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How can I install the salesforce mobile APK file for Android device

Knowledge Article Number 000130345
Description There are a few different methods by which this can be done.

1) using local file manager app and installing downloaded/SD card local APK file
2) connecting device via USB 
Install APK via USB connection
  • You will need to download the Android SDK (Software Development Kit) on your PC, and install the Android USB drivers, so you can connect the SDK to your phone via USB. According to what operating system you run on your computer you can choose to install one the Android SDKs
  • Connect your Android phone to the PC, open the Command Prompt and type in – adb install path/file.apk, where path is the full path to the APK file. The application stored on your PC is now installed on the Android smartphone, so you can start using it.
NOTE: Some device manufacturers might include sync applications i.e. HTC Sync and this too can allow for the APK to be copied to the local file system on the Android device

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