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Root Install .apk files from computer

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

  1. kevintroy

    kevintroy Active Member
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    Hi there, I'm on Froyo 2.2 (stock ROM) and i have some .apk files on my computer that I want to install, how should I do this since I cant seem to get HTC Sync to work? :S
     

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  2. Rew

    Rew Well-Known Member
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    Download a file manager like Estrong (ES File Explorer) from the market and connect your phone to your PC by wireless. Copy over and install.

    You don't need HTC sync to copy thing to your phone via USB you just need the USB drivers that the sync software installs. I UN-installed the Sync software but left the drivers on.
     
  3. SUroot

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    Put them on your SD card by connecting to your PC and choosing "Disk Drive" as the connection type. Then use Astro file manager (tnhat I advised you install in the picture gallery thread) to browse to the location from your phone. Open the .apk file. If it says to open with the installer, do so.
     
  4. DesirableHTC

    DesirableHTC Well-Known Member
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    as above or you could install "app installer" works just as good as the others
     
  5. SL4VE

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    i use dropbox, wireless sync and safe storage, just a hint
     
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