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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by thepregnantgod, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. thepregnantgod

    Thread Starter

    Perhaps I'm missing something, but at this site [THEME|MOD] 10.20.10 signals23 LauncherPro 0.8.1.1 widgets - xda-developers - there's a great theme for LPP I'd like to use.

    First post looks like I just download something, then the tutorial looks like I'm entering code via an APK tool?

    Can someone tell me the easiest way to use the modded themes in the link with LPP?

    Thanks.
     



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  2. Raptor912

    Raptor912 Android Enthusiast

    You should just be able to install the .apk from your SD card....
    1. Remove any previously installed version of LP. Make a backup of your LP settings if you like. They can be restored once the themed version is installed
    2. Put the themed version of LP (.apk) on the root of your SD card
    3. Use an app installer to install

    Here is a link for an app installer if you like...Fast App Install - Android app on AppBrain

    Hope this helps!
     
  3. thepregnantgod

    Thread Starter

    Thanks, but the download mentioned is not an .apk.

    It's a zip file full of stuff with file extensions I don't recognize.
     
  4. Raptor912

    Raptor912 Android Enthusiast

    I just downloaded it and it DL'd a .apk
     
  5. thepregnantgod

    Thread Starter

    Sorry, I have it downloaded to my sd card as an .apk (windows made it look like a zip file), installed your FastApp Installer but still no go. Nothing is happening.

    Clearly I'm doing something wrong.
     
  6. thepregnantgod

    Thread Starter

    Once I click on the fast installer, it simply goes down one directory to /meta-inf and /res (the contents of the .apk)...
     
  7. mxsjw

    mxsjw Android Expert

    Go in through your file manager in the app drawer (files, file manager, astro or what ever you have) and click on the file. You should be able to install from there. Don't browse the file if it asks, just open the app manager and select install.

    Just to make sure, you have the original Launcher Pro uninstalled as of now, right? Have you purchased the plus code, cause you are going to need that once the theme installs?
     
  8. thepregnantgod

    Thread Starter

    Yes, yes, and yes. I am using a DroidX 2.2. I have the LPP plus code. It is currently uninstalled. The .apk file (above) is on my root directory of the sdcard. I've selected my file manager - navigated to it and clicked on it. It prompts me to unzip it? If I use the fast app installer, it doesn't show up or simply navigates to the subdirectory contained within the zip file.
     
  9. mxsjw

    mxsjw Android Expert

    Download the free version of Astro from the market and try to access the file through it.
     
  10. Raptor912

    Raptor912 Android Enthusiast

    If you want, let me know which one you want. PM me your email address and I will email it to you. Maybe that would work. Otherwise, you might want to try and downloading it again.
     
  11. thepregnantgod

    Thread Starter

    Just did it. Navigated via Astro to the .apk mentioned. It did the same thing - opened it to the contents which are 2 folders and 3 files.
     
  12. thepregnantgod

    Thread Starter

    PM'd.
     
  13. mxsjw

    mxsjw Android Expert

    When you do this ^ and tap it, a popup should appear with 2 options.
    Should say...
    Application File
    Browse File
    Open App Manager

    You should be selecting Open App Manager and it should take you to a summary screen where you can select install.

    I take it that is not happening?
     
  14. thepregnantgod

    Thread Starter

    No, one single, very quick tap navigates to the subdirectory containing AndroidManfest file, classes file, Meta-Inf folder, res folder, and resources file.
     
  15. mxsjw

    mxsjw Android Expert

    weird, I'd say the file is corrupt then...Hopefully raptor's email works for you.
     
  16. Raptor912

    Raptor912 Android Enthusiast

    Try the file I just sent and let us know how it turns out
     

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