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I realize Android veterans already know about this, but I was able to load an application and install it directly from a website without going through the Android or AT&T market - and without installing any special software or making any hacks.

The User's Guide from HTC explains on page 64: Go to Settings - Applications and check the Unknown Sources checkbox. Respond Yes to the warning message. Then I went to the website and downloaded the apk file. Notifications showed the file. I just tapped on it and responded to the message about installing it. A couple of seconds later the program was running.

I realize this does not address situations where someone wants to do some hardcore rooting. But it does mean that non-market apps are not locked out from being used.
 
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For a while now Att have allowed us to install apks from unknown sources. I remember when they made a silent update for the inspire.

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Every Android that has been released since the Samsung Infuse has had the ability to install apps from Unknown Sources. The Atrix, Inspire and Captivate were updated to allow Unknown Source installations.
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For a while now Att have allowed us to install apks from unknown sources. I remember when they made a silent update for the inspire.

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Thanks for the clarification. I'm new to Android, but I recalled seeing some posts about AT&T rerstricting non-market downloads. I'm glad it's no longer an issue.
 
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Yep. as the owner of at&t's 1st Android, I never got said update, or even past Eclair. But it's ok. I've been rooted and rommed for a while now.
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