I was able to install astro filemanager through downloaded apk

yaggermr

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I was able to install astro file manager via apk. I had to allow outside sites. I usd the package manager when prompted and open after install. I was able to see the system files but i tried to copy them to my sd card with no luck. This does not create a link on the shelf and i dont know how to launch it unless i reinstall from the downloads in the browser. I also attempted other apk some worked others did not. Not sure if this helps anyone I m not a developer just fooling around at Mc donalds playing with my new nook tablet. Maybe this info is already out their if so im sorry.
 
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DKYang

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How about trying to install a launcher like Go Launcher? The Kindle Fire people have some type of success with Go Launcher.
 

roustabout

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you'll need a launcher to be able to see your apps. The nook hasn't shown the BN installed apps and the user installed apps in the same place since 1.1.

Very interesting if Zeam or Go are installable. My memory is that the old BN app installer would not install non-BN apps.
 
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yaggermr

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I tried a reboot no luck. I Also tried to install the apps from the download location after reboot. I get a problem parsing the file. This could be because temporary internet cache is cleared after reboot not sure.
 

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I have Go running right now on mine and it rebooted into it automatically. If I home button, it goes back to the Nook default UI and I haven't found a way to get back to Go yet.
 

fateblaze

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I have File Expert, Market, G Books all installed as well as the Google services APK. Can't log into market yet. I'm a total n00b on this so if more experienced people have advice, let me know.
 
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fateblaze

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Got the Google account info in via Youtube apk. Access to G+ works fine. Working on market now.

---------- Post added at 01:55 AM ---------- Previous post was at 01:49 AM ----------

Market keeps force closing though the 2.3.6 market will stay open for a bit. In a twist of irony, the Amazon App store works perfect. Likely no more updates from me tonight.

Summary, download Go Launcher apk and install using Package Installer. Get a File management program, then go to town.
 

yaggermr

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amazon appstore

I have installed amazon app store including all my free apps
from my account. plus opera web browser play on and kindle this rocks.
 

yaggermr

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wave launcher

I have installed wave launcher and added go launcher this can help make up for moments when you need a home button and want to stay in go launcher. Hope this helps.
 

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Is there anyway to get back to the page with "Install from unknown sources" again? I can't find a way of getting there through the settings, and I'm curious if it's even accessible otherwise.
I couldn't find a way. I hacked one of my test apps to launch it. Download the tgps_launcher, and hit "start".

http://comptonsoft.com/test/
 

outbasket

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Is Kindle Reader app installable? That would make it worth it. Also are the apps all being installed in the 1gb or can they be installed in the BN partition?