Are you unable to sideload apps? Solution is here!Support

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  1. CuBz

    CuBz Well-Known Member

    I have heard that alot of users (especially AT&T users) cannot sideload apps on their Xperia, here is the solution.

    The Sideload Wonder Machine?

    I am unsure if it works as I don't really need it, but it was designed for people with Android Phones that do not allow them to sideload apps

    You do not need to root your phone, all you have to do is install the software to your computer, enable USB Debugging, and make sure the USB is on 'charge only'

    Then in the software, choose the .apk file that you want to install via your phone, then the software will install the app on your phone via the USB cable, so you don't have to install on your phone, because the software on your computer installs it for you :)

    Like I said, I do not know if this works, but I've heard some positive things about it :) Hope I helped

    More info and Download link
    The Android Central Sideload Wonder Machine - Android Forums

  2. MrWomble

    MrWomble Well-Known Member

    Thank god i live in the UK and have a "generic" handset

    Love the unbranded goodness that is UK Mobile Market
  3. CuBz

    CuBz Well-Known Member

    Me too :)

    I am on T-Mobile and there is only one thing (as far as i've noticed) that they have removed, and that is the ability to silence the camera shutter sound
  4. MrWomble

    MrWomble Well-Known Member

    Yeah - noticed Rosered had the same problem - totally useless thing for a network to remove - Moxier etc would have been a better idea :D

    think in same post i mentioned getting mine at CPW - no carrier branding at all - 100% genuine Sony stock as intended direct from the factory and Google themselves

  5. CuBz

    CuBz Well-Known Member

    or maybe a debrand :rolleyes:
  6. MrWomble

    MrWomble Well-Known Member

    Oh i don't think they operate like that - i'm ex staff and married to current staff lol

    ears to the floor, eyes in the walls - thats the way we roll lol

    :):) besides - staff dizzy is awesome :):)
  7. rosered

    rosered VIP Member VIP Member

    Oit are you talking about my penchant for sneaky picture taking again!?:D

    May I ask can you get a phone at CPW as an upgrade on an existing contract or is it only new contracts? I got a corker of a deal with Tmobile at renewal so I suppose I'll have to put up with my noisy shutter. But will store up the info for next renewal... June 2012, not long to wait.
  8. powerkiter

    powerkiter Well-Known Member

    There are around ten threads with this app covering the AT&T sideload issue.

    If people used the search function they would find them :D

    Please see my new thread before replying :p
  9. MrWomble

    MrWomble Well-Known Member

    Hiya hun (sneaky peaky paparazzi)

    No Carphone deal with upgrades too - i generally phone T-Mob cust service to find out what the best deal i can get is, then do upgrade through CPW and it gets matched to what t-mob offered

    get the best the network can offer without having to put up with their crap software ontop of Sony's ROM

    If ya was in newcastle would suggest where to go and who to see lol
  10. powerkiter

    powerkiter Well-Known Member

    Is there really that much crap added to the X10 from the carriers?

    I'm with 3 and all I got was the browsers home page set to 3 the rest was generic from SE like Moxier.
  11. MrWomble

    MrWomble Well-Known Member

    Depends which carrier you have - AT&T for example won't allow you to install apps from anywhere except the Market - with yours i would imagine that you can only use a 3 sim card in it (most 3 phones are locked) again this is more add-ons from the networks

    As mine is generic as standard i can put any simcard into it and my browser is standard - no redirect or nothing
  12. rosered

    rosered VIP Member VIP Member

    I've got a smashing app called Top Apps from Tmobile! Yes really need that when I have full access to Android Market. Got two browsers, why... god knows! And most importantly of all no silent shutter mode:eek:

    You are quite right tho the rest is SE's rubbish. It doesn't bother me massively more frustrating that they can't just dish the phones out 'vanilla' and let us mod them as we want.

