There is quite a bit of craziness going on in terms of figuring out the capabilities of the latest OS 10.2.1.1055 leaks and now the official crippled SDK OS 10.2.1.1057. One of the most common things people have been doing is simple installing Android apps through their APK’s in the browser. On the other hand many users have discovered that they can install alternative Android App Markets on their BlackBerry 10.2.1 builds with varying degrees of success. For example, the Amazon app store will install but I cannot get it to download apps. On the other hand the Aptoide and 1Mobile app stores work nicely and DO allow you to install apps.
The reason this is key is because you want to be able to trust that the apps you are getting are not malicious or have not been modified. Toobs623 on the BerryLeaks team has been doing a nice job of compiling the Android App Markets (on CrackBerry Forums) that function on OS 10.2.1.X and the install links. Check them out below and let us know if you spot more!
- Amazon App Store
- Aptoide – credit AnimalPak200
- Yandex – Credit arvind1983
- Good eReader – Credit Mendez777
- SlideMe – LostOnThePianoRoll
PS: Sadly no Google Play (for now at least)