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    How to install application that is on my droid?

    I downloaded an application which is a free application to my sd card but how should I install this in my phone?
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    Just use a file explorer (Astro or OI) to navigate to it and select it. Note - it has to be a .apk and NOT .zip if it is .zip rename it to .apk.
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    I have astro however please guide me How to use it?

    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by maverick View Post
    I have astro however please guide me How to use it?

    Thanks

    In Astro, you should see a folder called sdcard. Usually the apps you download go into the /sdcard/download folder. If the file is there and has a .apk extension, just click on it. If it's a zip extension, you will have to rename to <whatever>.apk

    If the extension isn't shown, long press the file and go to details. Also make sure (if this is a 3rd party app or non-market app), you have to go to Settings/Application settings and enable Unknown sources at your own risk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LuN3yDaV3 View Post
    In Astro, you should see a folder called sdcard. Usually the apps you download go into the /sdcard/download folder. If the file is there and has a .apk extension, just click on it. If it's a zip extension, you will have to rename to <whatever>.apk

    If the extension isn't shown, long press the file and go to details. Also make sure (if this is a 3rd party app or non-market app), you have to go to Settings/Application settings and enable Unknown sources at your own risk.
    Just switched to the sholes rom 2.0.3. Since i've not had it before, i had to re-ad my apps that i backed up and such.

    I added it all and then went to add DroidRootHelper (stupid app i know, but i was using it to show a friend something simple) and Astro won't let me install the .apk. I allowed unknown apps and such in the settings.

    Here's a screenshot of the icon next to the DRH apk i want to install.



    This issue came up a long time ago, but i just forgot how to fix it.
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    there's any easy fix, what is it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by naman919 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by LuN3yDaV3 View Post
    In Astro, you should see a folder called sdcard. Usually the apps you download go into the /sdcard/download folder. If the file is there and has a .apk extension, just click on it. If it's a zip extension, you will have to rename to <whatever>.apk

    If the extension isn't shown, long press the file and go to details. Also make sure (if this is a 3rd party app or non-market app), you have to go to Settings/Application settings and enable Unknown sources at your own risk.
    Just switched to the sholes rom 2.0.3. Since i've not had it before, i had to re-ad my apps that i backed up and such.

    I added it all and then went to add DroidRootHelper (stupid app i know, but i was using it to show a friend something simple) and Astro won't let me install the .apk. I allowed unknown apps and such in the settings.

    Here's a screenshot of the icon next to the DRH apk i want to install.



    This issue came up a long time ago, but i just forgot how to fix it.
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    Can't install my swype .apk either.
    Quote Originally Posted by bigman2 View Post
    Why must people insist on posting these things when my flamethrower is in for repairs?

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