How to Install Applications on Samsung GalaxySupport

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  1. pinoy-droid

    pinoy-droid New Member

    Hello Droids
    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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  2. jwmacdon1231

    jwmacdon1231 Well-Known Member

    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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  3. pinoy-droid

    pinoy-droid New Member

    Thanks for the reply.
    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?
  4. paddy_4u

    paddy_4u New Member

    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.
  5. pinoy-droid

    pinoy-droid New Member

  6. jwmacdon1231

    jwmacdon1231 Well-Known Member

    Glad you got it working.
  7. blaksoul

    blaksoul New Member

    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
  8. Beerkan

    Beerkan Well-Known Member

    Have you enabled USB Debugging?

    Enable Unknown Sorces [x]
    Enable USB Debugging [x]
  9. remolon

    remolon Member

  10. Beerkan

    Beerkan Well-Known Member

    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
  11. Beerkan

    Beerkan Well-Known Member

    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
  12. remolon

    remolon Member

    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.
  13. nehaladsul

    nehaladsul Member

    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.

  14. Beerkan

    Beerkan Well-Known Member

    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.

    Android Commander
  15. nehaladsul

    nehaladsul Member

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

  16. remolon

    remolon Member

    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. :)
  17. Beerkan

    Beerkan Well-Known Member

    Can you copy apps to /system/app without root?
  18. nehaladsul

    nehaladsul Member


    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!!!
  19. Beerkan

    Beerkan Well-Known Member

    Question is aimed at remoron.

    can you install to /system/app?
  20. remolon

    remolon Member

    Of course not :D

    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 :).
  21. iConviction x

    iConviction x New Member

    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.
    i would realy appreciate it.
  22. MiKandi

    MiKandi New Member

    That, unfortunately, is because AT&T has blocked installs from any and all non-Market apps. You can try sideloading.
  23. Justin Buser

    Justin Buser Member

    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.
  24. Scrilax

    Scrilax Member

    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)
  25. Scott216

    Scott216 Member

    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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