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How to launch non-market apps, already installed.

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Jim_Phone, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. Jim_Phone

    Jim_Phone Well-Known Member
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    I installed a non-market .apk app on my new Evo using Astro File Manager, by clicking the install button in the file manager interface. But how do I actually launch the app to use it now that it is installed? I can't find an icon or a place to make a shortcut to.
     

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  2. Bek

    Bek Well-Known Member
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    A properly built app should create icons. What app did you install?
     
  3. jimdroid

    jimdroid Well-Known Member
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    You can find all installed apps in the app tray from any home screen. You can also create a shortcut to it by longpressing a blank area on any homescreen, then tapping on Program, then the app you want.
     
  4. htcevolee

    htcevolee Well-Known Member
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    Did you enable "Unknown sources" to allow non-market apps to install? Its under Settings, Applications...Do always be careful what you install..
     
  5. Jim_Phone

    Jim_Phone Well-Known Member
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    This is beta software, an AVI/ Divx/Xvid player called Rockplayer. I never installed a non-market app before. Figure maybe I was missing something obvious. Is there a way to launch an app without the pre-made icon?
     
  6. Jim_Phone

    Jim_Phone Well-Known Member
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    Thanks, it didn't install the first time since I hadn't enabled "unknown sources". I see the icon now.
     
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