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BlackBerry 10 users receive update to Android Runtime to fix bug

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BlackBerry 10 users receive update to Android Runtime to fix bug
Before BlackBerry produced the Android powered BlackBerry Priv, it tried to fill the wide app gap between BlackBerry and Android by including Android Runtime in BlackBerry 10. This allowed some Android apps to run on BlackBerry 10; company executives in Waterloo hoped that this feature would be enough to prevent BlackBerry users from departing the platform for greener pastures (or should we say greener app stores).

While this plan didn't work, forcing BlackBerry to go all in with Android hardware last year, there still are a number of BlackBerry 10 handsets out there that include Android Runtime. When BlackBerry 10 was updated last month to version OS 10.3.2.2876, it created a bug that prevents BlackBerry 10 users from removing unwanted Android apps from their phone. Uninstalling an Android app removes the icon from users' home screens, but doesn't remove the app from the phone.

To fix this problem, go to the sourcelink. Under the section titled Resolution, navigate to the URL that is listed under that heading. You must use your BlackBerry browser to do this, and the browser cannot be set on Desktop mode. Once you update Android Runtime, you will need to power down your handset and reboot it.

BlackBerry CEO John Chen says that the company will still support BlackBerry 10 to keep the OS secure for users in the enterprise and those working for government entities.

source: BlackBerry via Crackberry

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posted on 10 Feb 2016, 21:36 1

1. Rafishant (Posts: 258; Member since: 13 Oct 2015)


This update is buggy.
It showed an error message on my Passport.
They need to fix this update in the next update.
Good job Chen after you fired best BlackBerry's talents.

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 23:35

5. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12979; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


They fired several BlackBerry 10 workers. Seems coincidental.

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 23:43 1

7. meanestgenius (Posts: 11548; Member since: 28 May 2014)


The update has to be done in the BB10 browser, and NOT in desktop mode. See comment #6 for further details.

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 21:42

2. martinjhm271 (Posts: 38; Member since: 16 Aug 2015)


i can't wait.

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 21:57 2

3. Johnnokia (Posts: 1093; Member since: 27 May 2012)


Wait for what?
The update is already released.
LOL

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 22:00 2

4. Rafishant (Posts: 258; Member since: 13 Oct 2015)


He is probably charging his phone and now waiting for reboot.

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 23:40 1

6. meanestgenius (Posts: 11548; Member since: 28 May 2014)


The update gives an error code, but that's because you have to do it in the BB10 browser and NOT in desktop mode. If you still can't get to it, copy and paste this link into your browser:

https://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/39879918

And do not download the update of you haven't had any issues to begin with.

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