Flash Share For Android and BB10

Flash Share For Android and BlackBerry Z10, Q10, Q5: The Flash Share For Android app is mostly used on smartphone devices running on Google's Android operating system.

But then, can Flash Share Apk work on BB10 devices such as Z10, Q10, and Q5?

Yes, it can!

After a Flash Share app for Android free download on BB10, you can obtain apps and games as if you were using an Andriod phone.

How is this possible, you may wonder.

Recall that BlackBerry10 smartphones featuring an Android run time can install most Android apps and games, hence the smartphone simulates the Android OS even though it runs on BlackBerry 10 QNX OS.

Now,

What is Flash Share App?


Flash share is an Android application that is used in transferring files such as apps, games, pictures, videos etc from one smartphone to the other.

But why use a flash share when you can easily achieve the same task via Bluetooth?


Benefits of Using Flash Share



Here are some benefits of using Flash Share Android app to share files instead.


  • It is faster than using Bluetooth for file sharing because it'll take seconds to send files via Flash Share, while a couple of minutes is needed to send files to Android via Bluetooth.


Keep in mind that the time it'll take to send a file via Bluetooth is determined by the file's size, hence the larger it is, the more time it'll take to send, and the more frustrated you might get having to wait that long for a file to be sent.

This is where Flash Share comes in.

Whether you're sending a movie whose size is in GB or a large collection of music files and documents, it can be sent within a short period of time.

Why is it so?

It is because Flash Share makes use of WIFI to share files, and since WIFI connections are faster than Bluetooth, these files transfer speed are high.

Also,


  • You cannot send already installed apps and games on your phone via Bluetooth not unless you have a raw copy of the file which has not been installed already.


With Flash Share For Android or any other Android App Sharer like Xender, you can transfer and receive already installed apps on your phone either to someone else's phone or a PC.

Look at it this way,

Instead of spending extra data downloading Android Apps and Games, you can get them from your friends and family just by sharing via WIFI Hotspot with Flash Share for Android.

Finally,


  • Every file received with Flash Share is stored in a separate folder. 


In the case of Games, you can have a backup or a saved copy in your Android's external memory which you can re-install again after deleting the original app.

With these in mind, let's show you how to use Flash Share For Android On BB10 phones.



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How to Use Flash Share For Android On BB10



Now,

The normal processes used in sharing files and apps on Flash share between Android devices will not work on bb10, not unless you apply one or two tricks.

We all know most Android apps and games can run on bb10 and would be easier getting it from people who have already downloaded them.

To use Flash Share app  to send or receive apps and files between a bb10 and an Android device, Follow the steps below:

If you do not have the flash share already installed on your device then, here is a link to a Flash Share Download site

Also, you can send Flash Share Apk file from an Android device to your BB10 phone using Bluetooth, then install on your BB10.


Next, Install the Flash Share app.

  • Open the Flash share on the Android device which you want to receive apps from. 
  • Click on 'Connect with friends'.
  • Select 'Create a connection'.


  • Next, on your  BB10, navigate to 'Settings' 
  • Click on 'Network and Connections'.

  • Turn on the Wifi on your BB10, search for 'Available networks'.
  • While searching and with the results returned, you should see a strange Wifi with a name that has both Capital and small letters, numbers might be included (e.g ADS7S193). 
  • Connect to this Wifi.

When you've made the connection via Wifi
  • Open the Flash share on your own BB10 smartphone, 
  • Click on 'Connect with friends' and you'll see the name of the flash share of the Android device which you want to receive apps from. 
  • Connect to it by clicking on the name of your friend.

  •  On a connection between both devices, you should be able to gain access to all the files stored on your friend's devices. Files such as videos, Pictures, Games, Apps, and Ebooks.



  • You can now send files by clicking and dropping or selecting groups of files to be sent via Flash Share


Also Read:  How to Take A Screenshot With BB10
                    Best Android Apps and Games For BB10                   
                    How to Find Bluetooth Received Files on Z10


Using the steps above on how to transfer files from Blackberry to Android and vise versa, you can now send or receive apps and files just like any other Android user with Flash Share For Android on BB10.

Did this work for you?

If yes, let us know by commenting below.

If it didn't or you encountered problems, we'll like to help you out.

Tell us where you had issues in sending files with Fash Share on BB10 and we'll respond as possible.

Worthy of note is that this app works best on BB10 devices like the Z10 that has a full screen instead of a physical keyboard, hence part of the app's interface is not cropped out in the case of the Q5.

Also, transfers are best made between a BB10 and an Android device, and not between a B10 smartphone and another BB10 device. 

