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Topic # 67635 5-Sep-2010 09:39
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Some of the new devices (Archos 10) I have been looking at cannot download from market it seems.
If I have a market-enabled device (Nexus One), can I download the application on that device, use Astro to back it up as an apk. to my SD card, copy across to the new device and install?
Is it that easy?
Anyone tried it ?
 

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  Reply # 376850 5-Sep-2010 12:19
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Yes that should work for free applications and some paid ones. You should also be able to do this using the Android emulator, see here. It won't work for paid apps that use Google's Licensing Service.

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  Reply # 376912 5-Sep-2010 16:20
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peejayw: Some of the new devices (Archos 10) I have been looking at cannot download from market it seems.
If I have a market-enabled device (Nexus One), can I download the application on that device, use Astro to back it up as an apk. to my SD card, copy across to the new device and install?
Is it that easy?
Anyone tried it ?
 


Yes. It's that easy. It's called "side-loading". :-) 

You just have to make sure you have "unknown sources" ticked in Menu - Settings - Applications

This is what enables you to install anything from anywhere.

Some vendors (very few) lock this down (AT&T, for example). Check to see if Archos does. Often there are work-arounds anyway. 





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