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Release notes

New in this release of the BlackBerry 10 Device Simulator

The following features or applications have been added to this release:

  • A Classic section now appears in the controller to simulate devices that feature a trackpad and navigation keys.

Fixed in this release

92334

Tapping the lower left of the simulator frame did not show or hide the on-screen keyboard as expected.

92336

Tapping the lower right of the simulator frame did not change the orientation of the screen as expected.

609863

The simulator failed to rotate when you swiped from the bottom right of the simulator screen, or attempted to rotate the device using the controller. Apps that were set to run only in landscape mode did not load.

Known issues

813878

It is not possible to simulate landscape orientation with the BlackBerry Passport simulator.

812324

The Caller ID string is not shown when you simulate an incoming or outgoing call.

661906

The Controller can appear blank after launch if you are using an ATI video card with outdated video drivers.

632555

The screenshot::captureDisplay command fails in device simulator versions 10.2.1.2872 and 127.0.2.1319 due to a permission issue.

816442

The BlackBerry 10 Device Simulator does not work with Windows 10.

93427

Using QThreadPool::maxThreadCount() always returns a value of 1, while the device might return 2-4. The simulator supports a single core by default, and adjusting the simulator to use multiple cores might cause unexpected stability issues.

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Release 10.3.0.1154 does not feature a device simulator. Download and use the latest simulator on the Installing the simulator page.

508188

Occasionally, the simulator displays a red x and an unknown error message in the top right-hand corner of the home screen that indicates no connection to a wireless network. This message is erroneous and does not reflect the connectivity status.

476114

The Camera app becomes unresponsive if you change the Shooting mode setting to HDR or Burst. A reset does not resolve this issue.

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When you tap a text input area on the simulator, the on-screen keyboard may not appear automatically. If this happens, tap the lower left corner of the simulator screen to show the keyboard.

455029

Launching apps by dragging and dropping the .bar file into the controller as described here is not supported in this release.

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The BlackBerry 10 Device Simulator does not work with the Windows 8 SDK.

275822

If you connect to BlackBerry ID through BlackBerry World, and then connect to BlackBerry Messenger, the simulator stays locked in a connecting state.

There are two workarounds for this issue:

  • Connect to BlackBerry Messenger before connecting to BlackBerry World.
  • While BlackBerry Messenger is locked in a connecting state, go to Settings > BlackBerry ID, and then log in to BlackBerry ID.

    Subsequent launches of BlackBerry Messenger will be successful.

112744

The simulator fails to navigate to a web page containing Adobe Flash content when using the BlackBerry Browser. Web pages without Flash content are loaded without error. Web pages with Flash content begin to load the page; however, the BlackBerry Browser closes without loading anything.

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Unlike other apps, single-tapping the bottom right-hand corner of the camera app does not change the orientation of the screen. You must double-tap to switch orientation.

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It is possible to copy non-ASCII characters into the text field when you set your password, which can lock you out of the simulator because it is not possible to type non-ASCII characters.

Missing applications or features

The following applications or features are not currently available on the simulator:
  • Security wipe setting (including the security wipe that occurs when you enter an incorrect password ten times)

    You should not attempt a security wipe on the device simulator as this might cause your simulator to become unresponsive.

  • Voice control
  • SMS messaging
  • Password screen lock timeout
  • Airplane mode device setting to turn off all connections
  • BlackBerry Link
  • BlackBerry Protect
  • BlackBerry World
  • Media sharing
  • Payment options
  • Backup
  • Multiple processor cores in VMware Player
  • Parental controls
  • Remote log collection
  • Video camera


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