Originally Posted by ronj1986
My question is for Beta Testers & lucky individual in the US only. Does the Streak allow you to download apps that aren't availabe in the Android Market. ATT hasn't allowed this feature on any of their Android phones thus far, and yesterday I saw a picture where someone has Swype installed. I didn't know if this was a European Streak or US Version.
I have installed lots of apps from both the Android Market and Appbrain.
I like both for differnt reasons.
I am sure I have also installed an app from the internet on neither of these.
If you go into the following on your streak -
menu(middle hard button, when on a home page)/settings/applications/unknown sources it will toggle the following setting - allow install of non-market applications
I had to do this at some stage I think when trying to install a non-market app I had the prompt to do this.
I believe the default setting is not allow so mabe the above is all that is needed.
That is of course bearing in mine I have a UK o2 streak and USA is the same ie this toggle available.
If its not available there may be access to it via some 3rd party settings app. I also seen to recall one app though I forget which is 3rd party security app which will prompt to turn this to non allow for security purposes so that when browsing the internet for instance a web site cannot install its own apps.
Sony Tablet S
WiFi only and rooted thanks to Condi
ICS 4.0.3 R5a
Samsung Galaxy Note
Jelly Bean 4.2.1