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BlackBerry tools for Android development

The BlackBerry tools for Android Development allow you to repackage your Android apps to run on BlackBerry 10 devices.

Three repackaging tool options

You have the following three options when choosing which tools you can use to repackage your Android apps to have them run on BlackBerry 10 devices:

Plug-in and command-line repackaging tools

All of the repackaging tool options provide the same set of features. For example, one feature that's common among all three tools is their ability to let you check your Android apps for compatibility to the BlackBerry Runtime.

All three of the repackaging tools can be used to:

  • Repackage your Android apps as BAR files. The BAR file format allows your Android apps to run on a BlackBerry 10 device.
  • Debug, and run your Android apps on a BlackBerry 10 device, or BlackBerry 10 Device Simulator from within the Eclipse or Android Studio integrated development environments.
  • Create and install a debug token on your target BlackBerry 10 device. This debug token is useful when you want to test your Android app without signing it.
  • Sign your Android app before it's repackaged and submitted to BlackBerry World.

New in this release

This release provides the following updates:

  • Support for Android Studio.
  • Support for Java version 7.
  • The Android SDK is no longer required for the command-line tools.
  • Support for Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9.
  • The command-line tool includes a graphical user interface to guide you through the repackaging process. The GUI version of the tool supports all of the commands in that were available in the previous release of the tools. This release allows you to start the command-line tools without having to open a command prompt. The ability to start the tools without a command prompt allows you to quickly repackage and deploy your Android apps to a BlackBerry 10 device.
  • The BlackBerry Android Device Bridge (ADB) Proxy Manager provides a centralized view of all your connected BlackBerry devices and simulators.

Download the Command-line tools, which include the BlackBerry ADB Proxy Manager.



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