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Is it possible to toggle the Unknown Source setting with Tasker? I couldn't find such a setting. I also tried the Secure Settings Plugin there is also no action for this.

What I want to achieve is to set this setting on when I start the Amazon AppStore and switch it off when I close it again.

Samsung Galaxy Note, Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean

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This can't be done in a totally automated fashion, as indicated by the accepted answer to this StackOverflow question. Basically, it's against the Android security model to allow Unknown Sources to be changed programmatically.

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I think AutoShortcut can do the trick:

AutoShortcut is a plugin for Tasker or Locale that allows you to run any of your installed apps' shortcuts.

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Wouldn't you need a shortcut to toggle Unknown Sources for that to work? I'm not aware of any such thing. –  Trebor Rude Apr 24 '13 at 12:43

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