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Sideload apps on your AT&T phones using Linux [How-To]

As Android gets more popular and mainstream, new users are coming out of the woodwork!  I'm very happy to say that a portion of those users are running Linux on their desktops, and they're hungry to learn the things we try to teach all you Windows users.  Since we have more than a few Linux-using Advisers and senior members in the forums, this is something we're more than happy to do.  And we're going to start with something that's pretty important to me -- sideloading apps on phones that have been altered.

It's not hard, it's all done through the terminal using commands you can cut and paste, and the setup from start to finish is laid out pretty clearly.  Check it out in the forums, and be on the lookout for more Linux tips and tricks from Android Central.  And if you're not a Linux user, but need to get your sideload on, check out the Sideload Wonder Machine for Windows.

Jerry Hildenbrand
Jerry Hildenbrand

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.

  • Man I laughed when I saw one of the tags for this article was "crippled". But thanks for making the SLWM. I sure a lot of people enjoy it, and I'll probably have to use it when I upgrade from my N1 to the Atrix.
  • Go Tux GO! :-)
  • Good article. Thankfully I don't have a crippled AT&T phone, but I do use Linux and appreciate it when people remember that there are hundreds of millions of Linux users. And many of them own Android Linux phones, too. We are a small percent, but we should matter.
  • Seems pretty cool. I don't think I have the mad programming skillz to get it done all by myself. But thanks for the info!
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