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Amazon Android App Store – Getting started on AT&T Devices

First lets side load Amazon App Store

Goto Download.com and download Android Injector

Once you have downloaded and installed Android Inject from the above link

Then download the amazon apk from here Amazon Appstore APK file to your desktop or downloads directory.

Connect your phone via USB to your pc, launch android injector, and install the amazon apk.

However if you then try to run the Amazon Appstore you will run into the same problem as when you attempted install  the amazon apk.

So go here, and read my blog on shell root access for enabling non approved apps on your AT&T Android phone

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Amazon App Store: Free Daily App Backbreaker Football

Today I installed the free app of the day, Backbreaker Football from the Amazon Appstore onto my HTC Aria (rooted) pretty simple concept, tilt the phone to tell the runner which way to go to dodge the tackles, get points for style, and repeat, its done in waves, and your viewpoint is from behind the player.

unfortunately it doesn’t appear you can change this.

I’m not much of a football game fan, so maybe I’m not that thrilled, but this could be a good time waster for some.

Especially for free!

controls:

Tilt phone forward to start running

tap left or right to break tackles and gain extra points

above the right dodge, you can sprint or burst.

and then when you get past the tackles, you’ll see a stars option on the left

and you can rack up points the longer you showboat.

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How to root HTC Aria / Liberty / Intruder on AT&T, and install Amazon Android Marketplace (appstore)

Browse Amazon’s Appstore

This will give you a brief overview on How to Root the HTC Aria, aka HTC Intruder (A6366), it is easier then it looks!

Alright as most of you know, At&t, and the HTC Aria, along with several others, are very difficult to root. let alone enable third party installs. However, The following worked quite well for me.

Updated list, these steps should work for
HTC Inspire 4G, Motorola Atrix 4G, and Samsung Captivate

Installing the Amazon marketplace is the easy part.
if you know how to use, Google’s ADB Package, you can simply enable USB Debugging and the offline installer, and you are good to go.
However after that if you do not enable non approved market installs, thats as far as you get, you will be able to browse the amazon market, but not actually be able to install anything.
if you are not familiar with using ADB – then follow these steps prior to installing Amazon Marketplace

Download the USB Drivers from unrevoked (YES! you need these, windows will detect your device as a usb drive, or a sync device, but it still needs to know how to talk to it as an android device.)
http://unrevoked.com/rootwiki/doku.php/public/unrevoked3

see their, HBoot drivers – and download and extract.
Installation –
1. Power off phone – leave plugged in to USB and in debugging mode.
2. Hold Volume and Power on. (you will see your phone boot into a special recovery mode, leave it in this mode)
3. goto Device Manager, and select Android Device 1.0
4: Right-Click and select Update Driver
5. Install the new hboot drivers.
6. Reboot Phone back to desktop make sure it is connected by USB again with usb drive support and USB Debugging turned on.

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Now on the HTC Aria, you don’t actually need root access, just shell access. Which SuperOneClick 1.7 provides.
Download SuperOneClick v1.7 (Search around its out there) or post a comment with your email and I will send it to you.

Launch superoneclick and run the “shell root” option.
You may see some errors, however afterwards still run, enable non-market apps.
On my phone it showed as failed, for certain functions.  However, I attempted to download the free angry birds again, and it succeeded, I then attempted to download and install a couple more free apps, and they also worked.

As I stated above if you don’t know how to use Google’s ADB, and followed these steps then just goto amazon.com and request the download, and you will be able to download and install it directly through your phone

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HP Nettle Motherboards unstable

I’ve been seeing a trend with the hp Nettle 8 motherboards, I have had two or three come in with a full load of ram, and exhibit random crashes, boot issues, and being in general unstable. In most cases, I have had to replace the motherboard in order to resolve the issues.

— Update Monday March 28th, 2011 —
In rare cases, pulling the All-In-Wonder card, has stabilized these machines.  However it has only been about 1 in 5, that this successfully resolves the random issues.

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Paragon Adaptive Restore

This is a great utility, simply burn the CD image, boot to it, and then select the type of repair you need, it recognizes, all Windows OS’s from Windows 2000, thru Windows 7, the only feature that I noticed it may not be able to handle is 64 bit windows for some of its repair functions, however I’ll update you as I play with it more.
http://www.paragon-software.com/business/adaptiverestore/

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windows vista error code 0x80071a91

Windows Update – and Backup Fail
From Windows for Vista-based computer: “0x80071A91”
To fix this problem, follow these steps:
Click Start, type cmd in the Start Search box, and then right-click cmd in the Programs list.
Click Run as administrator, and then click Continue. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.
At a command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
fsutil resource setautoreset true c:
Note These steps assume that Windows is installed in the default location, on drive C. If this is not the case, adjust the drive letter of the folder path to match your configuration.
Restart the computer.