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SnapLoad – A 1-click Windows app to download & install Snap (Google Play Store client) on BlackBerry 10

While we have an extensive, detailed guide on how-to sideload Google Play Store client Snap onto your BlackBerry 10 device, the dev named WeirdTurtleMan has created a simple Windows version app of a previous installer that makes it easy to install Snap with one click. Basically you plug in your device via USB to your computer and press the install button, it’ll do all the work. Instructions below:

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How to Use Picture Password in BlackBerry 10 OS 10.2.1

BlackBerry recently added a new method of unlocking your BlackBerry 10 screen-lock in 10.2.1 OS called Picture Password, Picture Password  is a new method of securing your device that allows you to use a combination of a number (0 to 9) and picture to unlock your device instead of typing a password. We showed you a video of Picture Password back in November before it was released, now we will walk you through using it on your BlackBerry 10 device running OS 10.2.1+.

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How To Get Android Paid Apps From Google Play Store On BlackBerry 10

BlackBerry OS 10.2.1 was recently released with the ability to install Android apps (APKs) straight from your BlackBerry device. There are also third party clients such as Snap which act as a Google Play Store client. Snap recently updated to v2.0 with the ability to download previously purchased Android apps, the tricky part is how to purchase these paid apps from the Google Play Store without an Android device and download them to your BlackBerry 10 device, this how-to will show you how to do just that. In order to accomplish this you must have:

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How To Sideload Google Play Client Snap For Android Apps On BlackBerry 10

With the launch of OS 10.2.1, BlackBerry brought the ability to install Android apps straight from the device. However, many in the community wanted to go a step further with access to Google Play — enter Snap. Snap is a native BlackBerry 10 application which allows you to download free and previously purchased apps from Google Play. Unfortunately, it can’t be downloaded from BlackBerry World, but we’ll show you how to sideload it from your computer.

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

We 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. 

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Device Switch App For BlackBerry Legacy Devices Now Available – Move to BlackBerry 10 easily

If you are moving from a BlackBerry (OS) legacy device to a BlackBerry 10 device the transition just got easier with the device switch app.  Device Switch provides a fast and easy way to transfer contacts and calendar entries from one device to another without the need for a PC or Mac. Simply download and run the Device Switch app on both devices, ensure they are both connected to the same WiFi network and follow the on-screen prompts. Device Switch supports the following features:

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How-to pull APK files from Google Play Store

With BlackBerry 10.2.1 allowing you to install APK files directly from your phone, I decided to put together a how-to on pulling apks using the APK Downloader which could be done on any browser, device or desktop. There may be many several different ways to pull apks or simply download them from another site that hosts them. The method I will be showing you is the easiest, in my opinion. First off:

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Easiest way to get latest version of Spotify on BlackBerry 10

By popular demand, I will show you how to get the latest version of Spotify on BlackBerry 10, the easiest way. I previously made two how-tos on this before, but it quickly became outdated and there is no longer a debug token needed, makes it a lot easier I would say. If you haven’t already you can check out the previous how-tos here and here. Going to make this as simple as possible.

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How to get the latest BlackBerry 10.2 OS right now

If you been wondering how to get BlackBerry OS 10.2 (forcefully) onto your device, right now, without waiting then this how-to will definitely help you achieve just that. As of right now carriers are the ones who push the updates to your device, as many of you may now the US (few others) takes its time with testing and pushing out BlackBerry software upgrades, that is why there are workarounds. First things first, always back up your device before attempting any type of OS update.

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Bypass waiting line for BBM on Android and iPhone

  As you may know if you didn’t register on BlackBerry’s website earlier this month to receive info when BlackBerry decided to re-launch BBM and then you downloaded it today you will be put “in line” to start using the app. Well it seems like CNET has posted a workaround to skip the line and be able to start using BBM right away on your Android or iOS device.

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How-To Install Android Apps On BlackBerry 10.2 WITHOUT Debug Token – Instagram, Vine, Spotify Confirmed Working

Ok, first off this is for users running BlackBerry OS 10.2 as I am running OS, we have helped several users install Android apps on their BlackBerry 10 device via this simplified tutorial where a debug token was needed, this how-to will be pretty much straight forward as no debug token or apk converting would be needed, a simple sideload and go method will have your favorite apps running. I have confirmed Instagram, Vine and Spotify working without the need of a debug token. Let’s begin:

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Get Instagram 4.0 On Your BlackBerry 10 Device

Today, Instagram announced a new feature very similar to Vine – the ability to share short videos. As a result, a new version of the app was released for Android. While there’s still no official app on BlackBerry 10, here’s a quick guide to sideloading the Android version. Unfortunately, video recording won’t work, but you’ll be able to view videos posted by others.

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