Install Android Apps On BlackBerry Playbook [How To]

We just covered a post on the Android App player for the BlackBerry Playbook that has been leaked on the internet for download, and while that had most Playbook owners and even non owners captured in excitement, a lot of you might be wondering about how to get all those Android apps on the Playbook? Lucas Atikins at N4BB has just released a nifty little guide on how you can install Android apps on the device.

While there is a good chance that RIM will make it much easier for Playbook owners to install Android apps once the Android App Player is released officially, this is for those who already have the app up and running on their device and can’t wait to enjoy some Android apps! Here’s how to go about it.

Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.



  1. To begin, make sure the device is set to development mode. You will find this in the security options.
  2. As per the original guide, proceed with installing the Netflix app to start of with. Download Netflix.
  3. Copy the apk to androidandroid-sdktools.
  4. Now connect your device to the PC via USB and run command prompt.
  5. Navigate to androidandroid-sdktools and enter the following commands:
adb connect

adb root

adb connect

adb install

That’s it! The Netflix app should now be installed on your Playbook. This method does not guarantee perfect loads of every app and there have been users for whom this has not worked at all. However, feel free to try your luck with this.

[via n4bb]

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About Alyse Kalish

Alyse Kalish
As an Associate Editor for The SalesJobInfo, Alyse is proud to prove that yes, English majors can change the world. She calls many places home, including Illinois where she grew up and the small town of Hamilton where she attended Colgate University, but she was born to be a New Yorker. In addition to being an avid writer, Alyse loves to dance, both professionally and while waiting for the subway.

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