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Can I download games onto PC and transfer to phone?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by DiscreetMooseX, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. DiscreetMooseX

    DiscreetMooseX New Member
    Thread Starter

    Jul 17, 2011
    I just purchased Nexus S, don't have a data plan yet so I'm trying to figure out how to put apps on here. Also, is there anything I should disable to make sure I'm not accidentally going online and being charged, or is it pretty much impossible to go on the internet without a data plan


  2. Roland27

    Roland27 Member

    Dec 24, 2010
    Go into Mobile networks settings on your phone and make sure Data is off.
    As for apps. There are tons and tons of apps, many free you can use.
    The simplest way to get them to your phone would be through gmail. Naturally you will need to use your wifi.
    Set up a gmail account on your phone, and any apps you send to your gmail account you can install with one click on your phone, directly through gmail.
    Apps are usually in .apk format or .zip Most times you can rename any .zip to .apk and They will install fine.
    Another way to do this is, to root your phone and have root directy access. They you can use any file explorer (some free ones in the market) and transfter any apk to your phone and navigate to it, and simply install it.
  3. quantumrand

    quantumrand Well-Known Member

    Sep 2, 2009

    If he has Wi-Fi wouldn't it be easier just to use the marketplace on the phone? If he doesn't have Wi-Fi, the Gmail thing wouldn't be an option. He would need to install Astro or a similar file manager app via adb and then he could simply copy apps to the phone over USB and install them with Astro. Hopefully he has Wi-Fi.

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