Root [Q] Samsung Galaxy Tab Music player?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by lilbballer27, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. lilbballer27

    lilbballer27 Well-Known Member
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    Is there anyway to port this music player over to the droid? It is just like an ipod layout and is much much nicer than the music player already on the droid.
     

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  2. Lock-N-Load

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    I would not think it is so much a matter of "porting" (which implies a certain under the hood code tweaks needing to be made) when it fact, since it is running the Android OS the Droids can run, you just need to get access to the.apk file from someone with one and install it.
     
  3. lilbballer27

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    Well I am sure someone on this forum has to have one! lol Hopefully we will see this soon?
     
  4. how would I do a system dump of a galaxy tab. I cant root the one I have but if its a simple matter of plugging it in and running a command I can try and get it. ill test it on my droid before hand too
     
  5. Lock-N-Load

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    well, you just have to find the apk. maybe Root Explorer or Astro and would it not be in system/app/

    would not need to be rooted to do this.
     
  6. lilbballer27

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    Im hoping you will be able to do this! If this works I would love you forever ;) lol
     
  7. shadowdude777

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    Note that sometimes, just the apk is not enough. There are other dependencies sometimes. I've tried taking apks for certain apps from one ROM and installing them on another and they fail. Just saying, it may not work so don't get too excited. Also, there's the fact that it was designed for a 7" screen so it may not scale down properly.
     
  8. shadowdude777

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    Enable system debugging and then download the Android SDK and place it in C:\android-sdk-windows.

    Hit Windows+R to bring up Run, type in cmd.exe, hit enter.

    Type in the following lines, hitting enter between each one:
    cd C:\android-sdk-windows\tools
    adb shell
    ls /system/app (Now look around for the app that looks like it, I'm going to assume it's called Music.apk)
    adb pull /system/app/Music.apk C:\Music.apk
    *replace the italicized text with whatever the apk is actually called

    REMEMBER: All of these commands that involve the Android filesystem are case-sensitive!

    Now it should place the apk at C:\Music.apk

    I think this'll work, I'm okay with ADB but not great. adb pull should work without su.
     
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  11. Bunsen Honeydew

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    I am still downloading. I will give it a try, but am not optimistic as I havent seen this anywhere else yet.
     
  12. lilbballer27

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    Ok please let us all know what you find out!
     
  13. Bunsen Honeydew

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    Backing up now. the apps are still odexed, I wonder if this will be a problem?
     
  14. Bunsen Honeydew

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    As suspected, no luck installing the apk.
     
  15. lilbballer27

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    Damn :( ok well does anyone have any ideas on how to fix this?
     
  16. shadowdude777

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    Someone will have to deodex the system dump first. I believe this is how it works. That incorporates the .odex into the .apk. I think that gets rid of the dependency issue.]

    Nothing you can really do unless you're a real developer. Just wait it out for someone to do it. Galaxy Tab development should pick up soon, it is the first real Android tablet after all. That's why the D1 was so big, it was the first Android 2.0 phone and the first one on Verizon. The first is always popular. :)
     
  17. lilbballer27

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    Ya that seems like the only option is to wait it out, but I agree with you it shouldnt be to long until we start seeing developers messing with the tablets.
     
  18. Lock-N-Load

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    unless the devs put their energy elsewhere since...

    Galaxy Tab production cut in half from weak sales?
     
  19. lilbballer27

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    Yea they may. I want to say that someone will still work on the galaxy tab, but I have to agree with the article. Its way to expensive. If it were atleast $150 cheaper. More people would have bought it.
     
  20. Lock-N-Load

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    expensive, and in a few months when a lot of the rumored tablets hit the market in early 2011... out-dated and under powered with slower chips, older 2.1 OS, not tablet optimized OS, low MP cameras, etc.

    IMHO, there are to many rumored and known tables coming to even wan to consider the Galaxy.
     
  21. lilbballer27

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    Thats true. Isnt Motorola making one with a terga 2 chip in it?
     
  22. I was off of work yesterday, but I tried to get the APK through a system dump and root explorer. it would not install. I also tried to get it off of a fascinate and a continuum no luck.
     
  23. breadnatty08

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    Not to completely nitpick, but the Tab is running Froyo (and hopefully should be upgradable to Gingerbread).
     
  24. Lock-N-Load

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    very likely.. but the fact is it is this Tablet that came out prior to having an OS optimized for it. heck, it does not even have a Market. But, rumors are a web based Market is coming and newer OS will support tablet resolutions and sizes whereas 2.1 is a bit of a hack. so yeah it will surely be upgradeable, but still under powered with what's coming if people are patient a few months.
     
  25. shadowdude777

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    Honestly, without Google's blessing (which they won't get until Gingerbread and supposedly, full tablet functionality is coming in Honeycomb), you can't have an optimal Android experience. No Market = no fun. Which is a shame because there are some amazing looking sub-$100 Android tablets on DealExtreme. I suppose you could always sideload .apk's or try to maybe root it and install the Market (I don't know how that works).

    Not to mention that the Tab is horrendously overpriced.
     

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