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Old 10-03-2012, 09:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Quick question. I've got a few sideloaded apps (ie: Kindle reader) so I've not been bothered to update to the latest OS. I'm assuming that updating not only eliminates my ability to sideload in the future but I will also lose any apps I've loaded to date as well?

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Old 10-03-2012, 10:39 AM   #2 (permalink)
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i have not heard that yet
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Updated OS and sideloading

Actually I may be way behind in things; did RIM actually go through with disabling sideloading on the original 2.1 release or not? I'm not suggesting that this latest update disables it, I haven't updated since Alec announced it was being disabled back in April.
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Old 10-03-2012, 03:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: Updated OS and sideloading

I just checked this with the current 2.1.0.1032 Release: Sideloading still works as before.
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Default Re: Updated OS and sideloading

Thanks for checking. I just updated and all of my previously sideloaded apps are still there (and working) as well.
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Default Re: Updated OS and sideloading

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I just checked this with the current 2.1.0.1032 Release: Sideloading still works as before.
What procedure are you using? I tried DDPB and it now doesnt work.
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Default Re: Updated OS and sideloading

Sideloading ability was removed for paid apps, open source free apps can still be sideloaded from what I've read elsewhere.
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I use a procedure which is described here:
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Default Re: Updated OS and sideloading

Currently using the latest OS and no sideloading issues ..... nor were any previously installed apps affected. I tend to doubt RIM will somehow make previously installed apps stop working, but there could be some compatibility issues that may arise.

I will look into the possibility of paid apps not sideloading and let you know if I run into any issues.
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Old 10-11-2012, 02:21 AM   #10 (permalink)
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has this been confirmed yet?
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Default Re: Updated OS and sideloading

I have just installed [Android] gReader Pro via side load no prob. PB OS version is currently 2.1.0.1088
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