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  1. michaelpham

    michaelpham New Member This Topic's Starter

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    I need help installing applications that I downloaded from a friend. They are in the form of zipped files. Is there anyone that can help me. Possibly send me a link with directions on how to install. I searched for the thread but had no luck. First of all I downloaded the file and it is zipped. So i unzipped it and copied the unzipped files onto my sd card into an applications folder I had created. From there I opened the applications folder with Astro but I dont know where to go from here.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
     

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  2. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

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    Depends.

    If those files end in .tar.gz you've certainly gotten some backup files that you're never going to get installed - it's possible the same is true for whatever else you have.

    On the other hand - if all you get unzipped are files ending in .apk, then while in ASTRO, a single tap will either launch the installer or give you the dialog to do just that.

    Welcome to the forum!
     
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  3. michaelpham

    michaelpham New Member This Topic's Starter

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    they are in some sort of xml format. I'm not sure. Yeah I was looking for the .apk files but was unable to find them. I was told that if I download through my phone it will download as html and I have to change them to .apk. I was unable to download through my phone as well so I don't know what to do
     
  4. ifight4cake

    ifight4cake New Member

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    i tried installing zipped applications by renaming. but in astro it just shows the app's icon as a gear in front of some type of window browser. when i try to install it just says "There is a problem parsing the package". Help??
     
  5. jovirex

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    same with me..ive got a problem on com.htc.bgp,it force closes on its own..I had read from other sites that I have to download weatherprovider.apk and weatherprovider.odex to change the old app.I downloaded the said apps and tried to install it into the phone..the problem is it says,"there's a problem parsing the package"..I tried to install those apps by rooting my phone..

    best wishes,
    Jovirex
     
  6. brianvillage5

    brianvillage5 Well-Known Member

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    Normally if I download a zipped app I can extract it with astro or es file explorer and that will give me the apk. File so I can install the app.
     
  7. MizzouBrent

    MizzouBrent Well-Known Member

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    I guess my first question is what are you trying to install that you can't get from the Play Store already? I'm not accusing you of anything, but I hope you're not trying to install someone else's copy of a paid app.

    EDIT: Never mind, I now realize this thread is super old. My opinion stands :)
     
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    argedion The TechnoFrog Moderator

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    I agree with your opinion :) also you need to be careful trying to run even free apps that a friend has especially if they have a different phone. Some apps are phone specific so it may give you major problems anyways.
     

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