Blackberry 10 devices recently got update to OS version 10.2.1. This update is gradually rolling out to devices that run on the latest OS of Blackberry such as Z10, Z30, Q10 and Q5. The update is gradually being rolled out so in case you haven’t received it yet, there is no reason to fret about it. Although there have been reports with battery life on the devices deteriorating with this update, there is one major thing why all the BlackBerry fans have been waiting for it.
The reason being that with 10.2.1 update you can install any Android application directly with an apk instead of having to sideload the application like earlier. Although the application count for BB 10 has been significantly better than what it was during the days of BB 7 and earlier, the scene is still dire as compared to Android and iOS which are the industry heavy weights. As a result, if you have 10.2.1 update, it is extremely easy to install the Android app of your choice. One app just about every user wants to have on their device is Instagram, and since the application is not available in the BB store, here is how you can install it:
Step 1: Download the Instagram apk from here.
Step 2: Once you have downloaded the apk, transfer it to your BlackBerry device with the help of a USB wire.
Step 3: After transferring the file, go to the location where you have stored the application and click to open the application and click the install button.
Step 4: Accept that the application will require a few permissions and once you give that, the application will be installed without any fuss.
Once installed, you can simply log into the application and start using it like you would on Android or iOS device.