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This is where you, as an Android developer, can find tools to help you convert your Android apps to make them run in the BlackBerry 10 OS. The tools shown below can help you verify that your apps are compatible with the BlackBerry 10 platform, and they allow you to repackage your Android app's .apk file as a BlackBerry 10 compatible .bar file. You can also use these tools to sign your apps so they can be distributed through the BlackBerry World storefront.

Eclipse Plug-in

An Eclipse plugin for the Android Development Tools that allows you to debug, verify, and repackage your Android apps so they can run in the BlackBerry 10 OS. You can also use the plugin to sign your apps so they can be distributed through the BlackBerry World storefront.

This Eclipse plugin can also create a device debug token that allows you to use a BlackBerry 10 device to test your Android apps without having to sign them first.

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Android Studio Plug-in

An Android Studio plugin that you can use to debug, verify, and repackage your Android apps so they can run in the BlackBerry 10 OS. You can also use this plugin to sign your Android apps so they can be distributed through the BlackBerry World storefront. When you want to use a BlackBerry 10 device to test your app without signing it, you can use the plugin to create a device debug token and deploy it to your BlackBerry 10 device, all from within Android Studio.
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BlackBerry Plug-in for Android Studio beta 2.0.6 (3.45 MB)

Command-line tools
for Windows


A set of command-line tools that allow you to verify, repackage, and sign your Android apps for the BlackBerry 10 platform. These command-line utilities can also be used to work with multiple Android apps as a single batch job.
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Command-line tools for Android Apps 1.6.1 (2.68 MB)

Command-line tools for Android Apps beta 2.0.6 (3.40 MB)

BlackBerry 10 Simulator
for Windows

You can use the BlackBerry 10 Simulator to run your apps as if they're on a BlackBerry 10 device. The simulator is hosted inside a virtual machine, which supports accelerated graphics, audio, and peripheral simulation. The simulator allows you to fully test your app because it simulates the touch interface using your mouse.
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Need a different version of the simulator?

BlackBerry 10.3.0 Simulator 10.3.0.440 (905 MB)

BlackBerry 10.3.1 Simulator beta 10.3.1.632 (1.07 GB)