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Old March 31st, 2010, 10:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Can anybody help me how to install an applications to Samsung Galaxy (GT-i7500) only from PC (applications which I downloaded from the internet)
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If it is an .apk file then transfer the file from your pc to the sd card. If you have a file manager then when you click on the .apk file that you transfered it should prompt you to download the file. You should be set from there.
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Yes its an .apk file and the problem is that my Samsung Galaxy is so bare it got no File Manager and the .apk file which Im trying to install is a File Manager.
the install fuction in NPS doesn't work... any other idea?
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Can anybody help me how to install an applications to Samsung Galaxy (GT-i7500) only from PC (applications which I downloaded from the internet)
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When i am trying to connecting GT i5700 to PC while download mode then its showing Samsung mobile modem and samsung USB drive instead of Samsung Android USB modem and Samsung Android USB Composite Device. Please help any body having solution.
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hey JWMcDON1231 I already got it working.. installed a file manager

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Glad you got it working.
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I allso have this problem on my spica... i tried all the settings in the phone and still no use..
Kies (the latest version) sayd device not ruported and PC Studio dosen't see the device at all in i uncheck mass storege only... I'm running on win 7 pro can enibidy help me?
whit some drivers or some ideas.... The phone is brand new 2 days old original 1.5 android version. Thanx
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I allso have this problem on my spica... i tried all the settings in the phone and still no use..
Kies (the latest version) sayd device not ruported and PC Studio dosen't see the device at all in i uncheck mass storege only... I'm running on win 7 pro can enibidy help me?
whit some drivers or some ideas.... The phone is brand new 2 days old original 1.5 android version. Thanx
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Hey people here is the complete solution for installing applications offline. The method works even if you dont have any file manager especially the new Phones dont come with a file manager by default.
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Hey people here is the complete solution for installing applications offline. The method works even if you dont have any file manager especially the new Phones dont come with a file manager by default.
I think you need root access to your phone, to install apps using the SDK.

However with the SDK, (and root access) you can delete/add files. eg. I got rid of all the usless (to me) ringtones, and apps like facebook, layar, videoplayer and Pantheon. And replaced them with apps I actually wanted.
Freed up loads of space.

And just to brag, my phone running LiveWallpapers
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You can of course try Android Commander, a management application that lets you control your android apps and files from PC.

Checkout here for a brief overview of Android Commander
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I think you need root access to your phone, to install apps using the SDK.

However with the SDK, (and root access) you can delete/add files. eg. I got rid of all the usless (to me) ringtones, and apps like facebook, layar, videoplayer and Pantheon. And replaced them with apps I actually wanted.
Freed up loads of space.

And just to brag, my phone running LiveWallpapers
No beerkan, To use the sdk way you need not root your phone. It works fine. I have done that myself before posting it here. chek with the adb tool in the sdk.
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No beerkan, To use the sdk way you need not root your phone. It works fine. I have done that myself before posting it here. chek with the adb tool in the sdk.
I agree with remolon..... Rooting NOT necessary for using the SDK way of installing apps.

I too have done it without rooting my phone.

But I suggest using the SDK method only to install the app Installer & thereafter using the APP Installer to install .apk files from the SD card.

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I agree with remolon..... Rooting NOT necessary for using the SDK way of installing apps.

I too have done it without rooting my phone.

But I suggest using the SDK method only to install the app Installer & thereafter using the APP Installer to install .apk files from the SD card.

You are right gents. You can install the SDK and then install apps without rooting. However you do not gain access to /system/app which is where main apps are stored. If you factory reboot you lose any apps you installed. Hence my suggestion that you really need root.

SDK is the way to go, but if you don't root, I think that Android Commander is much easier way of accessing your phone.

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You are right gents. You can install the SDK and then install apps without rooting. However you do not gain access to /system/app which is where main apps are stored. If you factory reboot you lose any apps you installed. Hence my suggestion that you really need root.

SDK is the way to go, but if you don't root, I think that Android Commander is much easier way of accessing your phone.

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IMHO, even Android Commander requires a rooted phone.....

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You are right gents. You can install the SDK and then install apps without rooting. However you do not gain access to /system/app which is where main apps are stored. If you factory reboot you lose any apps you installed. Hence my suggestion that you really need root.

SDK is the way to go, but if you don't root, I think that Android Commander is much easier way of accessing your phone.

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You can access /system/apps using the Open intents file manager. You can also copy the apps from this location to your SD card! Thats how i backup my applications. So again There is no need to root to access /system/apps and back up your applications.
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Can you copy apps to /system/app without root?
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Hmmm.....

I really don't know why root access id do essential....

