlackBerry into development mode (Settings > Security and Privacy > Development Mode). 

Note the device IP and enter it into the field on the page you bookmarked. If you have more than one device you can enter multiple IP addresses.

Step 3 - Connect your device

Connect your device to your computer. Once recognized, click the IP address listed under Manage Your Device on the page.

If you receive an SSL error in Chrome click Proceed Anyway (you'll be fine, trust us)

Step 4 - Login to the PlayBook App Manager

On the next page, enter your device password then click login.

Step 5 - Choose apps to install

Next you'll see App Manager console. You should already have downloaded some bar files for apps you are going to install.

From here you can simple drag & drop one or more bar files you want to install on your device. 

Once complete you'll see a message on the left telling you if the install was successful. 

When you're done simply disconnect your device and you're good to go!

 

For more help on this setup you can check out the original post and video here. Of course you can always use the standard method for Windows or Mac should you choose to do so :) 

 

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Sideload Android apps to your BlackBerry 10 device using Google Chrome

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I've been using this to sideload apps onto my PB for almost a year now, and I've really enjoyed it's ease of use. I used this to sideload instagram onto my Z10, and that worked beautifully as well.

No wires needed, you don't need to plug in the device to the pc. Just have the pc and device on the same wifi network and when prompted for the IP address, look at the network settings under the PB/Z10 to find the 192.168.*.* address and use that.

Thanks Fella!!! That 169.254 was not working for me..;-) Put in the device's ip address and voila!!! Just installed Maps.

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Thanks a lot, i hav been strauglying with the IP mentioned on Development Mode and did not work, i just use the one from Internet Connection on My Wi Fi and awesom!!!!
VFDBP

HI, I can't get to the page to enter my IP address... it just doesn't connect, or the IP address from my BB that I key in does shows a "404 Not Found". Please help!!

Hi Elizabeth,

You mentioned a couple of issues there, so to help out, I'll just list all the steps I use to get my computer and my bb10 device to connect:

1. open the Chrome browser and go to 'Settings'

2. when the settings tab comes up, on the left side, you will notice an option called 'Extensions' - click that

3. if the Playbook App Manager extension installed correctly, you'll see it listed on this screen. Below it's title, you'll see a link named 'Options' - click that

4. you should now be at the screen where you can enter your bb10 device ip address.

5. ** At this point you'll want to make sure your computer and bb10 device are on the same home wi-fi network. Also make sure your device is in development mode. **

6. your wi-fi ip address will look like 192.168.2.4 (something like this). Put in the ip address and click save.

7. When you see the red screen, click 'Proceed Anyway', and you should be up and running from there.

Hope that helps.

I've tried all possible IP addresses I could. This is what I get: "Error 102 (net::ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED): The server refused the connection." PLEASE HELP! :(

Hi CrackBerry

Thanks heaps for your reply. I'm stuck at step 7; there isn't a red screen that pops up. Please kindly advise!

For those that cannot connect. Please make sure USB mass storage is turned off first before trying to connect. This should solve the issue.

hey man, Im having trouble finding instagram among the list of apps. Is it called something specific or am I just simply missing it?

No sir, you are Crackberry Kevin:

* Monarch of Crackberry Nation
* Overlord of Blackberry Fandom
* Fearless leader of the Free Blackberry World

And yes, your approval is final.

:)
:)

The runtime is still 2.3 Gingerbread. The 4.1.2 Jellybean will be along later this year...maybe.

Don't need a playbook. This is a tool that a developer initially made to sideload stuff onto his playbook, but it works 100% with Z10 and I'm assuming it'll be fine with the Q10 as well because of the same platform.

One of my friends swears by this, says that DDPB is confusing, but essentially they're utilizing the same path of doing things. Haven't used the Chrome extension way of installing but don't really see why I would need to switch from DDPB to this.

Now only if someone can make an app where we can just copy the bar to our sdcard then, have it side load from within the phone :)

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Yep, though I don't know if they've released a version that works with BB10

Posted via CB10 & loving it!

Can Chrome be side loaded onto BB10, and then install the .bar file onto the phone without connecting it to a computer?

Great, can't wait for BB and Verizon to fix ported apps. Until then they can be a real PITA. They can work fine for 2 days then player doesn’t start right, LTE data is not accessible, takes multiple reboots or battery pulls to get running right again.

I love my Z10, I hate Android ports for apps that need data. Waze is my number one used APP and the inability for it to access LTE all the time really kills it.

Weird... I'm on Verizon and my sideloads work perfectly. Not sure what's going on with your phone but it may be an isolated issue.

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I wish it was an isolated problem. On BlackBerry support page it basically says they are aware of it and to fix it use those apps on WiFi. That's a BS fix. I am going to load one of the leaked OS out there and see if that fixes it if not I don't know what I will do as I am out of my 2 weeks. Kind of hard to use WiFi in your car.

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Can't....let.....Google....win....

Sorry, no can do. I'm trying to de-google-fy my life. Google Search, yes. Everything else, no. DDBP is the answer for me. But thank you for the information.

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You realize the irony in not installing Chrome so you can get away from Google... to install Android apps on your BlackBerry phone, yes?

I agree im upset at google they need to work with BB or i will go to outlook .com but i dont want to loose my email address but if they keep it up bye bye!

You can use the extension on Firefox or Waterfox too. That's what I do. I don't want Chrome on my PC, I'm quite happy with Waterfox.

Nice way to put this up again. However, you should post again the top websites that provide bar. files.

Thank you,

Dj Dennis Anderson
California using Pacemaker to Dj the infamous Cotati Crawl.

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Google extension works the best and is seamless. It is a little better than all the others.

