How to install a signed app on your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet

In this post I will explain how you can install WebReader app on your BlackBerry PlayBook if you have the app’s bar file.

 

STEP 1

Install Adobe Air SDK and BlackBerry Tablet OS SDK for Adobe AIR v1.1.1 (Win)

a. Download and install Adobe Air SDK
b. Download and install BlackBerry Tablet OS SDK for Adobe AIR, Research in Motion in Program Files is the install folder

 

STEP 2
Put your BlackBerry PlayBook in development and connect it to computer through usb cable

 

STEP 3
Install WebReader.bar file on your PlayBook

You can install a bar file on you BlackBerry PlayBook in 2 ways:

I. Command line on Windows

Open command line for Windows (Start -> Run -> cmd.exe)

You have to write 2 commands in command line
One to navigate in the install folder
And second to install the app on the playbook.

 

The navigate part

Navigate to C:\Program Files\Research In Motion\blackberry-tablet-sdk-1.1.1\bin in command line

cd – is used in command line to navigate in the current directory

cd.. – exits the current folder

The simplest way, type: cd C:\Program Files\Research In Motion\blackberry-tablet-sdk-1.1.1\bin

 

The install comand

When you’re in the install folder

C:\Program Files (x86)\Research In Motion\blackberry-tablet-sdk-1.1.0\bin, type

blackberry-deploy -installApp -device DEVICE_IP -password DEVICE_PASSWORD C:\Users\Jo\Desktop\WebReader.bar

DEVICE_IP – your PlayBook IP

DEVICE_PASSWORD – your PlayBook password

Note: On 64 bit system the path to Program Files can be C:\Program Files (x86)\

 

II.  BlackBerry Tablet OS Graphical Aid 2.0

Download BlackBerry Tablet OS Graphical Aid 2.0 for Windows.
Run configuration wizard and point to the Adobe Air SDK folder.

After that, click on the Install tab, choose the WebReader app’s bar file to install on your PlayBook and hit the Install button.

 

And you successful installed WebReader’s bar file on your BlackBerry PlayBook.

 

References:

http://us.blackberry.com/developers/tablet/adobe.jsp

http://supportforums.blackberry.com/t5/Testing-and-Deployment/BlackBerry-Tablet-OS-Graphical-Aid/ta-p/1207067

 

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18 Responses to How to install a signed app on your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet

  1. Esteban Girón says:

    But where is the BAR file? Installing is easy.

    • Web Reader says:

      This tutorial explains how to install a bar file(if you built or you have one) on you playbook.
      The application can be purchased from BlackBerry App World.

      • Esteban Girón says:

        I already bought it, but when I installed the 2.0 Dev Beta, it stopped working. It crashes during the Google login process. I thought a workaround might be getting it to run on the Android Player, that’s why I’m asking for the BAR.

  2. Web Reader says:

    This tutorial explains how to install a bar file(if you built or you have one) on you playbook.
    The application can be purchased from BlackBerry App World.

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  10. Iloveskittlesxo9 says:

    i just got the blackberry playbook and im so confused i have no appworld and no multitask bar i cant even find how to take a picture someone help me please the only thing that shows is the internet ……am i doing something wrong?

  11. Joexu986 says:

    Is there any command to delete the installed app using the SDK?

    • Anonymous says:

      I never need such a command and I’m not aware if exists, I simply delete the app from the device (holding on the app icon)

  12. Newbie says:

    Do we need any developer account for this?

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