1. sawellem's Avatar
    Hi, I have a Samsung Captivate from AT&T. I recently downloaded a .apk file on my SD card hoping that I could run it on my phone. Unfortunately, when I try to run/install the file from my Captivate, it says "Install Blocked for security reasons". After researching I saw that I could easily fix this problem by doing Setting>Applications>Unknown Sources. Except I have one big problem. The Unknown Sources setting is not on my phone. Please help finding a way to install the .apk apps onto my Captivate from another source besides the Android Market.

    Additional Information: I have a MAC so any outside application also have to work on MAC.
    THANKS SO MUCH IN ADVANCE!
    07-31-2011 05:53 AM
  2. NUNsLAUGHTER92's Avatar
    You will have to use something called "The Sideload Wonder Machine" (:
    I'm not sure about running it on a Mac though I used a PC for my friends phone. But I do know you'll need android sdk installed so it can pull special drivers from your phone.
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    07-31-2011 05:59 AM
  3. NUNsLAUGHTER92's Avatar
    Just checked, and it will run on a Mac.
    07-31-2011 06:01 AM
  4. 4mryooper's Avatar
    Please help finding a way to install the .apk apps onto my Captivate from another source besides the Android Market.
    Additional Information: I have a MAC so any outside application also have to work on MAC.
    THANKS SO MUCH IN ADVANCE!
    I use Android Injector but not certain it would work on a MAC.
    07-31-2011 11:00 AM
  5. nbell978's Avatar
    Hi, I have a Samsung Captivate from AT&T. I recently downloaded a .apk file on my SD card hoping that I could run it on my phone. Unfortunately, when I try to run/install the file from my Captivate, it says "Install Blocked for security reasons". After researching I saw that I could easily fix this problem by doing Setting>Applications>Unknown Sources. Except I have one big problem. The Unknown Sources setting is not on my phone. Please help finding a way to install the .apk apps onto my Captivate from another source besides the Android Market.

    Additional Information: I have a MAC so any outside application also have to work on MAC.
    THANKS SO MUCH IN ADVANCE!
    go to att support, and talk to a live chat rep... they should be able to enable unknown sources for you. you still won't have the check box, but you will be able to install any app you want.
    07-31-2011 12:22 PM
  6. sawellem's Avatar
    Thanks to those who replied... I will try all options and I will give a response ASAP!
    08-01-2011 09:49 AM
  7. sawellem's Avatar
    I use Android Injector but not certain it would work on a MAC.
    No, it does not work on a MAC but thank you for your time for trying to help me
    08-01-2011 02:49 PM
  8. Ashish Kachhia's Avatar
    Hi, I have a Samsung Captivate from AT&T. I recently downloaded a .apk file on my SD card hoping that I could run it on my phone. Unfortunately, when I try to run/install the file from my Captivate, it says "Install Blocked for security reasons". After researching I saw that I could easily fix this problem by doing Setting>Applications>Unknown Sources. Except I have one big problem. The Unknown Sources setting is not on my phone. Please help finding a way to install the .apk apps onto my Captivate from another source besides the Android Market.
    06-17-2013 07:22 AM
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