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Astro won't open .apk files

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by d.knight99, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. d.knight99

    d.knight99 Well-Known Member
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    Ok so I want to install a couple of applications that aren't on the market (notably RockPlayerBase and CarHome.)

    Anyway, I have Astro (the free version) and I have set the phone to allow unknown installations.

    However when I navigate to the .apk files on the SD card using astro and select 'Open App Manager' all the summaries are blank and if I go to the 'Details' tab it displays the message "Could not open /sdcard/download/CarDock.apk as APK file"

    It seems to do this with all .apk files I try and install. Any ideas??
     

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  2. snowmobile

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    Go into settings / applications and check that you have ticked 'Unknown sources' in order to allow installation of non market apk files.
     
  3. d.knight99

    d.knight99 Well-Known Member
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    Yeah that's been checked. It turns out the .apk files hadn't downloaded properly, it works fine now.

    Thanks though!
     
  4. snowmobile

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    Sorry I've just noticed you had already said you had allowed unknown installations :eek:
     
  5. SUroot

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    If I have been sent an .apk via email, I find they never download properly through the mail apps. I have to download from a PC and transfer over. There always seems to be corruption or an invalid file size issue.
     
  6. blue90

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    where do you guys download apk files which are not in android store from? pm me?
     
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