Aria can't sideload apps
I wish this was a joke.
- 06-15-2010, 11:40 AM #2
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I was at the HTC event tonight in SF. They had about 20 Aria's setup to play with along with HTC reps to answer questions. I went into the application setting screen on my hero and on the aria and held them side by side to the rep, showing the missing "Unknown Sources" menu. First he was impressed that I knew there would be a difference. Then he shrugged and said ATT made them do it. But he also said as soon as it's rooted it wouldn't be a problem.
I did like the lighter weight and snappier software compared to my hero. All the places where my hero lags this thing flew. Not a droid or Evo, but it seems like a nice midrange phone for those on AT&T.
- 06-17-2010, 03:10 AM #7
I'm sure there is gonna be a root to bypass this. If not this phone is made up epic fail sauce. But why would At&t want to do this?! It CRIPPLES the android phone. If I wasn't allowed non-market apps, then I would never have been able to get swype on my phone.
- 06-17-2010, 05:39 PM #8
AT&T CEO Obviously Not a Fan of Google | AndroidGuys
But just look at where AT&Ts marketshare is with android it is very sad.
Android Devices: Droid Dominant, Evo Catches Nexus – Chitika Research
Granted the N1 was counted with t-mobile but still. There is a regional that has a greater share than AT&T.
- 06-21-2010, 02:50 AM #9
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Woot for the root!
I hope AT&T realizes sooner than later that they're dealing with an open source community here. The more they try to exert their control over this environment (with an iron grip), the Android townspeople will slip right through their fingers and circumvent WHATEVER AT&T think they're trying to accomplish.
I think AT&T's application R&D money would be put to better use if they would try to actually find a way to complement what Google is doing, instead of competing with them! Do they actually think I'm gonna shell out 10 MORE dollars/month on AT&T Nav when Google Maps works great and is constantly being updated? Also, just drop that silly video clip viewer, "MobiTV". I'm looking forward to seeing how Hulu works.
Otherwise, all we have to do is just wait for the root, and then ALL of the AT&T apps will be wiped off our phones, anyway!
Woot for the root!
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Sideloading refers to downloading apps to your phone via some other form other than through the android market. For instance, if someone emails you an app, or a developer has a beta version on their website available for download, etc. That is sideloading.
For 90% of the users out there, it isn't a big deal, because just about every app you will want will be on the android market. However, every now and then there is an app, like Swype, that is not on the market yet.
Since you have the Aria, go to HTC's website and download the Sync update. This supposedly allows you to sideload by downloading the app to your desktop, then syncing it over to your phone. I haven't tried it yet, but I have heard from others who have.
- 07-13-2010, 11:53 AM #21
Yes I read about that yesterday and I installed HTC Sync ver. 2.0.33 and it supposedly recognized my phone and asked me to name it but after that it keeps saying disconnected like if my phone was not connected to the computer.
Also I read here that another user tried it and all he could do was sync his outlook contacts and whatnot. The app looks different from the one in the link from engadget.
Basically what I want sideloading for is to get some apps that are not on the market like swype.
I wish there was an easier way haha. I heard that rooting might let me sideload but then I have never rooted a phone and dont really know what other things I gain by rooting it.
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