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Installing Applications Through the Android Market

The Android Market is essentially Android’s answer to Apple’s iPhone App Store. As of September 2009, the Android Market already offered well over 10,000 applications, and this number has only continued to grow. In addition to the applications the Android Market offers, you can also use it to install other downloaded third party applications.

  1. Copy the APK file to your Android’s memory card and insert the card into your phone.
  2. Download and install the Apps Installer application from the Android Market
  3. Once installed, the Apps Installer will display the APK files on the memory card.
  4. Click and install your APK files.

Installing Applications With Android SDK

It is possible to install APK files without utilizing the Android Market, although the process is more difficult and complex. To avoid the Android Market, you need to use Android SDK.

  1. Download and install the Google Android SDK program and the Android USB drivers. The download links are as follows: http://code.google.com/android/intro/installing.html
  2. http://dl.google.com/android/android_usb_windows.zip
  3. You need to modify your Android’s settings to allow the installation of applications from other sources. Under “Settings,” select “Application Settings” and then enable “Unknown Sources.” Also under “Settings,” select “SD Card” and “Phone Storage,” and finally enable “Disable Use for USB Storage”
  4. This last step is easy. Open Command Prompt and type the following: adb install <1>/<2>.apk
  5. However, when you type the command, replace <1> with the path to your APK file and replace <2> with the name of the APK file.
  6. You’re done! Your application is now ready for your use and enjoyment.

Friday, September 7, 2012

SMS Backup &amp; Restore Pro v5.90 Apk App

Requirements: for all Android versions, supports App2SD

Overview: A simple App to Backup and Restore SMS Messages. This is a Paid No-Ads version of the Ad-Supported Free App.

 * Automatic Scheduled Backups.

 * View Backup Contents.

 * Backups created in XML Format on the SD Card.

 * Option to backup selected conversations only.

 * MMS not supported yet.

 * FAQs at http://bit.ly/d9t7Jk

 NOTE: There is a known problem with some firmware versions of the Droid X and Droid 2 phones that the restored messages do not get the correct time stamps.

 This App needs the following permissions to work:

 * Storage - modify/delete SD card contents (android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE): To create the xml file on the SD card.

 * Your messages - edit SMS or MMS, read SMS or MMS (android.permission.READ_SMS, android.permission.WRITE_SMS): Needed to read SMS during backups and write them during restore.

 * Your personal information - read contact data (android.permission.READ_CONTACTS): To display and store the contact names in the backup file.

 * System tools - prevent phone from sleeping (android.permission.WAKE_LOCK): To prevent the phone from going to sleep/suspended state while a backup or restore operation is in progress.

 * Hardware controls - control vibrator (android.permission.VIBRATE): To vibrate the phone when the backup or restore operation is completed.


 - Finnish - Thanks to Juhana H.

 - Russian - Thanks to Pavel (Павел Миронов)

 - Spanish - Thanks to Miguel A. Alvarez

 - French - Thanks to Julien Benoist

 What's in this version:

 Note: If you intend to do a factory reset on the phone, please make sure you save/email a copy of the backup outside the phone before doing the reset.


 - Support for detection of external storage cards

 - Inbuilt file/folder browser

 - Holo based theme and ActionBar support

 - Open Conversation from Search result.

 - Lots of other internal changes


 - Some minor bug fixes.


 - Dropbox support, needs Add-On v2.0+


Download Instructions:


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