I never backup my applications..... The only thing I ever worry about is backing up my Contacts.

Once they are backed up..... I am done!!!
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Question is aimed at remoron.

can you install to /system/app?
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Question is aimed at remolon.

can you install to /system/app?
Of course not

yes you cannot copy there without root but I dont see any need to copy an app to /system/apps when you can always backup your apps. But it needs to get installed once again though(here is where your idea works like champ).

The Question in this thread was to install applications offline for which there was no need to root. I do agree that gaining root access will do more magic but you also have to deal with unnecessary risks which you have to be cautious.

And to backup contacts there is a tool called handset manager for android which syncs contact between outlook and android but limited to V1.5 and v1.6 .
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Hey guys.
I have everything working but the problem that
i cannot solve is the install blocked message.
i own a Samsung galaxy s for At&t and the Unknown source
Option does not show on my application menu.
Please someone help i want to get this working.
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I have everything working but the problem that
i cannot solve is the install blocked message.
i own a Samsung galaxy s for At&t and the Unknown source
Option does not show on my application menu.
Please someone help i want to get this working.
i would realy appreciate it.
That, unfortunately, is because AT&T has blocked installs from any and all non-Market apps. You can try sideloading.
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Yes its an .apk file and the problem is that my Samsung Galaxy is so bare it got no File Manager and the .apk file which Im trying to install is a File Manager.
the install fuction in NPS doesn't work... any other idea?
Download and extract this: Android SDK | Android Developers

On the device go into settings -> applications -> Development menu and enable usb debugging.

Finally go into the tools directory in the directory you extracted the android sdk to and type:
adb -d install filename.apk
where filename.apk is the name of the apk file you downloaded and want to install. Obviously you'll have to put a copy of that file in the tools directory as well. The sdk lets you do all sorts of things on the phone that you normally wouldn't be able to do.
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if what you pretend is install files .apk you just will need the 'app installer' or 'app saver'

App Installer - you can browse your sdcard and pick the apk that you want

App Save - he gives you a list of apps installed and you can do a backup from them, or uninstall them, or install (he checks your sdcard in order to list all the .apk's on it)
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Download and extract this: Android SDK | Android Developers

On the device go into settings -> applications -> Development menu and enable usb debugging.

Finally go into the tools directory in the directory you extracted the android sdk to and type:
adb -d install filename.apk
where filename.apk is the name of the apk file you downloaded and want to install. Obviously you'll have to put a copy of that file in the tools directory as well. The sdk lets you do all sorts of things on the phone that you normally wouldn't be able to do.
I'm not sure what you mean by: go into the tools directory. Do you mean use Terminal? I tried this with Terminal and it said:
adb: command not found.

I have a Galaxy Tab using Android 2.2. I'm trying to install Z4root, but the it won't let me install apps not from the marketplace.
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I'm not sure what you mean by: go into the tools directory. Do you mean use Terminal? I tried this with Terminal and it said:
adb: command not found.

I have a Galaxy Tab using Android 2.2. I'm trying to install Z4root, but the it won't let me install apps not from the marketplace.
did you ever find a way to do this? I'm in the same state...
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Yes, you need to use Terminal on the Galaxy Tab. This was a real pain. AT&T doesn't let you install non-market apps. So I had to install the Android SDK on my Mac. Then using the SDK I was able to install z4root. z4root worked well to root the phone. Then I installed Root Explorer, Terminal Emulator and SQLite Editor. To enable non-market apps I used SQLite Editor to modify /dbdata/databases/com.android.providers.settings file on my Tab (see Method 3 on this page)

Now if I want to side load an app, here's what I do:
  1. Plug Galaxy Tab into computer
  2. On the Tab turn USB Debugging On (Settings > Applications > Development)
  3. On your Mac copy .apk application file this directory on the Tab: /applications/eclipse/android-sdk-mac_86/platform_tools/
  4. on your Tab open terminal and navigate to above directory
  5. Using Terminal Emulator on the Tab type (where myapp.apk is your application's file name): ./adb install myapp.apk
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Dude! Can you please give me a step by step process on how did you install applications and games from the market via your computer. Thanks! When I look at the market, the apps have the install button to click. So if I plug my Ace to the computer and click install, it will install automatically on my phone? Please help me!
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please.How can I make a download for TV in my galaxy pad???
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how do i work this. every app ive tried downloading had said unsuccessfull i dont know how to work it can eneyone help?
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any1 could help me how to access the facebook zero through my samsaung galaxy s? please
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Hi i need a help about samsung i5700 i have downloaded some applications but when i transfer them to my memory card, i can't find them when a searche them on my phone. Even i go to the application manager, i can;t find it please help me.. Thanks in advance
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