Can someone be nice and give me a noob guide for this

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  1. dredge

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    AllDroid - View topic - Themed Home++ Launcher!
    im running BB 7.4, thought this was sweet
    wondering if any smart tekkies can break this down to noob language :d
    much appreciated if done
     
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    The instructions are there.
    It is done with a computer. Read about ADB Shell on Android OS.
     
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    any1 tell me how to change .zip to apk?
     
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    also how do i get the icons to work from the link on all droid he put on?
     
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    You would do this on your computer and simply rename the file from .zip to .apk.
     
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    Are you doing it from a computer with adb shell?

    If so are you mounting the sdcard and system first?

    Adb shell
    mount system
    Mount sdcard

    Then run command. Like it was said before, not to sound like an arse, but you should really learn how to use adb shell before running anything. Also, good practice is to make an nandroid backup of your phone before proceeding.
     
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    do u think i can just type this in terminal emulator?
     
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    why not just follow the instructions given in the post and use ADB on your computer?

    ADB is easier.. you can copy the commands from your browser and paste onto the command line, many fewer typing errors. You're also going to need to connect your phone to the PC anyway to get the file onto your SD card.

    I might work using terminal emulator.. type the following commands:
    su
    mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
    busybox cp /sdcard/home++launcher.apk /system/app/
    mount -o ro,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
    sync
    reboot
     
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    exactly i typed those in my computer and i got
    busybox cp /sdcard/home++launcher.apk /system/app/-no such file or directory
     
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    when i first enter command prompt, the guy says to use adb shell. i have custom boot, BB .74 so i have some experience, except not with "adb shell"
    what do i type when i enter...
    adb shell
    mount system
    mount sdcard
    ???
     
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    This should be obvious but you do have home++ on the root of your /sdcard and you typed in the exact file name?