Simplified Tutorial To Run/Install Android 2.3.3 Apps On BlackBerry 10 (Windows/Mac)

wpid87102 bbe how to Simplified Tutorial To Run/Install Android 2.3.3 Apps On BlackBerry 10 (Windows/Mac)Here we have a simplified method on installing almost every Android 2.3.3 app on your BlackBerry 10 device, the tutorial is provided by Sacha. We posted a bit of a more complex tutorial a few days ago, this walk through will be a lot easier and support Windows/Mac/Linux operating systems.

To get started:


If you are running BlackBerry 10.2.1 OS we suggest you follow this guide.

Requirements
1. Java JRE
2. Debug Token
Note: To get a debug token:

  • Simply request tokens here. Keep note of the ‘PIN’ you chose.
  • Edit config.txt from my package below. PINPASS is the pin you chose on the webpage, above. KEYPASS is a password of your choosing. DEVICEPIN to the pin of your phone.
  • Drag the two .csj files (drag them both at the same time) that were emailed to you on to a-registertokens.
  • Run b-createdebugtoken.
  • You should have a debugtoken.bar if everything went successfully. Sideload it to your device and continue.

Windows Steps

  1. Download this packagehere. [Updated 15th June #6]
  2. Put your debugtoken.bar in the same directory as the script.
  3. Now just drag any Android app .apk on to y-android2bb.bat. A .bar should be generated.

Mac/Linux

  • Request tokens here
  • Download DMG
  • Open downloaded DMG. Copy “Debugtoken request” folder somewhere (Desktop or your home folders)
  • Drag 2 .CSJ files from e-mails(requested tokens from first step) into “Debugtoken request” folder
  • Open Terminal, type cd, drag “Debugtoken request” folder into it and press ENTER (make notice to have space after “cd” command)
  • Type: sh register.sh and press ENTER
  • Put in your developers password which you should invent and remember for later use when prompted
  • Put in your developer pin which you’ve created while registering on the web page in the step 1 when prompted
  • Put in your device PIN when prompted (in lower case)
  • You should get the debugtoken.bar file on your Desktop. Drag it to the “Drag debugtoken.bar here” folder in the downloaded DMG and copy Apk2Bar Converter app somewhere.
  • Sideload your debugtoken to your device.
  • Run Apk2bar Converter and drag an .apk file onto application window.
  • Sideload converted .bar file onto your device.

Now you can install this .bar on your device and it should just work. You can use the included z-installer.bat or other means. (I experienced issues on Windows 8 using z-installer, was a breeze when installing needed .bar files via DDPB or Chrome Extension)

Issues

  • If the createdebugtokens cannot find your author.p12, it is looking in %APPDATA%..LocalResearch In Motion for a file called ‘author.p12′
  • If you get ’881 no debug token found’ that means you didn’t install your debugtoken.bar on your phone.

If you would like to thank Sacha for providing us BlackBerry 10 users with this guide, feel free to support him by donating to him here.

If you come across any issues just drop a comment below or ask via the forum.

For those of you all who prefer a video tutorial check out the video outline that James from BerryFlow did based off steps provided above (for Windows):

 Simplified Tutorial To Run/Install Android 2.3.3 Apps On BlackBerry 10 (Windows/Mac)
Any comments/questions? Shoot me an e-mail: Michael @ BlackBerryEmpire.com. Feel free to add me on BBM: PIN 2AF2FB53. Fastest way to get a response: Ask in the forum blackberryempire.com/forum. Instagram @michaelheredia21
 Simplified Tutorial To Run/Install Android 2.3.3 Apps On BlackBerry 10 (Windows/Mac)

Comments

    • BB10.my author says

      As in the same directory as the config.txt script. Basically the directory you have extracted the Android Package

  1. rjtr author says

    I can not drag the .csj files on to a-registertoken file… they remain outside on the android pack script…

  2. BB10.my author says

    Hi Michael

    another issue I came across was the debug token not being recognised. I disconnected my phone (not physically!) from DDPB then reconnected. Sideloaded the deubgtoken bar again and managed to get it to work. Hope this helps other readers! Thanks a ton for the more simpler versioN!

    • author says

      The debugtoken not be recognized has nothing to do with this walkthrough. Possibly your computer, the easiest way to install would be through the Chrome extension via the network as mentioned in post.

