HOW TO SIDE-LOAD APPS ONTO THE NEPTUNE PINEкод для вставки
HOW TO SIDE-LOAD APPS ONTO THE NEPTUNE PINE Side-Loading apps is a term that you will hear quite often, in Android circles. Side-loading is a method for adding applications to your device, without going through a store, like Google Play or the Amazon app store. Side-loading is simple and can be accomplished in one of two ways, downloading an APK directly to your Pine or downloading the APK to you PC and then moving it to the Pine via copy/paste or drag-and-drop. Make sure to only download APK files from sources you trusts as the files may not be scanned, and guaranteed to be free from malware. There are two ways to obtain APK files. 1 Search the web using the application name (+ вЂњAPKвЂќ). You should find a link to download the appвЂ™s APK file. 2 If you are a seasoned veteran with your cell phone and have the app on there already, you can find the APK in your system files and send it to your Pine via Bluetooth. However, we only recommend this for those who are familiar with rooting and working with something like Root Explorer or ES File Explorer. Before you can side-load APKвЂ™s, you will need to make sure that your device is set to allow you to install apps from unknown sources. To turn this on, you will need to go into SETTINGS and then scroll down until you see SECURITY and tap on it. Preparing the Pine for side-loading 1 Before you can side-load an APK file, you will need to make sure that your Pine is set to allow you to install apps from unknown sources. To turn this on, you will need to go into SETTINGS and then scroll down until you see SECURITY and tap on it. 2 Once you are in the next screen, scroll down and check the box for UNKNOWN SOURCES. 3 Once that is checked, escape out, until you are back at the main screen. Downloading the APK directly to the Pine 1 If you downloaded the file directly to your Pine, you need to go to the вЂ�downloadsвЂ™ app in your app drawer. 2 Tap on the file. 3 Choose install. Downloading the APK to your PC 1 If you downloaded the file to your PC, you will have to connect your Pine to your PC and transfer the file into the download folder, before following the installation steps above. Before connecting your Pine, you need to make sure that it is set correctly. In order to do this, you will need to go into SETTINGS and tap on USB Connect. 2 On the next screen, click on USB MASS STORAGE 3 Once you do that, you can escape out to the main screen. This setting allows your Pine to appear like an external hard drive and enables you to move files back and forth between a PC and your Pine. You can now connect your Pine to the PC via USB cable. Once it shows in your list of drives (in Windows Explorer) you can navigate to the APK files on your PC and copy/paste them into the DOWNLOAD folder of your Pine. Once complete, properly eject the Pine from your PC, then follow the above steps to install each APK.