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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.

Repackaging tool options

You have the following options when choosing a tool to repackage your Android apps so they can run on BlackBerry 10 devices:

Plug-in and command-line tools

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

All of the 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 Eclipse or Android Studio.
  • Create and deploy (upload) a debug token to your BlackBerry 10 device. A debug token is required to test your Android app on a BlackBerry 10 device.
  • Sign your Android app before it's repackaged and submitted to BlackBerry World.

New in this release

The 2.0.6 tools release provides the following updates:

  • Support for Eclipse 4.4 (Luna).
  • Support for Java 8.
  • Support for Android Development Tools version 23.0.3.
  • Support for Android Studio 0.8.6.


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