Blackberry Playbook

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DTK1337 Offline
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Question  Blackberry Playbook
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So I picked up a Blackberry Playbook at the new $199 price tag. I don't want to wait until android is supported in February. I am planning on giving my parents and ATV2 and would love if their Playbook was capable of controlling it with the Android Remote App. Love the remote app it is probably my favourite App on my phone.

I am trying to convert it myself using the Blackberry online developer converter but and having issues.

Does anyone have the .bar files. Or can the remote team resubmit the app to the Blackberry market.
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Post: #2
have you tried this one? it works alright for me
https://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/25714
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DTK1337 Offline
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Post: #3
I have not tried this one. I really would prefer the official XBMC remote on the android marketplace.
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Post: #4
I took the .apk and used the blackberry apk2bar tools and was able to sideload the app onto a Playbook 2.0 beta device and have it working with my xbmc box. It works quite well -- the only thing I don't really have working yet is the remote control itself. But I can browse my content and start playback of anything. Seeking works too.

Maybe it's the event server or something that is not working properly on my xbmc box itself which is why I can't use the remote control. Not sure yet.
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Post: #5
Now were talking this is exactly what I want to do
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Post: #6
Got it working. Download the BAR here.

http://playbookbars.com/
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Post: #7
DTK1337 Wrote:Got it working. Download the BAR here.

http://playbookbars.com/

that site no longer works? Can someone please tell me where to find this bar file? I have been looking and can't find it all Sad
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Post: #8
got to bump this now that os 2.0 is out - any other pointers to a working .bar file?
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Post: #9
I have had the remote app working for a couple months now. Works perfectly. I used the DDPB Installer to side-load the apk file.

http://crackberry.com/tags/ddpb-installer
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Post: #10
Hello, there is a XBMC_Remote_v0.8.7-r4_signed.bar on the web that works great on Playbook.
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Post: #11
thanks - found it and once the PB is charged I'll give it a spin
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