  3. Wincy Ut author says

    Is this what you guys call “simplified…”? SMH. This is not for rookies/novice like me. Lol!! Where is your “package below”??

  4. rony author says

    i keep getting “you need to set the location of your sdk first when i decide to drag an apk unto the android to bb file? what do i do?

      • rony author says

        i havent been able to get the debug token because, when i drag the two keys i got from blackberry unto the supposed file i get the the keys saved in the folder instead of it creating a debug token.

        • author says

          You can’t skip any steps or it won’t work. You need to get debugtoken first. Is this your first set of keys or have you previously tried? You need to drag both keys into a-registertokens after that you follow the steps to create debugtoken.

          • rony author says

            i have tried previously and it didnt work. when i try to create the debug tokens, i keep getting “you do not have java.exe in your path.Is java sdk installed?” i have actually installed the java sdk too.

            • author says

              That’s the problem. Your path to java.exe is not set correctly. You need to do a search on your computer, and figure out what directory java.exe is located at. What OS are you running on your computer?

            • Killian Bell author says

              I’m getting the same error. Can you tell me where the java.exe. file should be located? I’ve installed Java three times and no luck.

              Thanks in advance!

            • author says

              Do a search on your computer for the java.exe file. Find out where it is located. Once you find out where it is located let me know.

            • Killian Bell author says

              It’s located here for me: C:Program Files (x86)Javajre7binjava.exe

              I’ve also tried moving it to C:Program FilesJavajre7binjava.exe in case the “(x86)” bit was the problem, but I’ve had no luck with that, either.

            • author says

              Go to My Computer – right click – properties – Advanced System settings – Environmental Variables – On bottom section where it says System Variables go down to where it says Path – hit edit and paste this – C:Program Files (x86)Javajre7bin

            • Killian Bell author says

              Okay, now it says “Error: Cannot create application data directory: C:windowssystem32configsystemprofileResearch in Motion”

              This really doesn’t want to work for me! :)

            • Killian Bell author says

              Is it possible to create the tokens on a Mac? Or does this bit have to be done on a PC?

            • Killian Bell author says

              But with the Mac steps above, it looks like you should have the debug token already. I cannot seem to drag the files onto the token creator on Mac.

  5. rony author says

    At long last i have been able to crack this ish. lol. i just needed to download a JRE from java and all that java path issue was resolved. All the best rooks. Hacking aint easy.

  6. Kennedy author says

    thanks for the video. May I ask how we download straight from google play? I can’t seem to figure that out.

    Thanks in advance,

      • Kennedy author says

        Beauty, thanks. Anyone know where I can find the file after I download it? I have bluestacks downloaded so I could get instagram working a couple months back. When I download the app from google play, I get a pop up saying from bluestacks that the file has been installed. I can’t find that file though to convert it to a bar.

  7. Jayesh Marathe author says

    Hi Michael
    i am getting error as shown in pic can u plz help me out to resolve the issue

  8. Ray G author says

    I’d just like to search for the app in BB world and load stuff. Foe the average person, this is too technical. Why can’t it be easier like the other platforms?

  9. Vik author says

    HI Michael,

    i have gone through all the above steps and received confirmation that my token has been registered.However when i go to creative my bar fill i get the below error message?

    Any advise on where im going wrong would be great.

    thanks

  10. Graham N author says

    Hey Michael,

    I am having a problem when trying to edit the config.text. For some reason I can’t save the edited changes. Did you encounter any problem like that?

    • John M. author says

      Hi Graham,

      After you edit the config.txt file you have to then click on the file tab in the upper left corner which will bring down a menu. From there just hit save and it should save everything for you. Hope this helps.

      • Graham N author says

        Ah Thank you John for the speedy reply. There was an error saving the file but I worked my way around it. Now I have hit another wall. When I try to drag the .csj files onto the registertokens.bat they just fall below the createdbugtoken.bat. The first time I tried this I thought it might be as it is supposed to and I receive the message “could not find or load main class…debug tokes”. I assume my problem is coming from the tokens not being put on the registertokens.bat? Any ideas as to where I’m wrong?

        • John M. author says

          So when you drag the two .csj files together you say they aren’t dropping into the the file that you are dragging them to?

          • Graham N author says

            They won’t drag onto it and I also tried the copy and paste method and there isnt even a paste option listed. I’ll post a pic.

          • Graham N author says

            heres the pic. i have copied both the files and for some reason it wont allow me to paste them into the register token file. should i download the packet fresh and start over?

