When BlackBerry App World is opened on the BlackBerry PlayBook only a purple background is displayed and no functionality is available

Article ID: KB26939

Type: Support Content

Last Modified: 12-15-2011


Product(s) Affected:

  • BlackBerry PlayBook tablets
  • BlackBerry World for BlackBerry OS 7 and earlier
  • BlackBerry® PlayBook™
  • BlackBerry Tablet OS to
  • BlackBerry App World™
  • DT 1274392
  • PR 98370
When BlackBerry App World™ storefront is opened on the BlackBerry® PlayBook™ the application only displays the purple background (BlackBerry App World storefront's Default Background) and no menus, options, or functionality is available.

This has been resolved in BlackBerry® Tablet OS

For information on how to perform a software update on the BlackBerry PlayBook see KB26152 .


Workaround 1

On the PlayBook perform the following steps:

  1. Open BlackBerry AppWorld storefront
  2. Minimize BlackBerry AppWorld storefront
  3. On the Home Screen, select the Settings icon
  4. Select Language
  5. Toggle the Current Language (Change it to another language then change it back to the language you prefer)

Workaround 2

  1. Clear the BlackBerry PlayBook's AppWorld cache. For how to reset the cache, follow KB24714 .
  2. Close and reopen BlackBerry AppWorld storefront


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