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HOW TO: Install Android Apps on BlackBerry PlayBook (Example: Netflix)

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*UPDATE* Our friend JD has made a one-click install for Android apps. Read more about it here.

If you installed the recently leaked Android app player for your BlackBerry PlayBook, you’re probably wondering “So, how do I get apps?” Here’s a quick rundown of the necessary steps to get Android apps on your PlayBook, while using the leaked beta version of the Android app player. We’re sure RIM will make it much easier to download Android apps once this thing officially releases.

Software you’ll need to download:

You will need to have your PlayBook set to development mode. You can set this by going to the security options.

 

Let us first start with the Netflix app. You’ll need to download the .APK file here. Once you’ve downloaded all the appropriate software and installed the platform tools, then launch cmd and cd to: C:\Program Files\android\android-sdk\tools 

 

Now follow these command prompts:

[quote]C:\Program Files\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools>adb connect 169.254.0.1:5555

connected to 169.254.0.1:5555

C:\Program Files\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools>adb root
restarting adbd as root

C:\Program Files\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools>adb connect 169.254.0.1:5555

connected to 169.254.0.1:5555

C:\Program Files\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools>adb install com.netflix.medi
aclient.1.3.apk
2533 KB/s (7378353 bytes in 2.843s)
pkg: /data/local/tmp/com.netflix.mediaclient.1.3.apk[/quote]

We can’t guarantee all apps will load correctly. Some users have reported that they don’t work just yet. Nonetheless, if you’ve got the time and know-how you may want to see if you can get some shiny new Android apps on your PlayBook.

 

*DISCLAIMER* – This is an unofficial RIM software release. If you choose to install, do so at your own risk! N4BB.COM is not responsible for any malfunctions or abnormalities that may occur.
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