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Way to test APK files?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by keegan1977, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. keegan1977

    keegan1977 New Member
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    New to Android so I need a little help.

    Is there a way to test an APK file on the computer before installing on my new EVO?

    Or maybe check it for a virus or such?

    I just don't want to screw up my new phone.

    Thanks
     

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  2. justinandroid

    justinandroid Member
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    you could download the android SDK and load the .apk using one of the virtual devices. At least I think that would work?
     
  3. nightfishing

    nightfishing Well-Known Member
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    There are no viruses. There are other malicious programs floating around (data harvesters, key loggers etc).

    best advice to avoid malicious software is to only download form the market (or other trusted sites) and only download apps with good customer feedback.

    also, pay attention to the permissions apps ask for when you install them and make sure you feel comfortable with the access you are providing.

    if you are dl'ing apk's from torrent sites, good luck (you may be exposing yourself to trouble)

    Good sticky here:

    http://androidforums.com/android-ap...ps-avoid-viruses-guide-those-new-android.html
     
  4. zonaRSX

    zonaRSX New Member
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    i'd like to check a program as well.. is there a mac program or windows program that can run an apk file
     
  5. AJam

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    You are looking for a program called YouWave: YouWave, Android on Windows PC.

    I know this thread has been dead a while, but if anyone searches on Google and ends up at this forum (as I did) at least now they have something.

    This probably won't protect you against malicious programs, but it does give you the opportunity to test out .apk files right on your computer.

    Hope this helps!

    AJam
     
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