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I sideloaded Netflix like a champ for my Z10 using this method (after upgrading my OS from Verizons outdated-upon-delivery OS). Much slicker.

And for those who say "why would even need to use Netflix from your phone?" - well a few days ago my xbox360 would not login to Netflix and neither did the least liked method via the TV app. So I HDMI'd my Z10 to the TV and voila - was up and running in no time.

oneilka,

Can you please post the .bar file you used for Netflix or point us to the download location?

jhrain,

- Z10 version - STL 100-4 (Verizon)
- latest leaked OS: http://crackberry.com/leaked-os-10101483-blackberry-z10
- Netflix version: "com.netflix.mediaclient-1.8b561-droid.bar"
- List of apps: http://apps.goodereader.com/playbook/playbook-android-apps/

I did have one issue when I first started Netflix - the app took way too long to start and I did not see the login screen. I rebooted the Z10 (why not) and once up I re-started Netflix and the login came up in a reasonable amount of time. I could log in and worked like any other Netflix app thereafter.

Good Luck!

BTW: DLNA works great on this phone too.

It's so easy and straight forward, you won't even notice there's no Step 4 in the post!

All kidding aside, great tool. I've been using this since Day 1 on my PB.

I use DDPB to sideload my apps. I wirelessly sideload my apps. I just put in my device IP and Password and the apps installs without connecting my Z10 to the computer via USB. I find this is the easiest way to sideload apps.

getting a "This webpage is not available" error on step 3/4... :-( every time I reload it wont pull up to get to step 5 of logging in...

Try it without plugging in to the pc.
- make sure your z10 is on the same network / wifi as the pc
- on the z10 go to settings -> about -> select Network from the drop down list. you'll see a 192.168.*.* address or something like that. use that for step 2 instead.

hope that helps.

This worked for me:
Z10 Settings > Storage and Access > USB Connection
change to either Mac or Windows.

Also, turn off USB Mass Storage.

Bingo, thanks!!! Apparently the "Autodetect" option doesn't autodetect. Once I changed it to "Connect to Windows", BlackBerry Link came up and it didn't come up when it was set to "Autodetect".

This is just AMAZING!!!! I now have Instagram, CNN, Rhapsody, Shazam, AmEx, Chase, Dropbox, SkyDrive, Bank of America, and others loaded on my Z10!! I see the icons, but haven't tried opening them yet...fingers crossed!

This is MUCH easier than the traditional method. I'll test these out and then add them to my Playbook if they work properly!

What a GREAT FRIDAY!! :-)

I sideloaded Instagram but it says its out of date, every other seems to work fine including Pandora and Tumblr. Spotify and Tango don't work still

I got the same error initially for Instagram. Then, I found a new source for .bar files - http://bb10bars.net/ but this version says that the camera doesn't meet minimum standards. I believe this is a known issue that Google is working on...

I haven't tried Spotify or Tango. Also, the Sonos app that I downloaded doesn't seem to work either...keeps telling me that the app has stopped responding and asks if i want to "force kill".

Sideloading is great, you get to get all the apps that are not released on the blackberry world market yet.
Now, How safe is it to sideload Android app, As of lately their seem to be alot of virus,malware type of andriod apps going on. Will these sideload Android app affect the blackberry in anyway? or are these virus target the Android OS? while its not coded to attack any BB os? Just a thought.

Great way I have upload or side loaded over 57 apps some good and some not good. But all apps I have side loaded ate free apps.

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When I use DDPB I side load over WiFi, no need to plug my Z10 or PlayBook in to anything, they just have to be on the same WiFi somewhere in the house or building.

Can you side load over WiFi with the Google Chrome app?

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All I can say is WOW and Thanks. I am new to this side loadings thing and this way is so easy

Power by BlackBerry Z10

Really help out!!! I really found a hard way if using ddpb and other installer by using any other apps, but through this guide, jt really helps! Thanks :)

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Using this method, I have now done my first sideloading. After a few missteps at the start, it became easier. I recommend this to anyone that has been afraid to sideload. That being said the first .bar file I downloaded was google maps. I have to say it was very disappointing! It does not even say Google maps, it is called local. it searches for restaurants and stuff. I even deleted it and downloaded it again, The second time it was the same file! If this is what Android has to offer, more of their users should move to Black Berry! I then downloaded the Fox Sports .bar, it is as advertised. I will be sideloading more files now. this is a good method.

Try tapping the red balloon next to the word Local. It should give you a drop down menu where you can choose maps and navigation.

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I have a mac and I have tried to do the side load app but its not working. all I need is Instagram and Google + im good to go...can someone please give me a step by step process. Most articles are for PC.

Pretty easy to do but the hard part for me is finding bar files that actually work. I load them up and 90 percent of the apps crash or don't have the buttons i need

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Thanks. I've been using a different Chrome extension called apk downloader, but this one is easier.

If it was not for the Chrome extension to do all this I would not have tried it.

As it is I now have Z10 Skype-age and contrary to the forums I do not feel like an uber-being-of-immortality, sorry! What I am going to do though is see how quick Skype on idle will eat through my Vodafone UK allowance of 1GB while I am not attached to my home wifi network. I smell something like almost all of it.

Uh... What's wrong with running apps from Android? I run some Windows apps under Linux and I've seen lots of Apple Pcs with a Windows Virtual machine of some kind on them... the practice of cross platform app execution is not new... What's the actual complaint? BlackBerry lets you run BlackBerry apps and Android apps. Google and Apple don't let you run cross platform apps last time I checked.

Sent from my iPuh-lease-as-IF

Does this make it easier to get Google products working such as Google+?
Normally Google will not release your Google account information so the apps won't work on BlackBerry, does this change that?

