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[ADB Setup] Motorola Backflip

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By moosefist, Senior Member on 8th March 2010, 08:24 PM
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1. DOWNLOAD USB DRIVERS
Motorola ADB Driver 32bit
Motorola ADB Driver 64bit
2. INSTALL THE SDK
-Download latest SDK http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html
-Extract Archive to C:\SDK\ (or C:\Android, or whatever you want)
3. Enable debugging on your phone (thanks naplesbill)
-Goto Settings > Applications > Development > and Check the USB debugging option
4. Optional, but recommended
-Setup Enviroment Variables:
On Windows, right-click on My Computer, and select Properties. Under the Advanced tab, hit the Environment Variables button, and in the dialog that comes up, double-click on Path (under System Variables). Add the full path to the tools/ directory to the path AFTER A SEMICOLON (;C:\SDK\tools\) .
-Setup Droid Explorer:
Goto Droid Explorer Downloads and snatch the latest version, then install. (mine showed an error during install i believe due to the lack of HTC drivers. If you installed motorola's drivers it should still be in your start menu and work fine)

If for some reason you can't figure it out, install the drivers then try this installation guide: ADB For Dummies Guide


ADB APK Install instructions
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1. Create a folder called adb on your C drive

2. Extract all files to your adb folder

3. Copy the cmd.exe file (copy the file don't make a shortcut to it or move it) from your "C:\Windows\System32" folder to the adb folder

4. Install the downloaded USB driver

4. Once you have the driver installed, on your phone enable debugging mode (Menu --> Settings --> Applications --> Development --> Check USB Debugging)

5. Copy the apk files you want installed to your "C:\adb\tools" folder. The adb.exe and cmd.exe should be in that tools folder.

5. Open the cmd.exe file

6.Type the following command:
Code:

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adb install application.apk
Where application.apk is the name of the apk to install

Your app should now be installed

Please note that you cannot install apps used on 1.6, 2.x builds


BACKFLIP SYSTEM DUMP http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=642684
BACKFLIP SOURCE CODE http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=645369
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8th March 2010, 08:51 PM |#2  
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Don't you still need root?
I fail to see how this can help without rooting the Backflop unless Droid Explorer has some way of overriding that setting.
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I fail to see how this can help without rooting the Backflop unless Droid Explorer has some way of overriding that setting.

It doesn't help deleting the protected apps, but it makes it easier to install apks. This is especially helpful since the backflip doesn't allow anything to be installed through phones interface except through the market.
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Ok, it works, but only if you turn on the Applications, Development, USB Debugging in the settings menus.
8th March 2010, 09:39 PM |#5  
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Well, that's kind of a given as ADB won't work without USB Debugging on.

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I fail to see how this can help without rooting the Backflop unless Droid Explorer has some way of overriding that setting.

We meet again Charrion! This is like the third time today I've run into you.

Don't need to have root to install APKs via ADB. Even us poor Milestone owners can do it via 'ADB install <app.apk>.'
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I am just pointing that out for those that aren't familiar with that. I imagine there will be users who wouldn't normally bother with this, doing it just to be able to install non-market apk files.
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I am just pointing that out for those that aren't familiar with that. I imagine there will be users who wouldn't normally bother with this, doing it just to be able to install non-market apk files.

Ah, fair enough. Sorry about that.
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Well, that's kind of a given as ADB won't work without USB Debugging on.



We meet again Charrion! This is like the third time today I've run into you.

Don't need to have root to install APKs via ADB. Even us poor Milestone owners can do it via 'ADB install <app.apk>.'

I'm on a crusade :)

OK, so you can install apks through adb even without unknown sources being enabled.

Has anyone determined if the option to enter debug mode is still available on the backflop? I wouldn't be at all surprised if they disabled that option also.

I'm also curious whether the backflop has a signed mbm like the Milestone to prevent loading custom roms.
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I'm on a crusade :)

OK, so you can install apks through adb even without unknown sources being enabled.

Has anyone determined if the option to enter debug mode is still available on the backflop? I wouldn't be at all surprised if they disabled that option also.

I'm also curious whether the backflop has a signed mbm like the Milestone to prevent loading custom roms.

The use debug mode is indeed available, I just forgot to mention turning it on.

From what I understand, this phone will be rooted like the cliq.... unfortunately for that to happen certain key files need to be leaked.
9th March 2010, 12:51 AM |#10  
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@moosefist;

Thank you so much for posting this.

I am now able to install non-Market apps
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