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Comments

  1. Hello Grace,
    It's a wonterful tutorial here on your blog, the Blackberry 10 devices are wonderful devices due to the fact that they run android apps.
    I'm glad you shared this tutorial for us to learn.
    Thanks

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    1. Thanks Larry. With flash share, BB10 users can now enjoy the fantastic apps and games for android on theirs.

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  2. There is a lot of good info here. I was needing help with taking screenshots, and this explained it pretty well.

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    1. Glad i could help, stick around for more tips and tricks for bb10 devices.

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  3. Fantastic tutorial. I know nothing about all this and can really use the help. Thanks

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  4. I can't still get it done

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    1. Where did you encounter problems and which bb10 device did you try it on?

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  5. Thanks boss. I was thinking of selling my powerful z30 when I couldn't connect with my gf flash share to receive video

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    1. You're welcome Pedro. Hope finding this solution changed your mind.

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  6. Hi Grace,thanks for the info.I tried installing the flash share app on my bbz10 but it refused to install on it after receiving it via bluetooth.Pls how do I get past this stage?

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    1. Hi Tunde,

      nice to have you here. Since it's not installing, you can try downloading flash share from the link I provided in this post instead.

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  7. I tried what u recommended but d site is not loading. Is it not possible to download or any other way around it?

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  8. The site given in this post to download Flash share on revisiting it, works quite fine. It could've been temporary problems from your Internet connection at that time. I've also searched for an alternative site on the net other than google playstore and the one in this post, for downloading flash share but couldn't find a suitable one to download the app. I'll suggest you retry downloading it from 9jablaze as specified in this post, to see if it finally works for you.

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  9. Please when I turned my wifi the available network there is the one I use in browsing cox I use wifi to browse here at home, I ddnt see any strange number...any other option?

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    1. Hi sunxy,


      Ensure you've done the first step properly. That is, open the flash share on the person's phone. Then create a connection.

      Don't search using the wifi on your phone 'before' creating a connection on the person's flash share. It should be done after you've created a connection.

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    1. You're welcome Sunxy, hpe the problem has been resolved.

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  11. Hello Grace, it's soo nice to see a female techie.. I wanted to connect but the andriod phone has xender.. after following the steps, it didn't work.. it kept on saying preparing the connection

    does it work with flashshare alone or with other file transfer apps too

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    1. Hi Trojan,

      Even though xender app works just like flash share, it's incompatible on bb10 devices. Sending or receiving between a device with xender and another with flash share might not or does not work on BB10. Both devices must use flash share.

      I can't say for sure if it also works on share apps other than xender and flash share since I've only tried this on these two apps.


      Thanks for stopping by.

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  12. I use a q5 but after d connect with frnds I don't see any place to create a connection. Pls assist

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  13. Hello Judith,

    The first image included in this post shows how to find the 'create a connection' option. You're to click that option from the Android device you want to receive apps from.

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    1. Yes I understand that is how it is meant to show, but mine does not come out with the full dialogue box as shown in picture above. Any suggestion pls

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    2. You can uninstall the flash share and reinstall it to see if the option comes up. Might be an error from the app or it's incompatible with the device.

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  14. I've tried sending an app from an android device to my bb10 device, it works after consecutive times of trying to (though I can still remember switching on the WiFi and other stuffs like that). The other time I attempted to send an app via the flashshare app, I couldn't get the steps I used at first but with this, I'm sure I'm on the right path to getting it done.

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  15. hello ma, my name is David leaving in kano state Nigeria. i want your professional advice about BB Z10. I intend to buy the phone but my friends are discouraging from doing that, saying the phone has issues. kindly shed some light on this please. thanks. regards

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    1. Hi David,

      BBZ10 is actually a good phone. Whether you buy it or not depends on the reason you're getting it in the first place. If you're looking for a good smartphone for just social networks, surfing the net and playing multimedia, then the bbz10 is a good device.

      But if you need a smartphone with long lasting battery, that can take the load from the android apps and games it'll run, then you shouldn't buy this device. Keep in mind that bbz10 can only run 'some' android apps and games. Apps like Chrome, Firefox, Real Football etc which one might like to run on this device might not install or run smoothly. Some may even close by itself while running.

      Having used this device, i would not advice you to buy it. First of all, the phone's battery is 1800mAh and thus does not last. Depending on how you use it, you might need to charge it more than twice in a day especially if your internet connection is always on. Also, the phone gets excessively hot especially when android apps and games are ran on it. You might not even be able to handle the device without a pouch when it does get hot. Also, even though this device has enough Ram size and capability to run android apps and games, it'll still hang and lag...it'll just freeze, hence you'll need to restart.

      You might be looking at the advantage of using BIS on a blackberry device that is capable of supporting android apps. But don't forget that android devices with little tweaking can also use BIS.

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