I highly recommend trying out Metal. It's a facebook and twitter client very similar to Tinfoil but loads better. It even does notifications.
You can download and install the let's encrypt root CA.
On your device. go to https://letsencrypt.org/certificates/
download all the .der files, you probably wont need all of them
go to settings -> security and privacy -> Certificates -> import
navigate to your downloads folder select one of the .der files, import repeat for all the der files
you should be good to go
Congratulations. You now have Whatsapp on your phone!
I use it to bring the notification shade down. Transitioning from the keyboard to the top of the screen is a pain.
Edit: for all those wondering how to do this, I have it assigned to this app https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.wq.dropdownstatusbar
I got the screen and front assembly on amazon for like $15 US and the repair took about 20 mins. Need a Torx T2 driver and something to pry with, but otherwise it went smoothly and was pretty easy.
Google only mandated them for one letter upgrade. Their modus operandi is to do the bare minimum and then pat themselves on a job well done.
Do not use Nemory's Whatsapp. It's a third party client that he ripped off of another Developer and was selling.
Use the official whatsapp apk via https://www.whatsapp.com/android/
Use Whatsfixer by Cellninja. Have a SD Card in.
If it doesn't work, delete everything Whatsapp deleted off your phone. Go into your SD card and delete everything Whatsapp related. Make sure to make backups if you need to. Try again.
If it doesn't work, not much you can do.
FastKey lets you use your Convenience key like the new Key2 shortcut key. You can assign short or long presses to it. So you can invoke shortcuts from any app in your phone. It's a solid, efficient app.
Officially: As per the requirement of Google's Android Enterprise Recommended program (which KEY series and Motion are under), at least 1 letter OS upgrade and (used to be) 2 years of updates.
Unofficially: some KEYones are still stuck on Nougat.
There is also https://sailfishos.org/ which is similar to BB10 as in it's C++/Qt powered. Bought a Passport which I haven't changed over to. Still on my Z10. I will be waiting until the LTE is dead or either of these phones die, whichever comes first.
Mine is bound with button mapper (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=flar2.homebutton&hl=en_GB) to currently just activate the torch/flashlight function on a double tap. I had it originally set up to come on with a single press but realised this was a bad idea when it accidentally gets bashed and my leg went on fire (not actually on fire, just a slight burning sensation.
After this disaster I decided to apply the single press to paste which has actually been useful for me massively. Long press is set to take a screen shot which is easier to do quickly than trying to press two buttons at the same time.
I wasn't convinced by the standard offering by BB if you can't tell.
Persona 5 IM app.
Why would you ever want to use anything else?
Edit: I'm not sure if it does all the things you want, but it's still the best.
Priv runs on android. Are you using google photos? https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.photos
There are tonnes of different gallery apps you can try to organise your pictures.
The best Mapping app out there is Google Maps. Period. https://www.apkmirror.com/apk/google-inc/maps/maps-6-14-5-release/ is a older version that runs with very little lag. Has full navigation.
Native solutions? Those are about dead. You have a few apps that are just a webwrapper for the Google Maps websiite. You have NavFree, Openstreetmap data. Except it's pretty lackluster. Most other native solutions have pulled support, EOL, etc.
That's about it.
You can install cobalt's play services and the play store: http://forums.crackberry.com/blackberry-10-os-f269/cobalts-official-google-apps-landing-page-965257/ This will give you access to the widest variety of apps.
Or you can install the F-Droid app store (https://f-droid.org/FDroid.apk) and then install an app called YALP, which gives you access to the play store as well. This method does not give you Google play services though, so fewer apps will work. Also, using YALP violates google's terms of service, so choose the fake account option when signing in. This is what I've done. The benefit to this method is that android apps and services are hard on battery life, so not installing Google play services means you'll get more use per charge.
Actually, I guess it's worth mentioning that cobalt's method also violates the TOS, but it uses the real play store app, so you're less likely to get caught and have your account banned.
I picked up this one off Amazon:
which has a tpu soft case inside a flip cover body. Works pretty well, has a magnet to keep the cover folded back when using the phone. Kinda completes the old-school feel.
Amazon shows they'll be shipping in 1-2 months. Probably having to wait for another production run, the initial run has sold out. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NSPMFYS
It uses the hub widget. Google Play Store.
