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How To Install Google Apps on Nook Color running Honeycomb

Posted by techhackz-admin Wednesday, February 9, 2011


If you’re running Android Honeycomb on your Barnes and Noble Nook Color, you’ll be happy to learn that you can also install the Google Apps on it like Gmail, Maps, Market etc. jleecong @ XDA released the files and a method to install those apps easily, let’s check it out.

Please note that we won't be responsible if you end up bricking your device. Rooting or customizing your device can be risky, if you follow the instructions you should be fine!

If you are not running Honeycomb yet on your Barnes and Noble Nook Color, you can have a look at our article @ Run Android Honeycomb on the Nook Color.

To install the Google Apps on your Nook Color running Honeycomb:

  1. Download from
  2. Assuming you have ADB installed on your computer, extract the content of to your ADB directory
  3. Double click on HoneyGAppInstall.cmd to start the installation process
  4. For other OS than Windows you can also run the following commands to install all the Google Apps:
adb shell mount -o rw,remount -t ext2 /dev/block/mmcblk1p2 /system
adb push Vending.apk /system/app
adb push GoogleServicesFramework.apk /system/app
adb push Gmail.apk /system/app
adb push Maps.apk /system/app
adb push Talk.apk /system/app
adb push GoogleContactsSyncAdapter.apk /system/app
adb shell chmod 6755 /system/app/Vending.apk
adb shell chmod 6755 /system/app/GoogleServicesFramework.apk
adb shell chmod 6755 /system/app/Gmail.apk
adb shell chmod 6755 /system/app/Maps.apk
adb shell chmod 6755 /system/app/Talk.apk
adb shell chmod 6755 /system/app/GoogleContactsSyncAdapter.apk
adb reboot

You can get more information @

You can see another preview of Honeycomb running on the Nook Color in the following YouTube video from polarwhitexa:

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