Manually installing APK's - why not possible?

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  1. outdooralex

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    Hi,

    my Sony Tablet won't let me install downloaded apk's even though I enabled to install apps from unknown sources in the Android settings. It opens up the install dialog but then I can't click on install - just cancel works.

    There is some stuff missing on the market, like WhatsApp and I'd like to install Google Currents but no luck with both...


    Any ideas?


    Thanks!
    Alex
     
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    Get "ASTRO File Manager" or/and "ES File Explorer", both are free :)
     
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    and what does that help?

    have you tried yourself and ever installed an *.apk on a Sony Tablet?
    In fact, has anyone ever succeeded in manually installing an apk on a Sony Tablet???

    I had no problem finding the *.apk with a file manager and start the installation but on the next screen where i give permissions there is just no way to click on the 'install' button which is greyed out. That happenend on both apk's that I tried, namely Google Currents and Whatsapp...


    > Get "ASTRO File Manager" or/and "ES File Explorer"

    does it work for you on the Sony Tablet? Have you tried?
     
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    Yes, I installed lots of them already, will make some manual later.
     
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    Yihaa, it really works!

    thanks sooo much, couldn't believe at first that Astro would do anything else than the other filemanagers but somehow (why?) it works if I open and install the apk's with the Astro filemanager.

    Thanks so much Sonymiss :)
     
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    And that's not all :p, click UP arrow in top/left corner and you'll go in mnt folder where you can see external sd card (folder ==> sdcard2) and USB drives. A lot can be done from there. :D
     
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    hmmm... ok, interesting...

    now, if just somebody could find a way to root it all dreams would come true :)
     
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    I just downloaded Total Comander fromm link you posted and installed by Astro, no problem at all
    :confused:
    BTW, running android 3.2.1
     
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    whew, thanks for your feedback... i'm getting closer to the secret. after your post i tried a few times again with no luck. just no way, i could click the install button.

    no idea why... but then I rebooted and it worked! So I think that was also why it didn't work before for me... so i think it's not the type of file-explorer at all but just that something is messed up.

    interesting... and thanks again for your input - couldn't have gotten so far without you!:D


     
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    (i am using android version 4.0.3 ICS)its not working on my Sony tablet S its still grey... plzz help me
     
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