            • John M. author says

              I’m not sure why they wont allow to drop them in the registertoken file or at least let you copy and paste them in. Real fast when you set the config file up, for the PASSPIN you are using the the PIN you entered when requesting the tokens and you have your device PIN in the third part of that config file?

            • John M. author says

              You have the steps so far right. I’m confused as to why it won’t allow you to drop the csj files in. I assume you are using a windows system? If you just double click on the registertokens file does it open up for you?

            • Graham N author says

              I eventually figured it out. I was trying to use the .zip file so I had to load the full files. not the compressed files. my tokens were registered successfully but when running the b-createdebugtoken file it says error that it cannot find the specified file. alas, I will figure it out eventually. Thank you for your help John

            • John M. author says

              Glad you figured that out I missed that you were in the zip file still. Michael will be around in the morning if you still haven’t figured the rest out. He is way more knowledgeable about error messages than me and I’m sure he will be able to get you going. I already let him know and he also gets the emails as the comments are posted so he will be up to speed as far as what we talked about. When I did it things went smooth not sure why the issues have hit you but we will get you going soon. Take care.

        • John M. author says

          They have to make into that registertoken file. You can also just copy both of them together and then just paste them into it. Not sure why the drag and drop isn’t placing them in for you. Just make sure that you copy them both together and paste them in together to get it to run so you can go to the next step.

  11. Graham N author says

    Michael,

    I’m having a problem generating the debug token. I received an email confirmation that the tokens were registered but when running the debug generator it says its cannot find the file author.p12 when running the debug generator. Any ideas where this file might be located? I have done all the steps up to running the debugtoken bar. Any help?

    • author says

      The two pair of tokens must be dragged into a-registertokens at the same time. Post a screenshot of it asking for author.p12 might be able to help you better. Are you doing this on a Mac or Windows computer? The debugtoken.bar shouldnt be ran. It should be sideloaded to your device as mentioned above.

      • Graham n author says

        Okay ill post a screen shot. and yes i dragged them onto the aregister at the same time and got confirmation they were registered. its on a windows coputer. and after i registered the tokens i ran the debug generator and thats when it says error the author.p12 file cant be found.

        • author says

          This means you did not register the tokens together or correctly. I would suggest getting a fresh set (2) tokens and re-registering them.

          • Graham author says

            I am still having problems with trying to generate the debug token. I took your advice from the forum and requested completely different tokens with completely different email info pin etc. This is the message that I get in return. Any idea on another approach I could take? Thanks for any help you can offer and sorry for all the questions.

            • author says

              The problem here is it is still picking up old tokens. You need to delete barsigner.csk and barsigner files located: C:UsersYOURUSERNAMEAppDataLocalResearch In Motion
              and try registering the tokens all over again.

            • hans author says

              Hi ihave the same error. There was an error registering your tokens. I can’t find the file barsigner.csk….Any help

  12. V author says

    I have everything loaded into my q10, but when I try to open spotify it force closes immediately. any help?

    • author says

      Shouldn’t close. What OS are you running? Some users been reporting it doesn’t run on 10.2. If you followed steps and converted/signed apk and not just loaded any bar file it should work on 10.0 and 10.1

      • v author says

        ok that may be the problem. How do I convert using the apk2bar? When I drag the apk into the app, it seems that nothing happens. Where does it put the bat file it creates? Im on a mac.

  13. D author says

    I’m running a mac 10.6.8 I have everything working. I just cannot convert the .apk. to a .bar Please help me. When I open Apk2Bar and drag the .apk file over, it runs and then nothing happens. Am I doing something wrong? Where should the .bar file be located? HELP PLEASE!!!!! I need my Spotify!

  14. TiffD author says

    Can someone help me with this error? I got it before and requested new tokens…and i’m still getting it.

  15. Markus author says

    This works like a charme. Very nice. One question: My debug token will expire in a month on my BB Z10. Will the app still run after that? Why do we need debug tokens on our Z10s in this guide whereas other bar files can be downloaded without such a token? Thanks in advance.

    • markus author says

      When reading bb web sites about debug tokens it sounds like qfter the token expires you cant use the app any longer. so that would mean a re-conversion of the app with newly requested tokens is necessary….. hmm.

      • author says

        That is correct, after 30 days it expires. All you need to do is request new tokens, sideload debugtoken again and you are good to go, only do this if your converted apps installed are not working.

