A question I get asked quite often is: How do I enable the installation of applications from outside the Android Market? The answer is pretty simple, as long as you know where to look for the setting.
You have to enable untrusted sources in order to install from anywhere outside of the standard location. This even applies for apps you've developed, or .apk files you have received or found. Here's the solution:
- Tap the Menu button.
- Tap Settings.
- Tap Applications.
- If the check box for Unknown Sources is unchecked, check it.
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