BlackBerry Tablet OS SDK for Adobe AIR 2.1

These release notes are for the BlackBerry Tablet OS SDK for Adobe AIR 2.1.

New in this release

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Sensors API

Support for the QNXSensors.ane is now available.
  • Gyroscope is now accessible by using qnx.sensors.Gyroscope.
  • Magnetometer is now accessible by using qnx.sensors.Magnetometer.
  • RotationMatrix is now accessible by using qnx.sensors.RotationMatrix.

Powerflasher FDT

The BlackBerry Tablet OS SDK for Adobe AIR now supports integration with Powerflasher FDT.

Fixed issues



qnx.fuse.ui.display.Image class images were not displayed.

The Image class now automatically sizes bitmaps correctly.

TileList.columnCount=0 caused all cell renderers to be created.

Setting TileList.columnCount=0 no longer creates all cell renderers.

Known issues



When publishing an application using Flash Builder 4.7, the following error occurs:

Packaging failed:1
Error 102: Invalid namespace
Error: AIR validation failed

Delete the adt.jar file from the SDK installation folder. This will force the packaging tool to use the adt.jar file provided with Flash Builder 4.7, and will validate namespace 3.4 valid.

After installing the BlackBerry Tablet OS SDK for Adobe AIR, the SDK is not recognized on a Windows 7 32-bit computer. (200202)

Launch Flash Builder with Administrative privileges. 

Mac OS X 10.8 can't open the SDK installer. The user receives a "file is damaged it can't be opened" message.(170814)

Change your Mac OS X security settings.

To change your security settings, navigate to Settings > Security & Privacy > General on your Mac computer, and select the Anywhere option as the allowable location for application downloads. The AIR SDK should now install as expected, even if you still see the error message.

After you've installed the SDK, you can change your Mac OS X security settings back to the original options.

On a 64-bit Windows machine, the SDK installer points to C:\Program Files (x86). Projects created in previous versions of the SDK point to C:\Program Files. This could cause projects to import incorrect versions of the ANE files. (211363)

Remove ANE files, and re-import them from the new SDK.

Setting application permissions using Adobe Flash Builder and FDT is out-of-date.

Manually set application permissions in the bar-descriptor.xml file.

Adobe Flash Builder displays error messages when the Adobe AIR SDK is not version 3.4 even though the BlackBerry 10 SDK for Adobe AIR supports version 2.6 and higher. (207752)


Your platform-specific library paths may not be correct for projects that were built using older versions of the SDK. (134121)

  1. Clear Use platform specific libraries for your project
  2. Clear all the QNX library entries from your build packaging
  3. Recheck Use platform specific libraries for your project.

You can only view application tracing on the console when running in debug mode.


If the permissions dialog box is not closed within 30 seconds of launching an application that prompts for permissions, an error message might appear. (95823)

If you are launching an application that prompts for permissions, dismiss the permissions dialog box within 30 seconds.

Adobe Flash Builder show incorrect version of SDK on Help > About Flash Builder > Installation Details. (132795)

To check SDK version.

  1. Click Help > About Flash Builder
  2. Click the Research In Motion icon