How to Install APK files that are Non-Android Market/Google Play Apps on Android Smartphones
By: Revengsky Joseph D. Reyes (aka rjdreyes – jcyberinux.com)
(Note: This walkthrough is tested on Alcatel One Touch Glory 918N, used this tutorial on your own risk, I’m not held responsible for any loss or damage it will do.)
Recently, I post a topic about How to Install Apps/Games on Android Phone, and as you beginning to understand what applications/APK means, APK are the file format of Google’s Android OS, they are an application software or middleware to enable execute certain program/task.
FAQ: Why I cannot install an APK files on my Android phone, it should work right? – Yes it should be install and working, but there are tons of reasons why it doesn’t install properly or working properly.
- Compatibility, not all Android Phones have the same specs.
- Minor glitches, or conflict to other software installed on the system
- Non-Android Market/Google Play Apps restricting the applications to install.
FAQ: How the disable restriction on APK Apps that doesn’t came on Android Market / Google Play Store? – Good question. It is easy to disable it, in order to install APK Apps on your Android Smartphones.
1. To disable it restriction, touch/tap the Application Tab, from the Applications touch/tap Settings.
Or while you are in the Home Screen, used your Menu Key to show the options, then touch/tap Settings.
2. From there, touch/tap Applications.
3. Then you will see the Unknown Sources, to enable it, touch/tap the checkbox on the right side of it.
(Note: Unknown Sources this allows you to install Non-Market Apps/APK, but before you can enable it, there is a prompt, which gives you a warning about security risk – Attention: Your phone and personal data are more vulnerable to attack by applications from unknown sources. You agree that you are solely responsible for any damage to your phone or loss of data that may result from using these applications.)
Touch/Tap OK. After you read and understand the security risk.
4. Try to install again the APK application.
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(Note: Alcatel One Touch Logo/Images and Android Applications/Games have a respective copyright. I used it for demonstration purpose only.)
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