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I just used the Chrome extension to sideload skype and while it was installing skype on the phone it crashed my computer, blue screened it. And when it rebooted back and I opened chrome again it crashed, the phone was still connected to my computer. Anyone have any idea why that did that? I'm using ccleaner to clean everything and I disconnected the phone. I'm using Win 8 pro.

Do I have to on the development mode all the time to run the Android apps?? Be cos when I turn off my apps can't run man anyone help me

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One thing i have noticed since I started "sideloading" Android app to the Playbook, using this is the first time sideloading", There are a lot of useless Android apps out there! I guess it depends on what you use your PB for. But for me if they deleted the useless apps and duplicate apps, Blackberry would be a lot closer in number of apps! This is just my opinion. Remember opinions are like belly buttons, everybody has one! : )

I need help I'm trying to do this and I'm getting so frustrated. I gonna sound so stupid but I have no clue how to make a. Bar. Or where to go to find one. I've looked at all the forums but still don't get it. So I clicked where it says Microsoft on the old post for this and downloaded everything but then I get stuck cause I don't know how to do the .bar file. I get how to add it to my z10. Btw I've been at this for 3 days.

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I tried several times but it keeps giving me this page "This webpage is not Available" and says "Chrome could not load cuz 169.254. Took too long to respond." please I need help as to what I should do.

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Noob question, but how do you get or buy android apps when you get the "There are no Android phones associated with this account” problem on the Android Market (Google Play)?

It worked: had to turn off the usb feature mode.

Why does it say I have 20 free video messages remaining, whoops, 19...?

I have 1 question. Can i update the apps that I side load when update notification appear as I open the apps?? Last time I try it stuck.

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I can't get this to work. Downloaded Skype on my Z10 but it can't reach the network. Also downloaded instagram and getting another error message. Do I have to have version 10.1?

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Definitely going to be using that to sideload speedtest.net and pingtest.net on my Q10 when I get it. Since I need to occasionally diagnose connection issues.

Having problems doing this. The ip provided in developer mode is simply not working. Did they patch this or something for os 10.1?

I just got a Q10 (OS 10.1.0.2011) and am having the same issue... This doesn't work, neither does DDBP. For the Chrome extention all it says is "This webpage is not available". For the DDBP app, it just times out saying can't find device.

Could someone please explain how this local link 169.154.0.0 subnet is supposed to work, because your computer already has its own IP and subnet (for example, 192.168.0.x).... Does it create some sort of secondary adapter or VPN tunnel? How would your computer see this when it's on a different subnet?

Has anyone actually tested this on a Q10 or just Z10? Can someone please explain the networking and confirm if this works with 10.1 on a Q10?

FOR EVERYONE HAVING ISSUES WITH GOOGLE CHROME NOT RECOGNIZING YOUR IP!!! READ:
go to settings>storage and access
click (usb connection)
on the drop down menu, click your hardware type, PC or MAC. I had the same problem. After I did this it worked.

I need to find out what this means: result::failure -9

google has failed to come up with anything useful - is there a list somewhere to explain what the failure codes mean?

Where have I been?!!! Only now discovered that this can be done, and that I can do it easily. Have sideloaded Instagram onto my Z10, so now I have THE perfect phone. Thank you one and all!!!

How can I get the .apk or .ipa files for the Avocado or Couple app on my PC?
I have both of these apps on my iPhone, but now I have a Blackberry Z10.
If I can get the .ipa or .apk file for either of these apps, I can sideload the app to my Blackberry.
I still have my iPhone and iTunes available to me, and my boyfriend has an Android phone.
Is it possible to extract the file from the iPhone or Andriod, or is there anywhere online where I can download these files?

I'm super confused. I got it to load up but I really want to install instagram but I don't see that as an option. Someone please help!

Hey, did you ever figure this out? I was able to login and see the apps that are currently installed on my phone... but they didn't mention how to add new ones. I did this specifically for Instagram, but I can't figure it out.

Excuse me Sir Can't Log in :( but my account is correct, it said that, "Retrieve list of installed apps from Playbook." and keep repeating on it -_- HELP ME :(

when i click on on the IP address under manage your device, it says that the webpage took too long to respond. Please help

Please help!! I just bought a Q10. Really excited about this function. Everything goes all right until the last step but after the apk file is downloaded, I get this alarm "failure 500 'Package-Id'".

It gives the package ID error if the app isn't made for your screen's aspect ratio. You will find that sideloading a Q10 will yield a LOT less apps versus a Z10.

These questions should really go to a forum. The procedure as explained works for me, but there are more than a few places in this scheme for pilot error.

Note this does not load APK files. Only BAR files. You need to find a converted (i.e. APK to BAR) version of the Android app. Goodereader.com for instance, but there are others The Goodereader.com search doesn't work for me, so I set up google to do an advanced search on that domain.

I have to say I never got it to work over USB. Wifi loading is fine. You do have to find the IP address for the phone on your lan.

Remember to turn off the developer mode since it leaves your phone less secure.

PLEASE HELP!! This is what I get when I select my IP address on Playbook App Manager:
"This webpage is not available
Google Chrome could not load the webpage because 169.254.0.1 took too long to respond. The website may be down, or you may be experiencing issues with your Internet connection.
Here are some suggestions:
Reload this webpage later.
Check your Internet connection. Restart any router, modem, or other network devices you may be using.
Add Google Chrome as a permitted program in your firewall's or antivirus software's settings. If it is already a permitted program, try deleting it from the list of permitted programs and adding it again.
If you use a proxy server, check your proxy settings or contact your network administrator to make sure the proxy server is working. If you don't believe you should be using a proxy server, adjust your proxy settings: Go to the Chrome menu > Settings > Show advanced settings... > Change proxy settings... > LAN Settings and deselect the "Use a proxy server for your LAN" checkbox.
Error 118 (net::ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT): The operation timed out."

