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Support Lotus Traveler install on Captivate?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by clanger, Dec 29, 2010.

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    I know traveler beta is not officially supported on AT&T captivate phones since they lock ability to allow non-market apps.

    I'm also aware that you can use the SWM to sideload .apk's

    My question is, since the lotusinstaller.apk can be sideloaded, but then pulls down LotusTraveler.apk - which then fails with the "Install Blocked - For security, your phone is set to block installation of applications not sourced in Android Market" messge, if I was able to obtain teh lotustraveler.apk from my notes guys and sideload that would this workaround the install issue?

    I'm curious if anyone has gotten traveler installed on a captivate successfully and if so, how you accomplished it? Thanks!
     

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    Ok I'll answer my own question :)
    Turns out yes you can...the installer apk pulls down the traveler apk normally - but thanks to ATT's lockdown - for captivate there is another step: as long as you can obtain the traveler apk (like from your notes admins) - then it can be sideloaded too and will then install - thanks to mseibel for the proof of concept! :)

    Hopefully once this app gets to the Market this will be a nonissue - but until then - the installer apk, presumably for notes admins to push out updates later, would fail on any subsequent download/installs later on unless you went through this same method with any new apk's pushed to the phone.
     

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