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Old 01-12-2012, 03:55 PM   #1
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Install apps without wifi?

Greetings from a first-time poster to this forum. I have enjoyed reading many informative postings over the last two weeks, but now I must ask for help that I haven't been able to find!

Until I get a chance to get a new wifi connection that will work with the vox, I would like to know if there is any possible way to install apps without first installing a file manager. In other words, sideload a file manager app?
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Old 01-12-2012, 04:04 PM   #2
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There isn't a way that I can see. so far I've needed to do it over a wifi connection or through a file manager.

Unless those who know better than me have any ideas.
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Without having ever used it, I wonder if it's possible using adb? But of course that's way more complicated than installing a file manager. This is a huge gotcha with the vox...it's useful to have a file manager to install apps but how do you install the file manager to begin with? Especially with no web access?
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Yeah, best bet is to find a place with free wifi to install a file manager so outside of wifi access at least you've got a file manager.
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:21 AM   #5
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Greetings from a first-time poster to this forum.
Until I get a chance to get a new wifi connection that will work with the vox,
Are you saying you already have a WiFi connection that won't work with your Vox? I can't think of any WiFi that won't.
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Are you saying you already have a WiFi connection that won't work with your Vox? I can't think of any WiFi that won't.
Well wpa enterprise won't work for one type.
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Well wpa enterprise won't work for one type.
Not for home use though, is it? And nobody is going to downgrade a business system just to use a Vox.
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I do not know if this applies to this thread or not, but when I was given my Vox at Christmas I assumed I must get a router so I could go wireless for the ebooks, apps etc. Yo my surprise my internet provider sent be a new modem/router to replace my old modem. It seems they have switched to these newer modem/routers and replace them as the need arises. No charge.

My provider is Bell Aliant
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Thank you to all for your suggestions. I finally made a wifi connection through my niece's cell phone and downloaded ASTRO file manager. Problem solved!
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adb does allow you to install apps, but it is a little intimidating to setup and use. The process goes something like this:

Setup:

Download Google's USB driver and platform-tools packages.

Modify the USB driver to recognize the Vox (Windows only, and it is easier than it sounds).

Install the USB driver and platform-tools.

Create a configuration file for adb (again, this is easier than it sounds).

Use:

Start the command prompt.

Type: adb install <filename>

If you want more help, feel free to ask.
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