I am getting so frustrated! I tried it from another laptop, and it keeps giving me the same message. I am not the best with computers, maybe someone can help me! Thanks!

Hi Chelsea,

I am by no means an expert but i think we may have been having the same problem, to which i found a solution that worked for me....see my post below, maybe it will help.

Cheers,
Danny

i followed this word for word but couldnt get past step 2 where you put in the device ip and click the "Manage your device" link.

solution for me was to NOT USE the ip address of my device, but instead and just put in the device "Name" (found in Settings/About) and then click the manage device with the device name rather than IP...i have no idea why this worked for me and the ip didnt, or even why i tried it, but it did...i hope this works for others too that are having problems getting this going... now that it is working it is very simple to use...dont give up if you get too frustrated!

then i went to this website bb10bars(dot)net where i download my first app to sideload, netflix...and it works perfect!

Phone name instead of IP address works for me too, do not know why as it was not working following the regular path with IP address.

Hi, I know I'm a little late...but new to the new blackberry and was trying to follow these steps to sideload android apps, but once I downloaded Google Chrome, I cannot locate Playbook App Manager. Did that change to something else and if so, can you tell me what that is? I've tried the DDPB but that doesn't seem to connect for some reason.

Did not work for me. Z10. IO gave the IP Gave me connection timed out. The Device manager correctly gets in connected. The BB Link shows an exclamation mark against the Z10 name. Tried giving the name also in place of the IP> Diodi not work. No idea what is the issue.

Huge BB10 fan, just got my z10 last week, and wanted to DL Instagram. Now I've been trying to get past step 2 for 15mins. There is no way you can expect the average user to want to do this. I feel like stopping, and trying this again tomorrow. Shet!

hi can anyone help me . i would like to get the app loader for my bb z10
i followed the instruction to download with windows but noting happens. i have no apps .. i tried google chrome same thing. what am i doing wrong.

1) I had some trouble with the IP address; if the developer IP address fails, try setting the Chrome extension (Step 2 above) to the IP address of the wifi network your BB is on (settings/about/network). If you do this, no need to connect the BB via USB cable, the apps will be installed over the air.

2) Apps for sideloading can be found in many places, but they often fail to work. For a long list of tested sideload apps, this torrent has many (including Google Maps, Bing Maps, Mapquest, and excellent audiobook and podcast clients, missing from App World): http://mgnet.me/ioQm7

GUYS I HAVE FOUND YOU ALL THE SOLUTION

Step 1 : Go into Your BB10 Device turn On development Mode
Step 2 : Connect it to your PC or Laptop
Step 3 : Wait until Your PC or Laptop it Say That Your BB10 Device is Connected
Step 4 : Click the little Up Arrow ^ on your laptop's tab (Down) Find What Says Blackberry device manager
Step 5 : type in your bb10's password
Step 6 : Go Back to BB10 / Playbook Manger Then Works Successfully :) [Download All Bar Files You want ... Enjoy <3

This method really IS great, I was doing DDPB like a maniac...but.....this is smoother. Tried it first on google chrome on a relative's computer, now going to put it on my own pc but through firefox. This does make it so much smoother.....plus the quick integration between downloading a new bar file from goodereader site then installing it....no need to open up a program, the browser is the only program you need, just click your extension button.....SWEET!!!!!

URGENT HELP ASAP!! was so excited i finally got Instagram on my z10 just to find out when i tried to log in that the Instagram version is out of date and needs to be updated, does anyone hav a link or something that i can go on to update it so it can work?? i got told to click on forgot password and change change my password via Facebook and it will then work, BUUUUT when i did so it said "You have already authorized Instagram" and still my Instagram does not work, HELP PLEASE!! xx

I have an issue , pease Help me, when I convert some files of apk format into bar files n install into my blackberry q10 , its is not working,its showing some error . what do I do for it? the file which I tried to install is instamessage. please do give me a reply soon.

hey, i did this & everything went great but now when I log in it says that the version of instagram is out of date & I need to update the app. what should I do!? PLEASE HELP!!!

Hey guys! I went successfully through all the steps and in the end an error occurred. ;(
There is a message on the welcoming Instagram page that says: Incompatible Device.
Does anyone have any idea what I should do? :?
Thanks in advance! :)

I started this process before and then just came back to it but i can't get to the options page of the playbook app manager. please help me :(

I Am trying to do this on Google chrome And its telling me i need linux or windows but when I go on the phone its just saying I need Google chrome, so very confused

Thanks for posting this instruction guide. This worked flawlessly for me to add Google maps and Trillian.

Anything new on downloading apps from google onto pc. I use 1.4.3. crx to download but it seems each app i choose i get a 403 error code.

This works wonderfully. However, the app extension is .ipa and needs to be .bar. I've searched and searched and am unable to find a program that will convert .ipa to .bar. Please help.

Nice and easy. The only problem I had was I wasn't familiar with bar files and had to search the forums to figure that part out. Maybe the article can be updated to include some better information on bar files for newbies.

Hello,
As I install any sideloaded app in my blackberry Q5, those apps get installed properly but when I run It give an error and forcefully shuts down, I restarted my device many times but nothing worked pls pls help me...

Hey so i just tried to do this step by step and i got up to step 3 but instead of google chrome asking me if i want to proceed or not im just getting page unavailable...?

Hey so I just tried this step by step and i got up to step 3 but instead of Google Chrome telling me this site its not trusted blah blah blah mine says page unavailable...help please?

