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so Panadigital says the novel wont be supporting the android store , with the hack or rooting overcome this , I would like to use apps other than those preloaded . also what are the advantages to rooting or the hacks, thanks sorry for the level of newbie ism
 

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In your case I thinks Nate's noob guide at hacking the novel would benefit you the most.With hack you can :install most .apk from sd card once you install an apk installer through the command linewatch YouTube through their website after d/ling YouTube.apkinstall a much faster home interface like launcher pro or panda home.Speed up overall responsiveness of the touch interfaceinstall another browser other than the crappy PD oneinstall aldiko premium (definitely an improvement)still be able to use PD's home interface (yes I said it)Problems:Notification bar cannot be changed as of yet so there is no on screen back button.Rotation is a bit wonky as you can't rotate to the right for landscape mode. (have to do it to the left.)Can't get rid of PD's interface as of yet so you still get remnants of their home.
 

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Tobias, need help also newbieYesterday I installed the Nate the great zip, all went ok after I charged the battery. Tonight I tried to add a apk file with adb install nothing happened.In his P.S. notes: quote "at this point you probably want to install apps. The best way to do this (for me, at least) is on the command line. copy the file you want to install to this folder you're working in. Open a command Prompt and navigate to this folder. Type in this command: adb install (file_you_want_to_install), if that doesn't work then please visit Slatedroid and we'll help you troubleshoot> unquoteMy pd is located in f: directory, I created a new folder (saved wanted program in folder) in that directory. went to the command prompt cd to new folder. typed abd install (filename) received error response. What am I doing wrong. Could you please provide a i.e. example to follow, look foward to your responseThank you Ron
 

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Tobias, I tried Nate the great hacking setup worked great. but can't get the apps to install. pd is located on F directory, created new folder added apk file that I wanted into folder, tried to install adb install on the command prompt and telling me not the path, or batch. Am I suppose to be in the pd directory or ?Could you please an example of what I need to do to make this work, look foward to you help thank you Ron
 

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I think the F drive is the disk in your novel. I imagine you want to create a directory on your C: drive. Then you can put the apk you want to install in that directory, open the dos prompt and install. you install TO the device, rather than putting the file on the device and installingSay you create c:novel:move the file, let's say first.apk to c:novelopen the dos prompt - should be under applications in windowsstart adb, which will probably have to be done from the directory adb is in (you may want to put the apk file in the directory adb is in or vice versa to reduce steps)make sure adb is running - I usually type adb devices or adb remounttype adb install <filename>, here adb install c:novelfirst.apkAssuming I proofed that right, it should work.
 

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[quote name='RONO;17631]Tobias' date=' I tried Nate the great hacking setup worked great. but can't get the apps to install. pd is located on F directory, created new folder added apk file that I wanted into folder, tried to install adb install on the command prompt and telling me not the path, or batch. Am I suppose to be in the pd directory or ?Could you please an example of what I need to do to make this work, look foward to you help thank you Ron[/QUOTE'] I am installing apps like crazy following Nate's instructions. Don't use drive f, I use my c drive. Just setup C:pandigitaladb and put all of Nate's stuff in there. Then when you want to install an apk, put it in that folder on c drive, get a windows command prompt, navigate to that directory, then execute the following command:adb install name_of_app.apkafter waiting a bit I get a "Success" from the adb program, and then reboot my PDN. I setup a bat file to do that, called it "reboot.bat" with 1 command line:adb rebootThat is all that needed. Then you can find your installed app in your panda home or whatever one you are using.
 

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I grew up on dos. all this windows bat stuff... it's like fat free ice cream. Screw that.adb reboot can be typed at the dos prompt too.
 

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lawman;17653 said:
I grew up on dos. all this windows bat stuff... it's like fat free ice cream. Screw that.adb reboot can be typed at the dos prompt too.
Hehehehe... yes it can... and I was doing that for awhile. I like shortcuts tho (I came up thru DOS too and had a bat file for everything, including the C compiler and the linker). Actually I got so lazy, that I just call it r.bat now... saves keystrokes! <grin>
 

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so once hacked do the volume controlls ect still work as intended or do these need to be reprogrammed. again sorry for the newness
Depends on the "hack." A lot of people are hacking the volume controls to give us home and back buttons so you don't have to power down or reboot all the time (i assume that's the one you're talking about). In that case, you have to set volume under the settings tab - the volume keys don't do volume anymore, they do home and back.
 

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Give us the link for the installer you used?
 

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Still a no go.Made folder Novel in C: and then put Nate's hack Novel stuff in it. Then I put youtube.apk in the same Novel Folder.In Command Prompt typed:c:noveladb install (youtube.apk)*gave me error can't find '(youtube.apk)' to installI did check if ADB is running by typing noveladb devicesshows List of devices attached PD_Novel attached
 

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did you actually type in c:noveladb install (youtube.apk) with the ( ) around youtube.apk? it should be:c:noveladb install youtube.apkif you are not in the novel directory, then it would be:c:noveladb install c:novelyoutube.apk
 

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Not sure if those commands work as well, but from within tools folder, I use..."adb install c:youtube.apk" since my apk is directly on c:If anything you can try putting it directly on C: for the install or use the AppInstaller process I suggested before.
 

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Yes I got it working!Looked around and got a hint on how to do it.Herer's what worked for me:plug in Pandigital Novel usbOpen Windows Command Prompttyped cd c:novel then adb install NameOfapk.apkNovel folder is in root of C: with Nate the Great stuff and apks in it.Hope this helps a newbie like me
 
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