It's in a beta state. Expect bugs.
On my old blackberry I had a LEDReset app. Look for something similar?
Could try Led Off ?
I searched for 'turn off led' in the Google app store.
You can also use tools designed to save power on OLED screens.
Doesnt save any power on an LCD, but the effect is the same.
Turns every second pixel black. I use it at night when driving because the GPS on ALL phones for me, doesn't go dim enough.
I use Light manager pro there is a setting for battery light and it's start threshold. Guessing you could set it to 1% before it turns on.
Physical keyboard is awesome, near stock Android with no bloatware, huge battery, large front facing speaker, Bluetooth/WiFi/cell connection seems stronger and more reliable than my S6.
I think the Priv is the best android phone on the market right now.
Edit: Also built in wireless charging compatible with both QI and Powermat standards. Samsung is the only other manufacturer that enables that by default. Also MicroSD card support, which Samsung doesn't include in their phones anymore.
Edit 2: I also love the notification light. You can fully customize it by using lightflow: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rageconsulting.android.lightflow
GSMArena.com reports that the Key2 works on GSM, HSPA and LTE networks. That site has a more detailed breakdown of more specific networks, so if you know what your carrier has, hopefully you can nail it down.
A dual-sim version intended for international travel — two different providers on the same phone — is available, and I imagine that would cover you. However, the best way to answer your question is to identify what kind of network protocol your service offers.
That's as specific as I can get; sorry about that.
Well, I would count all of the battles it's won in this contest so far - something like 4, I think; the Z30 won last year's contest; and the Passport has won every battle in Tom's Guide's similar March Madness bracket, and ~~is on its way to the Finals~~.
edit: Well boys, we've been scooped. Looks like the Lumia fans have come out of the woodworks and beaten the BlackBerry Passport supporters on Tom's Guide. The king is dead; long live the king.
Yes. The three apps I mentioned are Android apps.
There are two methods that I would suggest for adding Android apps:
Install Google Play Services and the official Play Store. See this thread: https://forums.crackberry.com/blackberry-10-os-f269/cobalts-official-google-apps-landing-page-965257/
Install F-Droid ( https://f-droid.org/ ), which is an open source Android app 'store'. Use F-Droid to install the YALP Store, which gives you access to the Play Store.
The difference between these two approaches is that the first includes the Google Play Services, which allows you to install more apps.
I use the latter, because the few Android apps I want work without play services.
Their is no Uber App for BlackBerry 10. The only "Native" apps around are fancy webwrappers. Aka no different from using the out of data 2013 browser on the phone, but it adds some fancy menus. I did try it a month or two ago. It was slow, laggy, and breaking down pretty fast.
You can try sideloading a older version of the Android app. It will "Work", but be pretty slow.
The Z30 has a nonremovable 2880mah battery. The Q10 has got a 2100mah removeable battery.
Both these devices are pretty similar spec wise. Both of them aren't recommended. Don't get either unless you are fine with using a feature phone that may stop working December of 2019. Between the two, it's a matter of preference. Would you prefer a slab or a keyboard?
Taking BBM cross-platform keeps coming up as something RIM should do to save itself, but I do not see how it helps the company in the long run. If anything, by making BBM cross-platform, there is no longer the incentive for non-enterprise users to stick with BlackBerry devices (hardware accounts for 80% of RIM's revenue).
I'd also disagree with going with Android as the OS for BB devices. There are already too many Android manufacturers in the market IMO; what would make a BB Android device stand out? BB devices have mediocre hardware at best when compared to Android devices, and if RIM were to release the Torch, Torch Touch or even the Bold 99xx as an Android device, it would get slaughtered by everyone.
Depends on your carrier. Verizon, for example, hasn't released 10.3.1 to their users - supposedly they will at some point. I believe factory unlocked (Carrier-less) devices, as well as Rogers and T-Mobile, should have the newest software.
Anyways, go to Settings > Software Updates to see what version you're on, and to check for updates.
And even if you can't install 10.3.1, if you're on the latest version available you should be able to install the Amazon App Store anyways. Download it here, open it when it's done, should be fairly simple.
Personally, though, I prefer the 1Mobile Market. The plus is it brings apps from the Google Play Store - Snapchat, for example, is on 1Mobile but not on Amazon - but a con is that it doesn't carry paid apps. Again, just download it, open it on your phone, should be simple.
