mskalmus
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How to change Settings to permit Streak to install non-Market apps?

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I wish to install on my Dell Streak non-Market apps. 

When I attempt to do so, I receive a message stating "Install blocked.  For security, your device is set to block installation of applications not sourced in Android Market."

Selecting the Settings button on this message opens the Application Settings screen, which lists Manage Applications and Development.  Where is the setting to permit me to install non-Market apps?  How do I change these settings? 

M Kalmus

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FoxhoundEP3
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Re: How to change Settings to permit Streak to install non-Market apps?

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Here's how to loosen AT&T's stifling grip on your factory condition (build 6601) Dell Streak:

  1. Dial *#*#307#*#* on your Streak. Other than a quick flash on the screen, it will look like nothing has happened.
  2. Go to your app drawer/program menu and tap a new icon labeled EMList. If the icon is not there, turn off the Streak. It should be there when you turn it on again.
  3. Scroll to the bottom and tap app_security.
  4. Tap update unknown resource property to enable it.

That's it!

To confirm that it worked, press the Home button followed by Menu -> Settings -> Applications. You should now see the "Unknown sources" option. Now you can download and install any 1.6-compatible app you find with ease!

To uninstall EMList, dial *#*#308#*#* on your Streak. Enjoy!

Fox

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RAW19
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Re: How to change Settings to permit Streak to install non-Market apps?

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For tips and suggestions related to the use of the Streak check out the website streaksmart.com.

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imaXami
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Re: How to change Settings to permit Streak to install non-Market apps?

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Hi MSKALUS - did you ever get an answer to this question?  I'm trying to isntall the new Android Tweetdeck beta, and am getting the same issue.

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FoxhoundEP3
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Re: How to change Settings to permit Streak to install non-Market apps?

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Here's how to loosen AT&T's stifling grip on your factory condition (build 6601) Dell Streak:

  1. Dial *#*#307#*#* on your Streak. Other than a quick flash on the screen, it will look like nothing has happened.
  2. Go to your app drawer/program menu and tap a new icon labeled EMList. If the icon is not there, turn off the Streak. It should be there when you turn it on again.
  3. Scroll to the bottom and tap app_security.
  4. Tap update unknown resource property to enable it.

That's it!

To confirm that it worked, press the Home button followed by Menu -> Settings -> Applications. You should now see the "Unknown sources" option. Now you can download and install any 1.6-compatible app you find with ease!

To uninstall EMList, dial *#*#308#*#* on your Streak. Enjoy!

Fox

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johnssm
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Re: How to change Settings to permit Streak to install non-Market apps?

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THIS DOES NOT WORK ON ALL DELL STREAKS.

The following Dell Streak had no effect after applying this fix. Yes' "EMList" shows up and yes making the other changes DO NOT produce the ability to use unknown sources. You can not download anything except through the Market.

 

The system for reference is:

Dell Streak

Firmware 1.6

Build 6601


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1stStreaker
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Re: How to change Settings to permit Streak to install non-Market apps?

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I tried and it works perfectly. You won't be able to download app from Dell browser though. I use Dolphin browser to download to SD card and install from there.

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KevinLee
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Re: How to change Settings to permit Streak to install non-Market apps?

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It does not work for my streak either....

Android Ver 2.2

Build 14844

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mattrageous4
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Re: How to change Settings to permit Streak to install non-Market apps?

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it dosent work for streak 2.2 15697

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MavenGroup
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Re: How to change Settings to permit Streak to install non-Market apps?

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If this solution does not work for you, you could try the Android Side Loader.  It is kind of a pain, but a least you should be able to install Apps.

www.androidcentral.com/sideload-android-apps-all-you-want-sideload-wonder-machine

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Rico ANDROID
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Re: How to change Settings to permit Streak to install non-Market apps?

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It should have worked by now, but if not, could also use the shortcuts builted into LauncherPro that lets you get to the EMLIST settings to turn "on" the unauthorized app process.

"You can talk about my granny but dont touch my DELL Streak!'

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