Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 :: How To Install Apk Files From SD Card?
Jun 18, 2010
Please bear with me as I am a recent convert to Android having been with Nokia and their Symbian system for years It's soooo outdated compared to Android I have been trying to install both the Swype beta apk & the HTC keyboard apk files onto my X10 for the last couple of days. I followed the instructions to get the file on my SD card and when I go to try and install it (using Astro) the phone keeps on asking me if I want to install it . I have the option in 'Unknown Sources' ticked to allow installs NOT from the market. I was going to format the SD card to see if that helps but I don't know if that will lose any system files vital to the phone. Strange thing is that the ADW Launcher installed fine and I didn't get that from the market.
Well, i wanna install a tomtom CAB file and its a pain in the ass, i cannot install it on my phone ( or can i) and i cannot acces my phone using windows mobile center, and i cannot then use activesyncCABinstall program either because it need a active sync..
and the sync i have is something wich are connected to sony ericsson..
well if i CANNOT install CAB or TOMTOM anyone can point me towards a solution file conversion, or application, or WHATEVER that will at least give me a deasent (kinda free) GPS? or the ability to install CAB files..
I used both windows explorer and media go to copy video and photo files to my phone card. I can see them on the card but when i unmount and i search them on the phone i can't find them. Is there a setting i'm missing?
How to view pdf files on my x10 mini pro? I copied a pdf to my sd card but the music and image files were visible but couldn't find the pdf file so I shifted it first 2 video folder than 2 album but I still cant find it on my mini pro? The specs say it has a document viewer but where? Is there a way 2 access 2 my sd card folder on mini pro rather on computer?
I unmounted the SD card and when I connected it to the computer to browse all the files and directories disappeared. I was able to recover them using testdisk. So, the files are still there. Is there a way to show the folders and files, because testdisk renames all the files.
how do I install a application from the memory card? does any1 know how to access it. the pfhone only shows the music, photos and videos. I have no clue of how to access it. it's my first phone of this kind.
I DLd apps before I got my phone, not knowing I'd need root.I was using a file explorer last night to browse my phone, found the apps which remained untouched, then opened and used the installer bam 2 apps installed, after DLing them using my laptop and transferring them to my phone. Get that! WITHOUT ROOT!
Anyways I have just got myself a Sony Ericsson X10 and it's my first Android phone. I have upgraded from a Samsung Omnia running WinMo 6.5 and I must say I'm enjoying Android so much more already As I'm completely new to Android I have a few questions:
1, Installing Apps - The SE X10 only has 256MB internal memory and I have a 8GB memory card inside, I have noticed nearly everything I download installs to the internal memory. With my Omnia you can choose where to install it, is there a way to force it to install to the SD card or move it from the internal memory to the SD card?
2, Charging - For the first time ever I have never have come across a phone that fully turns it's self on from being fully turned off when a charger is plugged in and turned on. With any rechargeable device you need to give them a good charge (16+ hours) to give them a good life. But how can I do that as the battery is being used as its charging?
3, I've seen some stuff about rooting? I kinda understand it but what is the benefit of doing it? Is it risky? Is there any cons?
I am planning to buy a 32 gb micro sdhc card for my Xperia X10.However, I have found tons of confusing and conflicting information here on SE forums and all over the net.To my surprise, even Sony Ericsson itself giving conflicting information regarding this.On the product page of Xperia X10 (click this link and click on the specifications), it says that Xperia X10 supports microSD up to 16GB only.Whereas the official Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 White paper (on page no.5) says that it supports -microSD, up to 32 GB. (The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 White paper can be downloaded from this link).Now i urge someone, preferably an SE moderator or staff, to enlighten on this matter and answer how and why SE is giving contradictory and confusing statements regarding the sd card capability and compatibility for the same product?.
Sometimes I'm browsing the web and... One more download... And then oops! Another one...Then I realised that those downloads are still in my download list and there's no option to COMPLETELY remove them. Also, where do I clean browser's temporary files?
Alot of people seem to have continuous problems installing the HTC keyboard, so last week rosered asked me to write a fool-proof step-by-step guide for those users. So after getting back from my short vacation I decided to write a step-by-step guide which also includes screenshots to make it easier for you First of all I will explain how to install the original HTC keybaord, then I will tell you where to customize your own HTC keyboard for those of you that prefer it customized How to install the HTC keybaord on your Xperia X10Before you start, make sure your phone is set to allow apps from unknown sources. To enable this, go to Settings > Applications and make sure Unknown Sources is checked 1. Download the HTC Keyboard here2. Open the zip archive and copy the files to your desktopAT&T users will not be able to install this keyboard using steps 3-8 as they cannot side load apps. If you are an AT&T user, scroll down to see the instructions at the bottom of this guide explaining how to install the HTC keyboard. When you have done that, go to step 9 3. Connect your phone to your computer using the USB cable, drag down the notification bar on your Xperia and tap "USB COnnected" then tap "Mount". Alternatively, some people prefer to slide the SD card into a Memory Card slot on your computer4. Copy the HTC Keyboard files from your desktop, into a directory on your phone that you will remember (in my example I will use the 'downloads' directory5. Disconnect your phone from the usb cable (or put the SD card back into your phone if you used a memory card.
Fennec Fox (http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/m/beta) is Firefox for Droid. When I download it, the X10 says Google is "protecting" me by not allowing me to install any app that is not from the App Market. I don't want to be "protected"! Is there any way to turn this message off? The only reason I got this Sony, instead of an iPhone, is because Apple won't let you choose your own browser. I thought if they wanted to control the phone that much, they wanted the phone more than I did, so I got a Sony. Is that also true of Sony? Is there another brand of Droid that isn't so "protecting"?