After the recent crackdown on tethering apps, it’s becoming clearer than ever that we’ll soon have to look outside the Android Market to download some of our favorite apps — perhaps Android needs its own Cydia store. Meanwhile, we’ll have to download some apps directly from the source. That’s very easy and fool-proof to do on Android, just download the .apk and off you go. But some carriers — like AT&T — prohibit their Android users from doing just that. What to do then? The answer is Android Injector.
Android Injector is a PC application that allows you to literally drag and drop Android apps onto your phone. But firstly, you need to follow a few simple steps:
- Download and install Android Injector
- Install your phone’s drivers. They can be found at the manufacturer’s website
- Download the .apk you want to install
- Connect your phone via USB with USB debugging turned on
- Drag and drop the .apk file onto Android Injector
- You’re done!
It doesn’t get any easier than that. Happy app installing!