May, 22 2011

Yup. You just heard right, folks. I received a Phantip from a reader today that almost like magic, his AT&T HTC Inspire 4G was all of a sudden allowed to download and install third party apps. I tried to dig a little deeper and find out if there was an OTA update that was pushed to his phone, or some kind of prompt that popped up notifying him of these changes but apparently… nothing. He was kind enough to supply these pics though.

Looks like AT&T is keeping true to their promise and have already begun allowing their customers to finally enjoy apps like Swype and the Amazon Appstore, starting with Inspire 4G users.

If you want to test this out for yourself, jump into your phone’s Settings > Applications > and check the box that says Unknown Sources. To save you some time, I’ve included this handy link here that you can click from your phone’s web browser which will begin downloading the Amazon Appstore. Once the download is complete, click on the app from your notification bar to install. Oh yeah, and make sure you don’t forget to try their “free paid app of the day!”

Can anyone else on AT&T verify if this working, other than/including Inspire 4G users? Chime in below.

[Thanks, to Chris Wofford for sending this in!]

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