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    I had such high hopes. Hoped the Aria would be a turning point for AT&T.
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    Rather disappointing

    I was excited to have tiny android phone available on AT&T.
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    Is there anyway around this? I don't know much about android.
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    Only if they root this device. Though if its anything similar to the EVO and Incredible software wise, we should have root after a few weeks.
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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.
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BazzBro View Post
    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.
    It is the way that AT&T is doing android. They learned the walled garden from the best and guess they like the control. I am sure that the fact of how the CEO of AT&T feels towards google does not help.


    But just look at where AT&Ts marketshare is with android it is very sad.

    Granted the N1 was counted with t-mobile but still. There is a regional that has a greater share than AT&T.
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    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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    In the meantime you CAN sideload apps via ADB if you install the SDK. Its not too bad once you get used to it, but you'll need a computer to install stuff like PDAnet or Android Tether.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wibbic View Post
    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!
    The worry that I would have with "waiting on the root" would be whether there were enough AT&T Android users to have someone good enough to figure it out. It happens quickly on VZW and Sprint because there are a lot of Android fans already there. And I don't think the Aria is going to draw a lot of folks just to root it.
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    Can PdaNet app be loaded by using wifi with the sim card removed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by whitenack View Post
    The worry that I would have with "waiting on the root" would be whether there were enough AT&T Android users to have someone good enough to figure it out. It happens quickly on VZW and Sprint because there are a lot of Android fans already there. And I don't think the Aria is going to draw a lot of folks just to root it.
    If the Backflip was rooted the Aria will be. All other midrange devices have been.
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    Will the Aria be getting the Froyo 2.2 update?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rlb View Post
    Will the Aria be getting the Froyo 2.2 update?
    I read somewhere that HTC said any phone released this year will get the update, but I haven't seen the Aria mentioned specifically by name.

    I wouldn't see why they wouldn't do it, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iamlilysdad View Post
    If the Backflip was rooted the Aria will be. All other midrange devices have been.
    The Backflip was never rooted!
    But luckly the Aria was able to be rooted by an older method alread out there. So it came to pass anyway.
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    Aria has already been rooted days ago
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    Quote Originally Posted by sherifone View Post
    In the meantime you CAN sideload apps via ADB if you install the SDK. Its not too bad once you get used to it, but you'll need a computer to install stuff like PDAnet or Android Tether.
    Ok I am new to Android so I dont know how or what you are talking about. If you have a link I can use to learn more about this process let me know. I want to able to sideload apps. Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by aliendroid View Post
    Ok I am new to Android so I dont know how or what you are talking about. If you have a link I can use to learn more about this process let me know. I want to able to sideload apps. Thanks!
    What phone/network do you have. All android phones can sideload except those from AT&T.

    ETA: I'm stupid I didn't realize this was the ARIA section!!!
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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.
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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by aliendroid View Post
    Yes I read about that yesterday and I installed HTC Sync ver. 2.0.33 and ...
    When did you download that version? My version says 3.0.5372. I haven't gotten around to installing it yet, so I don't know if it will do what it is supposed to do or not. I downloaded my version Sunday afternoon. If you downloaded your version after that, maybe they switched it back already?
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    I downloaded it yesterday, and redownloaded it today
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    Yes apparently they have switched back

    Wish there was a way to get the old .exe and install it
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    Found the version that apparently lets you sideload



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