Sideload Wonder Machine: How to use itTips

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  1. mattbe213

    mattbe213 Well-Known Member

    Alright, so if you guys are interested in sideloading apps, you know by now that AT&T has locked that option out, so we are forced to use the Sideload Wonder Machine. And I got it to work. My first app to install: z4Root. I believe that it worked, but I'll edit this post with results.

    Anyways, here is how to get Sideload Wonder Machine to work:

    First, go HERE and install HTC Sync. You don't need this for anything but the ADB drivers, so don't use it after you get it fully installed. (Sidenote - during the installation of HTC Sync, it prompted me to stop my anti-virus software to continue, but I didn't and nothing bad happened so just leave it on.)

    ALSO, make sure that you have the latest version of MS .NET framework!

    Second, get Sideload Wonder Machine. You can find it at Android Central | Android Forums, News, and Help But you will need to be a member there to get the file for download. Follow the instructions in the post about that as well.

    Third, plug your phone in and set it to debugging mode. You can do this by this: menu>Settings>Applications>Development
    Then, change the setting for the phone to CHARGE ONLY!!!

    Fourth, open Sideload Wonder Machine. Then choose the APK you want to install. Click install. When the window pops up you should see something about your phone and below that something to the effect of "Success". If not, take a screen-shot and post it here to I can take a look.



  2. hydrogen82

    hydrogen82 New Member

    will SWM work with other apps if you have tried that?
  3. jdk2

    jdk2 Well-Known Member

    Any app in the form of an .apk saved to your computer.
  4. wraithevolution

    wraithevolution Well-Known Member

    Thanks for that write up. I wanted to add that you may also need to update your .net framework as well. I got all the way in to SWM until I got the error saying I needed a newer version of .net. I downloaded the latest from MS and then I was golden.
  5. mattbe213

    mattbe213 Well-Known Member

    Very nice...

    I'm in the process of rooting my Inspire using Android Terminal Emulator, and it is quite a process for someone who hasn't done this before. For me, its like z4Root on Jedi mode. And my helper isn't helping, so I'm pretty much lost on it.

  6. Ferrari353

    Ferrari353 Well-Known Member

    So what is Sideload Wonder Machine?
  7. wraithevolution

    wraithevolution Well-Known Member

    Sideload Wonder Machine allows you to install non market apps onto your phone without having to root or anything. Since getting the Inspire, I could no longer get iheartradio as it was only for download from their website directly. AT&T blocked the install as they're so awesome!.... So I downloaded the apk from their site, transferred it to my pc and installed it with SWM! And it works perfectly.
  8. mattbe213

    mattbe213 Well-Known Member

    Good to hear!!!

  9. melvic23

    melvic23 New Member

    Good to hear that this works ive been dying to know before i buy it...Im in Australia. I cant believe AT&T lock it down...thats bullshit!!! the Canadian version on Telus (DESIRE HD) locked down also??????
  10. JSchu22

    JSchu22 Well-Known Member Contributor

    I finally got this working, on a Mac though, last night. Definitely challenging but worth it because I prefer the stock email app to the Sense version.
  11. kimtyson

    kimtyson Well-Known Member

    Biggest hurdle for me was reading that it needs to be on the root of C:. Doesn't work if on your Desktop, for example.
  12. mattbe213

    mattbe213 Well-Known Member

    I just dropped it in the C drive on my computer and it worked like a charm.

  13. bigtoysrock

    bigtoysrock Well-Known Member

    Then can we explain how i have it on my inspire?
  14. wraithevolution

    wraithevolution Well-Known Member

    Sideload Wonder Machine? Or root?
  15. bigtoysrock

    bigtoysrock Well-Known Member

    Neither, stock. Except launcher pro, beautiful widgets and normal stuff.
  16. bigtoysrock

    bigtoysrock Well-Known Member

    Does it even show up in your market?
  17. wraithevolution

    wraithevolution Well-Known Member

    I don't know how you could possibly do that, it's not in the market for me and I'm in the US. I was pretty sure iheart only had market downloads for Sprint or something and everyone else had to go to iheart directly. I downloaded it from iheart, used Astro to try and install and always got the AT&T error message saying they blocked it. I don't know how you did it but I'm sure everyone here would love to know how you did.
  18. bigtoysrock

    bigtoysrock Well-Known Member

    I just looked im the android market on my phone by searching "iheartradio" and 2 came up. One that says verizon by it and the other says 1.5 , the 1.5 is the one i have installed and never have issues with it. I had it on my captivate, dell streak and now inspire, so its always in my apps on the market. I do use app brain also as a backup. I am in the US also, Texas.
  19. wraithevolution

    wraithevolution Well-Known Member

    I understand now, that's the older version. If it works, great! I wanted the newest version and could only get it from
  20. mattbe213

    mattbe213 Well-Known Member

    Just shot a video tutorial for using Sideload Wonder Machine. Will upload soon!!!:D

  21. Degoins

    Degoins Member

    Ok I did it so now what? I want to turn my phone into a hotspot but can't find the app to do it.
  22. mattbe213

    mattbe213 Well-Known Member

    AT&T already offers Hot Spot...
  23. mattbe213

    mattbe213 Well-Known Member

    Look for wireless tethering online. But I think it requires root to be used. AT&T has Hot Spot. You can find it in your app drawer.

  24. injuredlegend

    injuredlegend New Member

    is there any way to get something directly on the phone? like i've been downloading apks on my computer and sideload machine thing works like a charm but can i get it on my phone so i can just download apk's on my phone and install them on my phone?
  25. mattbe213

    mattbe213 Well-Known Member

    That is the reason that we are using SWM. at&t locks the option to have Non-Market apps.


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