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    How long til cwm puts her in the market?
     
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    If you mean bootstrap, not sure - if you mean CWM Recovery, I think he said that he'll wait for Koush to release it since Koush is the official dev of CWM Recovery.
     
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    nandroid'd and happy!
     
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    I feel stupid for asking...but when I download this file it's a .zip. And there is no .apk inside the zip. Any ideas??
     
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    Just download and install it, the app will be in your app drawer
     
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    Ok that is just plain weird. When I download it here on my work computer, it gets saved as a .zip file. No clue why.

    I browsed to the page on my Bionic and clicked the link on there and now it's a .apk. Very strange.
     
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    Not sure I always download to the phone
     
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    An apk is just a zip with a different extension. The computer may not know what an apk is but sees the file is just a zip so it gives it that extension.
     
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    That makes sense thanks. Wonder why my work computer thinks it's ok to just rename files to different extensions but my home computers are ok with leaving it as .apk. Maybe it's a windows XP thing.

    Edit: Or Internet Explorer, I use Chrome at home.
     
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    Yeah, DLing .APKs has been known to end up with a .ZIP interface - it could be IE (doubt it b/c it has worked for me in the past on all browsers) or it could be your company firewall scanning the file and changing the extension b/c malware tends to masquerade as other files to slip past corporate firewalls and anti-malware defense systems....so the firewall or anti-malware defense system reads the file header, determines its a .ZIP created by 7-zip, and tried to be helpful by renaming the file back to the .ZIP extension.
     
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    Ha! That's brilliant. Didn't know firewalls could do that :D
     
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    You'd be surprised at what they not only can but actually do.
     

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