I haven't done it myself in a while. But I've used apk mirror before, and there may be better sources at this point. This is the link to the latest apk that wasn't a beta version.
I don’t know if they were telling you the right thing about activation. They might have thought it was carrier-locked but it shouldn’t be. I bought my phone unlocked and bought one of these https://www.walmart.com/ip/Cricket-Wireless-BYOD-Universal-SIM-Card-Activation-Kit/40712745 then registered myself online. No problems authenticating. You should definitely be able to get a BB for $35/mo.
As for the expense of the outright purchase, here’s my reasoning: At $60/mo + a free device, the “real” plans cost $720 a year. I pre-pay $35 a month for the Cricket Basic plan, which comes out to $420 a year. So by buying a ~$300 phone once, I don’t save much the first year, but I do the second year and if I can wisely flip between my phones (though I haven’t since the Passport) I’ll see more of that money back each year of the plan. Though maybe I just feel better about the whole thing because I’m not forking all my money over to one vicious Verizon monster.
Officially for the KEYone, KEY2 and Motion 90 days within release of a security bulletin by Google for monthly updates, and one letter upgrade, with no timeline requirement provided.
Source: Android Enterprise Recommended program. where the phones are part of.
That's my plan, and glad to hear it worked for you.
According to my shipping notification, they are sending me this.
I was in a similarboat two years ago in that I had never owned a mobile phone. Paid $150 for an unlocked Q5 from the blackberry store and it was great, couldn't be beat for the price. Now they are even cheaper.
I upgraded to a Passport a year later but I still use the Q5 to play music and as a backup phone. It works just fine, the keyboard is small but I managed to use it with my large hands. Nothing has changed in the past few years that makes this phone obsolete.
As long as it says unlocked you are good to go. It looks like you can buy them on Amazon unlocked from Blackberry for $100. I don't know how you'd find a better phone for $100.
If you're looking for a writing gadget that's still portable but a bit bigger, I just wanted to mention the Alphasmart Neo 2. It's basically a full-sized keyboard with a built-in word processor that stores a couple hundred pages of text and that's it. Coincidentally powered by Palm OS. It connects to your PC as a USB keyboard, and when you hit the "send" button, it types out the contents of its text buffer into the word processor of your choice on your PC. I picked one up for $40 on Amazon:
Nope. Only the SD450 powered 'Evolve' is on sale. The only 'official' word from BlackBerryMobile India has been something along the lines of 'expect good news soon'.
Here's the Evolve available for sale, on Amazon India: https://www.amazon.in/BlackBerry-Evolve-Black/dp/B07DJHY7YM/ref=pd_cp_107_1/259-2559051-4286619?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B07DJHY7YM&pd_rd_r=fd373f3f-572a-11e9-9399-9fa14e2ff469&pd_rd_w=xQ77x&pd_rd_wg=XPbpb&pf_rd_p=cf49abc6-2d3e-4a22-9a85-f5ff7f5942fa&pf_rd_r=63MG9HAK68SCSSK7N2S2&psc=1&refRID=63MG9HAK68SCSSK7N2S2
You may consider importing it, but check band support.
P.S: I no longer own a BlackBerry device. Sold my Key2 since I felt the scroll functionality using the capacitative keyboard wasn't working as it was when I first got the device. Picked up a 6|128GB variant of the Xiaomi Mi A2. Same SoC. Way better cameras. No keyboard. But it feels nice to have a large screen again, albeit one am still getting used to.
If having a physical keyboard is not a top priorty, I sincere recommend picking up anything else available at the moment.
The new Redmi Note 7. Mi A2/A2 Lite. The new Nokia devices (do remember that the bootloader is firmly locked down on these).
I am beginning to lose hope we'd ever see the Evolve X in India, even. It has never gone on sale. The SD660 is already a generation old. And if one wanted a 660 powered device, there are other, far better options out there.
Use Accubattery app and do 20-80% charge cycle/usage metrics. Report back after 10+ charge cycles to get a better idea: more data is always better. My KEYone is 2+ years as well, but I still have 89% Capacity left and maintain 7+ SOT and 50,000+ mAh worth of charge (i.e 16 charge cycles) to alleviate my concerns.
BBM for Enterprise.
