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Installing apps, other than from market

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by gezh, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. gezh

    gezh Member
    Thread Starter

    I have a technical issue which means I can't install from the market.

    If there's an app I need, is there a way I get hold of the .apk file another way, and then install it after sending it to my email account?
     


  2. TheAndroidWorks

    TheAndroidWorks Android Enthusiast

    absolutely, just send the file to yourself and click on the attachment from the email. It should download right to your phone where you can click on it. Then you can install it.

    Try this one out: http://themobileworx.com/PhoneFraze.apk
     
  3. gezh

    gezh Member
    Thread Starter

    Yes, thanks, I know that... but I was more thinking about actually getting hold of the apk in the first place! I know that some websites have their apk available for download, but not many. Is there a way of getting them from the market or elsewhere?
     
  4. TheAndroidWorks

    TheAndroidWorks Android Enthusiast

    Yes, I am not sure what you are trying to ask exactly. There are a number of alternative markets like slideme.org and handango's store.

    I do not know of any sites that just have downloadable .apk's just so you have to manually push them to your phone. What are you getting at here? Are you in a country where you do not have the market available to you?
     
  5. gezh

    gezh Member
    Thread Starter

    The issue was, I couldn't access the market because of the googlemail -> gmail switch. In the end I had to do a factory reset on the phone, so I'm back online again now.
     
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