BlackBerry Z10 has allowed sideloading of apps from Android, but this process can also be done if you are a MAC laptop owner.
Used to be, this was a fairly harder process, reports Bes10cals.com, but there is now a simpler tutorial that makes use of an automator script.
To begin, N4BB reports that you need to have the following tools in your laptop: the PlayBook_Tools by HaTaX, Side-load automator script by Darryl Kraemer, and the latest version of Java Runtime Environment already installed in your laptop/
- Open the Playbook_Tools file, and look for the PB-Installer.bat. You should then change the information in the IP address and password bar according to your BlackBerry 10 device. Press on Command + S to save the changes.
- Before moving on, you have to make sure that the .apk files have been converted to BAR files, or else the files won't be side-loaded.
- Open the device settings found on your BB10 gadget. Click on Security and Privacy and then on Development Mode located at the bottom-most part of the screen.
- The option is yours on whether or not you will change the IP address in the pre-filled tab. By switching on the toggle, a pop-up will prompt, which will ask for the IP address and password of the PB-Installer.bat file.
- Open and install the "BB10 Sideload Android App" which is also the automator script. This is required to install the Android and other .BAR apps to your device.
- Plug your BB10 device to your laptop, and enter the password that you set for the Development Mode Screen (if it prompts). Look for the program "BB10 Sideload Android App."
- Move your chosen app .BAR files to the Playbook_Tools folder. You can only enter the title of the app you want to install one at a time. Let your app successfully install, and when it does, just wait for the window prompt to enable the next installation.
You can now enjoy more apps for your BlackBerry Z10.
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