BBM got spun off a couple years ago, to another company.
When that company decided to give up on BBM, BlackBerry took the enterprise-grade BBM service that they never spun off in the first place and opened it up to individuals.
It looks like BBM on BB10 was, with a few new features.
Action Launcher also has the same pop-up widget feature if you're looking to try something different yet keep the pop-up widgets.
The consumer grade VPN situation is not very good in BB10. Most of the option supported require complex/enterprise solutions. OpenVPN is not supported by BB10.
If you're looking for a 3rd party VPN provider your best chances is to find someone that supports IKEv2. I've used with success in the past.
I check this once in a while, to see what's up with my KeyOne. It will tell you what tower it's connected to, what LTE band you're on, among other random information.
It's interesting (at least to me) that in certain rooms in my condo, it switches between three different bands.
I'm using an app called "Rocker Locker" on my Priv to do that.
It's crazy that this is a feature built into BB10, and it's impossible to do in Android without running a separate app full-time to catch the button presses.
Also I miss Notification Profiles...
> Well what else could they do?
He just said...
> Instead of hooking into the notifications API
Example, this app called Bubblefication will take all notifications and place them into the app. There's a history portion there that keeps track of all notifications for you to look back on. Just like Hub.
For some reason, they didn't take the opportunity to hook it into the launcher like Google does with Google Now. However, as a sort of replacement I've used All In One Gestures to emulate a swipe action from the left side that launches it. It isn't instant, and the app itself is a bit wonky, but it works.
Obviously move the side info thing to the right.
I ended up removing hub because it was draining my battery. I do still use the BlackBerry keyboard.
Also, https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.phoenixstudios.aiogestures is pretty cool, I set it up to let me navigate using swipes from the edge of the screen.
Yes use a 3rd party app to save and then restore your contacts. I am shocked that Facebook STILL does this notorious behavior.
Sign up for an account here (5GB free) https://www.idrive.com/?uid=Z7T4Y1H0S8
Get iDrive from the Android marketplace (I still use SNAP, this link is here for reference to ensure you get right one) https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.prosoftnet.android.idriveonline
Backup your contacts
Use iDrive to recover your contacts.
Some extra info about iDrive
Works on BB, Android, iOS, Windows, Windows Phone, Apple OS X
One single account stores all the data, automatically creating a folder per device
This means you can download data across devices
Provides file sharing via unique link and can control access
Backs up Facebook & Instagram as well
For desktops/laptops it backs up the entire system (bare-metal backup) (included in subscription)
For those devices, instead of redownloading all your data you get a USB HDD mailed to you for the task, and send it back when done, no extra charge (included in paid subscription)
Edit: I'm accustomed to Reddit In Motion, so multiple edits for this post to appear correctly using a web browser
Read your comment a month ago, and thought of you, gnbuttnaked, when I saw this today
A leaked, incomplete version brought the system down. They don't want to make it available until they have figured out how to ensure that the system doesn't crash.
I agree. Try finding a new Passport Silver for sale, in stock at a reasonable price at an online retailer, it's nearly impossible. If you want the standard passport, wal-mart seems to have the best price ($185):
edit: It just proves that if the price is right, the inventory will move... it's doesn't have to be the latest or fastest.
If I had purchased an LE I wouldn't consider the Key2 any real upgrade for the extra costs involved.
There are a few new Android phones with physical keyboards due this year in addition to what BB/Alcatel put out so it seems there will be more of a choice.
All you really gain is, slightly bigger dimensions, larger battery, slightly faster processor/graphics, a tiny bit heavier and a touch sensitive keyboard, slightly different camera set up.
Overall the benefits are so minor that if you are happy with what you already have then you won't be any happier with the Key2 as an upgrade. It would be different if you were upgrading from another phone model that having the Key2 vs the LE might be worth swaying you between the devices but I would say if you're happy now then it's unlikely the differences will be a positive for the cost.
Save your money for another phone later.
OP was also asking about whether it would work in the US, and the Evolve and Evolve X work on the same LTE bands, regardless of other hardware differences:
RIM's projected revenue for 2011 is $18 billion. If 80% of that was from hardware, that would make revenue from hardware $14.4 billion. There are 5.3 billion mobile subscribers worldwide. So, even if all mobile subscribers were to pay $2 per year for BBM on their devices (the cost of WhatsApp), it still doesn't match RIM's revenue from hardware.