    • author says

      We need them to run Android 2.3.3 apps, not all Android apps converted to BAR need this. For apps such as Viber, Spotify, Instagram 4.0, this tutorial is needed.

  16. Ivana author says

    I’m pretty sure I’ve done all the steps, everything went smoothly. But when I try to install the converted apk it doesn’t work, says ” failure 881 debug token not app”. I HAVE installed the debugtoken.bar on my device and it says success. I’ve tried two different apk files, sure that one of them is the latest version but it doesn’t seem applicable with my debugtoken.bar

    What am I missing? All I can think of is that the apk file I’m using isn’t good enough.

  17. urke author says

    Hi all,

    i have different kind of issue.

    When i type info in config text and then copy .csj files to registertokens i have pop up window with Q about Java.
    Im preety sure i have Java because i test it several times.

    Any help?

    • david author says

      i have the same issues and i also tested java so i have it ! and it’s getting pretty annoying !

  18. gamne author says

    Open Terminal, type cd, drag “Debugtoken request” folder into it and press ENTER (make notice to have space after “cd” command) .. i couldnt understand this step can anyone explain it to me please.

  19. Ralph author says

    I get this saying “881 debug token not applicable to this device” but I followed it correctly with the Blackberry 10 token request

  20. author says

    I got so far as to loading the debug token and converting the apk to bar files, however when I try to install a the file takes forever to install. Is this normal? Do I install with development on? or off? I tried installing via chrome browser and vnbb10

  21. Tomas author says

    Hi, thanks for your tutorial i have made it and instaled instagram 4.0.2 latest 08/08/2013 available in the google play store and its working fine. my really question is in other coment one person asked what were the diference betwen installing apps with debug token and apps that are available for download in bar and dosen´t need debug token… your answer was it needs it to install android 2.3.3 apps but intagram 4.0.2 is for android 4 jelly been and above. can u explain me why we need debug token sometimes for some apps and why not on other apps? what does debug token makes? does it install drivers of the phone in the apk or what?

    Sorry my english am from colombia. glad if u can explain me and thanks for the tutorial

      • Tomas author says

        Hi. It really dosn’t matter my OS Am in 10.1 but i already installed apps i need with debug token. My question is what debug token is for? What debug token make in the apk to make it compatible in the BB OS and why other apps dosn’t need it. Hopefully this time u inderstand me

        • author says

          You can run unsigned applications on a BlackBerry 10 device or BlackBerry PlayBook tablet by using a debug token. Debug tokens allow an organization to separate the process of application creation and publication. A developer can create and test an application using a debug token, then deliver the application to their supervisor or their client for signing and publication.
          When you run an unsigned application using a debug token, you can avoid:
          changing the version number of your application
          accessing the internet
          exporting a release build of your application
          For more info read here:

  22. Help author says

    I download Token & instagram 4.1 as BAR and I went to the Google Chrome then I connected my bbz10 to my Toshiba Laptop while downloading it says Failure
    What can I do ? and when I download just the instagram’s 4.1 as BAR to my phone it says: your device is not suitable with the new application
    Help Help Help please

  23. Kalil author says

    Above you mention the issue about the error message…
    If the createdebugtokens cannot find your author.p12, it is looking in %APPDATA%..LocalResearch In Motion for a file called ‘author.p12′
    I am having this EXACT issue, how can I fix it??

  24. Kalil Aycho author says

    Above you mention the issue about the error message…
    If the createdebugtokens cannot find your author.p12, it is looking in %APPDATA%..LocalResearch In Motion for a file called ‘author.p12′
    I am having this EXACT issue, how can I fix it??

  25. angga zafutra author says

    eror for registering debug token !
    Simply request tokens here. Keep note of the ‘PIN’ you chose.
    Edit config.txt from my package below. PINPASS is the pin you
    chose on the webpage, above. KEYPASS is a password of your choosing.
    DEVICEPIN to the pin of your phone.
    Drag the two .csj files (drag them both at the same time) that were emailed to you on to a-registertokens.
    Run b-createdebugtoken.
    You should have a debugtoken.bar if everything went successfully. Sideload it to your device and continue.
    please your solusion ?

  26. Xiannon author says

    I haven’t received any emails from Blackberry which is the csj.files. how to do that, i’ve waited for almost 3 hrs for them to send it to my email. any help?

