How to install the new Android Market


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  1. jake_harv88

    jake_harv88 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Most of you got a silent upgrade to a new version of the android market a few weeks back. But this was released after velocity .3 (and I think raptor .1) came out so if you re-flash back to those you'll be without. When I re-flashed to velocity .3 my phone never got the silent upgrade, or at least not for a few days. I struggled for awhile to install the .apk manually so I figured I would write up how I did it.

    UPDATED Nov 18th, 2010

    There seem to be a few distinct ways to go about doing this. I've summarized them here:

    Using terminal -

    Note: My phone has issues mounting the file system from adb so I used a combination of adb and terminal. The terminal instructions are copied from Savox website and will create a backup of the old Vending.apk in /sdcard/archive. Android Ally

    - Download the Vending.apk file here: MEGAUPLOAD - The leading online storage and file delivery service
    - Copy the New Vending.apk to a location on your sd card (I put it in the root section of the SD card because its less typing). I renamed it to Vending.apk, but you can name it whatever you would like.

    From terminal:
    - su
    - mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
    - mkdir /sdcard/archive
    - cp /system/app/Vending.apk /sdcard/archive
    - rm /system/app/Vending.apk

    From ADB (I'm pretty certain you absolutely have to do this step):
    - adb uninstall com.android.vending

    From terminal:
    - busybox install /sdcard/Vending.apk /system/app

    Using Astro -

    - Install ASTRO File Manager - ASTRO File Manager - Android app on AppBrain
    - Open Astro and navigate to the Vending.apk app, select it.
    - Select "Upgrade"
    - Done

    Using tAttachApkInstaller -

    - Install tAttachApkInstaller - tAttachApkInstaller - Android app on AppBrain
    - Download the apk to your computer and email it to yourself
    - Open the email on your phone, and hit preview this should start tAttachApkInstaller
    - Done
     

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  2. flick159

    flick159 Well-Known Member

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    I assume dropping the .apk in the tools folder of the Android SDK in windows and using adb push from recovery would work also? Seems logical.

    In Recovery:
    adb shell mount /system
    adb push ~\AndroidSDK\Tools\Vending.apk /system/app

    Correct me if I'm wrong?
     
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    flick159 Well-Known Member

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    Worked out well, thanks for the download.
     
  4. jake_harv88

    jake_harv88 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yeah there are a number of ways to accomplish this I would guess. But like I said I had a hard time for a couple of days so I figured I would throw down the way that worked for me.

    I can never get /system to mount using adb for me so I typically do any of the .apk removals from a terminal instead.
     
  5. innate024

    innate024 Well-Known Member

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    If you have the .apk on the root of your SD card, you can install it through the ASTRO app. You just have to make sure you have the "unknown sources" box checked in your application settings (if you don't, it will prompt you to do it - and will even take you to the correct screen). All you would have to do it touch the file you want, touch "open app manager" and hit "upgrade". Voila!

    This is how I've done it anyway - thought it could help out a bit.
     
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  6. motorsport226

    motorsport226 Well-Known Member

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    This is how I've always done it, works perfectly.
     
  7. jake_harv88

    jake_harv88 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    yup, I never saw the upgrade option. Definitely worked perfectly. I had tried to use Astro to install previously but I believe it was after I uninstalled the old vending.apk. When I did that I had force close issues.

    Ignore thread, epic fail...
     
  8. Keybeeetsss

    Keybeeetsss Well-Known Member

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    I was 1 of the 1st ones to get the update but I removed it because 1 of the apps while installing, got stuck in purgatory ;)

    Unfortunately, after removing the update, it never came back; so thanks for this thread!..
     
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    swc2001 Well-Known Member

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    How do you know if you have it or not?

    I have been running velocity .3 almost since it came out.
     
  10. jake_harv88

    jake_harv88 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    If you open an app market page you should see that comments are on a seperate tab now, and there should be a button to allow for automatic updating...
     
  11. Math-Uhhh-Saurus

    Math-Uhhh-Saurus Well-Known Member

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    How does one install the app using just the terminal? And for some reason Astro won't install from the market. Could it be because I have Root Explorer?
     
  12. motorsport226

    motorsport226 Well-Known Member

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    From Terminal, type:

    1. su
    2. mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
    3. mkdir /sdcard/archive
    4. cp /system/app/Vending.apk /sdcard/archive
    5. rm /system/app/Vending.apk

    I think this was covered earlier in the thread, but here it is again.
     
  13. Math-Uhhh-Saurus

    Math-Uhhh-Saurus Well-Known Member

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    Yeah...I did that...that removes the old version, but how do I add the new one?
     
  14. motorsport226

    motorsport226 Well-Known Member

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    Ooops, my bad, should be:

    busybox install /sdcard/Vending.apk /system/app
     
  15. Math-Uhhh-Saurus

    Math-Uhhh-Saurus Well-Known Member

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    so I can skip the adb step without a problem?
     
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    motorsport226 Well-Known Member

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    Should be able to, he only used ADB because of problems with his individual device.

    Give it a shot.
     
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  17. Math-Uhhh-Saurus

    Math-Uhhh-Saurus Well-Known Member

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    didn't work D; And I didn't make a backup before deleting the old version, either.
     
  18. motorsport226

    motorsport226 Well-Known Member

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    And you tried installing the apk by clicking on it and choosing open app manager?
     
  19. Math-Uhhh-Saurus

    Math-Uhhh-Saurus Well-Known Member

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    I use Root Explorer so it's a little different, but yes

    Vending.apk>Install

    It says:
    "Parse Error
    There is a problem parsing the package."

    Astro (for some unknown reason (it probably doesn't like me)) wouldn't install when I tried to get it from the Market (before deleting it).
    It did come preinstalled when I installed Velocity 0.3, but it started to give me problems so I uninstalled it and got Root Explorer.
     
  20. Goonie21

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    Re-download that is generally an incomplete package.
     
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  21. Math-Uhhh-Saurus

    Math-Uhhh-Saurus Well-Known Member

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    Redownloaded it. I did the same thing again (Vending.apk>Install) and it still says "Parse Error." Should I rename it? It's currently "com.android.vending.apk"
     
  22. Goonie21

    Goonie21 Well-Known Member

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    where you download from?
     
  23. motorsport226

    motorsport226 Well-Known Member

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    Beat me to it, lol.

    Yeah most likely a bad download.
     
  24. Math-Uhhh-Saurus

    Math-Uhhh-Saurus Well-Known Member

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    from the original post in this thread (the MegaUpload link)
     
  25. Goonie21

    Goonie21 Well-Known Member

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    PM me your email and I will send yout the apk I used the other day that worked for me if you want.
     

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