How do I install FB and Pan .apk files?

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  1. Digital_Dementia
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    I dled the files but in Astro it doesn't give me the option to install? i didn't extract them before I put them in what am I doing wrong?
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    if you put the apk file in a folder on your sdcard then when you go to the folder and file in astro it lets you browse file or open app manager. open app manager and hit install. if it doesnt work you did something wrong.
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    Every time I try to install the file says Install failed >.< why is this? :[
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    First off let's clear somethings up. Are u simply trying to install the apps? If so facebook is already there and u can dl pandora from market. Now if u are trying to push the smoked glass versions, u need to be rooted and have terminal installed or use adb. Let me know what's going on and we'll go from there.
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    I installed both using adb: (adb shell or terminal emulator, and then)

    su
    mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
    busybox cp -R /sdcard/Pandora.apk /system/app
    mount -o ro,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
    sync
    reboot

    and

    su
    mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
    busybox cp -R /sdcard/Facebook.apk /system/app
    mount -o ro,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
    sync
    reboot

    credit and source for both are in this thread. Make sure the filenames (including capitalization) are correct, and that they are placed in the root of the sdcard and remaked to .apk files.

    Good luck!
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    I'll try adb shell again it wasn't co-operating earlier.
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    I'm running adb shell in super user and busybox denied my permission?
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    Are you running beautiful beast? I had that same problem initially, and it went away when I reinstalled busybox. I wasn't sure if it was specific to me or general to the rom though.

    (I couldn't find a working link to busybox so just used droidroothelper, but someone around here may have it.)
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    I beleive that rootyourdroid.info has it on their site I'll reinstall it.
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    have you tried this in terminal?
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    Now it's telling me "cp: cannot stat '/sdcard/pandora.apk': No such file or directory"
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    is it pandora.apk or Pandora.apk?
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    What is terminal? I don't know how to run that only adb shell.
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    Also bowers in the DROID screenshots what is that calendar widgit? I like that and would very much like to have it on my DROID.
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    Oh also sorry didn't see that last post it's definitely Pandora I triple checked.
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    didnt work in adb shell or terminal

    i dont understand the problem, i got pandora installed no problem but facebook dont wanna work...
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    I haven't tried terminal I don't know what it is. Also yeah it won't work in adb also I couldn't get SPrecovery 0.99.3 to work either >.< how do I do that?
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    Y'all sleeping huh
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    Any ideas?
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    Bump? no ideas?