Last Updated: May 10,2010
How do I install APK files from non-market apps onto my HTC desire?
Get ASTRO file manager from the market, navigate to the file on your SD card and install it that way.
can u not also do it through htc sync?
You know when you install the apps, there's always a bit that says this application is allowed to access certain parts of your phone, how do i restrict that?
I don't think you can restrict certain rights for programs.
I just used one called Installer to install Google Earth (not sure why this still isn't in the market). But looking at Astro it does look a bit more refined, think I'll go check it out myself.
Yeah just tried ASTRO, definitely recommend.
You can't - that list appears so that you know what the app needs access to and can make a decision on whether to install it or not.
Actually, you don't really need Astro to install APKs. If you are browsing a site using the default browser supplied, you can download any files, including APKs is there is a link supplied. Once downloaded, you can just swipe down from the notification bar. There should be a list of downloaded files and you just tap on the APK you have downloaded and it will automatically install!
Of course, Astro does lots of other things as well, but you don't strictly need it to install non-market APKs.
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