Learn how to download and play Pokemon GO on your BlackBerry 10 phone. You do not need an Android or iOS phone to play Pokemon GO, you can now play it on your BlackBerry.
Pokemon GO does not run well on all BlackBerry 10 devices. Older devices such as the Q5, Q10, Z10, Classic, and others are getting graphic glitches that makes the game unplayable. Pokemon GO is confirmed “working” on Z30, Passport, and Priv but requires constant phone restarts.
How-to Download Pokemon GO to BlackBerry
1. Go to Settings > App Manager > Installing Apps > and turn on Allow Apps from Other Sources to be Installed
2. Open the following link using the default browser to download BlackBerry Runtime for Android:
Make sure Desktop Mode is off or it will not work – In browser, go to Settings > Developer Tools > and turn off Desktop Mode
3. Restart device
4. Download, open the file, and install Google Login here:
5. Run Google Login and log into your Google account
6. Download, open the file, and install BlackBerry Google ID here:
7. Run BlackBerry Google ID and hit Register this device
This is what a registered device should look like:
8. Download, open the file, and install Google Play Store here:
9. Download, open the file, and install Google Play Services here:
10 . Download, open the file, and install Google+ Whitelist here:
11. Open Google+ Whitelist
12. Now you can install Pokemon GO. You may notice you cannot install Pokemon GO from the Play Store (“Your device isn’t compatible with this version”).
You will need to download and install the latest patched Pokemon GO here:
Niantic has blocked login access to BlackBerry users in the latest update (0.39.1). Version 0.35 no longer works as it forces an auto update. This may be the end of the road for BlackBerry users. If anyone has any suggestions, please comment below.
Here is the patched 0.39.1 .APK file but I was not able to sign in:
Graphic glitches: Older devices do not have the hardware to properly run Pokemon GO. You will get graphical glitches.
Missing PokeStops or no nearby Pokemon:
Solution #1: Restart your BlackBerry and make sure Pokemon GO is the first app you run.
Solution #2: Go to Settings > Quick Settings > and make sure “Mobile Network” (can also be called GSM Network) and Location Services are checked. Launch Pokemon GO and if you do not see any nearby Pokemon or PokeStops, swipe down from the top of the screen using two fingers to access the quick settings and turn off Mobile Network and Location Services. Now turn on Mobile Network and wait. Then turn on Location Services.
The issue seems to repeat itself every 10-15 minutes. There are no permanent fixes at this time.
“Our servers are experience issues. Please come back later.”: Check if the Pokemon GO server is down just for you or everybody else, here.
If you were able to successfully run Pokemon GO on your BB, please leave us a comment with your device.
**There is a risk that Niantic may ban you for using modified software to play Pokemon GO on the BlackBerry. Use at your own risk. We are not responsible for anything that happens.**
Thanks to Cobalt232 from CrackBerry forum for making this possible. If the tutorial helped you out, feel free to make a donation to him here.