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Load BAR file onto Playbook

To load a BAR file onto a playbook, you need to put it into development mode first, which is

  • Access Settings by swiping from the top on the home screen
  • Select Security
  • Select Development mode
  • Select User Development Mode “ON”
  • Set a password (in my case “pass”)
  • Note your IP address from About-> Network -> Wifi -> ipV4

If you don’t do this step, you get the error:

Error: Device is not in the Development Mode. Switch to Development Mode from Se
curity settings on the device.


Otherwise you see this:

C:\Program Files\Research In Motion\BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for TabletOS
\bbwp\blackberry-tablet-sdk\bin>blackberry-deploy.bat -installApp -password pass
-device -package “C:\BBWP\SatNav\Build\SatNav.bar”
Info: Sending request: Install
Error: User authentication failed
Info: Sending request: Install
Info: Action: Install
Info: File size: 707501
Info: Installing …
Info: Processing 707501 bytes
Info: Progress 3%…
Info: Progress 100%…




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  1. February 4, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    It’s worth noting that the same technique can be used to sideload BAR files onto the BlackBerry 10 phone.


  2. April 28, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    Instead of using an IP address, you can also use the Device name, if you turn on Wifi sharing. (BlackBerry 10)


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