Updated version to enable Unknown Sources
This is the latest release of my fix (June 14, 2011). This version addresses the Market ID and Moto Blur issue.
This version does not require the use of scripts on the phone. It uses ADB and sqlite3 (both are included in the zip file).
I created a new thread here because the older version was so full of bugs and comments about said bugs I figured it was time to start fresh, seeing how I am using a different method (the method I should have used to begin with) for this hack. Also, this should have been in development to begin with.
I have not had a chance to test the latest version, aside from verifying the awk command works as exptected. The rest is a strong educated guess, mixed with a re-tooling of it to just use Android Debug Bridge to do what I was having scripts do in the past. Should be much more reliable.
IF YOU DECIDE TO USE THESE INSTRUCTIONS: PLEASE, read through this page entirely from top to bottom at least once prior to doing anything. This way, if you are unsure on anything, you can ask the questions you need answers to. I am not liable for anybody messing up their phone because they didn't think to read the F'n manual prior to following these steps.
If you don't read this through completely before starting, and you brick your system, Don't come crying to me. I warned you.
This version makes it close to impossible to brick the system, but I left that bit in to cover my arse.
If you do not have the phone rooted, download the second zip file, and install the drivers found below:
Motorola Driver(install before you run the batch file)
You will need to enable USB Debugging:
On your phone,go to Settings->Applications->Development->Check "USB Debugging"
Latest version installs busybox for you, but if it doesn't, the script will pause for you to check, and tell you how to quit out of my script before proceding. If you have issues with that, let me know. I haven't tested this version, but by all accounts, it should be more reliable than my previous iterations, with the plus side of not having to purchase an app.
I have not tested it, so you may still need to tell it to install, but it should install the apk.
1. Download the attachment located in this post.
Unzip to a folder on your desktop.
PLUG IN YOUR PHONE NOW!!!
Double click on the batch file ("enable_unknown_sources.bat"). You may have to run as administrator, but I don't think so. Built on Windows XP (I'm a linux guy who wrote this at work in a couple minutes)
When it prompts for you to OK the super user for "unknown", look at your phone. It should have a prompt. If not, it may be ok. We will see....
once your phone has rebooted, you phone will have "unknown sources" enabled already. Don't worry about rebooting. The batch file did that for you.
Quite a bit less work than before. Good news: it's done! never to worry about it again...unless you upgrade....
DO NOT FOLLOW ANY OF MY STEPS IF YOU ARE UNSURE OF WHAT YOU ARE DOING! I have done my best to ensure that the instructions are accurate, but I made mistakes in the first revision, so who's to say that I didn't miss something this go 'round as well? If you decide to follow this walk-through, your actions are an agreement to not hold me liable if your phone becomes a pretty brick. I am not responsible for what you do with this information. If you have no idea how to do any portion of these instructions, you can either walk away (best idea), or ask for help here.
I am also not the 2nd shooter on the grassy knoll, nor am I the cause of all your woes throughout life. I always wanted to say that in a disclaimer.
Thanks to Vahnyyz
for reminding me that I forgot to have you enable USB Debugging.
IF YOU HAVE PROBLEMS:
- Have you installed the Motorola Drivers?
- Do you have Debugging enabled?
If the answer to the 2 questions above are "yes, damnit! Give me a good answer, and stop wasting my time with these stupid questions", then you will need to tell me at what point the scripts fail. I will look into the problem as fast as I can.