Hello CB10, i am definitely finding it extremely difficult to sideload any android apps, i've been trying all day long today, to be able to do any of the steps mentioned, neither how to do it through mac worked with me, or through chrome i really hope someone can help me, when i tried with the playbook app manager, after connecting my phone VIA USB, and click the link which i've set on my phone and turned on development mode, it tells me that webpage isn't available, and when i tried to do it, through downloading the playbook_tools on mac, and then opened terminal, it did not respond to my command when i wrote CD playbook_tools and it told me that no such file or directory, im confused, lol am i stupid or what please help any one i need to get instagram on my BB and all the other awesome apps. Thanks

hype guys

just asking…
before this i used the google extension…and it work like a champ

but today….it seems like the extension didn't work at all
after i click the ip address below the "manage your device" on that page…
it loading & loading until it say the page not found

what happen actually???
is it the extension no longer work??

I followed the above instructions above and was able to load a .bar file into the google chrome Playbook Apps Manager. I tried several different files like Instagram and Candy Crush and successfully sideloaded it onto my Blackberry Q10. However, after disconnecting my phone from my Mac, I try to open the apps on my phone, but it does not work. I press on the icon and it seems like its going to open, but quickly the icon comes back. I did the whole process from the beginning many, many, many times and it does the same. I even tried a different app other than a game, and it doesn't work.

Please help ....Aloha!

I actually created a sizable collection of BAR files that I have tested with Blackberry OS10.2 on my Q10. I was unable to upload this archive to one of the major torrent sites (if someone else know how to do it feel free), which means that the torrent will only stay alive if others seed it. If you download this torrent I hope you'll keep it seeded for as long as you can so others can get the most from their Blackberries. Here is the link (if you paste into your browser it should launch uTorrent and start the download): http://tinyurl.com/BB10Bars

This is a list of the fils I found to work:
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_BB10 LIST OF Sideload Apps_WORKING
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_Key apps - Navigation
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BingMaps [perfect].bar
Google_Maps_6.14.1_BB10_Maps-Core [special BB mod, stable, recommended].bar
Mapquest_v1.8.1 [great].bar
maverick.lite_v2.2_codesector [offline GPS maps with tracking].bar
Nokia HERE (excellent nav, browser link)
x_Google_Maps_1.936 bld 19_BB10_Maps [good but unstable, settings crashes].bar
x_net.osm+ Free_v1.4.1.20beta [Unstable; Open Streets Maps_Offline].bar

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_Key apps - Other
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bloomberg-android [perfect; NOTE Native version now available].bar
craigslist_Ver_3.24 [perfect].bar
ebay.mobile_v1.0.29.0 [perfect].bar
Evernote_5.1 [perfect].bar
flyersoft.moonreader_v1.9.9 [perfect].bar
Grace - learn what you love 0Excellent Online coursese]
Hopstop_v1.01 [perfect].bar
IMDB [perfect].bar
instagram [perfect but top row of buttons obscured on Q10].bar
meetup_v1.0.95.0 [great].bar
netflix-mediaclient 1.8 build 561 [perfect].bar
ogqcorp.tpa_Ted Talks_TedAir_v1.0.121206 [video, perfect, great controls].bar
PayPal_2.2 [perfect].bar
PicasaTool_5.2.0.2 [PERFECT].bar
Plume for Twitter [perfect]_v5.21.bar
RecipeSearch_v3.23 [perfect].bar
snapchat.android_v2.1.0.26.bar
tripadvisor.tripadvisor_v3.0.1 [may crash in initial install].bar
trixiesoft.clapp Craigslist_v1.0.31.0.bar
Tumblr_3.3.2 [perfect].bar
urbanspoon [perfect].bar
us.news_v1.0.3.0.bar
v2_je.yelp.free_1_102 [yelp mobile v1.02 web app all functions work].bar
Words with Friends [good].bar
Yelp [v. 4.4.1 Sept 9, 2013, great but no bookmarks or monocle; monocle works w debug token].bar
youmail.android.vvm_v3.7.30.05.1482.bar

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_Key apps - PodCast & Audiobook
--------------------------------------------
astroplayerbeta_v1.135.145 [PERFECT].bar
BeyondPod Podcast Manager_v3.1.39 [great but won't accept pro license key].bar
MortPlayer_Audio_Book_0.8.6 [perfect].bar
Podcast-Addict_1.10.3.bar
Podtrapper_v1.0.7.0 [perfect].bar
x_ak.alizandro.smartaudiobookplayer_v1.4.18.62 [v good but no SD support].bar
x_BeyondPod Podcast Manager_v3.1.36 [great, license key prob for pro].bar
x_BeyondPod_3.0.371.bar

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Debug Token - Working
--------------------------------------------
BrotheriPrintScan_v1.11.02 [works with debug token method].apk
BrotheriPrintScan_v1.11.02.bar
Clone Camera v1.5.4 apkmania.com [paid].apk
Clone Camera v1.5.4 apkmania.com [paid].bar
Color Booth Pro v1.2.9 apkmania.com.apk
Color Booth Pro v1.2.9 apkmania.com.bar
com.spotify.mobile.android.ui.apk
com.spotify.mobile.android.ui.bar
HD Panorama+ v2.00 apkmania.com.apk
HD Panorama+ v2.00 apkmania.com.bar
Pandora® internet radio.bar
v2_com.yelp.android_1_809203.apk
Yelp 4.4.1 Sep 9, 2013.bar

