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Jun
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It's been a few weeks since AT&T changed its stance on sideloading apps - but the changeover has been a slow process thus far, as there has been but one update pushed out. It appears that Ma Bell may be taking a different, albeit much easier, approach to enabling sideloading now, as it has released an enabler app for the Bravo into the Android Market.

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It's an extremely easy process: install the app, configure your device to allow sideloading, and that's it. Once you're finished you can even uninstall the enabler, as it has served its purpose.

So, grab the app from the widget below, and have fun installing things that aren't in the market.

[Motorola Support Forums]

Cameron Summerson
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  • ocdtrekkie

    Should we be afraid that a Market app can edit what Android settings are and aren't available?

    I'm very surprised this was able to work via a Market download rather than an OTA.

    • Win

      That is a good question. My guess is it uses some internal signed way of doing it that Motorola built in advanced that would accept only Motorola's software way of doing this.

      • Joshp406

        It actually edits some SQLite variables that 1. locks it to market only
        2. disables non-market apps installation.

        At least thats how it is on my Backflip (not the app)