Astro won't open .apk files

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  1. d.knight99

    d.knight99 Well-Known Member

    Ok so I want to install a couple of applications that aren't on the market (notably RockPlayerBase and CarHome.)

    Anyway, I have Astro (the free version) and I have set the phone to allow unknown installations.

    However when I navigate to the .apk files on the SD card using astro and select 'Open App Manager' all the summaries are blank and if I go to the 'Details' tab it displays the message "Could not open /sdcard/download/CarDock.apk as APK file"

    It seems to do this with all .apk files I try and install. Any ideas??

  2. snowmobile

    snowmobile Well-Known Member

    Go into settings / applications and check that you have ticked 'Unknown sources' in order to allow installation of non market apk files.
  3. d.knight99

    d.knight99 Well-Known Member

    Yeah that's been checked. It turns out the .apk files hadn't downloaded properly, it works fine now.

    Thanks though!
  4. snowmobile

    snowmobile Well-Known Member

    Sorry I've just noticed you had already said you had allowed unknown installations :eek:
  5. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    If I have been sent an .apk via email, I find they never download properly through the mail apps. I have to download from a PC and transfer over. There always seems to be corruption or an invalid file size issue.
  6. blue90

    blue90 Well-Known Member

    where do you guys download apk files which are not in android store from? pm me?

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