1. PinkLily's Avatar
    I managed to download the Sideload Wonder Machine for my AT&T Samsung Captivate. (Check "allow mock applications" in Development << after many many failed attempts, finally, I did this and it worked.) And this, in turn, downloaded the Amazon Appstore onto my device. I'm trying to download Angry Birds Rio, but after the application has downloaded, I'm still getting the standard AT&T "Install Blocked" message "For security, your phone is set to block installation of applications not sourced in Android Market."

    What am I doing wrong? Any help greatly appreciated! Thank you!
    03-29-2011 11:18 PM
  2. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    You're not doing anything wrong

    AT&T's block on third party apps keeps the Amazon store from working as it should. I'm working on an easy tutorial, for now here are the instructions:
    http://forum.androidcentral.com/show...968#post782968
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    03-30-2011 12:02 AM
  3. PinkLily's Avatar
    You're not doing anything wrong

    AT&T's block on third party apps keeps the Amazon store from working as it should. I'm working on an easy tutorial, for now here are the instructions:
    [How-To] Use the Amazon App Store with the Sideload Wonder Machine [W-I-P] - Android Forums
    Thank you for the reply!

    However, I think I might have to wait for the "easy tutorial" because I have no idea what "dropbox" and "Astro" are or how to find "/mnt/sdcard/Android/data/com.amazon.venezia/cache" on my phone. Unless someone can enlighten me...???

    Also, my phone is not rooted (no plans to do so), if that makes any difference. I'm a bit of a newbie (have only had this phone for a few months)...
    03-30-2011 09:53 AM
  4. duping812's Avatar
    I followed your tutorial and get appstore installed on my atrix, but the same problem as PinkLily still exist. Could you tell me what should I do to correct this? thx

    You're not doing anything wrong

    AT&T's block on third party apps keeps the Amazon store from working as it should. I'm working on an easy tutorial, for now here are the instructions:
    http://forum.androidcentral.com/show...968#post782968
    03-31-2011 10:45 PM
  5. jd914's Avatar
    I just installed Angry Birds rio, Swift key and Weatherbug Elite from the Amazon app store, here what you have to do:

    Plug in your device to your computer
    enable USB Mass Storage
    Launch AC SWM
    Select Choose APK
    Navigate to Computer
    Choose your devices storage location (mine is Drive E)
    Navigate to Android>Data>com.amazon.venezia>cache (downloaded amazon app should be there)
    highlight apk file and select open
    on AC SWM select install

    Your Amazon Appstore file is installed

    Good luck!!!

    BTW No root needed
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    04-01-2011 09:37 AM
  6. pazzo02's Avatar
    I just installed Angry Birds rio, Swift key and Weatherbug Elite from the Amazon app store, here what you have to do:

    Plug in your device to your computer
    enable USB Mass Storage
    Launch AC SWM
    Select Choose APK
    Navigate to Computer
    Choose your devices storage location (mine is Drive E)
    Navigate to Android>Data>com.amazon.venezia>cache (downloaded amazon app should be there)
    highlight apk file and select open
    on AC SWM select install

    Your Amazon Appstore file is installed

    Good luck!!!

    BTW No root needed
    I'll have to try this to see if it works on my Inspire. I thought the device had to be set to charge only when running SWM.
    04-29-2011 04:46 PM
  7. pazzo02's Avatar
    jd914's method works without a hitch. Only thing I would add are these pre-steps:
    >When you find the app you want on Amazon appstore, click the install button.
    >It will download and try to install, but you'll get the error message that it's not allowed.
    >Click cancel. At this point the .apk file will be in the afore mentioned cache folder.
    04-29-2011 11:43 PM
  8. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    There's a reason I don't recommend this

    Later, about half of the people who do it this way will start saying they can't update apps from the Amazon app store through the SWM, and installing them like this is why.

    Apps can't get installed to your SD card when you've got it mounted. Big apps like games are marked for SD card storage, but end up in app storage. So you'll be poking around one day and see that 15 MB of Angry birds can be moved to SD and you'll do it.

    And then you'll have a corrupted file in .android_secure, and updates will fail until you fix it. A very patient and kind fellow and his Backflip helped me test this over, and over, and over.

    Do yourself a favor -- copy the apks to your computer, and install them without the SD card mounted

    I recommend using Dropbox versus mass storage transfer, only because some of the drivers and their goofy software suites *cough Motorola cough* will give you did not ack errors trying to run adb if you haven't unplugged the phone, then plugged it back in. Nobody's going to remember that
    04-30-2011 12:06 AM
  9. .Aaron's Avatar
    There's a reason I don't recommend this

    Later, about half of the people who do it this way will start saying they can't update apps from the Amazon app store through the SWM, and installing them like this is why.

    Apps can't get installed to your SD card when you've got it mounted. Big apps like games are marked for SD card storage, but end up in app storage. So you'll be poking around one day and see that 15 MB of Angry birds can be moved to SD and you'll do it.

    And then you'll have a corrupted file in .android_secure, and updates will fail until you fix it. A very patient and kind fellow and his Backflip helped me test this over, and over, and over.

    Do yourself a favor -- copy the apks to your computer, and install them without the SD card mounted

    I recommend using Dropbox versus mass storage transfer, only because some of the drivers and their goofy software suites *cough Motorola cough* will give you did not ack errors trying to run adb if you haven't unplugged the phone, then plugged it back in. Nobody's going to remember that
    Thanks for your insight and I see where you are coming from but there is NO WAY to install any app on the HTC Inspire without it being rooted. And rooting my phone entices and scares me at the sametime. I hate providers lock phones down so much. But there is no way to install an app without mounting the SD card.
    04-30-2011 05:18 AM
  10. emreilgin's Avatar
    thank you
    05-19-2011 04:50 PM
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