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Super n00b has questions regarding Android 4.0 Media Box

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by dL_EVO, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. dL_EVO

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    Hello everyone,

    I'm fairly new to Androids and I have a couple of questions. I'm pretty much lost and I feel ashamed for asking because I can typically find most pieces of information I need on Google.

    I bought a pre-rooted Android 4.0.4 media box and I'm trying to install an unsigned application onto the box. I copied the unsigned app to a SD card and put it into the media box. I can see the contents of my SD card in File Manager. I checked the permissions of the files on the card and it's 777 for everything.

    But, I'm a bit lost. I found some info online that states I should open the .PKG using the "Open With..." option. When I tap (hold) the .PKG file, i'm suppose to see "Open With..." but I don't see it. I just see "Open" and some other options.

    I've also tried to enable the "Unknown Sources" option in Settings -> Apps and that option is not there. OK, I'm very confused because all these instructions I'm finding tell me to do things that are not available on my Android 4.0.4 box.

    Any insight would be great. Thanks in advance!
     

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    Ok, I just found the "Unknown Sources" check box. It was under Settings -> Personal -> Security. It was already pre checked and I still can't figure out how to install this unsigned app
     
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    I think the issue is to sideload or install applications like this they need to be .apk files. I do not think a .pkg file will be able to launch like this.
     

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