It's a very simplistic view, but while there is still growth in market share in countries like India and Indonesia, it wouldn't make any sense for RIM to hand over one of the main selling points of BlackBerry devices to its competitors.
Hi, I don't know if this android app works on BBOS, but you can try the newpipe app. It's opensource and lets you play youtube videos in the background. https://f-droid.org/packages/org.schabi.newpipe/
Try https://f-droid.org/packages/ . Not everything works with BB10, but that's a given with APKs anyway. And F-Droid lets you sideload the apps if you prefer. There seem to be a few Youtube apps on there.
Angry Birds Rio and at least one more app that I have only work with the QNX launcher for some reason
I've heard of localbar, haven't gotten around to using it yet.
I assume you've seen this Google Spreadsheet from Crackberry users that lists which apps work and which ones don't?
Android os does a more effective job of keeping what is most needed loaded into ram making it readily available and efficient. It also is more capable at prioritizing what tasks need to be ended first. Task managers tend to kill everything that's not currently being used and when something is needed suddenly, it has to spend extra battery and processor cycles to reload into ram for use. In other words, though Android was poor at task management three or more years ago, from Jelly Bean on, Android has the best task manager built right into it. http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/ram-boosters-task-killers-bad-android/
it might have to be unlocked before you can import it, I dont remember because I switched so long ago.
> A Nokia N900 successor ... now that would be something. A man can dream.
With the landscape slider... you kind of have one already.
But of course without Meego. (PS: I have an N810 in my drawers.)
You don't use H10. You use PlayCloud for Native Google Drive support. H10 uses a webview. PlayCloud is more "Native". It downloads. Opens in the native viewer. Imports.
For Google Drive, hit that edit button in the corner. If you don't have Google Docs, it will sort of hang/Ask you to install something from the Play Store. Which you can't. As it's no longer there for your device (4.3) - See link below.
This is the last version of Google Docs that is compatible with the passport. It works.
Going read-only is normally how SD cards die though, and given how you said it also didn't work going back to the PC, I think it still is the card and not convinced it's the phone, sounds like coincidence. I would start by exchanging the card with the retailer. Was the card bought at a small retailer or a big box store like Best Buy? Sandisk cards are known to have a lot of fakes. Also try scanning the card with H2testw
I've had 2 cards die on me in my Priv, an ADATA 32GB and a Lexar 64GB. But both times the cards were actually dead after under year's use, going read only. The ADATA was previously used in my Classic. Had the Lexar RMA'd, used for a while and swapped with a Sandisk now, so far it seems OK.
That's incorrect. The 9900 was announced in May; neither the 9810 nor 9850/9860 have been announced to date.
However, the link just points to the Engadget homepage, when it should be this:
You either need an old version, or a 3rd party app. I use an older version of the official app because the 3rd party ones just don't compare IMO.
If she doesn't use it for anything other than the messages, I think the main things you need to look at are the size (the Z30 can be unwieldly for some) and maybe screen type (the Z30 is probably dimmer).
From another thread, there is a Groupon for the Q10/Z30 if money is an issue. Just make sure you get the correct version for your network (I think the Groupon is States only though.)
GSMArena and MobileSyrup both have articles, although, I think they're based on each other ;)
Former 9900, Q10, and Passport user. I switched to the Xiaomi Mi A1. What follows has some relevance if you're thinking of making the jump to an Android BlackBerry.
The phone was about CDN $240, the entire user experience is excellent (although I rooted it and switched to webOS-style gesture-based navigation), and I don't regret the change, except for an issue that is common to all Android handsets: it constantly feeds information back to Google.
I have AFWall+ installed and have been progressively blocking as many apps and services as I can from network access, while still maintaining MMS messaging, which is a baseline for me. I have also disabled Google's suite of apps (I use the BB apps). Even so, the phone still connects to Google's servers.
As soon as I have a little time, I'm going to wipe the device and install an /e/ ROM (https://e.foundation/). If that doesn't solve the problem (I think it should), I'll be pulling my 9900 out of the drawer again. I live in a rural area and do not need access to all of the apps that have become so central to urban life.
