There is a combination of leaked firmware and overseas firmware updates for the Blackberry Z10 that disables the ability to load in your own Android apps. UK providers such as Orange and mobile carriers in Germany are pushing out a new firmware update today. Many customers in North America have also tried out the new build to see what new features are lurking inside. We have numerous confirmed reports that when you load this firmware, you cannot load in BAR files anymore. People have also tried downgrading the OS and loading in apps, but it still does not work. The only known solution right now is to security wipe your entire device and use the stock operating system.
Normally, whenever a new version of an OS comes out, it is a cause for celebration. It often packs in new features and enhancements that makes your day! Unfortunately, if you are a fan of loading in your own BAR files that are not available on Blackberry World, I would avoid this update at all costs. Remember, you can download over 3,000 Playbook and BB10 Apps, such as Comixology, Kobo, Marvel Comics, and thousands of games at the Good e-Reader APP Store.
Michael Kozlowski has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.