How To Install 3rd Party Apps On The Motorola Backflip

The Motorola Backflip has its lovers and has its haters – but lets put this particularly unique piece of hardware aside. A good portion of the phone’s criticism has come because of AT&T’s insistence on locking down Android. Not only do they bloat up you phone with ATTware, prevent you from removing/deleteing said bloat, but they also don’t allow you to install .APK files from anywhere besides Android Market.

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FOOEY! If you’re the type of person who wants no part of that nonsense, there IS a way to finagle your way around those limitations. Over at XDA they’ve got a complete guide to setting up ADB (developer’s tool) on your computer, connecting your backflip via USB, and moving/installing non-market android applications directly to your Backflip.

The beauty of this is it can be done without rooting your device, something that scares away a good portion of the masses, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t proceed with caution. You should – and this is me going on the record stating that. So yeah, proceed with caution and enjoy your APKs from here, from there, from everywhere!

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  • Jerry

    I didn’t know that Motorola Backflip had lovers… just haters…

  • mdog

    im a backflip lover. i got mine a week after it came out

  • bml

    I thought that ADB scares away people too. haha

  • http://www.omgandroid.com OMG Android App Reviews

    I dont really install 3rd party apps.

  • dogbone

    The backflip is the most awkward phone I have EVER seen.

  • Joseph Pickell

    I am a lover too. I’m researchings ways around untrusted software. It won’t be long.

  • Adam Thompson

    Why does it scare people away

  • jack58

    If your a backflip hater, why are you even posting here???

    I’m hoping to get a 3rd party display alert app installed.

  • James

    The haters only hate because it doesn’t have a penis for them to suck.