Getting sick and tired of carriers like AT&T disabling app sideloading on the Android devices they sell? Need to install an app that isn’t available in the Market, using an APK file you found at a forum? You have found the right place, as you can now enable app sideloading on your Motorola Atrix 4G and we will show you how to do it.
GladEnabler is a script written by XDA-Developers forum member Ririal for enabling app sideloading on the AT&T Motorola Atrix 4G but will potentially work on versions of Atrix 4G by other carriers as well that have sideloading disabled by default. This method will work even after the new Android 2.3 Gingerbread OTA update. As there isn’t much more to this script, let’s get on with the method.
Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.
- Rooted Motorola Atrix 4G
- Root for Froyo.
- Root for Gingerbread.
GladEnabler v1.04 script. Update: Script no longer available; also, due to several updates to Android since, it would most likely not work anymore either.
- Extract the contents of the downloaded file to C:\GladEnable. This location is important, as the script will not run from anywhere else.
- Enable USB debugging on your phone from Settings > Applications > Development.
- Connect your phone to the computer and when prompted, set USB connection to ‘None’.
- From the files extracted in Step 1, run GladEnable.bat. (On Windows Vista/7, right-click the file and run as administrator).
- Follow the on-screen instructions, tapping ‘Allow’ on your phone with each step.
- Allow the superuser request that you get on your phone, and you’ll be all done.
That’s all – you should now be able to sideload apps to your Motorola Atrix 4G using APK files.