LearnPad Sideloading

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Side-loading apps onto a LearnPad

It is possible to add your own apps and resources to a LearnPad. You will need to ensure that you have:

  • The APK file of the app that you would like to install. (You can usually download APKs from a repository website if you do not have it already)
  • The package name. (You should be able to find this in the URL of the APK that you are downloading – for example com.google.android.youtube)

Once you have this, log into ClassConnect with your email and ClassVR Portal password.

Click Resources > Add New Resource

Enter the name of the app, and select Application from the drop-down menu, then click Add Resource.

On the following screen, add in the package name.

Click Android Binary Files > Upload New Binary.

Navigate to the location where the APK is stored. Click Open and then upload.

Once the file has uploaded, click the ‘+’ next to Android Binary Files to check that the files are present.

Click Android Package Versions > Add New Package.

Click ‘unset’ under APK file, and then click the drop-down arrow. You should be able to select your app from the list.

Finally, you can add the resource to a category if required by dragging it onto an appropriate category icon.

Getting the app onto your headsets

  • You can scan the QR code from ClassConnect in the app screen.

Further Troubleshooting

  • The app will not open.
    • Ensure that the file used is a genuine APK file.
    • Check to see if there is a newer/more compatible version.
    • Try downloading/re-uploading the app again.
    • Make sure the app came from a reputable source.
  • The app is not working as expected.
    • Check to make sure that the app is compatible with your LearnPads.
    • Try uploading the app to a different device.
  • The app is blurry or does not fit the screen correctly.
    • Ensure that the app can support the screensize/resolution of your LearnPad.

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