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How To Manually Enable Sideloading On Your Atrix
If you are the lucky owner of a Motorola Atrix 4G, you may be wondering how to sideload apps onto your Android device.
Perhaps you don’t have access to the Market, maybe you’re testing some apps….well XDA forum member gdanko has posted how you can enable sideloading the old-fashioned way.
You’ll need sqlite3 which the XDA member has noted that Linux and OSX come with, installed by default, so if you are running Windows you’ll need to download the exe file for this. Once you’re set with sqlite3, gdanko has provided the code required.
If you’re interested, check out the forum thread.
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