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Old March 15th, 2012, 07:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How to install a program without using the Market?

I did a very stupid thing.... I accidentally uninstalled my Astro File manager.

I'm using my phone while temporarily away for a few months (out of the country). To cut costs I only have a phone service plan, not internet, so there's no way to connect to the internet via Market.

I have a copy of Astro File manager on the SD card, but this phone has no file browser at all!!

I can connect to the computer and access folders that way.... if that helps at all.


Any ideas how I can install a file manager?


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Old March 15th, 2012, 01:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm not sure what folders are available from your PC, but can you copy it to the downloads folder. I think you can get to that one without an explorer. My stock GNex has a link to it in the app drawer.
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thanks pupkact

Unfortunately my programs aren't smart enough to recognize anything other than their native format. My viewer programs only recognize images, document readers only recognize documents, Video/ audio apps only recognize their own range of video formats... etc


It just amazes me that a mobile computer isn't smart enough to have a functioning browser... Even my 10 yr old ipaq, had one!
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I should have thought of this before, is WiFi available?
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Good catch. I have a phone without a data plan and I keep it connected to my wireless network at home. I can access the Google Store with it and was able to find the Astro file manager. I could have installed it that way.
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Thanks for the replies.

Yeah, I had thought of using Wifi, after I deleted it, but unfortunately my modem isn't wireless. I'll guess I'll need to locate a free wifi hotspot.

I was hoping there was an alternative way.

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