Friday, 9 July 2010

How To: Enable third-party apps on your Android 1.6 phone

If you enable this feature you can download apps from “unknown sources” such as websites, other Market apps or transfer them between Android phones and be able to install them.

There is a bit of a risk because some of these apps are not Google Market “approved” so if you don’t know what an app does or who it is made by, there is a risk. Use your best judgement rather than impulse downloads and installations – Google check reviews on apps beforehand.

How to enable third-party app installation on your Android phone:
1. Go to Settings
2. Touch Applications
3. Touch Unknown Sources (so the tick is white) – this enables the feature

NOTE: This method is for Android 1.6 but may be the same/similar on newer Android versions.


  1. hi, i just buy a xperia 10 mini pro and i looking for a good gps naviigation, can u help me? i m from brazil. tks.
    my email is

  2. Hi Andre, I like Google Maps Navigation. WisePilot is not bad (but not great). There is a paid GPS navigation app that lets you have offline maps, it's called SYGIC:

  3. Maps is a free app that lets you have offline maps. :)

  4. Hi rimA, i like a google maps navigation too, but is not a offline maps, so it is not god for me. does any one tried ndrive, motonav or igo???

  5. hi everybody, i saw the sygic that you said, but i did not find for xperia android x10 mini pro, i asked to they for the version for xperia mini, when they anser i put in this blog, thanks so far!!!