Attention Milestone users on here! (Browser love for Droid Owners)

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    We would all really love you forever if, once you've rooted yor milestone, if you'd be the best person in the universe and upload your Browser.apk somewhere so that we can enjoy the love of pinch and zoom multitouch plus an incredible browser.

    To get the apk use the following commands:

    adb shell
    adb pull /system/app/Browser.apk

    And that's it! Host that sucker up and let us partake in the best of both worlds!!

    Thanks in advance. :icon_ banana:
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    good call Philly
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    Someone please....
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    Are we positive that just pulling out the Browser is going to work?
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    There's no reason why it wouldnt. The browser has been transplanted on various custom roms, there should be no reason why you shouldnt be able to delete the default app and replace it with this.

    PS: Holla out to Cherry Hill, born and raised there! (I was also starting to wonder whether anyone from this area was actually on here :p)
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    Oh and BTW, once we do get it, installation instructions are below(courtesy of gurugabe from androidcommunity) :

    With ADB
    adb remount
    adb pull /system/app/Browser.apk c:\androidbrowserold.apk <--backup old browser -->
    adb rm /system/app/Browser.apk
    adb rm /data/data/com.android.browser
    adb push c:/Browser.apk /sdcard
    adb shell
    mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system
    cp /sdcard/Browser.apk /system/app
    exit
    then reboot.


    OR DIRECTLY FROM THE PHONE:
    use terminal must transfer browser.apk to sdcard first.
    su
    mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system
    rm /system/app/Browser.apk
    rm /data/data/com.android.browser
    cp /sdcard/Browser.apk /system/app
    reboot
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    Well I was just wondering if multi-touch was enabled AT ALL on the device.

    On my G1 multi-touch had to be built into the kernel in order for it to be used in the Browser. Only time will tell though.

    PS -- I am in Hoboken, NJ but I know exactly where Cherry Hill is!
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    Multitouch should be enabled in the kernel, as dolphin browser as well as the now million gallery apps that use multitouch do work. I'll be glad to be a dummy for anyone that wants to upload the apk :p

    PS: Almost took a job up by Hoboken, beautiful area.
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    lol funny..... just moved here from Philly in late Aug. I love it here.
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    Very, very true.

    Okay hopefully someone with a Milestone roots their phone and can pull it off for us.
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    Sorry for the double post, but could the Miletsone users let us know if the Gallery has multi touch as well.

    And if so could you pull that off as well.

    Thanks.
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    I think maps does too. ;)
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    Maps does in fact have multitouch as well, but the milestone Maps doesnt have the turn by turn nav, so until then, ill stick with the droid's version of that.

    Although: Does the milestone's turn by turn directions work in the US? That'd be something i'd be curious to test out too.
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    that would be awesome, i hope someone will do it
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    That would be amazing if someone did this for all of us.
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