APK (Application Package for Android) is the application files for Android that most users usually install through the Android Market on their device. Of course, this is the simplest method to install the apps, but the problem is that not all the applications are in the Market. There are some applications that their developers prefer to host on their websites or other 3rd party servers for example. If this is the case, you can still install these APK files, and in fact there a number of ways to install such apps (APKs) on your Android device. Here, I will mention only two simplest and straightforward methods.
Step 1: Copy the APK files that you want to install on your device on the root of your SDcard.
Step 2: Place the SDCard in your device.
Step 3: Go to the Android Market on your device and search, download/install the Apps Installer or Fast Installer.
Step 4: Now launch the application once installed, it will show all the APK files that are placed in the root of your SDcard. Select the APK file that you want to install and it will be installed.
Step 1: Place the APK files on your SDcard.
Step 2: Go to the Android Market on your device and search and install a file browser/manager such as ASTRO File Manager on your device.
Step 3: Simply launch the just installed file manager, and navigate to the folder where the APK files are copied on your SDcard and open the desired APK file to install it.
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