Shane (SCrid2000) over at OSBB has found a way to simplify the install process of Google’s Android Market on the rooted BlackBerry PlayBook. Hit the break for more!
Step 0: Install Playbook OS2 and root your Playbook with Dingleberry. Open WinSCP and navigate to root. Again, see the video above if you don’t know how to do that.
Step 1: Download the OSBB gApps for Playbook zip and unzip it onto your desktop. This folder contains all the standard Google Apps, plus a few extra Android apps your truly thinks the Playbook needs, minus some stuff that makes it not work right (AKA, I did all the work for you lol).
Enter this code in the box to download OSBB gApps for Playbook.zip: Qe250jEbau
Step 2. Drag and drop the “System” and “Data” folders onto the root of your Playbook. WinSCP will ask you if you want to “overwrite” the folders (it means merge); Say yes.
Step 4. Reboot your Playbook (necessary to get the Android Player to populate the sideloaded app info).
That’s it, you’re done! Just click the ADW icon from your Playbook homescreen to access the Android App Player. Wasn’t that easy?
You can now install Android apps to your Playbook directly from the Market. Also, if you have any .apks you want to sideload, you can use Dingleberry and WinSCP to just drop them into your “/data/app/” folder.
Special thanks to @cmwdotme and the rest of the Dingleberry Team for making all this happen!
OSBB owns nothing that is in the OSBB gApps for Playbook zip; we merely assembled it for your convenience.