05-25-2011 08:39 AM
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  1. netposer's Avatar
    I jumped the gun. Even though I can get the Amazon App Store installed I still can't install apps from said store but thanks to forum user elrol here is a way to get it to work without rooting.

    Thanks to "elrol" and his post below.
    A quirky work-around that's not that painful.

    First install the actual Amazon App Store

    1. Downloadd the Amazon Appstore .apk file: http://www.amazon.com/gp/mas/get-app...acUvbUpU752274
    2. Use the most awesome sideloading app for Windows
    3. Now you will have the AAS inside your app drawer


    Once you have installed the app store on your device...


    1. Locate the app you want and install it via the AAS
      It will download to this directory first:
      \Android\data\com.amazon.venezia\cache
    2. Click Cancel when you see the message "For Security, your phone is set to block installations of applications not obtained from Android Market"
    3. Now open a "file explorer" app like ES File Explorer and navigate to the folder listed in Step 1 (\Android\data\com.amazon.venezia\cache)
    4. Find the .apk file you just attempted to install press and hold the icon then select "Send"
    5. I have DropBox so I use that to get it to my PC. I tried Gmail and it worked. Tip: check the .apk file size to make sure it's not too big.
    6. Now you can use the Sideload Wonder Machine to install the app.


    I also found this page linked from Amazon's site to ATT
    Amazon Appstore for Android - Coming Soon to AT&T Phones
    I suggest everyone who owns an Inspire enter their email address so ATT sees how many of us want another option for apps.

    Guess I will have to root my Inspire sooner than I thought.


    I would like to thank ATT for being dicks about non-market apps.

    You can "buy" apps on the Amazon site and then install them on your device which is good if you want Angry Birds RIO for free before the promotion runs out.
    iub0315, ls377 and maverick1970 like this.
    03-22-2011 06:59 AM
  2. killingwthasmile's Avatar
    How were you able to do that? I used the sideloading app to get the app store installed, but when i attempted to download and install an app from it i was not allowed.

    Once the App Store is on my phone how do I get android to let me install from it?
    03-22-2011 08:55 AM
  3. elrol's Avatar
    I did the same thing this morning.. what you need to do after you download the game from the amazon store..

    open your sd card files in windows explorer and just search for .apk.. the search should return a file similar to vnz45949.apk. this was the filename for my angry birds rio download.. i had to copy it to my desktop and then use SWM to install it from there.

    (It was actually in this folder on the sd card : \Android\data\com.amazon.venezia\cache)

    Hope that helps everyone..
    03-22-2011 09:53 AM
  4. netposer's Avatar
    I did the same thing this morning.. what you need to do after you download the game from the amazon store..

    open your sd card files in windows explorer and just search for .apk.. the search should return a file similar to vnz45949.apk. this was the filename for my angry birds rio download.. i had to copy it to my desktop and then use SWM to install it from there.

    (It was actually in this folder on the sd card : \Android\data\com.amazon.venezia\cache)

    Hope that helps everyone..
    Thanks elrol, I updated my OP thanks to you!
    03-22-2011 10:57 AM
  5. elrol's Avatar
    Thanks elrol, I updated my OP thanks to you!
    I am so glad that worked for you and good idea to have it at the top of the thread .. My first real contribution to the community :P haha..
    03-22-2011 11:04 AM
  6. Silas0220's Avatar
    I've used Erol's method and it worked wonderfully. A quick 30 extra seconds of work and Angry Birds Rio is now confirmed working well on my Inspire .
    03-22-2011 02:20 PM
  7. djsmom's Avatar
    THANK YOU! I don't understand why AT&T has to mkae things so difficult. My first time using sideload wonder and it worked. Now I won't be afraid to try it again.
    03-22-2011 03:26 PM
  8. lmf1030's Avatar
    great idea. I too got stump after sideloading the amazon app store and also downloaded angry bird rio and att block the install now with look through the sd card copy to my computer and sideload it back into the phone and it works.
    03-22-2011 10:04 PM
  9. Bluezero's Avatar
    Never mind, I'm an *****. Got it installed.
    03-24-2011 09:28 AM
  10. killingwthasmile's Avatar
    Was able to get it installed. The process is fairly simple but very annoying of AT&T to do this to it's customers.
    03-24-2011 04:40 PM
  11. Xertion3's Avatar
    Got it to work thanks!

    Sent from my Xoom using Tapatalk
    03-24-2011 05:52 PM
  12. JohnBuddha's Avatar
    Winning! no thanks to AT&T for making this process unnecessary and unusually complicated...
    03-24-2011 06:16 PM
  13. BryanTheRed's Avatar
    Its pretty simple when you get the hang of it but totally unnecessary! Thanks AT&T!
    03-24-2011 09:55 PM
  14. Dragonsbane058's Avatar
    To update it do we just do the whole install process over?
    03-25-2011 08:16 AM
  15. Bluezero's Avatar
    To update it do we just do the whole install process over?
    Yeah I just saw the update notification. I'm guessing so. *sigh*
    03-25-2011 11:47 AM
  16. Dragonsbane058's Avatar
    Also anyone having problems with the tilt functions after installing this? Last night I installed doodle jump and now I have to restart about twice a day now, cant use the accelerometer at all.. unless I restart.
    03-25-2011 12:37 PM
  17. wkpalan's Avatar
    Unfortunately it says Failure [INSTALL_FAILED_ALREADY_EXISTS] for me. Appstore installed fine but the software downloaded doesn't install
    03-25-2011 03:18 PM
  18. Dragonsbane058's Avatar
    I found out that doodle jump was disabling my accelerometer, uninstalling it fixed the problem. Maybe I have to wait for ATT support.
    03-25-2011 07:46 PM
  19. Anabellaes1's Avatar
    This is horrible! I just don't get it! cannot install Amazon apps
    03-25-2011 09:42 PM
  20. Patg88's Avatar
    Unfortunately it says Failure [INSTALL_FAILED_ALREADY_EXISTS] for me. Appstore installed fine but the software downloaded doesn't install
    Open your applications it may be there. I got the same error message.
    03-26-2011 05:59 PM
  21. Duvi's Avatar
    You don't need to move/copy the files from anywhere. I used AC SWM with the app installed in the amazon directory. I believe you have to enable "usb mass storage" if it doesn't automatically do it as it does with my atrix.

    Use this method:


    Since the free clock is ticking on Angry Birds Rio I thought I would help out others with AT&T on installing the game.

    Credit goes to AlphaDog

    1. Go to USB Debugging mode
    2. Sideload Appstore
    3. Open Appstore and download angry birds. It will fail on the install.
    4. On your computer browse to: phonestorage/android/data/com.amazon.venezia/cache
    5. Side load the apk


    Good luck!
    03-26-2011 06:32 PM
  22. Patg88's Avatar
    Winning! ...
    I lol'ed when I saw this.
    03-27-2011 03:44 PM
  23. rlrhk1's Avatar
    Where do you guys get the USB drivers for sideload to work on Inspire?
    03-28-2011 09:06 PM
  24. Duvi's Avatar
    Where do you guys get the USB drivers for sideload to work on Inspire?
    mine actually installed when plugging my atrix to my win7 machine.

    did it not install them when plugging your device?
    03-28-2011 11:45 PM
  25. Patg88's Avatar
    Where do you guys get the USB drivers for sideload to work on Inspire?
    HTC Mobile Phone Support - HTC Inspire™ 4G - Downloads

    You need to download HTC Sync software.
    03-29-2011 07:20 AM
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