Sideloading Strava

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GarethSargeant
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Joined: Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:22 am

Sideloading Strava

Post by GarethSargeant »

Hi I have sideloaded Strava (from APKPure) and a few other apps. Strava is not loading and there is an error message that Google Play Services are required. I see in the forum contents that people have loaded it before. Do you need Google Play Services or is there a work around?

Thanks in advance for your help,

Gareth
dbareis
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Re: Sideloading Strava

Post by dbareis »

It may no longer be possible to do so on v1 of the hardware (at least on current versions of Strava), may work for older versions of Strava or on v2 hardware.

If you have v1 you could ask hammerhead support if they will be upgrading Android on the v1.
GarethSargeant
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Re: Sideloading Strava

Post by GarethSargeant »

Hi - Thanks for your answer. I am using K2. I was able to use ADB on a Chromebook (using Linux Beta) to install APKPure on K2 and with that I have installed Zwift Companion, SRAM RED AXS App, MyFitnessPal and Strava. (I like the core Hammerhead apps so no extra mapping apps for me)

Strava says that it won't run because it relies on Google Play Services. I did a web search and I have seen this complaint ("needs Google Play Services") in other (mostly BlackBerry) forums. In these forums (karoousers.org) I see some people mentioning that Strava is running and I am wondering if they have a workaround or if they have installed Google Play Services. I'm not sure I want to go that far to be able to kudo people without taking my phone out of my back pocket but I also think of it as a challenge so maybe I will.

Thanks in advance for any info,

Gareth
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