Release notes

In the Momentics IDE for BlackBerry, the BlackBerry 10 Device Simulator for 10.3.2 beta appears under the listing for the 10.3.1 simulators. This is only a display bug in the IDE.

Fixed in this release


After the simulator started, it did not accept user input for 30 seconds. After 30 seconds, it started to respond to input.


The Camera app became unresponsive if you changed the Shooting mode setting to HDR, Time Shift, Burst, or Panorama.


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

Known issues


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


The controller can appear blank after launch if you are using an ATI video card with outdated video drivers.


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


The simulator fails to navigate to a webpage that contains Adobe Flash content when using the BlackBerry Browser. Webpages without Flash content are loaded without error. Webpages with Flash content begin to load; however, the BlackBerry Browser closes without loading anything.


Using QThreadPool::maxThreadCount() on the simulator always returns a value of 1, while using the function on a 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.

Known limitations


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


Simulator releases prior to may be susceptible to an OpenSSL FREAK vulnerability. To avoid this potential vulnerability, download and use the latest simulator from the Installing the simulator page.


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


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


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


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


Unlike other apps, single-clicking the lower-right corner of the Camera app does not change the orientation of the screen. You must click 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 apps or features

The following apps 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
  • Video apps

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