      • Xiannon author says

        hi Michael, I already have the code sent by my email, but the problem is, every time i drag those two csj. files into the registertoken, it says, you do not have jave.exe in your path. Is java Sdk installed? i tried setting up the system variable and set in into PATH. i need help. please i;ve been working with this for days. :<

      • Xiannon author says

        Every time i drag my csj.files its says i dont have java.exe in my path. how can i resolve this? thanks i need you help :>

  27. James author says

    how do i put the debug token on the blackberry? it just says sideload but im not sure what that means, i connected it to the computer and using blackberry link but i cant see anything there. if i open the blackberry from my computer it shows empty folders and im not sure where to place it, thanks.

  28. Adrian author says

    Hi!

    i just converted the apk-file via apk2bar converter into a .bar-file but i cant find the bar-file in order to sideload it…

    please help me: where is my .bar-file??

  29. Ankush author says

    Hi…please assist:-
    1. How do i know which JRE file to download….i use windows 7OS?
    2. Im having trouble downloading the debug tokens too….it shows three option the moment i click on the “here” link on your tutorial…i ended up downloading bbidtoken.csk….dunno what the hell is that…please help?

  30. blackberryshorty author says

    do you have a video for mac im stuck on the step
    Open Terminal, type cd, drag “Debugtoken request” folder into it and press ENTER (make notice to have space after “cd” command)
    Type: sh register.sh and press ENTER
    what does open terminal mean?

  31. Sam Flores author says

    Ive been following the steps above and been looking at the comments below. Seems like most people are getting stuck with the tokens. When you click on the “here” to get the token, it brings you to the page that is like an order form. The first time I got to this page I checked off the first possible box and it automatically brings you to a sign in page. Anyway, by the end of it I was download a “bbidtoken” which is not what i need. People, just choose the second box and just wait for the email to be sent to you.

  32. Xiannon author says

    hi Michael, I already have the code sent by my email, but the problem is, every time i drag those two csj. files into the registertoken, it says, you do not have jave.exe in your path. Is java Sdk installed? i tried setting up the system variable and set in into PATH. i need help. please i;ve been working with this for weeks. :<

  33. Neeters author says

    Grrr so frustrated did everything like it said went to install converted bar file through ddpb, and get error message “500 invalid action install_2″ what did I do wrong?

  34. Faizan author says

    i have Java proble
    whenever i put that csj file on register token.
    it says ” there is no Java.exe in your path. Is Java sdk Installed
    what could be there better solution.
    i have seen people asking for it .. but they didnt get solution
    Reply would be appreciated …
    Thank you

  35. syarihan azman author says

    hai.. i wanna ask..i tried so many time to drag this two csj.files to a-registertokens.bat, but its not working. so what should i do?

  36. Sam author says

    Hello.. I tried so many time to drag this two csj.files to a-registertokens.bat, but its not working. so what should i do? it say ”There was an error registering your tokens” Can pls help me?

  37. Ryan V. Kettenhofen author says

    The download ”
    Download this package: here. [Updated 15th June #6]” attempted to give my computer two trojan viruses…
    And the token I received from your token link, is a .csk file.

    uhggggggggg. I just want spotify!

  38. Ryan V. Kettenhofen author says

    I was able to get the token on my phone successfully. And Spotify “installed” on it. But when I go to open the app, nothing happens.
    I’m on 10.1
    I’ve restarted my phone. I even did a security swipe. (I’m obviously desperate for Spotify haha).
    Is there a reason why the. Apk file, converted to .bar, won’t open on my phone?

  39. khalil atta author says

    Please I need your help I just downloaded Instagram on my BlackBerry z10 and wanted to use it but it’s saying incompatible device etc…and my camera does not seems to meet the minimum camera please what do I do?

  40. khalil atta author says

    Hello guys! I got my viber working after installing the leak OS 10.2 on my phone almost all my Android apps are working thanks a lot Micheal I really appreciate. if you want your viber to be working you need to get OS 10.2 its way better thanks once again.

  41. Oussama ARRACHE author says

    Hi,

    Thank you for this topic, it was very difficult in the 3-10 first times :)

    I got the error 500 when uploading the debugtoken, all you need to do is to slideload using Chrome.

    Good luck,
    O.ARRACHE

  42. Jestin author says

    Guys, i am getting an error as “ECHO is OFF” while running b-createdebugtoken.

    Please suggest a solution.

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