hi i need help i have the archos 5 and want to install apk on it and my firmware version is 2.0.38 (wmdrmpd: 10.1) (android 1.6) is there one that i can use on it and if so need help loading it on here
i have installed the market that is in the first link (still valid) on a 2.0.38. it was (probably) the same BS as installing it on the other firmwares. Meaning it is a very carefull nessisary set of steps.
If your having problems, then you just have to follow the steps laid out by the failures of others.
Make sure all that google sync stuff is going, that you have google account, that you check the status of your web connection, and the "sync" status , and get it all in the right order. To get market Google becomes your God, so give god everything
location, sync, web, allow google to connect to your bank account if you have to. it is google, and so therfore all the buttons for google are turned on by you to speak to your god
if you get a parse error, it is most certannly a corrupt or incomplete download.
other things that i can think of:
The File extention must be correct. an APK IS a bunch of compressed file (Zip sorta) the download, migght say .ZIP but it is probably just a APK, and you would rename the extention to .APK.
if it just wont install you might have to fully reset your device, it is not a small package.
If your device is tossing up sim things and it seems like your at an impass because it thinks it is a phone, then check your connection stuff, and dont proceed with it heading in that direction, you wont get anywhere.
If you only see an Uninstall, when running the package, then that Install is done. the install is replaced by an uninstall ONLY APK after install. makes sure you save the original market APK
that is all i know, it certannly does not install itself, it helps to have some knowlege of downloading, and dealing with the archos in general, and almost every Hurdle you will encounter has luckily been covered in this thread, although it could have been in 4 sentances in the FIRST post, but this isnt the wiki.
It should not void any warrenty or mess up your licences, ANYMORE THAN . . .
installing a load of stuff that might require a full reset to fully remove (100% of it). it is just a bunch of APKs in a package, it is sort of a bunch of applications, and probably a few settings items. i was able to piece it up (messing around) and install a few sepeate parts stand alone. I was trying to see if i could hack some junk out of it and limit the size.
It should not mess with your machines ANYMORE THAN . . .
having a load of web junk , services and google connections out the wazoo, extra services, extra programs, extra stuff running at startup , and that likes to find a web to connect to to do its bidding. It is a bit of a Hog, resources , memory and app space, because of that . . . it sucks
It removes and your machine will be freer to do what it did before, when removed, then just when you thought you didnt need market, you will again .