One of our readers, John, let us know about a thread on the official BlackBerry support forums discussing the ability to extract BlackBerry PlayBook application binaries from backup files. This all started from a thread on CrackBerry forums by HaTaX pointing out how he managed to do it for DoodleBlast and PeopleOnMyLawn. It turns out that the BlackBerry PlayBook backup files in *.bbb format are simply zip files that can be extracted. It not only contains a backup of your data but also the applications you have installed.
HaTaX managed to pull out the SWF (Flash) binaries and posted them up:
I don’t think that developers are going to be too happy about this though it is something that users can already do with BlackBerry smartphone application files. The difference is that SWF files can usually be decompiled into their parts with numerous tools available online. Let us know what else you find.