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Is the Android market needed to install .apk files?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by MT4G_Slave, May 22, 2011.

  1. MT4G_Slave

    MT4G_Slave Lurker
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    Questions, do I have to have the Android market installed in order for me to install .apk files? I'm not talking about non-android apps, apps like Astro Manager, App brain etc.
     



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  2. Joe Dirt

    Joe Dirt Android Enthusiast

    Adb is the easiest way.
     
  3. MT4G_Slave

    MT4G_Slave Lurker
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    Is that a yes?
     
  4. operant

    operant Well-Known Member

    Uh, why would you want to delete the market from your phone?

    If you're asking if you can install apks from other sources like the internet, then yes, as long as in your settings you check off "install apps from other sources". If you try to install an apk it'll take you to that page anyway.
     
  5. AndroidSPCS

    AndroidSPCS Android Expert

    No you don't need the market place to install .apk files.
     
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