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Installing non market apps (.apk files)

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by weyland76, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. weyland76

    weyland76 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I've found an app that is not on the market which i'd like to download but it is an .apk file. The site says to use HTC Sync which sounds easy on the HTC website but then says it's only available for Wildfire, not my Desire.

    Is there any easy way to get these apps that are apk files onto my phone?

    Sorry if this is a dumb question, but am only really now getting to grips with what this little thing can do and boy am I impressed! Actually jumped for joy when my google calender and phone synched together without me doing ANYTHING!

    Thanks for your help

  2. Raggy

    Raggy Member

  3. HTC desired

    HTC desired Member

    Download the apk on your phone then use astro to install it
  4. weyland76

    weyland76 Newbie
    Thread Starter


    my pc now doesn't recognise my desire at all!! when i first got it i just plugged it in... now no matter what i do, it simply refuses to acknowledge its existance.

    Any ideas?

    LECTER Android Expert

    Have you re-booted your computer?
  6. iynCognito

    iynCognito Well-Known Member

    Just open or download the file from the phone web browser.when the download is complete, drag down the notification bar and click on the file. It will automatically install. Of course, you will have had to enable installation of non-market apps in your settings.
  7. anoniemouse

    anoniemouse Android Expert

    Try a different usb port this often helps
  8. fried

    fried Well-Known Member

  9. ngatab

    ngatab Lurker

    i just buy htc wildfire here in bahrain and i found out that there is no pre android market. Is there a way to install it. thanks i really ned your hepl guys,again, thank you.
  10. robogo

    robogo Android Enthusiast

    Is that really necessary?

    I just open the .apk file from my ES File Explorer and it goes to install immediately.

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