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asked 2014-02-19 02:10:00 +0300

misterc gravatar image

so i downloaded an app (from a regional organization that couldn't care less about open source, leave alone russian stuff...) and got it w/ the Android FTP sserver into the Downloads directory. how does one install it?

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hi chemist, i mentioned the Android FTP server, didn't it? thus yes, i have installed the Andorid compatibility & am already running a couple Android apps which run ok. alas, this leaves us in "Maemo land" or at the fringe of it... 'til we get a user friendly way to flash the device :-\

EDIT: just read stskeeps' post ( ) this is getting us a lot closer or even beyond Maemo land :-}

misterc ( 2014-02-19 12:28:03 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-02-19 02:33:38 +0300

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updated 2014-02-19 02:38:27 +0300

Tap it in the downloads folder (Settings->System->Transfers) and be patient it does not tell much until it is installed (reading tap once and wait!).

I just guessed you have the android compatibility installed from Jolla-Store already!

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thanks got it over via the N900's bluetooth... installed in a snap only to complain... "Get Google Play Services" is this part of the (dev mode) Google Play hack?

misterc ( 2014-02-19 02:59:35 +0300 )edit

learn to read clearly mentioned the (dev mode) Google Play hack thus i'm aware of it and don't care to put my device in dev mode / breaking the warranty.

misterc ( 2014-02-19 12:15:44 +0300 )edit

and what the command to install apk via terminal ? For example I saw the skipe updated on 1mobile store, Pressed to update, it downloaded but not installed.. Tried option to instal via 1mobile, but nothing happens.. Found the file downliaded to /data/app but also install option from Filetug app didn't do notging. One way to update is removing app and installing new vrrsion from the store..

Schturman ( 2014-02-19 12:23:54 +0300 )edit

did you install "File Browser" from (Jolla) Store? after taping on an apk file you can install it by pulling down

misterc ( 2014-02-19 12:42:16 +0300 )edit

answered 2015-01-14 22:24:15 +0300

Is there a way to install apk from terminal ( like pkcon for native apps ) ?

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answered 2014-02-19 12:56:18 +0300

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updated 2014-02-20 00:13:10 +0300

    * transfer the file to the device and go to Settings > systems > transfers > tap the file - (chemist's 1st answer)

        * install File Browser from Jolla store - it allows to browse everywhere /!\ - view every (non hidden) file, including SYSTEM files - a very powerful thus also potentially destructive tool /!. it is thus also possible to navigate to any folder (e.g. /home/nemo/Documents , click on the apk package and install it from the (upper) pulley menu
          ## USE AT YOUR OWN RISK ##

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please rephrase this - it sounds like "go delete all files but hidden ones, including your system files"

chemist ( 2014-02-19 21:33:19 +0300 )edit

naaa, don't need a file manager for that, now, do we?!? rm -R does a much better job - well, still need a couple flags to make it really horrendous...

misterc ( 2014-02-20 00:19:13 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-11-07 17:32:44 +0300

ralooyar gravatar image describes "local apk installation problems", too. And @Rin Kaenbyou commented, that installing "Aptoide Appstore" helps in some cases. Have a look there, too.

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