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#31 remixedcat

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 18:58

I tried to use ghost commander on my phone to upload to dropbox or skydrive and the upload fails. It only works if apps are transferred to the SD card. I can't upload apks from the phone :(

and I don't think you can move play to the SD card. :( I tried this to get a different version of play that would work.

(I also wanted to have local backups of my apps as well as sometimes the new versions break things and If I get a new phone I'll still have my old good version)


#32 McKay

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 18:59

I added an Angry Birds.apk to my Apps folder, it appears in my drawer but it fails to load... >.>

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#33 notchinese

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 18:59

Would like to see a quadrant benchmark, lol.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 19:01

I tried to use ghost commander on my phone to upload to dropbox or skydrive and the upload fails. It only works if apps are transferred to the SD card. I can't upload apks from the phone :(

and I don't think you can move play to the SD card. :(


I tried even downloading .apks from attachments on xda but the download just keeps saying pending

If we can find a CWM zip of a file manager it might work, actually I still have some backups saved from my ICS install of ICS, lets see if they are separate apps or .blobs.....

I added an Angry Birds.apk to my Apps folder, it appears in my drawer but it fails to load... >.>



Same with my attempts

#35 McKay

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 19:10

Would like to see a quadrant benchmark, lol.


About as close as you're going to get. 3rd Party apps wont run.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 19:14

Just copied the contents of my /data/apps backup from last year into /data/apps but it throws some error on boot and hangs on android logo

#37 McKay

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 19:16

Managed a link to Chrome, heres a major issue.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 19:20

Here is the asus filemanger that was my old Nandoid backup from /data/app but it crashes on load too

http://localhostr.co.../KmQH0DP/fm.rar

#39 remixedcat

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 21:34

crashes even when ran as administrator... :( can't get it working on server 2012

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 21:38

crashes even when ran as administrator... :( can't get it working on server 2012


Maybe there is a service or something that windows has, that is normally disabled in server you need to activate ?

#41 firey

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 21:55

how is this any different than Bluestacks (which does the exact same thing)

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 21:59

how is this any different than Bluestacks (which does the exact same thing)


Only played with Bluestacks once or twice and from what I saw it only emulated to allow Apps to run in Windows, not actually give the full Android OS environment ?

#43 remixedcat

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 22:50

Maybe there is a service or something that windows has, that is normally disabled in server you need to activate ?


possibly....will take a look

#44 xendrome

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 23:07

crashes even when ran as administrator... :( can't get it working on server 2012


Your running Server 2012 as your desktop OS aren't you... :/

#45 Glassed Silver

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 23:39

This is probably be the x86 port of Android, a lot of Apps are still ARM-exclusive.

It probably includes or download's Intel's ARM translation layer.

how is this any different than Bluestacks (which does the exact same thing)

BS is as the name implies BS. :p

It's not very stable and is more like a VM and not very beautiful at that.

Idk... not the biggest fan of BS.
Horrible UX.

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