Do you have an HTC Aria? Hate not being able to install third-party apps because of AT&T’s restrictions? Well, Engadget may have found a solution to your woes. They’ve discovered that the HTC Sync desktop client for the Aria allows users to sideload APK files and install them on the device from their PC.
While this doesn’t enable non-Market apps on the phone, it’s still useful for those of you that want to install APKs, Swype being a prime example. Engadget has tried this and confirms that it works. But, HTC may issue a new version of the software soon to deal with this loophole, so you might want to try it while you can.