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No "Unknown Source" option for install apps

JoeFT 18 Mar 2011, 14:12 posted on

ATT has had HTC to not install the "Unknown Sources" option in Setting for installing apps. This means you will be unable to install independent apps that are not sold through the Android Market or the ATT store. This restricts you to the Android Market much like the iPhone is restricted to the Apple itunes store. You will not have access to any apps that are developed for unique purposes in the future.


posted on 26 Mar 2011, 20:40

1. diablos advocatos (unregistered)


The tech savvy will "root" their handsets and get around the limitation.

The non-tech savvy will hardly notice the limitation.

The upside in this policy is that a limited source can be heavily screened for malicious code. Many do financial work through their smart phone and ATT is protecting their liability as well as their user base by imposing the limitation.

posted on 12 Apr 2011, 05:06

2. Cnewman19 (Posts: 2; Member since: 31 Mar 2011)


How do you root this phone so i can side load apps

posted on 22 May 2011, 12:59

3. copper1266 (Posts: 2; Member since: 22 May 2011)


Ok does anyone know how to delete already installed aps , if you dont can someone tell me hoe to turn aps off for good. i do a force shut down and they turn back on later without my knowlege.

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