In the end, if you're not thrilled about volunteering to be a drone in the surveillance hive (I know, no one ever has anything to hide, but the political principles involved in consenting to mass data collection actually do matter), do a little research on Android before you jump to an Android-based BlackBerry. Because BlackBerries are so locked down, you'll have a lot fewer tools in your arsenal to protect your privacy.
Apparently, iPhones feed less data back to Apple.
Here's a paper on the subject. There are many more if you search around. https://digitalcontentnext.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/DCN-Google-Data-Collection-Paper.pdf
Blackberry 10 while a great OS, but it is on its way out. Native development for the platform has stalled and the compatibility layer for Android is stuck on a old version and doesn't work that well with newer apps (Think WINE, it works with Windows apps, but the newer the app the more issues you'll have). I am going throw an entirely separate suggestion at you.
If you want to keep on the Linux train, and have access to pretty much all your desktop apps - take a look at Ubuntu Touch. You can grab a Nexus 4 or a Nexus 5 and flash them and have a fully working and in my opinion, great OS. You can even dual boot them and have them run Android as well.
Otherwise, if you're going for pure Android I'd grab a Moto G or E, they're a bit on the low end - but they'll last 3-4 more years easily, especially considering you don't need apps and it will definitely be an upgrade from 2.2.
The primary one is not a BB app - it's Cacti
Any of the BB apps I have worked on are far lower then your stats - but they are internal. That's my excuse :)
Didn't mean to come off harsh on my side.
Having used Q10, Q20 (Classic), Passport SE, and now KeyOne 64GB; here's my suggestion -
Q10 has all the benefits others have stated. Hard to navigate. Q20 has tool belts which is extremely useful. Both web browsers will be very slow. You can sideload android apps. Make sure you scan for virus malware etc before loading. (i.g.: https://metadefender.opswat.com/)
Passport has the best keyboard, but little large. Has better camera. Better speed. Best battery.
All have great built quality. Q10 has some QC issue on the screen. But it's keys were enjoyable. I switched to Keyone for my new banking app, but somehow it doesn't work! Now regretting my switch. Honestly don't use much of android apps - it's baloney.
All in all, buy the cheapest one! LOL.
Think you're referring to this. http://imgur.com/pQ8d6D4
It's no longer in the store, but searching that description text gives this:
So seems like just a generic pen that they decided to add to their store back then. You can get just pick any on Fleabay and it'll work the same, since the Priv does not have a digitizer for an active stylus. Wacom and Adonit has better ones, but they are pricey.
Do not use the Nemory studios version. He just took someone else's modded version of Whatsapp and started selling it. It's a client that can and will get you banned from Whatsapp.
Go into your files and delete anything related to Whatsapp.
Install Whatsapp https://www.whatsapp.com/android/ . Use whatsappfixer from the play store to fix it.
If it won't work, install Ghost Commander. See if the APK is still installed and delete it.
If it won't work, then reinstall your OS. Android Runtime is finicky.
You cannot get past the screen. Period. Whatsapp versions have a built in ticking time bomb on the client and server side. Once it goes past a certain date, the client will cease working, and the server will not accept any connections.
Step 1: Uninstall the App. Go to BlackBerry world and install Total Commander after uninstalling the app. Check if Whatsapp is still their. If so, your Android runtime is a bit bad. Uninstall.
Reboot your phone via holding the volume up and down keys.
Step 2: Delete anything Whatsapp related off your SD Card. Can find it via File Manager - Android. Feel free to reboot again.
Step 3: Install Whatsapp via https://www.whatsapp.com/android/ . Run the SD Card fix app.
Step 4: Enjoy.
Anything can break down at anytime with no fix. Whatsapp is running on borrowed time as it is.
Installing Android Apps is quite simple on a BlackBerry 10 device. You just download a APK file from
(The reason why they are not installing is that the latest versions are to new. BlackBerry 10 only supports Android 4.3. So you'll either have to load the Cobalt play store, or look on APK Mirror for a Amazon Music version that supports Android 4.3 or below.)
The Amazon Apps store on the device
Via the Cobalt Method (https://cobalt232.github.io/playstore/)
Or via finding the APK on APK Mirror.
For the Whatsappfix, just download the latest version at https://www.whatsapp.com/download/ - Install, have a Micro-SD card in the phone, and run whatsfixer/etc from blackberry world.
