How to: Install APKs without the market

| Friday, March 5, 2010
Sometimes you need to install an apk file instead of using the Market, like when installing Swype. The process is quite easy.

1. Go to menu > settings > applications and check "install apps from unknown sources". It will give you a warning about being potentially dangerous but you have to have this checked if you want to install apk files.

2. Download astro file manager for free from the market

3. Download the apk file and put it on your sd card, either by plugging the phone into the computer and mounting or downloading it from your browser. I put all of my apk files into a folder called "apk" on the sd card just to keep the card from getting cluttered

4. Get to the file in astro file manager and open the file with the installer.

5. Enjoy!


Anonymous said...

in part two you are using the market

Anonymous said...


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