Google Account, Blackberry Google ID, Install Google Play Store to Blackberry 10, Google Account Manager, Download Play Store App -Long time it seemed to be impossible to install a fully functional version of the original Google Play Store on a BlackBerry device. Those days are over. I proudly present the Google Play store, with all the bells and whistles.
Disclaimer: This is a modified/patched software. It is provided “as is”, without warranty of any kind. Applied modifications: Rewrite of downloader code, rewrite of app installation/uninstallation code, patch to prevent GMS core updates, patch to prevent selfupdate and a lot of Blackberry specific fixes. The purchasing part is UNTOUCHED, fully working and remains secure.
ATTENTION PLEASE READ THIS IF YOU ARE RUNNING OS 10.3.2.2876
Please read the full post, including the FAQ, before installing anything.
DO NOT post any direct links to the files that are found in this thread. If you want to share this information then:
a) post a link to this forums thread
b) post a link to my GitHub Page: PlayStore 10 by cobalt
PLAY STORE FEATURES
* Browse and download your favorite apps, games, movies, music or books
* Automatic download and installation of game data (obb files), no manual copying required
* Downloaded apk files (free and purchased) are saved in device/downloads folder
* Buy apps, books, music or movies directly from your Blackberry device
* Support for your preferred payment method: Credit card, prepaid card or PayPal
* Support for in-app purchasing: Buy gems, upgrades or unlocks for your app
* Support for paid subscriptions (monthly/yearly/other)
* Get refund for paid apps (if supported by developer)
* Blackberry Hub notifications for app updates
* Rate and comment downloaded apps
* Multi language support (all languages that are supported by Google)
* View, edit and clear the app downloading history
* Add apps to your whishlist and download them later
…and all the other great features Google Play store offers
Watch the great video review by Erica Griffin of Play Store running on a Blackberry Passport:
- BB10 device running BlackBerry OS 10.3 or later
HOW TO INSTALL
Download the 4 files listed below to your Blackberry device by clicking on the download links. Then install and run the files in the described order. Make sure that you have allowed installation of 3rd party apps in Blackberry settings -> App Manager -> App installation. Read the tips in the FAQ if you encounter any problems during installation process.
Step 1: Install Google Play Services
Install com.google.android.gms. This step is very important – you won’t be able to login if this file is missing.
Step 2: Add a Google system account to your device
Install com.google.android.gsf.login-4.3.3.apk. Run the app and login with your Google credentials. The app will close (minimize) if the step completed successfully (may take a few seconds). You should now be able to see your Google account in Blackberry Settings -> Accounts -> Third Party Accounts.
If you want to use the patched Google Play Services (which is NOT the same as Google Play Store), you need to install com.google.android.gsf.login-4.4.4.apk AFTER you first successfully logged in with Google Login 4.3.3. Keep in mind that Google Login 4.4.4 only works together with Google Play Services.
If you are uncertain what to do, or if you don’t understand the text above, use Google Login 4.3.3 to login.
Step 3: Register your device with Google Play
Install cobalt.blackberry.googleID. Run the app and register your device with Google Play. Close the app after successfull registration.
Step 4: Install Google Play Store
Install com.android.vending. Run and enjoy the Play Store!
All 4 apps MUST remain installed on your device otherwise Google Play store will not work.
Google Play Services 8.4.89 [Released on April 28, 2016]
Google Account Manager 4.3.3 [Released on October 10, 2015]
Blackberry Google ID 2.8 [Released on December 23, 2015]
Google Play Store 6.0.0 build 2 [Released on October 1, 2017]
All files are available on this file share:
Cobalts official file share
Verify if the downloaded files are ending with .apk. If not, rename them.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
Does this work on any device?
Play Store works on any Blackberry device running OS 10.3 or better. OS 10.2.x is not supported.
I can’t login with Google Account Manager
Fist install Google Login 4.3.3 and do a login. Only install Google Login 4.4.4 if you are using Google Play Services. Without Google Play Services, Google login 4.4.4 CAN NOT LOGIN. If you removed Google Play Services from your device, you MUST go back to Google Login 4.3.3.
Assuming that you have followed the instructions above and you have entered the correct password, you now have the following options:
I downloaded an app from Play Store and now it’s asking for Google Play Services
Google Play services is a framework that is provided by Google to help developers to speed up and simplify app development. Some apps that you download from Play Store may require Google Play services (mostly apps from Google, apps that display some kind of geographic map and apps that require Google+ login). These apps can be patched and will work to a certain extent. Read this post for more details:
Play Store is randomly popping up and wants to install updates for my apps
If this happens, you have turned on automatic app updates in Play Store settings. To turn them off, go to Play Store settings -> Automatic app updates and disable updates. You will still receive notifications in the hub if updates are available, but they won’t automatically download.
Play Store doesn’t display previously installed or purchased apps in “My Apps” section
Close Play Store, then go to Blackberry Settings -> App Manager -> Device Monitor -> Storage -> Play Store and hit “Clear Data”. In general, app data must always be cleared if you update the Blackberry Google ID app or if you do a re-checkin. This is required to update the localy cached ID with the new ID on the Server.
Play Store is displaying “Error while retrieving information from server [DF-XXYYZZ]”
To fix this problem, go through all of the following steps:
1) Close Play Store
2) Go to Blackberry Settings -> App Manager -> Device Monitor -> Storage -> Play Store and hit “Clear Data”
3) Run Blackberry Google ID and unregister the the device
4) In Blackberry Google ID tap on your email address -> select your account -> remove the account in top right menu.
5) Back on main screen of Blackberry Google ID hit checkin and follow the instructions
Are you logging my account data or stealing my money?
I believe that I have quite a reputation here on Crackberry and I don’t want to lose it, so NO data is logged or transferred anywhere else than to the Google servers. Your data and your money is secure.
Is this all for free?
Yes, it is! But please consider that I’ve spent hundreds of hours doing the reverse engineering of all this stuff, patching it, rewriting code and testing it. So if you really appreciate my work, I would be happy if you donate a few bucks. But it’s up to you.
Thank for Cobalt232 from Crackberry forum , visit the thread for latest tutorial.