For Amazon Music, you will have to look on APK Mirror for a older version. Just keep looking until you find that is at or under Android version 4.3. It is entirely possible that it may of permanently broke and or no longer works as well. I'll be reinstalling it on my passport when I get home to test.
For BlackBerry 10, if a app is working, do not update it. If it is asking for Google Play Services, just click off to the side and it will start working like normal.
For Android Apps, the Amazon method is not recommended. Everything that app store has, Google usually has. And the versions on Amazon are usually out of date.
Cobalt is recommended as a automated method. It will automatically only show the best version of the app that will install on your device.
APK Mirror is recommended if you do not want the cobalt solution, and you are fine with looking around at different file versions.
There are work around's for google drive, not so sure about hangouts though.
There's BlackBerry Link's ability to access folders from your computer, meaning (if you have downloaded the windows explorer version) you can access google drive.
Or you can try IFTTT. It's something I haven't personally tried but it looks pretty handy if it works.
Hope I've helped :)
I'm using the same brand, short version:
What kind of charging pad are you using? I use a Samsung charging pad at home. The back lifts up so the phone "stands up." When I used the charger in that configuration, it wouldn't work reliably, but when I "closed" the charger so I have to lay the phone down flat, it works reliably (just so long as I'm sure to line it up).
I think I'm using this charger:
(I didn't buy mine on Amazon, I just searched for the model number and that looks correct.)
I've wiped my Blackberry Passport since late last year, but NordVPN was definitely working for me. Best of all, it didn't need an app (because you input the details manually in the settings).
Step-by-step instructions for NordVPN on BlackBerry 10
Actually it's the GSM band PRIV sold in the US market, not exclusive to the BlackBerry store, which is the STV100-1, that is the model that has wireless charging.
The other models, such as Verizon's STV100-2, sold in the other parts of the world don't have it, and they end in different numbers as is explained on wikipedia
Here is the link to the page I bought mine from. Amazon warehouse is out of stock atm. I bought mine from Amazon's inventory
Unless Amazon lied...
I literally bought 2 Privs from Amazon for 600 dollars like 3 weeks ago. Its actually cheaper now. And its the best phone I have ever owned. https://www.amazon.com/BlackBerry-Factory-Unlocked-Smartphone-Warranty/dp/B0169SNI3C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1492642388&sr=8-1&keywords=priv
And I don't know why people say the phone overheats or the keyboard is useless. The phone never gets hot since Android 6 and the keyboard is the best feature on any phone. I fucking hate typing on a touchscreen so the Priv is a perfect blend of a regular phone and a Blackberry.
The CDMA version is back up on Amazon and separate from the GSM one. Both are listed as Temporarily out of stock.
I bought $8 double sided phone repair tape from Amazon and fixed it myself. https://www.amazon.com/Eco-Fused-Adhesive-Sticker-Phone-Repair/dp/B00EC443V2/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1518738264&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=phone+repair+tape&psc=1
When waiting for shipping. I put a rubberband around the screen to keep it on for a couple of days.
Fix worked great. Make sure you use enough adhesive to keep it on.
I honestly don't care enough about this phone to pay a professional or send it back. I have since switched to a better phone because the K1 was too laggy and the camera sucks ass.
(From a review) The OS is based on Android, but don't look for Google Play or Google apps in general.
Amazon fire may not be compatible with the app I need.A nexus will run me $250.00 here in Canada.
I decided on this...https://www.amazon.ca/Samsung-Galaxy-Tablet-7-Black/dp/B01DS80WVW/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&qid=1523648721&sr=8-15&keywords=Tablet
Thanks for the help though.
hey, i"ve been stupid, i've been watching at the LE version for 356. But they key2 is on amazon available for 550 (i live in germany)
Not natively, but you can try [Button Mapper][ (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=flar2.homebutton) for that. Works for me, though I don't really use it anymore.
Edit: Disable the convenience key in settings if you go this route.
I don't use one. People can read my Reddit history all they want on the train.
You're gonna be hard-knocked to find a screen protector that works with the Priv let alone a privacy filter, given its curved screen. I used to use glass protectors but none of them attached on for very long.
You could look at the BlackBerry Privacy Shade as an alternative.
Check out Whicons
Might give you an icon pack that doesn't take away from your wallpaper as much as the current ones do, I feel like they look a little out of place at the moment.
