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Monday, January 24, 2011

Installing updates to NITDroid Gingerbread

Since quite a few are having trouble installing updates that are released, here is a (simple) way of applying those updates:

Download the updates and transfer them to /home/user/MyDocs/:

-gingerbread_update1.tar.bz2
http://downloads.nitdroid.com/e-yes/gingerbread_update1.tar.bz2
-gingerbread_update2.tar.bz2
http://downloads.nitdroid.com/e-yes/gingerbread_update2.tar.bz2
-gingerbread_superuser.tar.bz2
http://downloads.nitdroid.com/e-yes/gingerbread_superuser.tar.bz2
-LatinIME.apk
http://downloads.nitdroid.com/e-yes/LatinIME.apk
-gps.nokia.so
http://downloads.nitdroid.com/e-yes/gps.nokia.so

Follow these steps first to uncompress the bz2 files:
# root
# bzip2 -d gingerbread_update1.tar.bz2
# bzip2 -d gingerbread_update2.tar.bz2
# bzip2 -d gingerbread_superuser.tar.bz2

Now mount /and change directory to /and:
# mount /dev/mmcblk1p2 /and
# cd /and
# tar xvf /home/user/MyDocs/gingerbread_update1.tar
# tar xvf /home/user/MyDocs/gingerbread_update2.tar
# tar xvf /home/user/MyDocs/gingerbread_superuser.tar

You will notice the files getting copied after every tar command above that you execute.

The last 2 are not tar files so u can just move them to their respective location:
# mv /home/user/MyDocs/LatinIME.apk /and/system/app
# mv /home/user/MyDocs/gps.nokia.so /and/system/lib/hw/

Finally change directory and unmount:
# cd
# umount /and

I will try and update this post as and when new updates are released or best is to check and ask on NITDroid forum.

1 comment:

Vishnudamodhar Reddy said...

Those links are not working at all :(