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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Rgarner, Jul 2, 2021.

  1. Rgarner

    Rgarner Android Expert
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    My friend has been "accepted" for their wifi. The thing is he apparently has to download some crap app to get it and he supposedly doesn't have enough room on his phone. I tried apking it but it said "app not installed". I also read the reviews and most of them said it's useless. Is there some other way to set up the router?
     



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  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    what router is it? i have a nighthawk netgear router and i needed an app to get things started.
     
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  3. Rgarner

    Rgarner Android Expert
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    It just says Xfinity dual band wifi. Why does there have to be some app? It does have a yellow Ethernet cord, probably for desperate cases.
     
  4. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    Wait, isn't the password the number on the router?
     
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  5. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    does your friend have a computer? or only a phone? you do not need a phone to get the router setup
     
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  6. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    That can often mean the app you're trying to sideload is incompatible with your particular phone. If you're trying to install it from somewhere like APKmirror or APKpure, some apps might be offered in different builds, like 32bit, 64bit, ARM7, ARM9, x86, etc. Where you have to choose a suitable APK to match your device's CPU architecture, otherwise you'll get "App not installed". If you're installing via Google Play, this is taken care of automatically.

    Of course i can't help you with setting up an Xfinity router.
     
    #6 mikedt, Jul 2, 2021
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2021
  7. Rgarner

    Rgarner Android Expert
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    That might be the password. If I look around the cave, I see no computer, only spears and a bearskin rug in this dim firelight. If we have to download an app please let it be as small as possible especially if it can't be SDed. Googoo says it's compatible but not enough room, which is probably bs. As I've typed before, it doesn't take an airplane hangar to park a subcompact. Meanwhile, if I try with APKPure, it seems to download ok but then claims "app not installed".
     
  8. Rgarner

    Rgarner Android Expert
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    I just "cheated" and moved that lousy Xfinity app to SD. I don't know if it's because I snuck it in with a bunch of other downloads or because it's in the download list at all or what. Those other apps I was trying to move were at least mostly downloads, too, such as Nook. What's the deal?
     
  9. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    You dont want apps on an SD.
    They will take a performance hit, drastically shorten the life of the card, and even lose some functionality.

    If there is not enough room on the device, that is user error.

    Screwgle will say that there is not enough even when there appears to be plenty, but that is because an app grows a lot after install and later updates.

    They are also taking into accout the other apps on the device doing the same.

    Good advice is to leave the same or more open memory as the device has RAM.

    For instance, my Moto e6 has 2 GB RAM, so I leave at least 2 GB of unused memory.
     
  10. PitCarver

    PitCarver Android Expert

    Don't overload your "Friend's" phone and/or MSD with a bunch of extra apps that he may not need, or want.
     
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  11. Rgarner

    Rgarner Android Expert
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    Who wants their crummy app? I'm trying to figure a way around it, especially because of all the bad reviews it's gotten. I don't want to destroy the sd card, particularly over their crap. I just wish there were a better option than the dreaded Xfinity.
     
  12. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    there is.....get a new router....like a netgear router. it will be cheaper in the long run.
     
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  13. Rgarner

    Rgarner Android Expert
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    How would he do that? He just got this one yesterday. Would it cost a lot?
     
  14. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    #14 ocnbrze, Jul 3, 2021
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2021
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