I use this for my Priv but it sometimes just randomly doesn't work. Not sure if it's because of Marshmallow though, might be different on Oreo.
Best app: OpenVPN Connect
Best VPN: Mullvad
I really have very few issues with my Z30 and apps. I'm an IT guy. I have a ton of apps that I install for security purposes, remote camera systems, guitar & music apps, cloud apps, navigation, travel, and transit apps, remote computer access, and even some games. In total, I have just over 100 Android apps on my phone.
I can easily be called a power user, and I put my phone through its paces on a regular basis. The only two apps that I've had issues with are Zenmate, a VPN app that I didn't expect to work, and Chromecast (Google Services not at your service). I use my Surface when I need to use Zenmate, and I use Miracast insted of Chromecast (and Miracast is built in to my Surface as well).
I really don't see the big issue. Accept BlackBerry running Android apps when necessary. If you don't, BlackBerry phones will end, and you'll be running Android, or worse, iPhone apps anyway.
If you want to try a good launcher then I can't help but recommend Nova Launcher, personally I've been happy with the BB launcher so not installed Nova on my own phone but used it extensively on a Huawei phone before because the stock experience was terrible.
IIRC there's an ad supported offering for Nova but the ad free option isn't expensive and well worth the money.
I like the Key2 so far, it's not slow, it's not fast. For me a phone is about utilitarianism, I don't care if it looks good, so long as it does the job for me and doesn't work slowly then I will be happy with it. The people who moan I tend to find are the ones that want a device that screams "LOOK AT ME, LOOK AT MY PHONE, ISN'T IT SOOOOO COOOOLLLL", frankly IDGAS about any of that. Owning a blackberry has those moments anyway because it's so rare (that said there are 2x BB Priv's in my home and 2x Key2's). For me the speed at which I can bash out an email or keep up with group conversations will always be the reason I've gone for the phone.
Try sleep as android. Not only can you use your Spotify music as an alarm (premium version) but it has all kinds of options too. Give it a shot
Last year and before that I also searched and tested gazillion weather apps and was not really happy with any. All I wanted is to have a nice way to display time and weather on the homepage (widget). Yesterday I found one that meets all my requirements.
I purchased the ad free version 10 minutes later. Its the best one I tested so far.
Look for Keyboard Browser: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=fr.agrange.bbbrowser
And file manager by the same author: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=fr.agrange.keyboardfile
Keyboard Browser seems to be popular over at CrackBerry, it's a reproduction of the BB10 browser.
Alternatively (though not recommended as this is insecure, but I did it anyways) you can uninstall updates and reinstall Chrome 65 from APKMirror.
Could you recommend a cheaply priced tablet,All it has to do is run this app.It will not be used for anything but this app.
I was looking at this...https://www.amazon.ca/Amazon-FIRE8ALEXABK-16GB-Fire-Tablet/dp/B01J94SWWU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1523639343&sr=8-1&keywords=Amazon+FIRE8ALEXABK+8+16GB+Fire+HD+8+Tablet&dpID=41jexd-LtOL&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch
Nova launcher is the best launcher. It also has a notification plugin you'll have to download. I use it with this icon pack. Boost is the best reddit app and I tested them all.
I've used an app called clean master on all my android phones. It goes through your phone and deletes the cache and what it calls 'junk' It needs a couple of permissions but I uninstall it straight away and my phone does seem a bit faster afterwards.
I guess this would do: Substratum. Never tried it myself as I did never have a stock rooted phone on Nougat, and ROMs like CyanogenMod have their own theming.
If the K1 gets updated to Oreo, it could maybe work with that addon: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=projekt.andromeda
But yes, I do force Location off entirely until I need it.
How accurate is this data? Is it narrowed to Suburb only? If so, there's a good chance it's coming from the Celular Tower data, and has 0 impact from your GPS signal.
Your service provider can triangulate you (roughly) anywhere, assuming 3 towers are in range (and they do!).
If you're curious you can ask them for a travel map and they'll show you every location and time you've been to a place via Triangulation :)
Really though, I just uninstall Google services, and go with other apps.
Ah thanks, then that's what it was. Looking at the reviews, there is a number of people annoyed about it.
I wonder if there is a way to downgrade the app to the previous version..
Edit: Anyway, wrote an Email crying about it to