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Try wget http://www.blah.com/files.apk in the terminal emulator (if you're using CyanogenMod, then you probably have BusyBox, which includes wget), you might need root to write to the internal memory, so if you don't have write permission in the current directory, then you might need to type su first.


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Titanium Media Sync offers continuous sync from SD Card to DropBox, but not the other way... the way I do it is setup rsync jobs with tasker and rsyncbackup... (requires your DropBox to be automatically kept in sync on a desktop pc somewhere, running an ssh server). The following should get you up and running: Step 1: DropBox remote. First, setup DropBox ...


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If you want to add a shortcut on your home screen to your Downloads folder or any other folder for that matter get ASTRO File Manager (free). The app is pretty useful on it's own, but it also adds the option to create a shortcut directly to any folder on the homescreen. To do this, simply long click on the homescreen, choose "Shortcuts", then choose ...


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Clearing downloads will only clear it from the list of downloads. To delete files that have been cleared from the list, you would need to do so directly from the SD card's download folder, either with your computer or using a file manager like Astro.


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The Android browser by default can only download files that the Android system "recognizes" (i.e., there has to be a program registered to handle that file type). It's a stupid restriction in my opinion, but you can install Download Crutch to overcome this limitation (it registers itself for every filetype). If you're referring to images that link to ...


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Personally I usually just click the link of the file and it downloads. As for the image: try long pressing but instead of choosing "Save As" look for "Copy link URL" or "Open in New Window" or something similar to those two menu options. "Copy link URL" should copy the URL of the file to your clipboard, then you can paste that link in the address bar and ...


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Download a downloader (download manager) app like aDownloder. Long press on the Video URL in browser and select "Share" from the context menu. Then select share with aDownloader (or any other downloader app that you install). This should start downloading using the download manager app. This may not always work as some sites don't let you download videos. ...


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Saw this on another site: Ryan answered 4 weeks ago I was having the same issue after I updated my Galaxy S3 to Android 4.3. I think I just fixed it. Here's what I did: From the home screen, click the Apps icon Open the "Downloads" app In my case the files that kept showing up in the notification pull down were in the Other Downloads tab Click the ...


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Another app is now available to be a more complete solution: Titanium Media Sync The reliable and battery-friendly way of syncing your files to/from the cloud ! This unique app allows you to sync a set of folders from your Android device to the cloud and back. It currently supports the free Dropbox storage service. The official Dropbox app is not ...


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An Edge connection by itself is so slow compared to the normal torrent download speeds that it makes no sense to optimize the downloads. The ping times on the connection are so high that constant peer switching will slow the download if you attempt to download from several peers simultaneously. Your best bet would be to try to find a couple of good peers to ...


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It depends on game. Some games allow you to download the data off phone and extract it to your SD card at the said location of the game instruction. I remember doing so for few games myself. If the game instruction doesn't have anything like that then you've to manually find out what file it downloads from where and put it in relevant place in SD card.


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If you root your tablet, there are reverse tethering apps that will allow you to use your PC's net connection via USB. One of the apps in the Play store is free, and another offers a free trial, so you may give them a try. It appears this working is hit or miss, but since this is a Nexus device you may be in luck (being vanilla Android, not some carrier or ...


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Unknown Sources simply means applications that are not downloaded from the Google Play Store. Even if you put your applications on Amazon App Store or other alternative stores, your users will have to enable Unknown Sources. You can't change this behaviour, except maybe by modifying Android's sources, but I'm sure you don't want to.


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The cause of these problems is a bug in Google Framework Services, at least in 2.1 and 2.2. I have been able to fix it temporarily by clearing the cache for all Google apps -- GFS, Talk, Voice, GMail, Market, etc. -- but I do not believe there is a permanent fix. Perhaps in 2.3, I don't have it on my phone yet.


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Download Crutch registers itself as a handler for all files, letting you download all of them. Download it on a PC and save to your SD card, then install from your phone. Third-party sources must be enabled in Settings -> Applications.


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DropSpace looks like it might do what you need. It allows you to define folders that automatically sync, removing the necessity of initiating a download. Here's a review: http://downloadsquad.switched.com/2011/03/04/dropspace-adds-real-dropbox-sync-to-android/


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I am not sure why this happened... I suspect it was due to my open issue with the Android Market team... however I suddenly got an email that my order for this app had been canceled: Hello JOSHUA, Your order has been canceled and you have not been charged. Reason: Other (describe below) Comments: We could not complete your order in a ...


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Try clearing the data for the Market app: Go to Settings -> Applications -> Manage applications -> All and find the Market app If it's running, kill it with the button there Clear the data (this will clear the cache as well, no need to do both manually) Restart your phone Then try the Market again. Edit: Since that didn't work, I would try ...


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Yes. You can take either of the following two approaches: Use tubemate. With this app you can browse YouTube and download the video just like you would download from websites like keepvid.com. The latest version of YouTube allows the videos that you opened or YouTube thinks you'll watch or have added to watch later queue to be downloaded in background so ...


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on android you have to add this feature via an addon. after installing the Save link option will appear as on a desktop Firefox. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/android/addon/save-link-menus/?src=search


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I think this might simply be something of a misunderstanding regarding how "download mode" works exactly. When you reboot into download mode, your phone doesn't automatically reflash itself. It's not capable of doing that, and in general this is a rare feature (Nook tablets can do this, notably, though not with "download mode"). Instead, it's simply ...


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It happens generally when Kernel discards Market from memory. In Android, there're many ways to achieve multi-tasking. Market app achieves it by running its service in background. This way Market app isn't killed. But, when kernel runs out of memory, it has no other choices. It kills other apps (even having running service) to reclaim memory, otherwise ...


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If you are not totally tied to Dropbox, I think SugarSync and their Android app might do what you are looking for. If it has to be Dropbox, I would say that you should post the feature request to them. Or, if you are really desperate, fund a developer willing to write an app to do it using the Dropbox API. It would actually be fairly straight forward. ...


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If it's a file from a website, you should probably try to use a different browser. Opera Mini for example uses a different download manager (not the native one) so it doesn't refuse to download any files. If you want to move them over from a PC, try some of those methods.


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The stock browser on Android gingerbread has this limitation (see resource download_not_acceptable). It is possible to download more file types with a an alternative browser (ex: Opera mobile) or a download manager.


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There is no way to disable the Google Play store from downloading apps that you have asked to download, however if you go into the Google Play app settings menu, you can enable the Update on WiFi only option - this will only let updates download when you are connected to WiFi. You can also completely disable your mobile data connection by going to System ...


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Dropsync also works, it syncs any folder on your sd card (including /sdcard/ ) with any dropbox folder (including the main dropbox folder), so it's possible use it like the desktop client, i.e. to have a directory called /sdcard/dropbox/ which contains your entire dropbox, but it's really much more flexible than that :)


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Many developers have their own sites and there are other app markets that allow direct download. But besides that, we can't speak to their motives, you'd need to ask them. I would assume, however, that they're controlling distribution in order to control distribution :P. For paid apps this is obvious (piracy prevention), but even for non-paid apps there ...


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There are apps like TubeMate or EasyTube that let you download Youtube videos to your phone internal storage or to the SD card in order to allow you to see these videos whenever you want wherever you want. Maybe this is what you are looking for.


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Google has no way of distinguishing between software that is free but licensed and freeware that has no restrictions (though they could enforce some sort of selection for licence type on upload if they wanted, of course). There is no way (without hacking, presumably) to download apps from the Market without logging in. There's nothing to stop an app maker ...



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