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By BigNas76, Junior Member on 19th December 2011, 03:33 AM
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Just curious if anyone is willing to tackle this little gagdet. It needs some fine tuning and possibly a voodoo sound app would be awesome. It lacks the loudness like most android phones.
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19th December 2011, 02:11 PM |#2  
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It looks interesting, but I would not personally buy it. It does not have enough features for me to use it over my phone.

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Well I purchased one and with the help of the other thread about the apk i was able to sync to my epic with all features including the calls/missed calls and acuweather. This was with the corded headset. I have no real reason to get the wireless. The only real problem that i have right now is the sound level of the player. Its very frustrating to have to use a program to up the db level in every song i put on it. It running some kind of android platform so someone has to have some ideas.
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Well, it looks like someone has listened... I didn't see a thread anywhere else, so I'll post it here, some one has rooted the motoactv. the story, along with a link to a how to is available, just google it. I was gonna post a link, but I can't.
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29th December 2011, 06:29 AM |#5  
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The Motoactv runs gingerbread. CWM has gained root on it and installed Google apps. It has a decent chip and ram for a small device. The bootloader isn't locked. More and more smart watches and wearable computers will be coming out. I'd like to see a custom launcher for this size screen as QCIF+ ain't exactly great for a lot of launchers. A custom rom that remapped the hardware buttons would be nice as well.

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29th December 2011, 02:51 PM |#6  
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Hi People

I just rooted the MotoACTV with the tutorial provided by Wade, the guy that rooted the watch. But I am having problems installing the ggole apps on it. The guide does not explain very well how to install the gogle apps. I managed to install several apk via adb commands and they work ok. But I am missing the market and every default google ape. Can someone explain how to do this? I already downloaded google apps zip file from cynogen web page.
29th December 2011, 03:41 PM |#7  
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Hi People

I just rooted the MotoACTV with the tutorial provided by Wade, the guy that rooted the watch. But I am having problems installing the ggole apps on it. The guide does not explain very well how to install the gogle apps. I managed to install several apk via adb commands and they work ok. But I am missing the market and every default google ape. Can someone explain how to do this? I already downloaded google apps zip file from cynogen web page.

There are libraries in the unzipped file that need to be installed with the adb push command to get maps to work. The market needs a bunch of crap to work. You should push all the apk (except car home if you don't want it) once you have those over, restart and you download the rest of the apps from market.


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This sounds intriguing can you run RunKeeper on the rooted device. I have the motoactv and love it for running but RunKeeper in my opinion is the best running app. Im anxious to hear more about this.
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Thanks Dragon, but one more question before I keep trying this market stuff. Do I do the adb push command to the same exact directories as the zip has. Like for example: the zip file that I downloaded was for CM7 and it includes a lot more directories than simply the app directory. Do I have to push every single directory the zip has and create the ones that are missing within the watch. Can you please explain more in detail if possible. Thanks again for the help as this is the only thing I am missing from this "the market".
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Do I have to push every single directory the zip has and create the ones that are missing within the watch. Can you please explain more in detail if possible. Thanks again for the help as this is the only thing I am missing from this "the market".

So, once unzipped you will see "META-INF" and "system" folders.
Inside "system" you will see:
app
etc
framework
lib

inside "app" you will see:
*CarHomeGoogle.apk
*FOTAKill.apk
GenieWidget.apk
Google Maps 5.12.0.apk
GoogleBackupTransport.apk
GoogleCalendarSyncAdapter.apk
GoogleContactsSyncAdapter.apk
GoogleFeedback.apk
GooglePartnerSetup.apk
GoogleQuickSearchBox.apk
GoogleServicesFramework.apk
*LatinImeTutorial.apk
MarketUpdater.apk
MediaUploader.apk
NetworkLocation.apk
OneTimeInitializer.apk
*Talk.apk
Vending.apk

(*not really needed on MotoACTV but won't hurt to install)

I am doing this from a Mac using terminal, it has been a richard year since I have used CLI with windows but for Linux the commands will be the same ("dragon$" is just my terminal prompt).

dragon$ adb push ~/Desktop/gapps/system/app/Vending.apk /system/app

dragon$ adb push ~/Desktop/gapps/system/etc/permissions/features.xml /system/etc/permissions/

So, you see I have pushed the files to the corresponding directories that the files are found in the unzipped folders.

I cannot remember if adb push defaults to parent owner and permissions but if not you will have to change them to root/root and RW-R--R--
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31st December 2011, 09:48 AM |#11  
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I followed CMW's guide to root mine, too.

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I'd like to see a custom launcher for this size screen as QCIF+ ain't exactly great for a lot of launchers. A custom rom that remapped the hardware buttons would be nice as well.

A full custom would be great (but not needed for remapping hardware keys); Motorola's UI is really quite nice for the screen size, but won't show custom apps. Instead of the fake Honeycomb one, I prefer to use Zeam (with the launcher and grid set to 3x3 icons) -- I just think it works much better, without overlapping icons and so on.

To get a shortcut to the wifi access point settings in zeam, press and hold in a blank area, and go to "add", then "shortcuts", then "settings", then "settings" again. This "settings" is the hidden wifi one.

I also remapped "Start" to menu fairly easily by modifying they G2-keypad.kl file under keylayout; nosit1 was able to do the same with music to home. The people in #motoactv on freenode.net are very helpful, including CMW.

More information on that:
/system/usr/keylayout/G2-keypad.kl
Change this line:
key 220 FITNESS WAKE_DROPPED
to this:
key 220 MENU WAKE_DROPPED

On a separate note, you'll want to backup your userdata partition, too. Otherwise, it can get corrupted and make the file loop at the motorola logo:
dd if=/dev/block/userdata of=/sdcard/userdata.img bs=1024
adb pull /sdcard/userdata.img userdata.img

Even when restoring that, there are a ton of force closes from com.motorola.gault.activity; you have to get past them to a custom launcher to factory reset.
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