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Android: Install Application

Places to get stuff

Google Play only wants to install directly on your device. Which makes it tough to side-load if you don’t have WIFI.


How to Download APK Files (Android Apps) from Google Play
How To Download Apk From Google Play To PC


I loved CYRKET
Which was taken down.






Let’s say you’re in the impossible situation of having cancelled your smartphone’s contract, kept the “phone”, and had the wifi-radio die. After thinking it was a software issue you wiped the whole thing back to factory-metal, and only then discovered that it was indeed a bad radio. How do you install anything?


If you’re like me, you’ll let the phone sit around for a year gathering dust, then google like mad the night before a vacation and discover Installing an Android App from the SD card without a File browser.


The long and the short of it -- type file:///path/to/file.apk into the browser. It wouldn’t hurt to rename the .apx to something reasonably easy to type. - an edge-case that doesn’t apply to my situation, but interesting.

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