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:
- Download HoneyGApps.v2.zip from http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=937752
- Assuming you have ADB installed on your computer, extract the content of HoneyGApps.v2.zip to your ADB directory
- Double click on HoneyGAppInstall.cmd to start the installation process
- 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 @ http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=937752
You can see another preview of Honeycomb running on the Nook Color in the following YouTube video from polarwhitexa:
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