How to Install Android Apps on Blackberry Z10
BB10 OS is a pretty cool OS with a beautiful interface and its unique way of gesture based navigation. The only thing where it lacks behind is the lack of quality apps. BlackBerry was unable to attract developers to develop apps for their OS. BlackBerry knew that there they added support for Android apps in BlackBerry 10 but again, the process to run those Android apps on BlackBerry device was cumbersome. The process required users to download the Android APK, convert it to BlackBerry 10 compatible file format (BAR) and then install through command line or using a chrome extension. With BlackBerry 10.2.1 update BlackBerry brought the ability to install Android apps directly on your BlackBerry device without any headache of conversion. Now you can search for the APK online, download it and then install it on your phone. But, this is also not very easy. In the tutorial below we will tell you How to Install Android Apps on Blackberry Z10 or any other BlackBerry device running BlackBerry 10.2.1 OS including Q10, Q5 and Z30.
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How to Install Android Apps on Blackberry Z10 the easiest way
1. APK Train
This the easiest way to download and install Android apps on BlackBerry devices running on BB OS 10.2.1. There is no downloading of any appstore apk involved neither does this method needs you to create any username login to a site. But the limitation that this method has is the lack of apps. APK Train is a new website there for you won’t be able to find too many apps there.
Step 1. Open your internet browser on your BlackBerry 10.2.1 running device
Step 2. enter the apktrain url (http://www.apktrain.com/)
Step 3. search your desired app or game
Step 4. Click on the green Download button
Step 5. Install the app.
1. Snap APK Downloader
Step 1. Download Snap APK Downloader
Step 2. Now just locate your Apk file on your phone and tap it. After a short processing time an installation screen will come. Tap install in the right upper corner of the screen, a pop-up window which demands device permissions will appear, accept it and you App will install and a shortcut for it will be created.
The first time you install Apk you will be asked to turn off safety setting which otherwise blocks installation of third party Apps. You can also do it by going to the settings/App Manager/Installing Apps, and turn it ON. Thats all. Enjoy.
Or You can download one of these third party App Stores APK
2 Yandex Store
Yandex is a Russian Google competitor and they have their own store for android apps, Yandex Store currently holds more than 60,000 APKs and are growing. Yandex Store gives you acces to some mainstream Android apps such as Angry Birds, ES File Explorer and many more. Download and install the Yandex store APK from the link below and enjoy more than 60,000 Android apps on your BlackBerry 10 device.
How to Install Android Apps on Blackberry Z10 from Yandex Store
Step 1: Open your browser, go to m.store.yandex.com, click on the big Yellow download button.
Step 2: Install the downloaded APK
Step 3: Open the Yandex Store app, search for the app that you want to install, install the app. Enjoy.
3 Amazon App Store
Amazon App Store is the biggest of all featuring more than 240,000 apps. Amazon Store also offers one paid app for free everyday. Amazon App Store is also going to be official app store for BlackBerry device with BlackBerry 10.3 update as result of recent Amazon and BlackBerry deal in which Amazon licensed its Android app store to BlackBerry. Download the Amazon App Store APK from the link below and enjoy more than 240,000 apps on your favorite BlackBerry 10 device.
You might also want to read: Amazon to License Its Android Appstore to BlackBerry
How to Install Android Apps on Blackberry Z10 from Amazon Appstore
Step 1. Download Amazon App Store
Step 2. Now that you have download the Amazon Appstore, find the Amazon Appstore icon on your home screen and open it.
Step 3. Enter your Amazon email and password and tap the “Sign it with my Amazon Account” button. Create a new account if you don’t have an Amazon account already.
Step 4. After logging in you just need to search for the desired app and you install it.
We hope now you know How to Install Android Apps on Blackberry Z10 easitly. Enjoy thousands of Android apps on your BlackBerry Device. If you have any difficulty following the procedure feel free to let us know in the comments section. If this tutorial worked for you, please also let your friends know about it using our sharing option on the left of this article.
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