How To: Install Android Market on Blackberry Playbook!


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So you have managed to get yourself a bargain Blackberry Playbook for only $199! And you’ve spent the day searching through the Playbook’s UI and trying to download some good to honest great apps, but have discovered there aren’t all that many for the BB tablet!

Time to install the Android market on your Blackberry Playbook! and here’s how!

First things first! Did you jailbreak or root your Blackberry Playbook? If not you will have to do that first. Learn how to Jailbreak your Blackberry Playbook here!

Ok now that you have a freshly jailbroken, or rooted, Blackberry Playbook follow these instructions to get the Android market running on it!

What you will need!

  • A copy of Google Apps package from CyanogenMod.
  • An SCP client like WinSCP.
  • And PuTTYgen.

Instructions to Install the Android Market on Blackberry Playbook

1. Extract the contents of the CyanogenMod.zip file which you should have already downloaded.

2. Download an Android launcher app packaged as a .bar file from PlayBook Bars and install it using DDPb Installer.

3.Using WinSCP for Windows, log into your BlackBerry PlayBook as root. Copy the system folder from Google Apps in Step 3 to the root of your PlayBook’s storage and merge it with the PlayBook’s own system folder.

4.Access the playbook with root access and type in these commands:

mv /system/app/SetupWizard.apk /system/app/SetupWizard.apk.bak

5.Next force stop the Android Player:

cd /apps/sys.android.XXXX.ns/native/scripts

Then run ./android-player-cmd.sh kill-android-core.sh

6. Now use the installer from step 2 to open the Android Market. If everything is working well you should be asked for your Google account log in details and will then be able to download Android apps and run them directly on the Playbook!

Alternative Blackberry Playbook Jailbreak Solutions

If you are having trouble with the above tutorial you can also try alternate Playbook Android market solutions from Liliputing or Redmondpie.

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