How to Install apps from the memory card to your android phone
You may ask, how can I install applications, games on my android phone that didn't come from the android market?
Well, you're not the only one who's having problems with them.
Having trouble installing android apps or java applications on your android cellular phone(s) or device is not new.
Whether it's from your computer or memory card this should be a breeze. And so far this should apply to different Android phones, no matter what the brand is.
To set your expectations, these steps were based from my HTC Wildfire, and should be the same logic to be followed if you have other model or manufacturer as long as they're using android operating systems. Great! Now let's get started Android engineers made their OS extra secure by not allowing apps to be installed if they didn't come directly from the android market. In other words if you haven't downloaded them from the android market that app(application) will be blocked and you'll receive an error message. Here's how you can do it:
Access the main menu
Go to settings
Then check the option that says Unknown Sources(once checked this should allow you to install apps whether it has a file extension of .sdk or .jar).
Access the location of the file that you want to install.
Still having issues? Make sure that the application installer is complete and/ or not corrupted. Check online if the app that you're trying to install is actually compatible or made for your device
When you tether with your Android-powered smartphone, you can connect to the Internet on your computer from any location covered by your cellphone service provider's network. Tethering allows your phone to act as a modem for the computer. Tethering applications such as Tether for Android allow you to set up tethering without the need to root your phone. Before tethering, check with your cellphone service provider to determine how much data you are allowed to use without incurring data charges. Excessive use of the Android phone as a modem can cause you to exceed your allotted data.
Search the Android Market on your phone for a tethering application. Applications such as EasyTether and PdaNet are available to download for free. Download the application from the Market. Installation begins immediately after the download. When installation finishes, an icon for the tethering app is placed on the Android's expanded home screen. Open a Web browser on the computer and access the site specified in the tethering application's description in the Market. Download and install the USB drivers needed to tether from the site. When installation is finished, an icon for the tethering application is placed on the computer's desktop. Tap "Settings" on your Android phone, then tap "Applications." Tap "Development" and enable "USB Debugging." When the field turns green, it is enabled. Connect the phone to the computer with its USB cable. Launch the tethering application on the phone. Launch the application on the computer. Click the option to connect to the Internet in the home screen. When the connection is established, confirmation is displayed in the status window. Android 101: Tethering http://www.androidcentral.com/android-internet-tetherEasyTether shares your Android smartphone connection with your PC. http://www.mobile-stream.com/easytether/android.html
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How do you install apps on Android?
The following applies to any app that you might want to install on your Android tablet.
There are a few ways to go about this. The easiest is, of course, the Android Market itself. But it's quickly finding competition in the likes of the Amazon Appstore. And there are smaller third-party app stores as well, though they haven't necessarily caught on as much as you'd think.
The Android Market
The Android Market is the easiest way to install new Android apps. It should already be installed on your phone or tablet. If it's not, chances are you have one of those (really) cheap Android tablets, and it didn't meet Google's approval. That doesn't mean you can't install new apps, though, and we'll talk more about that in a minute.
Android Market To use the Android Market, you'll need to be signed in with a Google account. Chances are you did this when you first set up the phone. But if not, you can add a Google account to your phone (and even sign up for one at the same time) straight from your phone. Go to Settings>accounts to do so.
Once you're logged in, you'll be able to browser the Android Market, purchase apps, or download free apps. The Android Market also is where you'll update apps you've already loaded. Purchasing apps is done a couple of ways.
One is through Google checkout. You give it a credit card number, and it manages the transactions for you.
Another way is through carrier billing. If you're on Sprint, AT&T or T-Mobile you can charge apps to your phone bill.
There are also a couple ways to browse the Android Market. You'll mostly likely do it from your phone. But if you're at a computer, you can browser, purchase and install apps from the Android Market web portal. It's at www.market.android.com.
Fun fact about the Android Market: Once you've purchased an application, you can download it onto as many phones as you have. Need more space on your phone? Uninstall an app and put it back on later if you need it again, at no additional charge. To install from the Android Market on your phone
Choose an app.
To install, tap "Free" (If it's a paid app, you'll tap "Purchase"
You'll be asked to accept permissions -- this shows you what the app can access on your phone. Hit yes, and the app will download and install.
Note: You can cancel a download as it's happening. For paid apps, you can request a refund within 15 minutes. To install apps from the Android Market
Go to market.android.com from a web browser.
Pick an app. Hit the install button.
You'll be asked to accept permissions, and choose which device you want to install on (if you have more than one).
Look over the permissions and hit the install button again. The app will magically be downloaded and installed on your phone.
The Amazon Appstore
A relative newcomer is the Amazon Appstore. It's similar to the Android Market in that you'll have to have an account with Amazon to use it. Unlike the Android Market, the Amazon Appstore likely didn't come pre-installed on your phone, so you'll need to download it.
Once it's on your phone, you can download apps directly from it or, like the Android Market, from a web portal. App downloaded through the Amazon Appstore will be updated through the Amazon Appstore and not through the Android Market.
The following tutorial video will take you through the entire process better than my written words.
well Android Market is an online software store developed by Google for Android
devices. An application program ("app") called "Market" is preinstalled
on most Android devices and allows users to browse and download apps
published by third-party developers, hosted on Android Market. Users can
also search for and read detailed information about apps from the
Android Market website. please go here for further info.
Couple things you could do. You could to see if its some sort of sync problem with the android marketplace.
settings > manage applications > market > Clear Cache
this requires you to sign back up and sync your market again.
Other then that, you can download the .apk's from online and install them yourself or an alternative android app store like getjar, andspot, SlideMe and AndAppStore (there is also the adult app store mikandi) remember, when you install .apk's (they are like .exe's for android) you need to go to settings > applications > and checkmark unknown sources.