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[HOW-TO] Install Android Market and Google Apps on Kobo Vox
I found the instructions (both in this thread and other sites) a bit confusing, so I've cleaned it up a bit and complied it into one post.

I take no credit for the method. Here is the reference where most of the info came from: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...1&postcount=33

1) On your device, go to Menu -> Settings -> Applications and ensure "Unknown Sources" is checked, then press development and enable "USB debugging";
2) On your device, download and install GingerBreak-V1.20.apk from here;
3) Open Gingerbreak and click on "root device". Your device will reboot. You are now rooted;
4) On your device, download a file manager that has root access (like ES File Explorer or File Expert), and install it;
5) On your computer, downloaded and extract gapps-gb-20110828-signed.zip from here;
6) Transfer the following files from the extracted zip (on your computer) in the /system/app folder to a microsd card, and place the microsd card in your device:
- GenieWidget.apk
- GoogleBackupTransport.apk
- GoogleCalendarSyncAdapter.apk
- GoogleContactsSyncAdapter.apk
- GoogleFeedback.apk
- GooglePartnerSetup.apk
- GoogleServicesFramework.apk
- MarketUpdater.apk
- MediaUploader.apk
- NetworkLocation.apk
- OneTimeInitializer.apk
- Vending.apk
7) On your device, using your file manager, mount the /system partition as read-write;
8) On your device, copy all the apk's from step 6 to the /system/app directory using your file manager;
9) On your device, set the permissions to 644 (Owner : read/write, group read, everyone read) using your file manager; *see not below;
11) Restarted your device;
12) Go to Menu -> Settings -> Accounts & Sync, and add your Google account;
13) Launch market;
14) Download YouTube and GMail if you so desire.
15) Done. Enjoy!

*Note: If you can't figure out how to change permissions in your file manager, you can download Terminal emulator, install it, open it, and type the following:
su
chmod 0644 /system/app/GenieWidget.apk
chmod 0644 /system/app/GoogleBackupTransport.apk
chmod 0644 /system/app/GoogleCalendarSyncAdapter.apk
chmod 0644 /system/app/GoogleContactsSyncAdapter.apk
chmod 0644 /system/app/GoogleFeedback.apk
chmod 0644 /system/app/GooglePartnerSetup.apk
chmod 0644 /system/app/GoogleServicesFramework.apk
chmod 0644 /system/app/MarketUpdater.apk
chmod 0644 /system/app/MediaUploader.apk
chmod 0644 /system/app/NetworkLocation.apk
chmod 0644 /system/app/OneTimeInitializer.apk
chmod 0644 /system/app/Vending.apk
Last edited by efrant; 9th January 2012 at 07:25 PM.
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