    Oh well, trip to Geordie land in June 2012 then Mr Womble - you can sort me out and then we can go do some photography;)
  13. CuBz

    CuBz Well-Known Member

    I didn't have the Top Apps when i first got my phone last week, until I did a factory reset, then it appeared in the app drawer weird :confused:
  14. MrWomble

    MrWomble Well-Known Member

    Not the sort of thing you want to post openly in a forum - least of all one that the wife is reading lol

    although to be fair she just laughed and said no problem as long as you take

    Case, Screen Protector, In-Car Charger, Bluetooth Headset & Insurance
  15. charlyee

    charlyee Well-Known Member

    at&t does not allow side loading, loads the phone up with a boat load of crap and just informed me that they have some special agreement with Sony (similar to Apple) that they will not give the unlock code for it.:(

    I so wish they were not the only player in town for me.
  16. powerkiter

    powerkiter Well-Known Member

    I'm rooted so the phone is generic with moxier and a few other SE bits removed like face recognition and more so its even lighter :p

    Plus I changed the default font to the "Android" logo font :D

    With the above app? (not sure if it is the same as was posted before) you can sideload stuff like the HTC keyboard to AT&T phones or if you dont care about your AT&T warranty flash the phone with a generic X10a rom and be done with the AT&T stuff.

    Think about it though, the phone is from SE so even if you flash with a generic rom its still a SE phone and you can make a warranty claim with them direct if it goes wrong.
  17. rosered

    rosered VIP Member VIP Member

    Does she work on commission in CPW then?:D Tell her 'Hello' from the wet and windy south east! If I'm nice to you for the next 18 months do I get mates rates!?
  18. charlyee

    charlyee Well-Known Member

    Yes thanks, that is the only way I can side load. It took about 10 times longer to sode load the HTC keyboard compared to my co-worker with Droid X on Verizon.

    My phone is rooted and I did get rid off all the bloatware but now I have to figure out how to unlock it without paying a bunch of money.

    at&t will send me a replacent phone before I have to send mine in and if my phone is completely dead, they will overnight it, so I am never really without a phone for any length of time.

    As far as I know, I need to send it to Sony for repair/replacement and that has a minumum of two week turn around time.

    So, I guess I don't want to lose at&t warranty, enen though I am ranting about them.

    They are a necessary evil in my life. :D
  19. MrWomble

    MrWomble Well-Known Member

    I'm led to believe that in the States it doesn't work like that due to Carrier and Handset regulations - if the phone returned for warranty is not using software "as supplied" then it is deemed as out of warranty due to customization - regardless of whether its an SE ROM or not - This info is traceable by IMEI number when in repair centre

    **NOTE** this info may be incorrect due to unreliable sources - particularly supermaket own brands instead of Heinz Ketchup hahahaha:cool:
  20. powerkiter

    powerkiter Well-Known Member

    There are sim unlock codes you can buy on the net but unsure if they will work on AT&T as Im UK based and the first I knew about the side load lock was when that sexy part time model from the US got one on AT&T and asked on here LMAO :D
  21. rosered

    rosered VIP Member VIP Member

    Could you be referring to the gorgeous Carmen?! I found the side load thing using my friend google for her. She was unfaithful for a while but she's been back on here with an X10 again.
  22. powerkiter

    powerkiter Well-Known Member

    Rose, no idea why but you post just made my man parts go all fizzy lol.

    I really need to get out and fly!

    But yeah baby Carmen :D
  23. charlyee

    charlyee Well-Known Member

    You are very likely right on this. I am kind of just learning myself as I have typically used unbrandedy and unlocked phones in the past, at&t started giving really good prices and I got my first branded phone the BB9700 and then the X10. I was able to get the unlock code for my BB without any hassle, supposedly you have to be customer in good standing for at 90 days and travel outside the US, that was all the rquirement.

    PS: Why are all you guys and gals, from across the big pond still up.? :D
  24. MrWomble

    MrWomble Well-Known Member

    Well not quite commission - but bonus scheme worked on how much profit she generates

    "hello from geordieland **waves** :D:eek::D"

    unfortunately the "mates rates" scheme that T-Mobile did run, was withdrawn in 2009 - however the saving grace was that all accounts set up on Advantage Plan (AKA mates rates) would keep it for life
  25. rosered

    rosered VIP Member VIP Member

    Cos its Friday night and we know how to live on the edge:D Its only ten to eleven so not majorly late in the UK but it is getting close to my bed time.

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