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17th July 2010, 05:56 PM   |  #1  
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This is a pretty easy process. I went in to Root Explorer - dbdata - databases - com.android.providers.settings, copied settings.db to my sd card, edited it on my pc with a db editor changed 0 to a 1 next to non market apps. Copied it back to the original directory, rebooted and installed a non market app.

Please use caution. If you want to make sure the db save properly open it on your sd card before you copy and replace the original. It should open up as a readable table. If it opens up in a txt editor its corrupt. This permanently enables non market apps. You can not toggle it on and off.

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Which DB Editor did you use?
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Which DB Editor did you use?

Actually its just called Data Base Editor. Program Files says is by ACID/ODE. I will post a link.

Here
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Actually its just called Data Base Editor. Program Files says is by ACID/ODE. I will post a link.

Here

Does it mean th after this you are able to install any 3rd party application with no restrictions?

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You can actually do it through firefox too. There's a firefox addon called 'SQLite manager' that you can use to edit the file, if you don't want to download a separate program.
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Root Explorer is the pay program on the market? Any free alternitives?
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Are you just trying to install non-market apps on the Captivate? If so, then just download the usb driver for the Captivate and then Droid Explorer (may also need SDK installed; not sure). With Droid Explorer, you can easily load non-market apps within seconds. Good solution for a non tech guy like me.
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Being brand spanking new to Android, still have question. I like very specific instructions.

Do you download files to whatever directory you want to make and put the files in? Then is there an option to select, and do install? My background is WinMO, so on that you can just use a file explorer and double click or tap, and it installs.
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Does it mean th after this you are able to install any 3rd party application with no restrictions?

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Yes

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