Sideload Wonder Machine lets AT&T Users Sideload Apps

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If you are the proud owner of the Aria from AT&T, you already know that your phone has been crippled in the fact that you cannot load applications that do not come from the Market.  The pic to the left shows that the option is not even there for you to select, AT&T had it taken out completely.  A frustrating development to say the least for owners of this handset.  The good news is that there is now a solution for you to be able to work around this issue.

The guys over at Android Central have developed a little program for Windows called the “Sideload Wonder Machine“, an app that will allow you install any .apk file you want to your handset without having to root your phone.

The app is available for download now, let us know how it works for you in the comments.

  • Brandon

    it works great, now if I could just find a good weather widget .apk.

  • Dre

    Its great, now the captivate is complete

  • Steve

    I can't seem to get this to work for me.
    HTC Aria – Windows 7 64bit machine.
    USB Debugging is turned on.
    Set to Charge only, also tried with removable drive option
    I dont see the serial number listed when I run the app.
    I'm assuming the USB drivers are installed as the removable drive shows up.

    Any thoughts?

    • Shaz

      I’m having the exact same problem. Help would be appreciated

    • shawn

      did you ever get your aria to be able to load the programs or detected with the sideloader program?

  • Steve – the drivers that allow it to show up as a removable drive, and the drivers that allow it to be controlled via ADB are two different drivers. If you’ve got an aria you’re going to want to download the HTC aria sync package from the HTC support page and use the included USB driver.

  • shawn

    got the aria and have the sync program installed and i am unable to make this sideload program to work. first off after i pick the file i want i click go and i get a dos error message saying that loader.bat isn’t an internal or external batch file or something along that line and i try bypassing it via just clickin the batch program and as soon as it detects my aria and i click the next it disconnects my phone and it just keeps waiting for my device…. any advice or feedback is appreciated.

    • Rena

      Did anyone ever get the sideloader app working for you? if so how?

  • Rena

    I am having the same trouble as shawn. Can anyone shed some light?? I have the Samsung captivate. i have tried several times.

    • yforgetaboutit

      I have a stock Samsung Captivate (2.1) and Vista 64-bit.

      I installed the Samsung USB 64-bit driver.

      I then enabled USB debugging and ran SWM.

      A sample HelloAndroid app quickly installed exactly as documented above and ran as expected on the phone.

  • Daniel

    yo ocupe esta aplicacion y funcion bien tengo un samsung galaxy- s captivate instale la version beta de mozilla y funciona bien pero ahora cuando quiero sincronizar mis contactos o mi calendario con el kies de samsung no puedo alguien sabe porque

  • droidnewbie

    I am also running Win 7 and have no problems with this, BUT you have to install HTC Sync first. (You can uninstall the Sync portion later if you want to, but the HTC driver package for Win7 gets installed when you install HTC Sync and that’s what “communicates” with Sideload Wonder.

  • HELP

    how do you download this app

  • Kyle D

    Use freeware Android Injector to install apps from other sources besides the Market. Much better than SWM because you can install multiple apk files at once.

  • CJ 77

    Where do i get tha application of theside load wonder machine?

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  • BulkyX

    I have a new Motorola Atrix and this worked great for me! I read the article here: and downloaded the SW from the forum link as described.