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


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


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


The Caller ID string was not shown when you simulated an incoming or outgoing call.

Known issues


The Camera app becomes unresponsive if you change the Shooting mode setting to HDR, Time Shift, Burst, or Panorama. To restore functionality, close and re-open the Camera app.


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


The Controller can appear blank after launch if you are using an ATI video card with outdated video drivers.


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


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


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.


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


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.


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.


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


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


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.


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


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
  • PIN 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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