Google Talk on HTC Desire Orange


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  1. fooby

    fooby Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi Everyone,

    I've recently got my orange HTC. Well annoyed at all that branding and general buggery they've done to the phone. blah blah [/rant]

    Anyway, I've not really been wanting to flash the phone (even though i probably should to get better use of it)

    So i've been trying to find a way to install google talk. Much reading of this forum and of XDA devs says to just get the talk.apk and install it.

    Simple enough but its proved god dam gold dust to get the APK easily.

    Well just for you guys i managed to get a the talk.apk and install it on my orange phone straight away with no other modifications done.

    So i have uploaded it for other people who wish to put google talk on their phone.

    I have tested it and it does appear to run properly in the background (ie i have pressed home, turned the screen off and if someone sends me a message it does alert me)

    Heres the link:

    www.arkp.co.uk/Talk.apk.

    Hope this is some use to everyone.


    Thanks

    Fooby
     

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    Dead link :(
     
  3. fooby

    fooby Member This Topic's Starter

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    what the..

    /smacks host
     
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    fooby Member This Topic's Starter

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    k, now.

    Was a typo on my behalf. Its a Capical T and i have a linux webhost.
     
  5. tbl

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    good ol' Linux. 795kB seems better than 478b :)

    Muchos gracias
     
  6. fooby

    fooby Member This Topic's Starter

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    no problem, it took me ages using various contacts to actually get what appears to be (hopefully) a full functioning version.

    I've spent 2 days trying to get it and lots of frustration from people "oh look at me i've done it" but not uploaded the damm file. So i decided to upload the file for people to hopefully find it in place!

    Please let me know if you have any issues.

    Seems to be fine for me apart from it keeps signing me out (but i think thats due to me catistrophic signal failure @ work location) will hopefully be better when back home.
     
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    I dont actually know too many people on GTalk, but it's good to have.

    I had the same problem finding a version of Swype that worked on the Desire, ditto for G Earth and a few other apps that seem to be missing from the Market.
     
  8. Vertigo1

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    How do you find and install these "apk" files? I saw someone mention about using this method to install the original HTC Browser on an Orange branded Desire but I didn't understand what they meant.

    Any help appreciated :)
     
  9. fooby

    fooby Member This Topic's Starter

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    Best to install a file browsing app called ASTRO.

    You then click the .apk you've got on your smartcard.

    If it does ask (it may or may not) which application to run it with, pic launcher and it should just install :)
     
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    This app force closes on Orange HTC Desire 2.1 Elclair :-(
     
  11. g-mcfadyen

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    Okay, I'm probably being thick (being a new HTC Desire bod) - I've downloaded the .apk file (which is zipped) and added it to my phone. I can see it using Astro, and I can extract it, but then how do I run it? Nothing I select gives me the option to 'launch' or 'run'....

    ETA: I can't (obv) 'run' the zip file either.
     

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