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  1. cookie_monster

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    ok i am trying to download apk files from 4shared and when i go to download them i get a message saying the content is not supported on the phone. no application can be found to open this file
     

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    Do you have an app to install apk files?
     
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    never had too just what ever was on the phone naturally
     
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    download astro from the market, it lets you install apks.
     
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    i have astro and when i go to 4 shared they are .bin files
     
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    You need to rename the file extension from .bin to .apk.
    That'll fix your problem. Have to do it all the time when I download apks with Custom ROMs.
     
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    Not nesessarily. .bin files can also be compressed folders, just like Zip files but with a .bin extension. You may need to extract them first, the apk may be inside.
     
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    yeah i tried to rename them and that dont work..... they are just .bin files when they are downloaded on the phone but when i download them on my computer they are .apk files with the name in front of them
     
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    Ithats right. I forgot they can be compressed times. I think most of the file managing apps like Astro and Andro zip can open files like zip and din files.
     
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    what are the specific apks and what rom are you currently using ?
     
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    do u have the playstation emulator?
     
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    no?
     
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    One, that has absolutely NOTHING to do with this thread.

    Two, that app is available in the Market.

    Three, if you are asking for that app illegally, you are looking in the wrong place, because we dont do that kind of stuff here.
     
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    i am not looking for illegally i am looking for old apps version that i like better then the new updated version thank you
     
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    So what's the fix
     
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    ok when you download the file it saves as a .bin and then you go and rename it to the file name you want.


    so say you download adw and it saves as .bin, you rename it to adw.apk and then it will change
     
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    thank you sir, just wondring is there a way I can go back to the way it was originally without having to change the ext
     
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    sorry I never got back to you, glad you figured it out!
     
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    no problem thanks for your help i see your a big help to this forum i see your name all over the place lol
     
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    nope this was done on 4shared part lol the only way to not have to change the ext is to download to your computer and then put on your SD card
     
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    hoped that helps
     
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