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How to install Google Currents (and other apps requiring the maps framework)

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By rooobbbbb, Member on 8th December 2011, 11:00 PM
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I was able to install Google Currents by manually adding the framework from the gapps zip normally used by CM7 and other roms.

I've included a modified zip (maps-framework-kfire) file with only the files you need. The files are in the folders necessary inside the zip. As we can't flash zips from recovery like other devices yet (that I know of) you'll have to put the files in manually. As this uses google services you probably need to have GoogleServicesFramework.apk installed already in your /system/apps directory (to do this if you haven't either install the market which will include this step or transfer the GoogleServicesFramework.apk there and chmod to 644 like the others below [do this before you reboot as it will be required])

1. Extract the zip file on your computer
2. Copy the extracted files to your device
3. Copy into /system/framework via ADB or Root Explorer
4. Chmod (long hold select file in Root Explorer and select permissions) to 644 (owner read/write, group read, others read)
5. Copy to /system/etc/permissions the same way
6. Chmod that file to the same permissions
7. Restart your Fire to allow it to recognize the new framework
8. Install this APK Google_Currents_1.0.apk
9. Open the app and select your Google account to continue

This should also allow any other apps to install that require this framework.
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8th December 2011, 11:47 PM |#2  
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Works like a charm, thx a lot.
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Good write up. Thanks.
9th December 2011, 12:53 AM |#4  
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works very well. Good instructions.

9th December 2011, 02:26 AM |#5  
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Worked perfectly, you rock rooobbbbb, thanks a million!!
9th December 2011, 05:40 AM |#6  
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Excellent find and easy to follow instructions. Thank you!
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excellent, and now OpenTable installs too! thank you!
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Originally Posted by Glasairmell

Excellent find and easy to follow instructions. Thank you!

Ditto from me!
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9th December 2011, 02:13 PM |#9  
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Happy I could help guys and gals.

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You rock dude!
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