Been talking to Lekky and we have all these great things grouped into one thread. One important thread is side mounting the captivate. Things it gives you are SDK which can be downloaded for PC or Mac. Drivers again PC or Mac. Then Root access no biggie Busy box no biggie. Then it goes into the CMD language for PC on how to edit the database file using CMD prompts to enable the sideloading of APKs directly on the phone. What we are looking for is someone to translate this into mac terminal command lines. Here is how it reads now: Connect USB to phone with USB Debugging ON Command prompt cd to SDK install directory cd tools adb shell su cp /dbdata/databases/com.android.providers.settings/settings.db /sdcard/settings.db cp /dbdata/databases/com.android.providers.settings/settings.db /sdcard/settings.db.backup exit exit (This should bring you back to your windows command prompt.) adb pull /sdcard/settings.db %userprofile%\desktop (This should copy the settings.db to your desktop in Windows. Keep your cmd window open, you'll need it again.) Install SQLite Manager Plugin for Firefox Open SQLite Manager Plugin within Firefox (Tools->SQLite Manager) Click Database Click Connect Database Find settings.db Expand Tables Click secure Scroll down to ID 6, "install_non_market_apps". Double-click. Change value ( TEXT ) from 0 to 1 Close SQLite Manager (Back to that cmd window) adb push %userprofile%\desktop\settings.db /sdcard adb shell su cp /sdcard/settings.db /dbdata/databases/com.android.providers.settings busybox chown 1000 /dbdata/databases/com.android.providers.settings/settings.db busybox chgrp 1000 /dbdata/databases/com.android.providers.settings/settings.db reboot Disconnect USB from phone. Your phone should be rebooting. Done! I tested this and was able to install siriusxm.apk from siriusxm.com/android. Who knows Mac Terminal commands well enough to translate this so that it can be posted in this sticky thread along with the windows version for us?