1. vito55's Avatar
    I read the article on androidcentral about the new google app store. I followed the link the article gave me and it brought me to a site called MediaFire to download the app. I downloaded it but when I tried to run it my Atrix gave me a message saying that the file isn't safe and that for my safety I'm not allowed to open it! I had the same problem with the Amazon app store. Can anybody help?
    07-13-2011 02:15 PM
  2. elvisgp's Avatar
    I haven't had this problem with my Droid x, but you can try downloading the new market to your computer and then transferring it to the phone's SD card. Once on the SD card use a file manager, such as astro, to install the apk. Hope this helps.
    07-13-2011 02:53 PM
  3. sniffs's Avatar
    You can't install non-market apps(apps not installed/updated directly from the market) on the Atrix without rooting and using the SWM.
    07-13-2011 03:54 PM
  4. iamldavis's Avatar
    So how do they expect non rooted users to update their market...
    07-13-2011 08:37 PM
  5. njlx016's Avatar
    It's just a preview release. The latest version of the Market will get pushed to your phone OTA in the coming weeks.
    07-13-2011 10:45 PM
  6. elvisgp's Avatar
    Oh yeah, that's right. I forgot AT@T blocked downloads from unknown sources on a few phones.
    07-14-2011 12:38 AM
  7. Tom S.'s Avatar
    You can't install non-market apps(apps not installed/updated directly from the market) on the Atrix without rooting and using the SWM.
    You don't need to root to sideload apps. Just run SWM alone.
    07-14-2011 02:01 AM
  8. sniffs's Avatar
    You don't need to root to sideload apps. Just run SWM alone.
    I know this, but if you're going to start installing apps using SWM and apps that aren't ready yet, might as well root.
    07-14-2011 10:34 AM
  9. GrimyGunz's Avatar
    I wouldn't mess with market unless it is ready. only if you know how to get back to old market. imo
    07-14-2011 01:34 PM
  10. Tom S.'s Avatar
    I know this, but if you're going to start installing apps using SWM and apps that aren't ready yet, might as well root.

    That's not what your post says. Don't mislead people into rooting when they are not ready or comfortable doing it.
    07-14-2011 08:51 PM
  11. sniffs's Avatar
    That's not what your post says. Don't mislead people into rooting when they are not ready or comfortable doing it.
    Look, to use SWM, you have to install the Android SDK, you have to install .NET 4.0, you have to install the Motorola ADB Windows drivers, you have to download the .APK, you have to run the SWM and click Install as an update.

    If people are going through this trouble, they might as well root, unlock the ability to install from unknown sources and not even deal with the other stuff!

    How much more comfortable do you have to be? if you're doing all the work to put this on a locked down device, why not spend the extra few minutes and root?

    I'm not here to argue, arguing on the internet is f-ing stupid. I am trying to be helpful, so either get off my back or go somewhere else.
    07-14-2011 11:55 PM
  12. jwolfe99's Avatar
    Look, to use SWM, you have to install the Android SDK, you have to install .NET 4.0, you have to install the Motorola ADB Windows drivers, you have to download the .APK, you have to run the SWM and click Install as an update.

    If people are going through this trouble, they might as well root, unlock the ability to install from unknown sources and not even deal with the other stuff!

    How much more comfortable do you have to be? if you're doing all the work to put this on a locked down device, why not spend the extra few minutes and root?

    I'm not here to argue, arguing on the internet is f-ing stupid. I am trying to be helpful, so either get off my back or go somewhere else.
    Ok someone correct me if I am wrong but from what I have read here and putting 2 and 2 together, the other option would be to wait for the Gingerbread release and imo you should be able to d/l and install it then.


    Julian
    07-15-2011 10:23 AM
  13. sniffs's Avatar
    There's only 3 ways to install this on an Atrix.. 1. using SWM which requires a ton of stuff installed on your PC, 2. You use the app to root your device and add the ability to install from unknown sources(best method if you can't wait IMO) and 3. wait for it to get pushed out OTA.
    07-15-2011 11:24 AM
  14. Tom S.'s Avatar
    Look, to use SWM, you have to install the Android SDK, you have to install .NET 4.0, you have to install the Motorola ADB Windows drivers, you have to download the .APK, you have to run the SWM and click Install as an update.

    If people are going through this trouble, they might as well root, unlock the ability to install from unknown sources and not even deal with the other stuff!

    How much more comfortable do you have to be? if you're doing all the work to put this on a locked down device, why not spend the extra few minutes and root?

    I'm not here to argue, arguing on the internet is f-ing stupid. I am trying to be helpful, so either get off my back or go somewhere else.
    I might be wrong, but you don't need to install the Android SDK, the necessary files are contained in the SWM. I'm just pointing out some people should make sure they are comfortable with rooting and realize it was not required to sideload app, since it does void your warranty. I'm not arguing with you, I agree that flame wars are stupid.
    I've been sideloading apps but it would be nice when the update rolls out.
    07-15-2011 11:54 AM

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