I was able to install astro filemanager through downloaded apk

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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.
 

scratchfury

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Have you tried rebooting after installing to see if icons appear?

Sent from my DROIDX using XDA App
 

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.
 

yaggermr

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here are some bad pics of go launcher running on nook tablet

Here are some bad pics of go launcher running on nook. With installed apks in the app drawer.
 

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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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Nevermind.. must have been a bad file name or location.. i found another one and it works now.
 
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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.
 

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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?
 

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    Can you write step-by-step guide for us total noobs, please? :)

    Open the following page in your web browser:
    http://61.145.124.93/soft/3GHeart/golauncher/v2.65/GO_Launcher_EX_V2.65.apk

    When it has finished downloading it will ask you how you want to handle the file --- Click the second option.

    Bam! Go Launcher is installed. But, it will seem like it is not always there. The easiest way I have found (and thanks to someone on this forum) is just to do a serch for "Launcher" and the results should list "Go Launcher". Click that and you are back into Go Launcher.

    Now to get a file manager installed.

    I prefer "ES File Manager", but if you want something else, just find the APK and you should be golden.

    http://www.estrongs.com/en/download.html?download=1

    Once again, When it has finished downloading it will ask you how you want to handle the file --- Click the second option.

    Now you can go through your entire NT directories and install APKs (note that not all of them will work. I would install MX Player, YouTube, browser of choice)


    If you want the Amazon AppStore (and I would recommend that you do)
    https://www.amazon.com/appstorelanding

    I am sure there are some other bits of information floating out there, but this should at least get you started.

    Thanks to everyone on this forum for helping me out in some way!
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    Wow, sorry about that...when I edited my post I must have accidentally removed the link:S

    This should do it:

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1349902



    http://li362-167.members.linode.com/gapps/
    -Or-
    http://goo.gl/DCwxA

    I uploaded the google apps to a web server broken out of the rar.
    because no one likes megauploadvideodownloadtime.com
    Point your tablet to the short url, and have fun!

    I also added some goodies:
    Spotify
    Go Launcher
    MxPlayer
    Amazon Market

    So no one has to hunt, I have tested and installed Spotify, Golauncher, mxPlayer, the amazon market, google voice, and the Amazon Video client(Ha!)

    When installing a google app, install the Google framework first.

    Installing Google reader works, but i can't login. It tires to associate my phone with a google account, and fails after i try and login. There seems to be a critical dependency missing there.
    Installing Youtube works, but i also can't login. Same problem as above, but at least i can still play videos.
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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/
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    That's a side effect of grabbing it as an attachment from the forum.

    Grab it using your computer and then copy it over and install it using something like es file explorer, etc.

    Edit -

    Here's a mediafire link -

    http://www.mediafire.com/?oeo8rmeh8zq5hbt
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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.