Where to find and easiest way to install Android apps (APKS) on BlackBerry OS 10.2.1

best android apps 580x283 Where to find and easiest way to install Android apps (APKS) on BlackBerry OS 10.2.1We are going to show you where to find/download and how-to install Android apps on your BlackBerry 10 devices running OS 10.2.1. First off if you are not running OS 10.2.1 follow this guide to update.

There are many different ways to grab Android apks, now that BlackBerry 10.2.1 allows direct installation of these apps, this guide will be convenient for those who wish to do so. 

As of right now there are no Google Play Store apps on BlackBerry World but there are third party native clients that are available, sideloading is required. The best app right now, in my opinion is Snap, Snap is a native BlackBerry 10 app which contains the Google Play Store integration with the ability to update your Android apps via the client. To get Snap:

  • Download it here
  • Once downloaded you may sideload it to your device, if you need help sideloading follow our guide here or here

Another method would be sideloading the Amazon App Store which could be found here. If sideloading is just not your thing follow our how to pull APK files using your BlackBerry browser guide here. If you need help drop a comment below or start a forum thread in our BlackBerry forum here. For a more detailed guide on installing Snap Google Play Store guide see this guide.


 Where to find and easiest way to install Android apps (APKS) on BlackBerry OS 10.2.1
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 Where to find and easiest way to install Android apps (APKS) on BlackBerry OS 10.2.1


  1. Jeff M. says

    Hi! This is great info. I downloaded SNAP and love it. I can’t figure out how to buy apps. Is this possible yet through SNAP and I’m missing something?

  2. mario panunzio says

    I am in Venezuela, I did the update this morning via OTA, without problems but, none of the side load apps works. I was using de runtime androide with oficial 10.2.0 without problems, what I need to do?? Thanks!

  3. carpemark says

    This is the worst review/ get help that I have seen on the web about BlackBerry and how to get android installers. Please put better researched effort into it in the future.
    Third party apk installers should be first as they are the easiest, and yes you can. Buy apps from them, I did. Amazon thus far is the best and mobile1 is the “slimey one”

    • Lee says

      Looks like someone’s a little low on patience, and manners.
      So you’re an expert on reviews and how-to’s???
      Look dude, these guys are sharing what they know so that others would benefit.
      If you’re so high and mighty, and think/feel you know everything there is to know about BlackBerry, then good for you. Why don’t you just politely share what you know, and maybe lower the attitude by a notch??


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