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Old December 5th, 2010, 10:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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ah.. as you all know the forum has been quite since the update cuz the root thing is not possible [for now] and we don't have much to do.. so just to kill time here is a guide to install applications on your android phone without copying them on your card and blah blah ....







THINGS YOU'LL NEED :
  1. 1 SDK TOOLS
  2. 2 JAVA JDK & JRE
  3. 3 ANDROID PHONE WITH A USB CABLE

STEP : 1 - "SDK"

Download the SDK tools from here

---> FOR WINDOWS

---> FOR MAC

---> FOR LINUX


STEP : 2 - JAVA

Download Java tools from here

Download Url

Download JDK & JRE from that page.
you'll need both of them

STEP : 3 - Setting Up SDK

after you've downloaded and installed java tools.

extract the sdk archive files into any folder you like.

now open SDK Manager.exe

it will open and you'll see something like this



just select any version (2.1,1.6,etc )and click on accept and install it will take some time and than you're done with the installation


STEP : 4 - Test

plug your phone
make sure USB DEBUGGING is ON
run cmd
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(Start->Run->cmd)
type adb devices in the dos window
it will show something like this



if it doesn't make sure you've installed everything correctly.

STEP : 4 - Install

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Install via APPINSTALLER (attached)

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MANUAL INSTALLATION

the command for install is

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abd install <path>
i would prefer if you don't complicate things.
just keep your apk files in the c: or d: drive instead of any folder, you may also rename the apk file to simplify the task like 1.apk or something like that but remember no spaces

example :

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adb install c:\1.apk



you're done..

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Old December 5th, 2010, 11:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Or you can DL this small app for windows :
You just need to find your adb.exe file and a app file you want to instal on your phone
adb.exe file is in your sdk/tools/ directory Much easier to instal apps
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Or you can DL this small app for windows :


You just need to find your adb.exe file and a app file you want to instal on your phone
adb.exe file is in your sdk/tools/ directory Much easier to instal apps
true but to run sdk you need those java files
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Well I don't remember downloading those java files o.O And even I didn't download all those android packs in sdk Just the 2.1 pack + usb drivers.
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Well I don't remember downloading those java files o.O And even I didn't download all those android packs in sdk Just the 2.1 pack + usb drivers.
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does the application Astro File Manager do the same as this tutorial does?
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does the application Astro File Manager do the same as this tutorial does?
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If adb cannot find your device even though you have enabled USB debugging on it, install PC Companion app first, which installs some USB driver for it. Then when connecting your device just in charge battery mode, it will be found.
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i can't seem to install any apk when i use the appsinstaller. i already installed all the drivers. i already selected the .exe file on my SDK and chose the apk that i want to install but i can't proceed further. i got stuck in choosing packages. i don't have any option to chose. please help
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I use File Manager, which is almost the same as Astro. It's workin great. Just make shure you enable "install from unknown source" from settings->applications but it will prompt you to do it if you didn't. Also, make shure the apk you want to install is not corrupt. So basically no need for computer . Maybe if you present us you situation in detail we can give you an alternative.
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whenever i type "adb devices" on command prompt, it says adb is not recognizable. i already installed everything that Suhel instructed above. what could be that im missing?
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i was now able to install root explorer on my phone using this at last! now my new problem is, im installing Xrecovery using root explorer but whenever I copy the 3 files given by Suhel, i can't seem to paste all of them. the only file that I was able to copy was the chargemon. i tried copying all of them but i can't find the busybox and xrecovery file to set permission. help!
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What permissions? I don't remember that step, and it's not present in the tutorial. Try one file at a time. And don't worry, it will boot without a problem even if you don't get it right.
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this part of the tutorial where it says i need to set permissions on those 3 files.

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#2 AFTER YOU COPY THOSE THREE FILES YOU NEED TO SET PERMISSIONS

THE METHOD TO DO THAT IS
-> TAP & HOLD THE FILES INDIVIDUALLY ONE BY ONE AND CHOOSE PERMISSIONS AND TICK ALL THE OPTIONS OVER THERE
i also tried copying it one at a time but nothing happened. i even tried moving it. it dissapeared on the original xrecovery folder when moved but its still not on the system/bin folder. what could be the reason for this?
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try search with root explorer (haerdware menu butt->search). See if it finds the files you have copied. Otherwise you could use adb push and chmod. But I really don't know the chmod command for "TICK ALL THE OPTIONS OVER THERE" (should be a number)
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i tried search and it didn't show its there on the system/bin directory. i really don't know how to use adb or chmod
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OK then just push them an see if you can find them.

And even better, instad of pushing with ADB use this http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=850340 (The x10 mini tool)
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i was able to make it work now! i installed busybox from market and i was able to copy those files in a snap! xrecovery works now
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i followed every instruction, but cmd keeps telling me, "abd is not recognised as an internal or external command, operable programs or batch file."

what am i doing wrong? :/
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