[REQ] Add a file manager into Rubix install

Discussion in 'Drod2169 - X' started by Zaphod-Beeblebrox, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. Zaphod-Beeblebrox
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    I decided to do the whole SBF to .15 and OTA, install 1.9, etc...

    I decided I did not want to actually setup my google account, sync with the market until I had finished installing the .340 Patch to 1.9 and my choice of theme (BlackJuice v4 Blue).

    However, once I got into the basic Rubix install, there was no file manager (astro or otherwise) to use to install DroidXBootstrapper. I keep a basic set of APK's on the sdcard so I can do certain tweaks before syncing my account, but I don't know of a way to install an APK without some sort of file manager.

    Is there another way? Or should something be included in the next build of Rubix?

    Thanks,
    -Z


    Edit: I did find a way to install an APK without setting up my Market account:

    Use ADB shell (I'm very comfortable with ADB Shell .. others might not be so comfortable). and copy the SDK you want installed into /data/app

    ie: In only really needed droidxbootstrap at this moment (to finish the patching/themeing) so in adb shell:

    Code:
    c:\ adb shell
    $SU
    # cp /sdcard/apks/droidxbootstrap.apk  /data/app/droidxbootstrap.apk
    #reboot
    
    This assumes you have the APK's and locations I do, but if you got this far, you should be able to change the directories to fit your needs.
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2010
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    I just learned a good trick on here and that's to get Root Explorer on here and put a load of the common files you need (Bootstrap, z4Root, Root Explorer etc.) into the /preinstall/app folder.

    You do need to also generate an md5 file for them and put them in /preinstall/md5

    I'm not sure if that all get over written with an sbf but if you are bouncing around on roms it will auto-install those apps on a wipe. Really usefully.

    for right now you should be able to use terminal to get a basic file manager installed.

    sudo apt-get sd/appmanager/astro.apk

    if you google it i'm sure you can find an apk of astro

    hope that helps!
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    I had known about the /preinstall folder, but until you just posted that, I never really thought about using it outside of the ROM install. I had been wanting drod to include certain apps (like the market version of ADW, rather than the standalone) as part of the install. Never occured to me that I could just dump my own setup into there. the ROM install doesn't touch that dir, so it should be the perfect place to drop my 'needs' :hail:
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    The market version is the standalone version :p

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    Another good 1 to put in there is appbrain. Makes coming back from a botched apprestore via the market much easier

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    Starting to realize that. All along I've been mistaken thinking that by installing it into /system that we would not be able to get updates via the market for this?

    Will ADW autoupdate via the market for us?
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    I'll be adding one. Likely the CM one, it's nice :)
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    I'm able to install .apks with the stock File program on the phone...
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    You on Rubix Focused or Blurry?

    Focused doesn't have one.
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    I use ADB shell to install apps. I need to generate some md5 checksum files so that TB can be installed automatically.
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