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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Installing Android Application outside of Google Play! Installing downloaded “.apk” file on Android!

If you are thinking of installing  an android application outside of Google Play, then following steps can help you:

1.    Navigate to Menu >Settings > Applications  and check “ Unknown Sources
Note: once installation of your desired Android Application gets completed, you should un-check this feature again. Because this  will increase your attack surface by allowing installation of non-market malicious applications.

2.   Get the downloaded “.apk” file into your SD card and navigate to it by the file manager of your Phone.

 If you don’t have file manager Application with your Phone, then you can ES File Explorer, or  ASTRO File Manager or  ICS File Explorer — Doggie.

3.    Open your file manager application and navigation to the “.apk” file and click it. Select “Install” option to install it.

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