1. jcomito's Avatar
    I just got my Nexus S 4G!

    I'm deployed to Afghanistan right now, so there isn't really much I can do with the phone. It's not even activated right now because of the military hold on my account, and of course no service.

    We do have WiFi, but it's really slow.

    I'd like to play with the phone, maybe install some games, and various apps. I'd like to be able to get the apps on my computer and move them to the phone. Is this possible?

    I'm not planning on rooting the phone yet. Maybe in the future once I get home. This is my first "smartphone" but I do use Linux quite a bit, and I enjoy fooling around with my gadgets.

    10-15-2011 04:20 AM
  2. CR6's Avatar
    Welcome to the forum jcomito & thank you for serving our country! Enjoy your new phone!

    10-15-2011 04:32 AM
  3. digitalslacker's Avatar
    Installing apps is fairly easy, you just copy them over to your SD card and fire off the APK with like Astro or something from the phone.

    The challenge is getting the applications in their APK version in the first place. Some of the popular apps you can probably just Google like "download <app name> apk" and find them but there isn't a good src that I know of to get those, other than the Android Market.

    thanks for your service man and welcome to the forums.
    10-15-2011 07:13 AM
  4. Paul627g's Avatar
    Could always try like AppBrain or other 3rd party-Android Market related sites and see if you can download them to PC.
    10-15-2011 03:07 PM