POLL: Sideloading

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POLL: Sideloading

Who agrees and feels cheated that at&amp;t would release a phone allowing app sideloading and make the current phones wait? I feel cheated and it's crap that neither at&amp;t nor moto can even give a time frame, yes I know it's coming but they should have had this ready before a phone was released with this option.<br><br>I vote cheated
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Scholar

Re: POLL: Sideloading

Root, my friend if you can't wait. XDA is the way to go. This is one thing I didn't know when I bought the Atrix. Now I realize how important sideloading is. My suggestion is don't wait and hope if you really need it, it could take months.
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Re: POLL: Sideloading

Yeah I'm a senior member there almost 1700 posts just not ready to void my warranty at least not until the bootloader is unlocked,
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Scholar

Re: POLL: Sideloading


msd24200 wrote:
Yeah I'm a senior member there almost 1700 posts just not ready to void my warranty at least not until the bootloader is unlocked,

You can always flash an SBF back to stock.

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Mentor

Re: POLL: Sideloading

Yeah I've debated doing it
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Employee
Employee

Re: POLL: Sideloading

  What's official on Side Loading  (Like being able to use the Amazon Android App Store) with my AT&T Motorola ATRIX 4G ?

 

 All the news and response to the news that "AT&T Android Users Can *NOW*  Use Amazon's Andorid App Store" say the fix is in place NOW.  So where is the "setting" to allow the ATRIX to do it? Lots of ta;lk about the other Android offerings but ATRIX is totally missing from all the conversation and buzz.  Why?

 

http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/att-opens-up-android-allows-users-to-download-amazon-appstore/

 

 

 

Where do we go to see the official word on why we don't have and when we we get the side loading capabilty on my top of the line AT&T ATRIX 4G phone?

 

 

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*I am an AT&T employee and the postings on this site are my own and don't necessarily represent AT&T's position, strategies or opinions.
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Well my wifes aria still doesn't have it, pretty crappy to release a phone with that feature enabled and leave the rest of us out. As much as at&t has been hounded and trashed over all this you would have figured they would have had our update ready before that phone came out.
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I've talked to at&amp;t and motorola and can't get an answer as to when we will get it, not even a remote time frame.
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Employee
Employee

Re: POLL: Sideloading

 

  AT&T needs to intervine to "enhance and support a better customer experience" and insist Motorola push through

the update supporting installs from App Stores other than the Andoid Market so we can enjoy Free Apps from Amazon's

Android App Market.  This is a big black eye for AT&T to allow this to go on, particularly after making it available on

the other Android phones and not on their premier Android phones.

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Agreed, but they don't care as long as they still get my over $200 a month in services and to top it off they have no unlimited data and my dsl service is data caped now as well, may have to switch my internet to insight, a lot faster. Seems like at&t is the only company going backwards and not forward. Not good costumer treatment at all.
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Re: POLL: Sideloading - Alternative to Rooting While We Wait For AT&T

Recently I found an article on Life Hacker that described a way to bypass 3rd-party app side loading restrictions

by using a PC software program called Android Injector. The Injector can take any app file .apk and install

it on your Android phone, including the AT&T ATRIX. The tool was not too difficult to install from the XDA developers. It requires a PC software download and install, probably a device driver detect and install,

andf setting your phones USB Connection to "None" and HOME->Settings->Applications->Development->USB debugging to be ON (checked) .

 

O Go to the LifeHaker web site and search for Android Injector

 

   How I Downloaded and Installed The FREE Amazon Android App Of The Day on my AT&T Motorola ATRIX

 

Since it will no doubt be awhile or more before AT&T gets Motorola to update their software allow 3rd Party Apps, like the Amazon App Store FREE-App-Of_the-Day, I decided to use the Android Injector to do it. I think I have

the process, I hope I didn't forget something.

 

Here's what I did:

 

   1) Go the Amazon site and navigate (left side) to Appstore for Android -> Apps

   2) Select the      Download the Amazon Appstore   using an email address

       you can read from your PC instead of a phone number, then GO

 

   3) Read your e-mail from Amazon on your PC making sure you

      do the  "Click the link:  Amazon.co   app-email" BUT

      save the  Amazon_Appstore-release.apk on your PC

 

   4) Connect your ATRIX to your PC with a USB connection.

       When connected swipe to view the notification screen and

       select USB Connection.  Then chose "None:.

       [ Don't forget the Android Injector requires the option HOME->Settings->Applications->Development->USB debugging to be ON (checked) ]

 

    5) Bring up the Android Injector and Sectect File  your downloaded Amazon_Appstore-release.apk

 

    6) Check the install starts up on your ATRIX. You will not be able to

        completely install any Amazon Store apps with this Amazon App Store App.

        But you will get close enough. Supply your Amazon account information.

 

   7) On your PC go to the Amazon.com home web page and navigate to

      Appstore for Android -> Apps.  Find the FREE App Of The Day and

      select  "Get app" and follow the $0.00 checkout.

 

   8) Now, go to your ATRIX and start up the Amazon Appstore. You

      should be able to see your new free app in My Apps as an app to

      download and install. Select Install.

 

   9) Note the .apk file will be downloaded BUT fail to install because of

       the AT&T / Motorola block of 3rd party software. BUT, the .apk file

       is now on you phone! I found it to be located in the directory folder

 

            /mnt/sdcard/Android/data/com.amazon.venezia/cache

 

       The file will be one that ends in .apk but no obvious name connected

        with the app.

 

  10) Change the USB Connection on the phone from "None" to

       "USB Mass Storage".  That will make the ATRIX files visible to

        your PC.  Using your PC navigate the Windows File on your

        ATRIX.  Go to /mnt/sdcard/Android/data/com.amazon.venezia/cache

        and copy it to a folder on your PC.

 

  11) Change the USB Connection back to "None". Then use the

        Android Injector to install the .apk  from the PC folder you

        just copied it to.

 

  12) Locate the App on your ATRIX and start it up!

 

 

I think I got all the steps right.

 

  PeteC



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*I am an AT&T employee and the postings on this site are my own and don't necessarily represent AT&T's position, strategies or opinions.
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Tutor

Re: POLL: Sideloading

[ Edited ]

I want sideloading but ATT likes to keep us behind walls. Why did I switch of T-Mobile?...

 

One way to get noticed is to call customer support everyday until we get it. If all of us calls just once everyday to ask for it they'll customer support will start getting clogged. That's when they'll have to something.

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Re: POLL: Sideloading

Gingerbread WILL enable app sideloading
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