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Alternate Sideloading method without Using SDK

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by martincarroll84, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. martincarroll84

    Thread Starter
    Jul 23, 2010

    Jul 23, 2010
    I was having issues getting the USB driver to work so SDK was not recognizing the Device. However i was able to get this accomplished in a different way. Here's what I did to get rid of the [removed by Mod] message saying i could only install market apps:

    First I rooted my device by downloading the captivate recovery file and renaming it to update.zip and copied it to my removable storage card and booted into the recovery and selected “Reinstall packages.” and rebooted the phone. I now had root access but still could not install apps not on the market due to ATT being ******s. next did some research that all that needed to be changed was a database value. ***** FOLLOWING STEPS DO AT YOUR OWN RISK I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE IF YOU BREAK YOUR PHONE******
    I then downloaded a pay app called Root Explorer and SQLite Editor
    In root explorer navigate to /dbdata/databases/com.android.providers.settings
    then coppied the settings.db and pasted it in /sdcard/sd (MUST HAVE MICRO SD INSTALLED)
    once copied to that directory click on settings.db and it will open in the editor with a menu select the secure option and look for install_non_market_apps long tap on it and select 'edit record' when it comes up get rid of the 0 and make it a 1 click save go back to /sdcard/sd copy settings.db and paste it back in /dbdata/databases/com.android.providers.settings and it will copy over the current settings.db reboot the phone and you can install all non-market apps :) Hope this is useful for users who may have had a usb issue as i did .. It cost me $6 but it was a lot less head ache and i did it in 30mins of research at work instead of the 6hrs of almost ripping my hair out last night! LOL Enjoy!


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