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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by TRICKorDEVICE, May 16, 2011.


    TRICKorDEVICE Well-Known Member
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  2. Adamsalmon

    Adamsalmon Newbie

    They should have done it for all Android phones and now all of a sudden just select phones.
  3. ericshmerick

    ericshmerick Well-Known Member

    AT&T, with it's draconian policies is getting on my nerves.

    I just may re-purchase a Canadian Nexus S and be done with it. Tried it but came back to the Atrix. I just hate when a carrier knows what device I'm using and locks it down. I want freedom. I pay a lot of money each month. Let me install the Amazon app store already ATT!
  4. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery

    If you're in Canada, you can get a Bell Atrix? Sideloading is enable in that model :)

    TRICKorDEVICE Well-Known Member
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  6. log1c

    log1c Android Enthusiast

    I posted this earlier yesterday stating that the Atrix 4g basically got shafted, and that At&t is ******ed as crap, they are basically asking us Atrix users to root our phones
  7. ericshmerick

    ericshmerick Well-Known Member

    Well that's all well and stuff, but how does one go about downloading the Amazon app of the day to sideload? I have the Amazon app on my phone from the sideload process, but every day when I click "purchase" on the Amazon app, it will not download the .apk.

    Any suggestions on how to side load each daily free app from Amazon? I'm all ears (and no I am not going to google for illegal .apks to load).
  8. log1c

    log1c Android Enthusiast

    You will either have to root and then sideload it, or wait till att list our phones.
  9. bloodylipp

    bloodylipp Well-Known Member

    yall could just root your phones. its better that way anyway.

    one of mine is rooted and one is not. att owns one of them, since i work for them i cant root. but my personal phone is rooted and always will be.
  10. stew654

    stew654 Lurker


    TRICKorDEVICE Well-Known Member
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    When can we expect this?
  12. Dmalone

    Dmalone Newbie

    I went through this initially with my wife's phone but she ended up letting me root it. What happens is that once you download the Amazon "free" app or whatever it will fail the install but will be sitting in a folder on the internal SD card. It wont be recognizable by name as it will bee somee random letters.apk. you can then just sideload the apk. I believe the folder is /Android/data/com.amazon.venezio or something like that. Please excuse any typos as I am writing this on my phone.
  13. log1c

    log1c Android Enthusiast

    hopefully by the time this update rolls out, gingerbread will be out soon
  14. ultradroid

    ultradroid So many android phones...

    See Non-market Apps Enabler app. on the Market. It costs $1.69, but it's one click installation AND it works on non-rooted phones.


    TRICKorDEVICE Well-Known Member
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    This looks intriguing, but the description says it requires root. Can anyone confirm this works on non-root phones?

    Does it work with Amazon?
  16. k00ey

    k00ey Member

    Not sure how long my phone has had this option but I now have the side-loading option

  17. james27007

    james27007 Look into my Eye

    Are you running a custom rom? There is a settings.db file that when you edit one line (when rooted) brings that box back.

    TRICKorDEVICE Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    What??? Give us more info, I think this is a charade or a cruel joke.
  19. k00ey

    k00ey Member

    No custom rom... Just stock OS, rooted using gingerbreak. I already had side loading but I was really surprised to see this option? I've had gingerblur installed before but battery life seemed to drain faster so I did wiped data+cache and restored stock image using CWM.

    This really isn't a joke. I would be really surprised if im the only one with this option

    TRICKorDEVICE Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    It must be because you rooted your phone. Normal users don't have that option, but come on Motorola!
  21. kilasix9

    kilasix9 Android Enthusiast

    When I used Gingerbreak to root my phone I also had the 'unknown sources' option in settings.
  22. the.timmer

    the.timmer Newbie

    I read some articles yesterday saying how they were waiting to release the update for the Atrix once they were prepared to launch some additional maintenance related content with it.

    45 mins later I get a notification that there's an update available! Unfortunately it was just for Dropbox. It was saddening, but oh well. Hopefully soon!
  23. Brickz187

    Brickz187 Newbie

    Sideloading will be coming to the Atrix in the Gingerbread update. If you look at the preview article and click on the source for more pictures they show you a picture of the unknown sources check.

    TRICKorDEVICE Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I hope all of you have posted on the Motorola forum regarding this issue. It's important to let them know how much we want this issue fixed.

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The Motorola Atrix 4G release date was February 2011. Features and Specs include a 4.0" inch screen, 5MP camera, 1GB RAM, Nvidia Tegra 2 AP20H processor, and 1930mAh battery.

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