For questions concerning the 'Allow unknown sources' setting (which must be enabled if you want to install apps from souces other than the playstore). If your issue is about the installation itself, use the 'side-loading' tag instead.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

2
votes
1answer
4k views

Install from unknown sources on Nook Tablet

I am using a rooted NOOK Tablet with Android Gingerbread, and am installing an application from an email. I am using the NT Hidden Settings application to enable the installation of apps from unknown ...
1
vote
1answer
63 views

App download from own server shows unknown resource, How to make it trusted one [closed]

May be I am asking discussion related question, I am sorry if you feel it wrong, but I am really stuck while deciding what to do. For first time app Installation I have to give Download link for ...
2
votes
1answer
683 views

Allowing app installs from “unknown sources” for Secondary Users on Android 4.4.2

I see that "Unknown Sources" under Settings → Security on Android 4.4.2 is greyed out (I can't enable it) for my Secondary user on my Nexus 7, Is it expected behavior? Is there any way to enable it?
1
vote
0answers
42 views

Unable to confirm installation on program from unknown source

I have a few programs I want to install that come from "Unknown sources" (The latest Humble Bundle to be precise). When trying to install the application, I get the normal "Do you want to install ...
9
votes
4answers
5k views

How to install from unknown sources on AT&T?

A friend of mine has an HTC Aria on AT&T. On his application settings screen, he does not have the option to allow installation of apps from unknown sources. Is there any way to change this ...
3
votes
2answers
696 views

Toggle “Unknown Sources” with Tasker

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
91 views

Help On Changing Settings

I updated my voicemail and with out thinking I allowed apps that are not from google play to access my phones features causing some things to disappear, on my phone How do i change my settings back ...
16
votes
2answers
728 views

I have Unknown Sources enabled on my phone, now what?

Along the same lines as this question. What's so special about enabling Unknown Sources, and what are some things that I should do once it's enabled?
17
votes
3answers
729 views

Why can't I download games, apps, etc from any site except the Official Android Market?

Every time I try to download any of the games I love from any site except the Android Market, my phone tells me that the settings are set to not allow unknown apps to be run on my phone. By the way I ...