Install *.apk to android phone

It was disappointing that the android devices selling in most of the gulf countries doesnt have market place installed :( – One of the core and major feature of androis is missing.

Anyway the softwares available in Android Package file (apk) can be installed by downloading it to the pc using adb

eg: to install slide me market place, an alternative for google market place.
download the latest apk from
$ ./adb install ~/sam2.apk
1686 KB/s (506724 bytes in 0.293s)
pkg: /data/local/tmp/sam2.apk


Got HTC G1 Android working with Airtel Kerala

It was disappointing to just keep watching a phone without even switching it on, It took longer time to get HTC G1 development phone shipped to India.  G1 mandates to login to google account to start using it, and there is no option to turn on wireless or skip this login process. I tried with the BSNL APN details but does not help, the customer support was saying this phone is not supported :).  Anyway with Airtel connection  and manual APN details, managed to get the Internet working .

Name : Airtel (it can be anything, just a name)
Proxy :
Port : 8080
Username : <Not Set>
Password : <Not Set>
Server : <Not Set>
MMSC : <Not Set>
MMS Proxy : <Not Set>
MMS Port : <Not Set>
MCC : 404
MNC : 95
APN Type: <Not Set>