Android Central Sideload Wonder Machine for Linux and Mac

There are three things I love -- open source, Linux, and ingenuity.  Android Central forum member 42turkeys brings all three together, along with some serious Mac love in his versions of the Sideload Wonder Machine for Linux and Mac.  Using the same premise as we did with the Windows version, you can now sideload apps to your crippled AT&T branded Android phones using your Mac or Linux computer. 

Because Linux and MacOS have a robust shell, these are terminal applications.  It's a fair trade -- you're not getting the point and click GUI, but you can do a bit more through the menu.  And if you're using Mac OS, or especially Linux, you shouldn't be afraid of the terminal.  Hit 42turkey's forum thread HERE to download either version, and get you some sideload on.

Nice work Mr. turkeys ... very nice! [Android Central Forums]

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Jerry Hildenbrand
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Jerry is an amateur woodworker and struggling shade tree mechanic. There's nothing he can't take apart, but many things he can't reassemble. You'll find him writing and speaking his loud opinion on Android Central and occasionally on Twitter.

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  • >"There are three things I love -- open source, Linux, and ingenuity." Yay!!!! Me too!
  • BIG PROPS to Android central for bringing the sideload wonder machine to us. I have a Captivate on that certain network that stops sideloading, and that special machine allows me to download and transfer any apk file i want. so happy
  • Hi everybody, Thanks for your support! I tried to install an app, but get an error (even after restart the phone, an HTC Inspire 4G from AT&T) The problem is the folder where the app try to copy the app on the phone /data is protected and cannot copy the file), somebody knows how to solve this? Thanks in advance
  • Hi MAC/Linux users,
    I am having some problems installing SWM... Can someone who has downloaded it with a MAC please give me a step by step guide to how you installed it on your computer...
    THANKS in advance!
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