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Other apps
--------------------------------------------
3D camera.pro_v1.0.386.0.bar
American Airlines_v2.4.2040000 [perfect].bar
amtrak.rider_v1.0.794.0.bar
angeloid.Ted Talks_v1.12 [video, v good but Ted Air is better].bar
aol.mobile.techcrunch_v2.1.0.22.bar
APMobile__v1.0.3713.0.bar
AVR_Remote_v1.0.104.0 [Marantz Denon_great].bar
BGR_v1.0.1.2 [Boy Genius Report].bar
bojandevic.ubergenius_v1.3 [brain games].bar
booking.com hotel search_v3.9.7.43.bar
chess for Android_v4.2.bar
CNN Money [perfect, text & video].bar
ConvertPad - Unit Converter_2.6.bar
Dropbox_v2.3.1.230100 [newer versions don't work].bar
duolingo-18-v1.01 [language learning].bar
Economist_v1.3.3.bar
episode6.android.nycsubwaymap_v1.0.30.0.bar
exavore.Rfi remote for Roku_rokumote_v2.10 [simple, works perfect].bar
firecrackersw.wordbreaker_v4.3.1.bar
flipboard.app_v2.0.5 [beautiful].bar
French Dictionary - Offline_v1.9.3.bar
GateGuru_v1.0.8.bar
Google Sky Map [perfect].bar
Google Translate_v2.7 [excellent, written and spoken translation].bar
hamoosh.cityguide.casablanca_v1.0.bar
huffingtonpost.android_v12.9.0.bar
iremote.android.itunes_v3.1 [server for PC only].bar
j2.efax_v2.2.0.bar
kep.iRemote.free_v1.1.0 [would not connect to iTunes].bar
Kingsoft-Office_5.1 [good but only docs in misc/android folder].bar
knickerbockerapps.schednyc_v1.0.46.0 [MTA train status, very good].bar
Learn French Phrasebook_v2.1.bar
Listen Audiobook Player [works but unstable].bar
lulo.scrabble.classicwords_v1.5.5 [perfect].bar
mobilereference.TravelMoroccoAppFree_v21.9.16.bar
mtasubway.bus_v1.0.1.0.bar
News Republic_v3.1.6.bar
NYCMate_4.21.bar
OpenSignal_3G 4G WiFi maps [v good, adv funcs not available].bar
org.dayup.stocks_v2.2.2 [good but sync w Google Fin not working].bar
pinterest_v1.6.2 [perfect].bar
Pocket.Readitlater.pro_v4.6.3 [great].bar
Pulse News_v3.1.8 [News Aggregator, crash on 1st launch then OK].bar
Relmtech.Remote_ Unified Remote_v2.9.1 [Server for PC only].bar
Seeking Alpha Dividend_v1.1.0.bar
Seeking Alpha Portfolio_v3.5.5 [excellent].bar
Seeking Alpha Tech_v1.1.0.bar
shazam-android [excellent].bar
SignNow_1.52 [add signature to PDFs, great].bar
sixones.remote_ Remote+ for Plex, XBMC, Boxee_v0.6 [could not connect].bar
springpad [perfect].bar
stumbleupon_v3.0.2.115.bar
talkray-client-text call [good].bar
td_ameritrade_mobile.bar
tinder_v2.0.1 [seems perfect].bar
tm.app.worldClock_v1.0.148.0 [great].bar
TradeKing_v1.0.3.0 [web app].bar
treemolabs.apps.Rick Steves Audio Europe_v1.0.7.0.bar
TripAdvisor_seatguru_v1.1.bar
tripadvisor.android.apps.cityguide.amsterdam_v4.0.1.bar
tripadvisor.android.apps.cityguide.london_v4.0.1.bar
tripadvisor.android.apps.cityguide.newyorkcity_v1.0.30.0 [great].bar
v2_com.tradeking.mobile_1_9 [v.2.1.0 perfect].bar
visualit.zuti.nycLite_v2.1.7 [NY Subway router].bar
waring.NYC Transit Status.MTAStatus_v1.0.2.0.bar
waring.RightTrack.LIRR_v1.0.12.0.bar
Wiki_Encyclopedia_wikipedia+news_v3.1.7.bar
Yahoo Finance_v1.1.9.1187014080 [unstable].bar

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Paris Metro & Guides
--------------------------------------------
Metro 01 Paris_v2.3.2 [Metro, RER, tram, transilien].bar
ParisBusMetroTrain_v1.0 [map only].bar
Tripadvisor Cityguide Paris_v4.0.1 [excellent].bar
Visit Paris by Metro - RATP v1.0.1 [v useful but navigation reqs Google Play Servs].bar
Zuti ParisLite_v2.1.4 [Paris Metro router].bar

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x_Older versions working
--------------------------------------------
x_[old version] com.tripadvisor.tripadvisor_v2.6 [perfect].bar
x_[older vers]_Google Maps with Navigation v1.64.bar
x_[older vers]_Google Maps with Navigation v1.936 bld 16.bar
x_com.chriskonieczny.RoMote_rokuremote.ui_v1.0.1.0 [could not connect].bar
x_com.jetshred.plexremote_v1.0.1 [works but bottom buttons cut off on Q10; didn't test server].bar
x_com.tallsnail.newyorker_v1.0.3.0 [installs but doens't download material].bar
x_Google Maps Plus_gps.voice_.navigation.gmapsplus_1 [works but no voice recg, no key bd input].bar
x_Pinterest_1.5.4 [percfect].bar
x_Roku_v2.1.2065609 [works but would not connect].bar
x_super mario [poor gameplay].bar
x_yelp_v4.2.0.808703 [good but bookmarks req google play services].bar

This is a sizable collection of BAR files that tested with Blackberry OS10.2 on my Q10. I was unable to upload this archive to one of the major torrent sites (if someone else know how to do it feel free), which means that the torrent will only stay alive if others seed it. If you download this torrent I hope you'll keep it seeded for as long as you can so others can get the most from their Blackberries. Here is the link (if you paste into your browser it should launch uTorrent and start the download):

http://tinyurl.com/BB10Bars

Sideload tutorials:
Sideload tutorial using Chrome extension:
http://crackberry.com/sideload-apps-your-blackberry-using-google-chrome
[This is a very easy process, but the tutorials leave out steps that can make it frustrating. This link is a passable tutorial, but you must note that (i) you'll want your computer and your BB on the same wifi network and (ii) to find the IP address required to be entered in the box at the top of the Chrome extension, you'll need to go to setting on your BB: Settings » About » Network » Wi-Fi or USB » IPv4 [ignore the numbers after the "/"). Once set up, it's a simple drag-and-drop process.] 

