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    Hello, Been reading a lot on this forum and like it. I've learned a lot form different forums. Now I have a droidx and I'm old dog with a new toy. Was reading a thread on pandors internet radio. Now I want to try to down load apk file and install it. I've managed to get it to zipsigner2 and don't know what to do next. Help would be appreciated. Thanks Oscar
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    Hi and welcome to the forum Oscar! :big smile:

    Once, you've downloaded the .apk to your phone, all you need to do is navigate to it by using the file manager. Once you locate it, click it and install.
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    ok it must be still in zipsigner2. how do I get out to where I can down load it to a file.
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    Did you download the .apk directly to your phone from phones browser? What browser did you use? It should be in a folder called "Downloads" in your SD card.
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    I think it went to quick office and then I put it in zipsigner2. I think.
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    If you're not sure where it went, just redownload it using your phones browser or you can also download to PC then transfer it to your phone and place it in the downloads folder and then follow the steps I posted on my 1st post in this thread.
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    OK when you quit laughing. Tell me how it suppose to be done. I'm an old dog in new diapers.
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    Ok its on the phones browser. How do I tranfer to down load file.
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    Once you click on the download link, it should start the download. Once finished you'll see a notification in the notification bar on top left. Pull it down and click it, it will ask you if you'd like to install the app. You will have to enable installing of apps outside the market by going into settings->applications and check the box next to "unknown sources"

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    ok did that and it ask me what browser i wanted to use. It did not ask if I wanted to install..
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    Choose the stock browser. It should start downloading and you'll see the notification. Let me know if you're able to download it.
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    Yes it down loaded and is on the browser, but I don't know what to do next. I put it in zipsigner2 and don't know what to do next. I'm thinking I'm way over my head here. I'm thinking I need to download something to get it out of zipsigner2 maybe.
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    To install an .apk file, you don't need apps like zipsigner2 or any other app for that matter. Just click to download with your browser, once the download is finished, install.
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    Just pick stock browser than it will ask you.
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    Ok if you downloaded it already, go to the market and download Astro File Manager. Open the app and go to the Download folder. You should see the apk there. Select it and select install.
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    Ahh, ok, so you DO need zipsigner2 for it. My apologies. Didn't realize that... Hmm, I'm not familiar with zipsigner2 but do this. Open up zipsigner2, then locate then navigate to the .apk file and let zipsigner2 do its thing. Once finished, it will probably ask you where to save the now "signed" .apk file. Open it and install.

    Sorry I haven't tried zipsigner2 app yet but hopefully someone who has can chime in here.
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    That is pretty much exactly how zipsigner works. And as far as where it places the signed file, I am pretty sure it will just place it in the folder the original is located. You should not have to change any preferences or anything, just hit ok.

    I will double check as soon as I get my phone up and running again. Made a boo boo and am currently in the process of recovering it lol.
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    I went ahead and signed it and tried it on my phone to make sure it works. Here's the signed Pandora app link: Pandora_internet_radio_v1.5.13-signed - Minus.com . If you use the stock browser on your phone, it will be in the "Download" not the "Downloads". If you use a pc to download it, I would still put it in the Download folder. Then make sure you have Unknown Sources checked like Wicked said. Go to the Download folder using a file explorer Like Droid_Xer suggested, select the app and install. If you have anymore problems, let us know.
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    Thanks you guys rock. playing as I type. :icon_ banana: :hail: :hail:
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