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Milestone Browser and Terminal Emulator

Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by taypotts, Jan 20, 2010.

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    no one? :(
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    Could this work? Anyone?


    Now for the droid multitouch browser. Download the file from this link

    RapidShare: 1-CLICK Web hosting - Easy Filehosting


    and extract it. copy both browser.apk and libwebmtcore.so to the root of your sd card. Then download Terminal Emulator for free from the Android Market. Launch it and type these commands in one at a time and press the enter key (the button directly below delete on the hard keyboard) after each one.

    su
    mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
    rm /system/app/Browser.odex
    cat /sdcard/Browser.apk > /system/app/Browser.apk
    cat /sdcard/libmtwebcore.so > /system/lib/libmtwebcore.so
    mount -o ro,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
    sync
    reboot[FONT=&quot]

    *Note: when i typed the [/FONT]rm /system/app/Browser.odex it said file does not exist, yet it still worked for me. Some people say this could cause problems down the line, but if it didnt exist in the first place on my phone (i checked ) than it is basically deleted.
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    this DOES work! whoo!! I now have pinch to zoom!!! I'm thrilled right now! haha
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    I had this problem when I first did it too. I'm not sure what the .odex file is, but it didn't seem to make a difference for me either.
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    i have to have a rooted phone in order for me to push this one right? in that case i might as well root the phone lol
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    Yeah I don't think it'll let you delete the old browser.apk unless you have root. Or maybe it will? I'm honestly not sure. I'd root anyway. It really can't hurt.
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    thank you, because I do like how 2.1 looks like and it says it works on 2.1
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    i actually made the original apk and odex into .bak files that way i could go back if i wanted to, of course i did a nandroid backup too but i figured it couldnt hurt to have a backup without the nandroid

    if anyone is interested i entered this into adb, or terminal

    su
    mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
    mv /system/app/Browser.odex /system/app/Browser.odex.bak
    mv /system/app/Browser.apk /system/app/Browser.apk.bak
    cat /sdcard/Browser.apk > /system/app/Browser.apk
    cat /sdcard/libmtwebcore.so > /system/lib/libmtwebcore.so
    mount -o ro,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
    sync
    reboot[FONT=&quot]
    [/FONT]
    and just to report my browser does have multi touch and it seems to be working very well
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    by the way if you do this the way i detailed above then it is reversible without reverting to a backup, i have this confirmed working

    ***IF DONE THE WAY I LISTED ABOVE***

    abd shell
    su
    mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
    mv /system/app/Browser.apk /system/app/Browser.apk.mt.bak
    mv /system/lib/libmtwebcore.so /system/lib/libmtwebcore.so.bak
    mv /system/app/Browser.apk.bak /system/app/Browser.apk
    mv /system/app/Browser.odex.bak /system/app/Browser.odex
    mount -o ro,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
    sync
    reboot

    that should take your backed up browser (if you did it the way i listed above) and install it and it will turn your multi touch browser into a backup
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    newton122189, thank you for your guide. i'm going to try that
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    no problem, i hope it works for you, the multi touch was alright and it eliminated the scrolling lag but it just wasnt for me, it seemed to work alright, but nothing special
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    alright well im excited to have it, nothing else changes does it? and i can just run the second set of commands to get the stock browser back?

    now i just have to wait for rapidshare to let me download it. (right now is "too busy", ugh)
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    yeah, i hate that too busy nonsense

    but yes if you follow the first set of commands then the second set should take you back to stock (without multi touch), i have done this and it works for me 100%, but still make a nandroid backup just in case

    also here are the commands to go back to multi touch after you have disabled it, so basically if you put on the multi touch browser, dont like it, remove it, and then want to put it back on later

    i havent personally tried this, but its just reversing the previous commands so it should work no problem

    abd shell
    su
    mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
    mv /system/app/Browser.odex /system/app/Browser.odex.bak
    mv /system/app/Browser.apk /system/app/Browser.apk.bak
    mv /system/app/Browser.apk.mt.bak /system/app/Browser.apk
    mv /system/lib/libmtwebcore.so.bak /system/lib/libmtwebcore.so
    mount -o ro,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
    sync
    reboot


    edit: and to answer your question, i do not believe it changes anything else, i had everything else the same, doesnt even erase bookmarks or history
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    can i use a program other that the terminal emulator to install this? I cant get the TE to run on my phone, it immediately forces close.:mad:
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    any terminal emulator should work, just search for "terminal" in the marketplace, i dont use them though, i have a free one downloaded but adb is easier for me
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    alright i just used newton122189's method using adb and it worked great. i love the multi-touch. i think it scrolls much smoother as well! double tapping also works
    i just have one problem- after doing this, a couple apps show up in the drawer twice. (of my like 100 installed apps, its 3: calculator, shazam, and the weather channel. but its not really a big deal.
    thanks a ton!
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    i have no idea why it would do that at all, the commands i posted couldnt possibly cause your apps to show up double, now if it was your browser that showed up twice i would say maybe but the problem you have is likely related to something else, i would do a nandroid backup, (assuming you did one before you started) and try it again, you shouldnt have duplicate apps like that

    edit: you posted something yesterday about starting the terminal commands and stopping half way through and then getting some boot issues, that could be related to the double apps
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    ya, your right it could easily be what i did yesterday, but its just a couple and its only duplicate icons, so i dont think im going to worry about it. actually, since its just 3 apps, i just uninstalled them and reinstalled, and now its fine (actually, at that exact moment the other ones got fixed, so no big deal)
    and so thanks again, i love it
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    Well I'm glad you like it, if you want there is a new version on alldroid, just fixes the auto fit to page issue, but if you want you can install it
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