This is a list of the fils I found to work (contained in the download/torrent link above):
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_BB10 LIST OF Sideload Apps_WORKING
-----------------
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_Key apps - Navigation
--------------------------------------------
BingMaps [perfect].bar
Google_Maps_6.14.1_BB10_Maps-Core [special BB mod, stable, recommended].bar
Mapquest_v1.8.1 [great].bar
maverick.lite_v2.2_codesector [offline GPS maps with tracking].bar
Nokia HERE (excellent nav, browser link)
x_Google_Maps_1.936 bld 19_BB10_Maps [good but unstable, settings crashes].bar
x_net.osm+ Free_v1.4.1.20beta [Unstable; Open Streets Maps_Offline].bar

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_Key apps - Other
--------------------------------------------
bloomberg-android [perfect; NOTE Native version now available].bar
craigslist_Ver_3.24 [perfect].bar
ebay.mobile_v1.0.29.0 [perfect].bar
Evernote_5.1 [perfect].bar
flyersoft.moonreader_v1.9.9 [perfect].bar
Grace - learn what you love 0Excellent Online coursese]
Hopstop_v1.01 [perfect].bar
IMDB [perfect].bar
instagram [perfect but top row of buttons obscured on Q10].bar
meetup_v1.0.95.0 [great].bar
netflix-mediaclient 1.8 build 561 [perfect].bar
ogqcorp.tpa_Ted Talks_TedAir_v1.0.121206 [video, perfect, great controls].bar
PayPal_2.2 [perfect].bar
PicasaTool_5.2.0.2 [PERFECT].bar
Plume for Twitter [perfect]_v5.21.bar
RecipeSearch_v3.23 [perfect].bar
snapchat.android_v2.1.0.26.bar
tripadvisor.tripadvisor_v3.0.1 [may crash in initial install].bar
trixiesoft.clapp Craigslist_v1.0.31.0.bar
Tumblr_3.3.2 [perfect].bar
urbanspoon [perfect].bar
us.news_v1.0.3.0.bar
v2_je.yelp.free_1_102 [yelp mobile v1.02 web app all functions work].bar
Words with Friends [good].bar
Yelp [v. 4.4.1 Sept 9, 2013, great but no bookmarks or monocle; monocle works w debug token].bar
youmail.android.vvm_v3.7.30.05.1482.bar

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_Key apps - PodCast & Audiobook
--------------------------------------------
astroplayerbeta_v1.135.145 [PERFECT].bar
BeyondPod Podcast Manager_v3.1.39 [great but won't accept pro license key].bar
MortPlayer_Audio_Book_0.8.6 [perfect].bar
Podcast-Addict_1.10.3.bar
Podtrapper_v1.0.7.0 [perfect].bar
x_ak.alizandro.smartaudiobookplayer_v1.4.18.62 [v good but no SD support].bar
x_BeyondPod Podcast Manager_v3.1.36 [great, license key prob for pro].bar
x_BeyondPod_3.0.371.bar

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Debug Token - Working
--------------------------------------------
BrotheriPrintScan_v1.11.02 [works with debug token method].apk
BrotheriPrintScan_v1.11.02.bar
Clone Camera v1.5.4 apkmania.com [paid].apk
Clone Camera v1.5.4 apkmania.com [paid].bar
Color Booth Pro v1.2.9 apkmania.com.apk
Color Booth Pro v1.2.9 apkmania.com.bar
com.spotify.mobile.android.ui.apk
com.spotify.mobile.android.ui.bar
HD Panorama+ v2.00 apkmania.com.apk
HD Panorama+ v2.00 apkmania.com.bar
Pandora® internet radio.bar
v2_com.yelp.android_1_809203.apk
Yelp 4.4.1 Sep 9, 2013.bar

