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Ugly hack to working market

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Hi all, I found that the Market and Google Talk will work fine if you put in an Android ID yourself. Apparently that was the only issue.
For those of you who already have other android devices, you can get your android ID by doing the command.

1. X devices:adb shell sqlite3 /data/data/ "select * from meta";
2. X devices:adb shell sqlite3 /data/data/ "select * from meta";

You'll get a readout with a line that looks likeandroidId||27283232........38434 (a big number) That last number beginning after the bar is your android ID.
If you DONT have an Android device, you can create an Android ID on the 1.6 Emulator by following the directions here: How To Enable the Android Market in the Google Android Emulator - How-To Geek
and then running the 1.X adb code above to get your Android ID.

Once you have your Android ID, run this command with your novel connected (be sure the emulator is shut down and no other devices are connected)
adb shell sqlite3 /data/data/
"update meta set intvalue='ANDROID_ID_HERE' where name='androidId'"; where you've replaced ANDROID_ID_HERE with whatever your real Android ID is.
You can run the 2.X command above to ensure it worked. Reboot, and you should hopefully have working google talk and Market. (and no, you can't have mine)
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Worked for me using the mac sdk and the 1.6 Android VM.Thanks for the directions!
[quote name='pokermagic';25009]Hi...i'm trying to follow the instructions on page 5 of this thread to get the Market to work but when i try to do the 'adb shell sqlite3 /data/data/ "select * from meta";' it just gives me another prompt, no id at all.I do have one question about the instructions, on #3 "Then install the "system.img" file from:" How do I install that? Maybe that's why its not working???Thanks for your help.I'm following the directions below...Thanks clockworx ...You r Gr8 !!! It worked like charm.For Guys it's not working or having issues.
1) Download the android SDK and install it.
2) Then create a virtual emu for Android 1.6 and then close the android emulator.
3) Then install the "system.img" file from:[Link broken] Just copy it into the folder and you should be good to go!
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