Hi I am also interested in side loading Apps.
I have not tried the Side Load Wonder Machine (yet), but also noted that on 16 May ATT announced that they would push an OTA update to select Android phone models (including the HTC Aria) which would allow sideloading of apps. If this is so perhaps the SLWM would be unnecessary. . .
I think this has been mentioned in the forums already. . .and I am assuming that this update would change the menu options in Settings/Applications from the original three (Manage Apps/Running Services/Development) to a new menu under Settings/Applications with four options (Unknown Sources/Manage Apps/Running Services/Development). I have no new menu options --and called ATT and asked on 26 May about it. The Tech Support told me to wait 24 hours and I would have it and today (still nothing), so I again called and they were unsure and finally emailed a response which states basically that there is not such an update. Here is a part of the ATT email reply:
"2. Hey, from what I can see, the only upgrade for the Aria was version 2.2
(according to HTC Mobile Phone Support - HTC Aria? (AT&T) - Downloads
), when or if
another update will be available, I seriously dont know. I do apologize for the
inconvenience. Also, the over the air updates, that is all directly through the
android networks and not through ATT, due to the fact that we don't have any
control over the operating system or how it is provided to customers. If there was
an update available tirelessly, you should see that option in the settings on your
phone. If you have further questions about your AT&T business needs, please
refer to AT&T
or by calling us at (800) 331-0500."
SO... my question is -- has anyone actually gotten the OTA update on the HTC Aria that allows side loading of apps from other sources? Also -aside from the ATT press release on 16 May is there any other authoritative reporting on this change that I can use to get my Aria updated by ATT (or HTC?)
Thank you in advance!