Connect with us

How To Sideload Android Apps on PlayBook 2.0

Tips

How To Sideload Android Apps on PlayBook 2.0

Update: Here is a much simpler method.

1. Go to Settings, you will need to setup your PlayBook in “Development Mode”.

2. Click on ‘Use Development Mode’, change to ‘ON’. You will be prompted to enter a password.

3. Enter a password, use something simple. you can remove it later.

4. It will look like this, now you can move on to the next step.

5. In your settings, goto ‘About’, change the tab to ‘Network’ and get your IPv4 address. In this case it is 192.168.0.111

6. You are now done with the settings on the PlayBook.

7. Next step, open BBH Tool (open as administrator) on your PC. Then click on the ‘PlayBook’ tab.

This image has been resized. Click this bar to view the full image. The original image is sized 886×718.

9. Enter your PlayBook’s IPv4 address (step 5) and the password (step 3) into the 2 boxes.

This image has been resized. Click this bar to view the full image. The original image is sized 880×712.

8. Connect your PlayBook to PC via USB (*You may need to open Blackberry Desktop Manager so Blackberry Device Manager opens and picks up your PlayBook*) and you will be prompted to enter your password (step 3).

This image has been resized. Click this bar to view the full image. The original image is sized 856×705.

10. Now click on ‘Add Files’ and select your .bar file you want to install. (you can install multiple)

This image has been resized. Click this bar to view the full image. The original image is sized 876×722.

11. Make sure the selected .bar is checked off. (if installing multiple .bars, check all)

This image has been resized. Click this bar to view the full image. The original image is sized 865×718.

12. Almost there, now you just need to press the ‘Install It!’

This image has been resized. Click this bar to view the full image. The original image is sized 865×718.

13. Let it do its thing and you will be rocking a new Android App.

This image has been resized. Click this bar to view the full image. The original image is sized 1024×600.

14. You can turn off ‘Development Mode’ the same way you turned it ‘ON’. Just flip it to ‘OFF’

15. You also may want to remove your password you setup. You can find it in ‘Settings’, ‘Security’, ‘Password’. Change to ‘OFF’ and re-enter your password.

Enjoy!

props to bluetroll

...half genius, half unserious.

More in Tips

To Top