non-market apps, non-rooted, on mac... without terminal?


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  1. pungey

    pungey Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hey everyone! JUST bought an aria yesterday and I LOVE it... so much better than the iPhone I had. I didn't want to go Aria because I wanted to be able to install non-market apps (mostly Swype) but had to pick an AT&T phone because I'm on a family plan with family members unwilling to leave their walled-gardens.

    I read that it was possible to do a sideload via the HTC Sync app before buying it. Then I bought it and found out about Sideload Wonder Machine for mac... but while I'm very technologically proficient and would consider myself a power-user, I know nothing of shell scripts and Terminal makes me nervous, so I'd prefer something with a simple GUI.

    does anyone, ANYBODY, know of a way to sideload non-market apps onto my shiny new Aria on a mac without using terminal? If not, could you give me a step-by-step guide for someone who has never used terminal before?

    Thanks!
     

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    anika200 Well-Known Member

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    That is a no to that question.

    I will see if I can work some instructions up. I have never used wonder machine before so I will have to look into it a bit. Do you know how to find the terminal app on your mac? Because even the wonder machine appears to use it.
     
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    pungey Member This Topic's Starter

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    that would be simply amazing if you did. All the guides I've found seem to be written for someone with a basic understanding of Terminal and shell scripts, which I do not have.
     
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    1) download slwm app for mac from here http://rootmydroid.co.uk/dropzone/swm/swm-mac.zip and unzip it.

    2) Drag the newly created folder to your user/home directory

    3) Drag the app you want to install into the "2-Place-App-Here" folder which is inside the folder you just moved to your home directory. The app you drag into the folder should have apk extension not zip.

    4) Find the settings on your phone to turn on usb debugging. Hit menu then settings then applications then Development then turn on usb debugging and debugging notify if available.

    5) plug your phone into a usb port on your computer (not a hub) you should see a notification that you are in usb debugging mode

    6) back to the computer

    7) Open the terminal by double clicking its icon in the Utilities folder.

    8) Once open make sure the terminal is the front most window and type this on the keyboard. "cd swm-mac" (without quotes) and hit the enter or return key.

    9) Now type "./menu.sh" and hit enter key.

    10) you should now see the wonder machine menu in the terminal window.

    11) enter 1 on your keyboard and push enter. This will get the program started and install the app you dragged to the folder in step (3). Follow instructions as they appear in the terminal.

    That should be it. Please read the regular thread for the wonder machine over at android central as it explains the limitations and such.

    Lets us know how it goes.
     
  5. pungey

    pungey Member This Topic's Starter

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    Wow... the forum members here are nice. A great beginner's guide to mac sideloading for Aria and other crippled phones. Hopefully I won't be the only one to get use out of this. Once I find a suitable Swype.apk, I'll try this out and post results.
     
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    pungey Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hmm... It's asking me to enter a password. To which password is it referring to? Do you know? My computer password isn't working...
     
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    anika200 Well-Known Member

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    What is asking you for a password? What step are you on?
     
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    pungey Member This Topic's Starter

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    Okay, the password error was fixed by using an admin account (duh). But now I'm getting a permission denied error... I'll do some searching and see what I find and post it here. What I was really getting stuck on at the beginning was navigating to the SWM menu. Thanks for all your help!

    EDIT: and SUCCESS! Here's what I did:

    Now to activate Swype! Thanks again for your help!
     
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    anika200 Well-Known Member

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    Thats great good job. Thats also funny because that command change would not work on my system. Something about my phone not having the "pm" command in its path. Anyway glad to help a little.
     

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