--------------------------------------------
Other apps
--------------------------------------------
3D camera.pro_v1.0.386.0.bar
American Airlines_v2.4.2040000 [perfect].bar
amtrak.rider_v1.0.794.0.bar
angeloid.Ted Talks_v1.12 [video, v good but Ted Air is better].bar
aol.mobile.techcrunch_v2.1.0.22.bar
APMobile__v1.0.3713.0.bar
AVR_Remote_v1.0.104.0 [Marantz Denon_great].bar
BGR_v1.0.1.2 [Boy Genius Report].bar
bojandevic.ubergenius_v1.3 [brain games].bar
booking.com hotel search_v3.9.7.43.bar
chess for Android_v4.2.bar
CNN Money [perfect, text & video].bar
ConvertPad - Unit Converter_2.6.bar
Dropbox_v2.3.1.230100 [newer versions don't work].bar
duolingo-18-v1.01 [language learning].bar
Economist_v1.3.3.bar
episode6.android.nycsubwaymap_v1.0.30.0.bar
exavore.Rfi remote for Roku_rokumote_v2.10 [simple, works perfect].bar
firecrackersw.wordbreaker_v4.3.1.bar
flipboard.app_v2.0.5 [beautiful].bar
French Dictionary - Offline_v1.9.3.bar
GateGuru_v1.0.8.bar
Google Sky Map [perfect].bar
Google Translate_v2.7 [excellent, written and spoken translation].bar
hamoosh.cityguide.casablanca_v1.0.bar
huffingtonpost.android_v12.9.0.bar
iremote.android.itunes_v3.1 [server for PC only].bar
j2.efax_v2.2.0.bar
kep.iRemote.free_v1.1.0 [would not connect to iTunes].bar
Kingsoft-Office_5.1 [good but only docs in misc/android folder].bar
knickerbockerapps.schednyc_v1.0.46.0 [MTA train status, very good].bar
Learn French Phrasebook_v2.1.bar
Listen Audiobook Player [works but unstable].bar
lulo.scrabble.classicwords_v1.5.5 [perfect].bar
mobilereference.TravelMoroccoAppFree_v21.9.16.bar
mtasubway.bus_v1.0.1.0.bar
News Republic_v3.1.6.bar
NYCMate_4.21.bar
OpenSignal_3G 4G WiFi maps [v good, adv funcs not available].bar
org.dayup.stocks_v2.2.2 [good but sync w Google Fin not working].bar
pinterest_v1.6.2 [perfect].bar
Pocket.Readitlater.pro_v4.6.3 [great].bar
Pulse News_v3.1.8 [News Aggregator, crash on 1st launch then OK].bar
Relmtech.Remote_ Unified Remote_v2.9.1 [Server for PC only].bar
Seeking Alpha Dividend_v1.1.0.bar
Seeking Alpha Portfolio_v3.5.5 [excellent].bar
Seeking Alpha Tech_v1.1.0.bar
shazam-android [excellent].bar
SignNow_1.52 [add signature to PDFs, great].bar
sixones.remote_ Remote+ for Plex, XBMC, Boxee_v0.6 [could not connect].bar
springpad [perfect].bar
stumbleupon_v3.0.2.115.bar
talkray-client-text call [good].bar
td_ameritrade_mobile.bar
tinder_v2.0.1 [seems perfect].bar
tm.app.worldClock_v1.0.148.0 [great].bar
TradeKing_v1.0.3.0 [web app].bar
treemolabs.apps.Rick Steves Audio Europe_v1.0.7.0.bar
TripAdvisor_seatguru_v1.1.bar
tripadvisor.android.apps.cityguide.amsterdam_v4.0.1.bar
tripadvisor.android.apps.cityguide.london_v4.0.1.bar
tripadvisor.android.apps.cityguide.newyorkcity_v1.0.30.0 [great].bar
v2_com.tradeking.mobile_1_9 [v.2.1.0 perfect].bar
visualit.zuti.nycLite_v2.1.7 [NY Subway router].bar
waring.NYC Transit Status.MTAStatus_v1.0.2.0.bar
waring.RightTrack.LIRR_v1.0.12.0.bar
Wiki_Encyclopedia_wikipedia+news_v3.1.7.bar
Yahoo Finance_v1.1.9.1187014080 [unstable].bar

--------------------------------------------
Paris Metro & Guides
--------------------------------------------
Metro 01 Paris_v2.3.2 [Metro, RER, tram, transilien].bar
ParisBusMetroTrain_v1.0 [map only].bar
Tripadvisor Cityguide Paris_v4.0.1 [excellent].bar
Visit Paris by Metro - RATP v1.0.1 [v useful but navigation reqs Google Play Servs].bar
Zuti ParisLite_v2.1.4 [Paris Metro router].bar

--------------------------------------------
x_Older versions working
--------------------------------------------
x_[old version] com.tripadvisor.tripadvisor_v2.6 [perfect].bar
x_[older vers]_Google Maps with Navigation v1.64.bar
x_[older vers]_Google Maps with Navigation v1.936 bld 16.bar
x_com.chriskonieczny.RoMote_rokuremote.ui_v1.0.1.0 [could not connect].bar
x_com.jetshred.plexremote_v1.0.1 [works but bottom buttons cut off on Q10; didn't test server].bar
x_com.tallsnail.newyorker_v1.0.3.0 [installs but doens't download material].bar
x_Google Maps Plus_gps.voice_.navigation.gmapsplus_1 [works but no voice recg, no key bd input].bar
x_Pinterest_1.5.4 [percfect].bar
x_Roku_v2.1.2065609 [works but would not connect].bar
x_super mario [poor gameplay].bar
x_yelp_v4.2.0.808703 [good but bookmarks req google play services].bar

Guys I need your help here, I have successfully sideload instagram app on my z10 but when I try to log in it says I should upgrade the app... what do I do???? plss help

Go to forgot Password, and select facebook. From there in should be fine.
I had the same problem and that worked for me : BB Z10

After Step 4, it gets stuck at "Logging in" and the loading bar stays forever. I am able to access my PB using windows explorer by typing its IP address in Run command, but I am not able to access it using browser. Anyone else had this problem??

please !!! need help i'm on chrome web store and i dont find de playbook app manager, i worte it and it say they dont found a match

Does anyone know what kind of magnets they use? I have a few wood pouch style cases I have made and would like to see if I can integrate this concept in my case.

I got my apps loaded and pinterest works great so far, only thing is it says it is force closing but after i hit it i just continue using it, is that normal? And pandora downloaded and works but i have no sound, PLEASE HELP

Hi, I'm stuck at step3. When I click on proceed anyway, nothing happens. It's like it doesn't want to accept the link. What can I do for my pc to select the proceed anyway option. think it might be a security setting