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G$$gle ? | 282 comments | Create New Account
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No problem
Authored by: cricketjeff on Thursday, March 14 2013 @ 01:39 PM EDT
Step 1: Click the MENU button
Step 2: Go to SETTINGS
Step 3: Click on APPLICATIONS
Step 4: Make sure that “UNKNOWN SOURCES” is ticked

Now you can go to any app store you want using the browser and download its .apk
file, run it and you will have a new appstore ready for use.
No need to root or talk to google in any way.

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There is nothing in life that doesn't look better after a good cup of tea.

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  • I have that ticked - Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, March 14 2013 @ 02:25 PM EDT
    • Try f-droid - Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, March 15 2013 @ 08:26 AM EDT
Google yanks ad-blocker apps from Google Play
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, March 14 2013 @ 03:20 PM EDT
So, your reserves are understood, but invalid.
You can side-load applications on Android easily without
going through the Google Play market. Most devices have a
feature (disabled by default for security reasons) to allow
installing applications not acquired through Google Play.
Once this setting allows side-loading, you can install any
APK package on your device.
A recent example would be the games distributed through the
HumbleBundle. Their own application is NOT on Play and they
give instructions on how to install it in that video:
http://support.humblebundle.com/customer/portal/articles/341
677-android-installation-instructional-video

So, you can side-load and this will require no login or
anything.

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G$$gle ?
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, March 14 2013 @ 03:38 PM EDT
Blocking the ad-blockers, pulling Reader - users don't stop long enough
to be diverted by ads. Nah, there's no pattern here ...

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  • uh, no - Authored by: designerfx on Friday, March 15 2013 @ 08:58 AM EDT
    • uh, no - Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, March 15 2013 @ 03:10 PM EDT
Block Your Own Ads
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, March 14 2013 @ 03:46 PM EDT
All the "free" apps I have, ie. ad-supported apps, can run happily
off-line. It helps my battery life and my data bill to run my phone
on 2G and with wifi off. Turning them on when needed is a simple
flick on the notifications bar widget.

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Google yanks ad-blocker apps from Google Play
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, March 15 2013 @ 06:49 AM EDT
Why don't you want to root your device?

First thing I do with any new hardware that I buy is to take full control of it.

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Zero requirement to have an account?
Authored by: Wol on Saturday, March 16 2013 @ 05:13 PM EDT
No. Not at all!

If you want to get a GPL'd app off of me, I can lay down any (legal) condition I
want, and if you want the app you have to comply.

But if you do comply and I don't include the source with the app, I can't impose
any FURTHER conditions (other than a request for expenses incurred) before also
giving you the source on request.

And of course, I can't stop you exercising any of the freedoms that the GPL
gives you once you've got the app.

Cheers,
Wol

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