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How do you install a .app file? I downloaded an app in a rar file, but it unpacked to a folder with "iNewsgroup.app" for it's name. I copied & pasted
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    Default How to install .app files?
    How do you install a .app file?

    I downloaded an app in a rar file, but it unpacked to a folder with "iNewsgroup.app" for it's name.

    I copied & pasted a folder like this into the phone's app folder once in the past, and it showed up.

    But I also did that a couple of other times with other similar apps...
    and it didn't.

    I want to install this new app but it doesn't show up in springboard after just a copy & paste.

    Is there some "proper" way to install such files?

    Thanks!

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    u are talking about wares which are not allowed on this forum
    Being an i can be a lot of pressure. you have to live right up to the small point.

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    No I'm not...
    I'm talking about a legit app that I downloaded from Google groups by a developer.

    Here's the link:
    inewsgroup - Google Code

    Unfortunately there's no apparent way to contact him about it.

    Don't be so quick to judge there Skippy...

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    It should have a .ipa extension, if that were the case you just double click it and its auto imported into itunes.

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    nope... check the link above and download it for yourself...
    it's a folder with a .app extension.

    But it doesn't matter... I found out how to do this from another forum, and it doesn't work anyway. It just crashes after opening.

    But thanks for trying to help anyway!

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    That looks like a 1.1.x app, wouldn't work on 2.x.

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    convert the APP to .ipa

    using any zip program and zip it up then rename the end to .ipa

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    Quote Originally Posted by equlizer View Post
    convert the APP to .ipa

    using any zip program and zip it up then rename the end to .ipa
    Hey thanks! The app doesn't work... But that's good to know for future reference.

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    Hi all,
    I have this problem too, I downloaded the drunknbass
    on my pc, have windows xp if this makes any difference
    and have no idea how to get it on my phone from there.
    Equlizer, you zip first then you rename the end to .ipa?
    then extract? Sorry, my I have only very basic knowledge
    sorry for the simple questions, any help would be appreciated.

    Q_D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quick_Draw View Post
    Hi all,
    I have this problem too, I downloaded the drunknbass
    on my pc, have windows xp if this makes any difference
    and have no idea how to get it on my phone from there.
    Equlizer, you zip first then you rename the end to .ipa?
    then extract? Sorry, my I have only very basic knowledge
    sorry for the simple questions, any help would be appreciated.

    Q_D
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    It won't work.

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