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Old February 19th, 2010, 05:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Here is an issue that I have. I am stationed overseas and do not have access to the T-Mobile network and can not connect to a good wifi connection with my phone here.

I need or would like to download a few apps for my phone and was wondering if anyone knew of a way to download them via a PC and then transferr them to the phones SD card and then install them that way.

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Old February 19th, 2010, 05:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There is legit ways to download them on the PC..by going to the developers site. You will need a package installer or some file managers do (astro file manager).
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Also see this post, there are many (perfectly legal) ways to get apk files onto your phone without using the Market.
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Thank you guys.

Given that I do not have a File manager installed on my G1 how do I get Astro installed on it. This is my issue. Maybe Google should include a file manager in the Operating system.

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I don't think you need a file manager if you just download the software apk directly onto the phone by going to the download location using the browser.

Whenever i've downloaded directly from the web onto the phone, i just wait for the download to complete and then tap the item in the notifcation bar and it installs for me. You do have to have the box checked to allow unknown sources, but it should prompt you to check that box when you try to install the app.
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Here is an issue that I have. I am stationed overseas and do not have access to the T-Mobile network and can not connect to a good wifi connection with my phone here.

I need or would like to download a few apps for my phone and was wondering if anyone knew of a way to download them via a PC and then transferr them to the phones SD card and then install them that way.

Thank you

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