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By nierainbow, Junior Member on 10th June 2011, 03:42 AM
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Google Talk is an instant messaging, audio and video chat service from Google, which is being designed for users to communicate in real time with other users who also use Google Talk. To complement Google Talk on desktop computer, Google has recently expanded Google Talk to Android phones with video and voice chat. With the new added service to Android phone, the users can now make a video or voice chat with their friends, family and colleagues who also use Google Talk on Android devices or on desktop PC.



Key features of the Google Talk for Android includes:
Able to make calls over 3G or 4G data network (if your carrier supports it) or over Wi-Fi.
Simply touch the video or voice chat button to connect with the friends or family members who are in the Google Talk friends list.
Text-chats will be overlaid on the phone screen while you are on video with others.
The video will automatically pauses and audio will keep going when you need to check something else from the Home screen or apps.



Google Talk with video and voice chat has already started to delivered to Google Nexus S devices as part of the Android 2.3.4 over-the-air update. Other Android devices will have to wait until the phone manufacturers such as HTC, Samsung, Motorola, LG and etc to start offering upgrade to Android 2.3.4 for their respective phones in order to get Google Talk with video and voice call feature.

If you can’t wait for the Google Talk with video chat support to come to your phone, which may take weeks or months to arrive, a hacker named britso has managed to extract Google Talk 1.3 app with video plus voice call support from Google Nexus S Android 2.3.4 update, hack the SigninActivity.smali to comment out a line so that the app works on other devices. The app is then re-compiled and pushed as the APK file for installing into other Android mobile phones running Android 2.3 or above.

Listed below are several ways on how to instal lGoogle Talk with voice and video chat support onto your Android smartphone. Note that the hack only works on rooted Android phone.

The download links of Google Talk apk is available from xda-developers.com (registration required).

Method 1: Via ADB
1.Download either Talk_with AV.zip or Talk_with_AV_no_wifi.zip.
2.Connect the Adnroid phone to PC and run following commands on ADB console:adb remount
adb shell mv /system/app/Talk.apk /system/app/Talk.apk1
adb uninstall com.google.android.talk
adb push libtalk_jni.so /system/lib/
adb push Talk2.apk /system/app
3.Run Talk and press on your own name where you can change your own status and tick the Allow video and voice chats to enable the feature.

Method 2: Using Root Explorer
1.Download and extract Talk_with AV.zip to SC card.
2.Open Root Explorer and navigate to extracted files on SDcard.
3.Copy talk2.apk and go to /system/app.
4.Press Mount R/W at the top right and then press Paste on the bottom left.
5.Now you have both talk.apk and talk2.apk.
6.Rename Talk.apk to Talk.apk1.
7.Select and hold the other Talk2.apk and press Permissions and select:User: Read Write
Group: Read
Others: Read

And press Ok.

8.Now press and hold on Talk2.apk and press Rename.
9.And rename Talk2.apk to Talk.apk.
10.Go back to extracted files SDcard and copy libtalk_jni.so.
11.Navigate to system/lib.
12.Press Mount R/W at the top right and then press Paste on the bottom left.
13.Press and hold on libtalk_jni.so and select Permissions, and change the permissions to:User: Read Write
Group: Read
Others: Read
14.Reboot the device.
15.Open Talk and press on your own name where you can change your own status and tick the Allow video and voice chats to enable the feature.
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10th June 2011, 04:04 AM |#2  
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Eh? Confusion....
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Originally Posted by nierainbow

Listed below are several ways on how to instal lGoogle Talk with voice and video chat support onto your Android smartphone. Note that the hack only works on rooted Android phone.

The download links of Google Talk apk is available from xda-developers.com (registration required).

Thank you for your attempt to provide useful information, however this is really confusing.

Here are some helpful hints for future posts:

1. There is no download link in this thread or reference to the original post. You should try to fix it. I think this is the link you are referring to:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1056793

2. We are on xda-developers as such why do you need to include the line registration is required. Don't just copy and paste information you found somewhere else, we are getting no where.

3. Include something useful or insightful such as "Hey here's another method and the link is below!" Something like that.

(Thanks BluechipJ!)

4. Find out if this is the correct forum/category to post in. Ask yourself the following questions: Am I developing something for the ARC? Am I asking a question? Is this theme or an app I am discussing? Is this general information?

5. Don't forget to use the search function and think before you post.

Hopefully this helps.
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10th June 2011, 11:33 AM |#3  
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Whats the point of even posting it here. the arc doesn't have a front camera.
10th June 2011, 12:27 PM |#4  
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Whats the point of even posting it here. the arc doesn't have a front camera.

use the rear cam?
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10th June 2011, 03:16 PM |#5  
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http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1075494

here you find simplest way: an apk that does everything for you
also runs on 2.3.2
(& better than on htc devices since there every video is rotated by 90° ^^)

still only rear cam.. of course
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use the rear cam?

To use the rear cam to do voice chat, you have to either let people see you or you see them.
1st July 2011, 01:06 PM |#7  
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Sit before a mirror and use rear cam, you can see them, they can see you...
1st July 2011, 05:36 PM |#8  
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you have gingerbred 2.3.4 ?
2nd July 2011, 01:37 PM |#9  
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While copying the .so file to /system/lib I face two problems :

1) i don't get mount r/w instead i get mount r/o.

2) if i tap mount r/o and paste the file it says not enough space, even if i don't tap mount r/o and then paste it, it says the same thing.

I have like 916KB free and 276MB used.
Is the folder dynamically expanding?
Or i have used a lot of space?
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Question No app showing
So I installed with the root explorer method it all went fine. Gmail and market still working. But I don't have a "talk" app to use now.
17th November 2011, 05:08 PM |#11  
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So I installed with the root explorer method it all went fine. Gmail and market still working. But I don't have a "talk" app to use now.

Try this method.
http://android.modaco.com/topic/3393...alk-installer/
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