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  1. AirCatHeavy

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    Hi Folks,

    I copied a file (.apk) to my SD card Data folder.

    Problem is, I can't figure out how to RUN it ?


    Silly Newbie question....

    Thx
     

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    You can download the Android SDK, and then use ADB to install apps.

    Install the SDK to c:/android, then open a command window and type:
    cd c:/android/platform-tools

    On your phone, goto settings>>applications>>development and be sure USB debugging is check, then connect your phone to your PC via USB

    In the command window, type:
    adb connect

    Once ADB is running and connected to your phone, type:
    adb install /sdcard/NAME_OF_APK.apk
     
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    It is c:\android and cd:\android\platform-tools

    It can get confusing going back and forth between linux and ms-dos.
     
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    Thanks Jerry,
    Got as far as "adb connect" but then I get this......

    Usage: adb connect <host> [:<port>]
     
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    Get a file manager installed, e.g. astro, es file manager, etc. then you can navigate to where the .apk is and click on it which should bring up the installer and IIRC also allow you to se the permission to install downloaded apps if you hadn't done so already.

    Market won't work via WiFi on an unactivated phone?
     
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