Steps on how to make your webtop worthwhile:
First off, this guide will be including links and workings from other individuals, the programs/script/procedures were not created by me; I’m just consolidating the information and providing links to their posts.
With that being said… this is what you can do to your webtop – Take a look at my screen shot below, I have a custom desktop environment and the ability to install custom programs, in that screens hot you see openoffice. This mod will turn your webtop into a more functional version of Ubuntu OS so you will have the ability to install programs and customize your settings.
Additionally, with the webtop2sd mod you will be able to repartition a portion of your SD card to allow for more memory. I believe the stock webtop allows us to use 900 megabytes of data. With this mod you will be able to use as much memory as you want (granted you have the memory available on your SD card)… CAUTION, when you partition your SD card you will lose access to the partitioned portion & possibly lose the information on your SD card. Back up your SD card before proceeding. After the webtop has been moved to the SD you can reload your files, if you wish to undo the partition look up instructions via google… Google is awesome.
One more note: I am using rooted stock .902, I have not tested this on any custom roms or any updated versions of this OS.
So let’s get going:
1: let’s install webtop2SD: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1119555
>Read the instructions from this link – aside from switching the total memory to be partitioned I didn’t change any default settings.
>To see if it worked, go back to the webtop2sd app and hit the menu button, click diagnostics. See if the mount executable version is “webtop2sd/2.0.0” or some version of that.
>Congrats, your webtop has been moved to your sd.
2: download busybox. Make sure you install it in - /system/etc/webtop2SD. Busybox is needed. For this to work properly
3: Download and install SDK (if you don’t already have it), we need this to access ADB shell: SDK link (http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html).... For help configuring your ADB & SDK check this out http://androidadvices.com/how-to-install-set-up-and-use-adb-for-android-devices/
>Remember > enable usb debugging on your phone
>Install the google usb package
>Install the Android-SDK platform tool’s package
>We’ll get back to this in just a couple steps
4: You will also need the Bionic drivers installed on your computers. If you don’t have those follow this link: https://motorola-global-portal.custh...p/30,6720,8048
5: download the mbm.tar.bz2 file from here: http://db.tt/fuEKeYDs (compliments of squinto’s dropbox at XDA)
>There is a mbm.tar file floating around too, I couldn’t get that install to work.
>Place that file on sd-ext folder
6: Check it out: com/showthread.php?t=1281722 – this is a great resource for what’s to come. The first step tells you to run the commands through ADB shell. To do this:
>Plug in phone
>In windows, navigate to the android folder that was created when you installed SDK and go to the SDK folder.
>Go to the platform-tools folder
>Hold shift and right click somewhere in the empty portion of the folder. Click on the open command window here option
>Type “adb devices”, this will tell you if your phone is recognized with the ADB shell.
>If it shows the phones serial number then type the script that appears in my previous link. It might be helpful to copy and paste to make sure you get it right.
>The “reboot” line doesn’t reboot your phone, just manually reboot the phone.
>Don’t forget to follow instructions after reboot!
7: if you did it right, when you open up your webtop hit ctrl & alt & t. This will open up a terminal emulator. Type “sudo apt-get update” this will update the package list (programs) available for your download… then Type “gksu synaptic” to open up synaptic
>Synaptic is like the android market, you can search for packages (programs) and install them on your webtop.
8: if you want to change the desktop environment from stock to more of a windows
styled desktop search for and download and install xfce4 using synaptic. Then follow the instructions on this page from post #2 http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1281722
9: If you want to run a program on the default desktop environment hit ctrl + alt + t and type the name of the program as it appeared on synaptic. If you download the xfce4 environment applications will be linked in your start menu.
*If you have additional pointers please feel free to PM me if you want me to add them to my instructions… or not your call.
** I originally did this on my phone a few days ago, these instructions are from memory, if you get lost either post your question I will try to help find your answer or just google it… that usually works too.
*** do this at your own risk I’m not forcing anyone to do this; if you screw up your phone I’m not responsible.
**** refer to the links I posted for full details regarding the process. If you get lost try to search for the answer.
***** some programs might not work on our webtop, search for compatible programs, or just take a swing at one. Google Chrome works, but it crashes sometimes unexpectedly.