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cycologist

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Sep 1, 2010
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Cruz Reader useful apps: Version 0.01, please check out:

This is *nix archive with a script that installs some well known apps on the Cruz Reader!

It may be that rooting the device is needed before, maybe not, have only tried with a rooted reader...

(want to go to the Market anyone?)

To give the due credit: This was inspired and uses parts of the RPMscript archive for the ePad zt-180...

see h_t_t_p: // www . slatedroid . com / velocity-micro-cruz/7581-cruz-reader-specific-howto-root-device-3.html#post63141
 

Dvigilante

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Cruz ereader needs Android market

Just bought the Cruz ereader. Are you able to get Android market on it? I downloaded the Flash APK and installed flash 10.1. Everything installs fine but flash doesnt work. Is there a work around? If you having trouble using youtube try downloading the youtube apk from Velocity Micro Cruz support site. With a few tweaks this can be a good device. Specifically flash, android marketplace and overclocking.
 

cycologist

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Market, Maps and Gmail on the cruz

Just bought the Cruz ereader. Are you able to get Android market on it? I downloaded the Flash APK and installed flash 10.1. Everything installs fine but flash doesnt work. Is there a work around? If you having trouble using youtube try downloading the youtube apk from Velocity Micro Cruz support site. With a few tweaks this can be a good device. Specifically flash, android marketplace and overclocking.

Yes, you can install Market with the pushgoog.sh script. Thi should work on machines with android sdk, and as available from the download link in the slatedroid post that is referenced in post #1 above.

The pushgoog.sh script should work on linux and Mac machines as it is, for windows boxes the script can be easily changed into a batch file (pushgoog.bat or so).
 

Dvigilante

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script, rooting and all that stuff is foreign to me. I'm a newbie when it concerns computer stuff. I was hoping had an APK file ready to download/install.
 

cycologist

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script, rooting and all that stuff is foreign to me. I'm a newbie when it concerns computer stuff. I was hoping had an APK file ready to download/install.

It is now somewhat easier, since all is needed to install Market on the Cruz using Windows XP is available through two downloads linked here

h t t p:// www . slatedroid . com/velocity-micro-cruz/7581-cruz-reader-specific-howto-root-device-5.html#post65146

(copy the link and remove the spaces)

but still no apk, sorry.
 
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ulimtong

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I just got a Cruz Reader. It is very slow and unresponcive. I flashed the Macho Rom. Market works and Gapps work. If someone could develope a dounut rom based on something like ZXdonut. It would be perfect for this device. It would make this device usable. Right now is so slow and makes me think of G1 running Froyo.
 

djsubcode

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Jul 11, 2007
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Velocity micro cruz reader??

Yeah I ordered one last week can wait to root it and I wonder if there will be any chance of 2.1 or 2.2 coming to this reader???
 

techferret

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I just picked up one last night from BestBuy for $99, and I used a modified ROM from user PandaBomb over at SlateDroid that roots the device upon flashing the ROM. I'm happy with the device...for simple web browsing and twitter/facebook updates it'll be fine. I installed Pulse to have a Flipboard-like app and I'm happy with my e-reader :). Here is the link to the forum over at SlateDroid that will guide you: http://www.slatedroid.com/index.php?topic=12820.0
 
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methusalen

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Thanks for the link, I'll check it out, as I just picked up the Cruz Reader at Best Buy as well! It's a neat little device to be sure, but I was upset when I discovered that there was no pre-installed Android Market app installed... (And the Cruzmarket is a bit it a huge let-down for me)!
I thought I read something about one it the (hack/mods/???) not working with the R103, but the 101 & 102? I'm new to Android hacking, but have messed around with a few other devices in the past (moto razr, Dash 3G, etc), but don't want to brick this thing on my first try!

Anyone else have any recommendationsof what to do with this little device?


I just picked up one last night from BestBuy for $99, and I used a modified ROM from user PandaBomb over at SlateDroid that roots the device upon flashing the ROM. I'm happy with the device...for simple web browsing and twitter/facebook updates it'll be fine. I installed Pulse to have a Flipboard-like app and I'm happy with my e-reader :).
 

plasticarmyman

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Apr 13, 2011
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yeah the slatedroid forum has some good stuff....but it's kind of dead...no one really is developing any further or anything..so if there is someone out there who is developing and whatnot...please pop in over there and help some people out...
i'm a completely amateur developer and i've done very little...so i could use some back up people
 

jay123035

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Mar 5, 2011
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trying to recover a cruz reader r101

i have a cruz reader that i have been playing with the past few Sundays. though it is currently stuck in a boot loop AKA its bricked. i found what looks like a good way to get ADB access[/URL] were i hope to finely get it back working.

no recovery loader to use
works best on at 800mhz with android 2.1
has issues with hidden SSIDs


ill let you know how it plays out next week.

will post links when i can
 

rtboa

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Apr 7, 2010
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I am stuck too! I downloaded the ROM update and updated the Cruze. Then I downlaoded the java SE SDK and the Android SDK and the ADB drivers. The write up said to install java SE on root of your harddrive at C:android-sdk I did not have that file on my laptop so I created and installed there. Then the write up said to install the android SDK there and the ADB drivers as well. So I extracted those two files to C:android-sdk-windows. then it said to open the SDK manager from that file and so I opened it and then it said to plug Cruz in via usb. I have done this but it seems everything is being installed on laptop not Cruz! HELP PLEASE
 

MRB99

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Just bought the Cruz ereader. Are you able to get Android market on it? I downloaded the Flash APK and installed flash 10.1. Everything installs fine but flash doesnt work. Is there a work around? If you having trouble using youtube try downloading the youtube apk from Velocity Micro Cruz support site. With a few tweaks this can be a good device. Specifically flash, android marketplace and overclocking.
Android Market - I used the JGM ROM, rooted and had blank Market. Acessing market via laptop showed my Cruz listed, but no serial number. Gave up, but then by luck a week later, I went to the Market on my laptop, found an App and selected, and selected my Cruz as the device to download it to. 2 hours later, sure enough the Market was working, and that select app downloaded.

It almost seems like you have to prime the market first for the Cruz via a computer...