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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by rich6661, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. rich6661

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    I'm looking for a reputable site to download apk's. Mostly Google apps like maps and you tube.
    Any suggestions?
     

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    Google apps are free... get them from the Play Store.
     
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    Hadn't thought of the possibility of somewhere to download GAPPS for rooted devices!! :)
     
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    I am side loading apps onto my Kindle Fire HD, non-rooted.
     
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    BTW I thought I had put this in the Kindle Fire HD thread.
     
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    Thread moved.
     
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    If you use ES File Explorer on another android device, you can get the .apk from any downloaded app. Then you just transfer it via dropbox.

    I get all my apps this way- can't be more legit than Google Play! :D
     
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    I get all my .apk's from my smart phone.

    *** Note: My smart phone and my Kindle HD 8.9 are both NOT rooted. ***

    This is what I do:

    1) Download and install the app of interest onto my smart phone.
    2) Backup my smart phone installed app using Astro File Manager
    3) Go to the /Backup directory of my smart phone and copy the apps *.apk to Dropbox
    4) Open up Dropbox on my Kindle Fire HD 8.9
    5) Copy and Install the app *.apk from Dropbox to my Kindle Fire HD 8.9

    Note that there are several ways to transfer an *.apk to your Kindle once you have it on your smart phone. You can use your usb cable to pass it from phone to computer to kindle, you can email it, or you can even use WI-FI File Explorer which is an app that turns your Kindle into a computer harddrive through your Wi-Fi connection. It is just that I have found that passing it to Dropbox is very simple, fast, and also gives me a way of backing up the app as a nice side-effect.
     
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    Try [link removed] to download all files.
    Also, www.CNET.co.UK has a how-to on side loading Google apps along with links to the files you need for signing in to Google etc.
     
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    Following Mod discussion, I've removed a link above, as we cannot tell if the apps are being hosted with permission - file hosting someone else's work without permission is called Kanging, which is not allowed.

    You might like to try getjar (apps are hosted with permission from developers)
     
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    Reputable markets have been suggested numerous times, and non reputable sources edited out far too many times. I think this discussion has run its course. Let me know if you have any questions.:)
     
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