Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The new Android Market Sucks. How to Revert back to the old one.

First a rant. The new Android Market SUCKS. Yes it offers video rentals, books and looks pretty. But it still is buggy as hell. It still has problems updating some apps and the comment order doesn't make any sense. Comments from 2010 are showing up first. Generally comments are pure rubbish, but there are times I use the first few comments when there is an update as a warning,  

Now I have to shot out Mrinal Buddekar's article Get your Old Android Market Back. This is just a tweaked version of if.

Away we go.

First you need to be rooted.
Nandroid back up! 
Having Titanium Backup helps a lot! Esepecailly if you want to follow the original guide.
I used SU File Manager but it isn't free, worth every penny IMO. Ghost Commander File Manager and ES File Explorer allow for RW mounting of /system

Use Titanium to backup Market and Market Updater. 
Or copy /system/vending.apk and /system/MarketUpdater.apk to a safe place.

Use Titanium to uninstall your current market by quick tapping  Market and clicking Un-install. It will bitch that it is a system app. Do the same for Market Updater.

Note: When I followed Mrinal Buddekar's  article Get your Old Android Market Back. Titanium would crash every time I tried removing Market Updater.

So I had to mount my file system as RW and delete /system/app/MarketUpdater.apk. Also If you aren't using Titanium. You will want to delete /system/app/MarketUpdater.apk and /system/app/Vending.apk
I also deleted the folders and in   /data/data


Download old market files ZIP file here  or the original RAR file here  

Mount your file system as RW and copy updater.apk from above to /system/app/


Lastly mount your file system as RW and copy market.apk from above to /system/app/



Now you should have the old market. Works perfect on my Rooted EVO running CM7 

Friday, June 17, 2011

New blog

If you're into graffiti videos, then you'll enjoy the new blog.


I will post something soon....

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Evernote Netbook Usability

I have been an Evernote user for about a year, being a stoner it comes in handy to remember things.
For Christmas my friend got me a HP Mini 110 Netbook. I hate the thing, but I'll save that rant for another day. Evernote doesn't have a native client for Linux, so I use their web interface. On the Hp's 10.1 inch screen it is pretty much unusable

I guess you really can't tell from the screenshot, but to me it sucks. Anyway I found two Userstyles for the Firefox extension Stylish (Chrome doesn't need an extension) 

See Niiiiiiice

User styles are like Greasemonkey scripts, but a little more limited in functionality.   

Friday, February 11, 2011

Passenger side road head in a PT cruiser

Happy Friday! I'm just going to leave this track here.

Sweat Heart Sweat - Finger Bangin

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

CyanogenMod CM7 Gets Lock Screen Album Art

I just flashed nightly build #31 of CyanogenMod for my EVO and I was thrilled to see that it now displays album art on my lock screen.

Very slick! I find a lot of the 3rd party audio apps never really incorporate well with the lock screen. Follow @cmsrc for the latest commits to the project. 

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

K-9 Mail for Android version 3.600 has been released

 After using Android for almost 2 years, I can't believe I just discovered the K-9 email client.  This weekend I deleted an email in the stock email client and there was no way to move it from trash to another IMAP folder.  This is completely wack and I'm not even an enterprise user. So I started searching for a good replacement. I found Maildroid but the AD free Pro version is a hefty $17.99, a bit steep for an Android App.   Do I decided to give K-9 a shot.

"K-9 is an opensource email client based on the Email application shipped with the initial release of Android.
K-9 is focused on making it easy to chew through large volumes of email. It's our hope that K9 leads to improvements in the core Android mail client."

K-9 has the basic features that the stock Google client does not. IMAP IDLE and Folder management.

Good stuff check it out

Grab the .apk here or from the market

The Dark Crystal :(

The good folks of EMBER just released a DVD rip of The Dark Crystal 
I haven't watched this in over 15 years and yet I still have recurring vivid night terrors about this movie.  What did this kids movie do to my brain as a child ? WTF This movie is even remotely scary.