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Honeycomb Google Apps and Market

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Note: This process uses the ADB. If you have not setup the ADB for nookColor please follow these instructions: NookColor USB ADB. Note that using a Honeycomb installation does not require you to be rooted in order to use the ADB.

For honeycomb, use the gingerbread Google Apps archive from Near the bottom of that page are three source links:

The MD5 checksum for this file is

MD5 ( = 45e175c25a498c8945c543d92d92e782

Install the apps with adb:

adb remount
adb push system/app/GoogleServicesFramework.apk /system/app
adb shell chmod 6755 /system/app/GoogleServicesFramework.apk
adb push system/app/Vending.apk /system/app
adb shell chmod 6755 /system/app/Vending.apk
adb push system/app/Talk.apk /system/app
adb shell chmod 6755 /system/app/Talk.apk
adb push system/app/GoogleContactsSyncAdapter.apk /system/app
adb shell chmod 6755 /system/app/GoogleContactsSyncAdapter.apk
adb reboot

If the Market app gets stuck at the 'loading' screen after logging in, switch to the Settings app and click on Applications->Manage Applications->All->Market->Force stop. Then restart the Market app and it should work OK.

You can install Gmail.apk from the market.

Getting Protected Apps To Show in Market

Certain apps (e.g. SlingPlayer) have special settings which prevent them from being backed up normally. These apps do not appear by default in the market. To enable these apps you need to change the device fingerprint and spoof a valid device.

adb pull /system/build.prop

Edit the following line:

so that it reads:

This spoofs the Nexus S running Android 2.3.2 per this site

Save the modified build.prop to NC.

adb remount
adb push build.prop /system/

Now clear the Market cache. On the NC, open the settings app and make the following changes:

 Settings -> Manage Applications -> All -> Market
 Clear Cache then Force Stop -- DO NOT clear data

 Settings -> Manage Applications -> All -> Google Services Framework
 Clear data then Force Stop

Then reboot the NC, for example:

adb reboot

Disconnect the USB cable.

Market should now show the protected apps.

To appear as the Motorola XOOM Tablet

Not thoroughly tested. May be helpful to install apps such as Google Body

In the instructions above, replace the above line:


Continue following the instructions above.


I found this useful info after googling and checking out these links:

Certain apps (such as Flixster "Movies" and "TAMU Mobile") require the Google Maps shared library to be installed for them to install.

If this is not setup correctly, you receive the following error when installing some of your apps:


To set this up correctly, there are 2 key files that need to be copied to the system:

These files are located in the any of these google app packs:

After unzipping any of these files, you want to copy the files to your system, like-ah-so:

adb remount
adb push system/etc/permissions/ /system/etc/permissions
adb push system/framework/ /system/framework
adb reboot

After you reboot, the apps will now install ... enjoy!

For Windows users (or others although the files have be pushed manually), you can also use the file which will also install maps. It can be found here:

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