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Dell Streak Hack: Sideload Apps & Content Without Root (Very Simple)

A simple Dell Streak hack has emerged that will allow AT&T users to sideload apps not obtained from Android Market onto their tablet/smartphone device. AT&T has cited security reasons as to why the carrier isn't allowing non-Android Market apps onto the device in the past. This hack, which doesn't require your Android device to be rooted, works by entering a string of numbers into your Streak's dial pad.

Users will need to:

1. Dial *#*#307#*#* on your Streak. Other than a quick flash on the screen, it will look like nothing has happened.

2. Go to your app drawer/program menu and tap a new icon labeled EMList. If the icon is not there, turn off the Streak. It should be there when you turn it on again. Scroll to the bottom and tap app_security.

3. Tap update unknown resource property to enable it.

4. Go to Settings > Applications, and you should now have an "Unknown Sources" check box available to you. This will now allow you to download any app of your choosing directly from a webpage or SD card. If for any reason you want or need to uninstall the EMList, simply go to your dialer and type in the following keys: *#*#308#*#*.

Source:  Ubergizmo

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Category: Streak Hacks

About the Author: Hi, my name is Glen. I am the owner and author of I have a strong passion for the Dell Streak and hopefully you are as excited as myself about being able to hack this thing!

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  1. David Simmons says:

    This actually works! What’s confusing is some of the verbiage in the steps…let me clarify:

    1) Dial the ‘magic number’ as shown (don’t need to hit the call button – screen will clear/flash)
    2) Choose the ‘All Apps’ button (the one in the upper left corner) of your Streak
    3) You should find the app entitled ‘EMList’
    4) Scroll down to the bottom to find the entry entitled, “APP_SECURITY”
    5) click the one button to change ‘Update Unknow Resource Property’ (yes, they spelled it that way) changing the button from ‘off’ to ‘on’
    6) Go to your home screen…click the menu button (middle on on the right outer column)…then click ‘Settings’…click ‘Applications’…and highlight the check mark on the (new) ‘Unknown Sources’ so that it’s green.

    Bingo…sideload away!

  2. johnssm says:

    Tried this and got no joy. Tried all of the ideas on the web. No Joy as of yet. I’m wondering if my streak is different than others. My phone was part of an AT&T 2 year contract, so I got it cheaper. Does anyone know if this makes a difference?

  3. Tank says:

    has anyone put swype on their streak?

  4. be1 says:

    work great on my white Dell streak 1.6.
    come on Dell where is the 2.2 update?

  5. S. Velez says:

    I can’t find sec. app seating. I going krazy!!!

  6. jennifer says:

    I just bought a dell streak. But I dont dont like how its running on 1. Something i. I cant do nothing. Can you please guide me on how to upgrade my andriod thanks

  7. Edgar Alford says:

    Dell streak rocks! Just bought it this morning! Thanks for sharing this guide. Appreciate it!

  8. Chris says:

    I dialed the magic code and it says need correct passport in sd card, please check it. What do I do now?

  9. AJ says:

    I did as it was said and went the ‘EMList’ however it does not open the list it goes back to the home page. Any advice

  10. AJ says:

    I did as it was said and went the ‘EMList’ however it does not open the list it goes back to the home page. Any advice?

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