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Guide: Official Snapchat app on BlackBerry 10

There has been so many requests for getting Snapchat on BlackBerry 10. Sadly, the developers aren’t interested enough to build one but here’s a guide to make it run perfectly on your BlackBerry 10 smartphone. 

Firstly, we should thank Cobalt for his amazing efforts to bring Google dependencies over to BlackBerry. This wouldn’t be possible without his hardwork. Follow the instructions properly before commenting.

Things you need to install:

  1. BlackBerry Google ID
  2. Google Account
  3. Google Services
  4. Patched Snapchat apk (here)

How To Install

  1. Install all three Google apps provided and run BlackBerry Google ID app. Click on ‘Register this device’ on bottom. Click ‘existing’ button on the next page and enter your Gmail ID. If you do not have a Gmail account, create one and enter here. Once logged in, hit ‘Register this device’ again and follow instructions. Your device will now be registered. You do not have to run the other two Google apps.
  2. Install patched Snapchat apk provided and create a new Snapchat ID. You cannot login with an existing ID.

Now you have fully working official Snapchat app on your BlackBerry 10 smartphone.

Things to remember:

  • You will have to create a new Snapchat ID
  • You won’t get any notifications in HUB
  • Expect some lags here and there
  • Expect crashes especially posting videos
  • Make sure you close the app using Device Monitor or else Snapchat will be running in the background killing your battery IMG_20151127_111235

If you have any problem running Snapchat, leave a comment below.

* Snapchat may now work on BlackBerry Z10 STL100-1 variant. 

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  1. I’m having the same problem as Chris. Everything works well, but I can only send black screen pictures. When I take a picture of my face it is only black, however, if I download the picture it saves to my phone as it should look. But can only send black screens to other people. (text and drawing works fine too)

  2. I hav installed all the three google softwares and installed apk snapchat file, registered succesfully but when I open snapchat it opens only for few seconds and dissappears…help me out please.

  3. I’m having the same problem as AJ. Everything works besides me being able to take pictures and video. The pictures come out as a black screen even though when I snap it it shows the pic then instantly goes black. Any thoughts???

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