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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by jamor, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. jamor

    jamor Well-Known Member
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    Does anyone know where there are directions to install an Apk application saved on the computer but not on the Android market?

    I tried HTC sync and it says there was a parser package error.
     

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  2. Cobravision

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    Copy the file to the SD card and then use a program like Astro File Manager to browse to that folder and then run it directly from there. You will get a security warning, so you will have to uncheck the box that says to only run apps downloaded from the app store.

    If you need to uninstall the program, go to Settings|Applications|Manage Applications and uninstall from there.
     
  3. NNN

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    Anywhere
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  4. jamor

    jamor Well-Known Member
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    It says "Could not open /sdcard/com.shazam/android.apk as APK file" - ?
     
  5. thepinkc

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    Save the .apk to your computer. Mount your phone to the computer and drag and drop the .apk to your sd card.

    Then use an app like AppsInstaller - Android app on AppBrain to install the .apk.
     
  6. UncleMike

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    If you don't want to install another app just so you can install off-Market apps, just copy the APK file to the downloads folder on the memory card, open your browser, select Menu -> More -> Downloads, and select the APK file.
     

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