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AT&T pushing updates to enable sideloading on older phones

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Buddha64, May 16, 2011.

  1. Buddha64

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  2. glg

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    Just saw this and tried to get update, no luck yet.
     
  3. DaNaRkI

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    Show me a source link or something more credit worthy then a crappy photo of a computer screen first...
     
  4. NJR

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    I have it on very good authority that the Captivate with 2.2 is going to be one of three AT&T devices that will be receiving a transparent update beginning today to allow third party applcations like the Amazon App store. Problem is there may be no way on the Captivate to tell the update was pushed without trying to download something. The other two devices, both HTC's; the Inspire and Aria will have the "Allow Unknown Sources" checkbox, with the Atrix update coming soon. All devices released after yesterday will have the option. Apparently if you do not recieve the update by the 23rd you can call customer care and request it
     
  5. msueagles2010

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    I know I've seen it here somewhere, but cannot find it for the life of me. Does anyone have the override code to check for OTA updates more than once withing a 24 hour window?
     
  6. CrimsonPride

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    it installs itself, you dont need to check for updates
     
  7. msueagles2010

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    Well ain't that fancy? Thanks for the clarification.

    But how will we know when whatever needed to be installed was successfully installed? Will the 'Allow Unknown Apps' box appear in the applications settings?
     
  8. CrimsonPride

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    i was reading what someone said on androidcentral.com and i dont think so. the only way to really tell on the captivate is to try and install a non market app. the atrix and inspire are supposed to be getting the check box. also said if you dont have it by the 23rd you may have to call customer support and get them to enable it. i dont know if he knew what he was talking about but im going with it
     
  9. TeritaM

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    Just tried to install a non market app. No dice.
     
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  11. Buddha64

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    I don't know, since I actually have not seen the OTA. Nor has anyone else it seems.
     
  12. fldude99

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    Good question..but I can't imagin unrooting to get an update that already exists due to rooting in the first place
     
  13. NJR

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    See my post from the 16th in this thread.... Not Atrix yet Aria, Inspire and Captivate...
     
  14. Buddha64

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    so I had already sideloaded Amazon app store and installed the various apps. once I get the AT&Tupdate, do I have to uninstall the apps that I have sideloaded in order to get these apps updated properly or would these apps get updated via the amazon appstore like I never sideloaded before? (for example Angry Birds Rio--there is an update I haven't had a chance to sideload yet)
     
  16. ulbonado

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    Anyone know how they manage this "silent" OTA trick? I frankly don't care for the idea that they can push something to my phone any time, without my awareness or acceptance. In this particular case, I've already rooted and enabled sideloading manually, so I don't need the update, and I'm a bit concerned that it will fail and mess something up because the state of my phone is not what the update was written to expect. I'd rather decline it, but it doesn't sound like that's going to be an option.
     
  17. fldude99

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    +1. I guess we're about to find out. My suspicion is that the device will reject the update without any effect..which is fine as far as i'm concerned
     
  18. Girevik

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    My phone is rooted, but I've never done anything special to enable side loading...is that necessary? If not, I'd like to get the update.
     
  19. NJR

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  20. fldude99

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    Super one click will enable non market apps..takes all of 30 seconds
     
  21. Aatos.1

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    This is just a fact of life owning ANY smartphone.

    iPhone, Android, Windows Phone 7, they all have this ability.
     
  22. ulbonado

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    Well there must be some piece of software on the phone that enables it. Have the ROM chefs identified and disabled it? I assume it could *really* mess things up if you're running something wildly different than the carrier expects, like 2.3 on a Captivate at the present time.
     
  23. fldude99

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    ^^^All the more reason to just own an unlocked unbranded device such as the S2..but a little pricey
     
  24. phoenixms

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    Anyone actually get this update yet on their Capi yet?
     
  25. 2manyPHONES

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    I sideloaded the app store too but once I got the update I didn't have to uninstall anything. Just opened the app store and was able to download an app. Was also able to update angry birds
     

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