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    Quote Originally Posted by notcalvin View Post
    I tried Presto's instructions last night, and had mixed results.

    I was able to back up the apps nicely from my wife's Evo with the Astro file manager.

    When I went to mail them using the stock email app, it didn't allow for attaching just any random file to the email. You'll need a market email app for that to work, I suggest K-9 (open source and quite popular - it has a unified inbox, too, like webos). Alternatively, you can just plug your phone into your PC via USB and copy the files between the phones that way, which is what I did instead of messing around configuring a whole entire email app on my wife's phone.

    Ok, once on the Admiral I went to install the apps with Astro (amdroid, an ampache music streaming app), and paper Mache, a somewhat experimental Enyo crossover app from webOS). It said it could not parse the paper mache app. Ok, no problem, I know that app is a little non-standard to begin with.

    The Amdroid app install was wierd. I'd say install it, and the screen would 'fall back' to the Astro install screen instead of, well, doing something. Just on a lark, I tried to do the install with the file manager app I had on my phone already, Open Manager (quite a nice app, plus open source and no ads) and it installed fine and the app appears to work fine.

    By the way, I looked into backing up the apps with Open Manager before I installed Astro, and it only has the option to back up everything, and when I said 'go' to that, it crashed in the middle.

    So, my procedure for this in the future will be to backup with Astro, copy via USB, then install with Open Manager.

    Presto, thanks a ton, you opened the door for me, I was starting to consider learning how to compile from the dev kit.
    Sorry I steered you wrong with the stock email app. I do indeed use K9 (much better). I used the stock email app on the Kindle and it worked so I wrongly assumed that Astro would work with the stock Admiral email client.
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    Quote Originally Posted by electristan View Post
    i am thinking of getting a Motorola PRO+ which i think is the same phone as the Admiral (same screen anyway).

    Only thing making me hesitate is this resolution business. There does not seem to be that much disccusion about the issue, can i take it that this means that most apps work correctly?

    Can someone give a rough estimate on how many app they have had issues with VS. the ones that work?


    thanks a lot
    The apps just don't appear in the market when you search for them. If you follow a link to a non compatible app, then the market description has a banner that States that the app is not compatible with your device. Then you have to find and sideload the apps. Most seem to work fine this way
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    Quote Originally Posted by SanDiegoStevo View Post
    Most apps work fine.

    I've only ever had one app that I cared about that I was not able to get via the market: Words with Friends.

    Even that has a work-around for the slightly more advanced user. (downloading on another device and side-loading as described in this thread.)
    Another alternative for Words with Friends is to download it from the Amazon Marketplace. Its a slightly older version but it shows up for the Admiral and works fine.
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    Excellent! thanks people. you have put my mind to rest.
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    If you happen to be looking for a particular *.apk file and don't have a tablet to pull it off of, we could consider setting up an online repository for sharing.

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    Just want to say that yesterday I used the method that Presto posted in post #21 and it worked fine. I used ES File Explorer since I like that a little better than Astro and I emailed to my gmail acct and used the gmail app. When I opened the email on my Admiral it didn't even show a 'download' button, it showed an 'Install' button! Worked without a problem! I took Draw Something & PNC Bank apps from my wife's Vizio tablet. Then today I had to copy a newer version of Draw Something. That's probably the biggest drawback to this method, when an app is updated there is no way to update it on the Admiral. Have to copy the updated version over again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prolongExistence View Post
    Just want to say that yesterday I used the method that Presto posted in post #21 and it worked fine. I used ES File Explorer since I like that a little better than Astro and I emailed to my gmail acct and used the gmail app. When I opened the email on my Admiral it didn't even show a 'download' button, it showed an 'Install' button! Worked without a problem! I took Draw Something & PNC Bank apps from my wife's Vizio tablet. Then today I had to copy a newer version of Draw Something. That's probably the biggest drawback to this method, when an app is updated there is no way to update it on the Admiral. Have to copy the updated version over again.
    Glad to hear it worked for you!
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    Can anybody help me get the ampache app 'lullaby'?

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...sileht.lullaby
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    Quote Originally Posted by notcalvin View Post
    Can anybody help me get the ampache app 'lullaby'?

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...sileht.lullaby
    I tried with a Kindle Fire, G2, and 4g slide and the app is not compatible with ANY of them. Sorry. Might want to email the developer.
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    Unfortunately there hasn't been any dev activity on ampache for android in quite some time...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Presto View Post
    I tried with a Kindle Fire, G2, and 4g slide and the app is not compatible with ANY of them. Sorry. Might want to email the developer.
    Well there's the problem! If you check it out in a computer browser, it is only compatible with Android 1.6 - 2.2. Guess your only hope is to find someone with an older device and see if they can download it & give it to you. Then you can cross your fingers & try to sideload it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by notcalvin View Post
    Can anybody help me get the ampache app 'lullaby'?

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...sileht.lullaby
    I have it! My daughters old phone ran 2.2. I charged it, put it in wifi mode and found your app in the catalog. I was able to sideload it on my Admiral. It seems to work but I do not have an ampanche account so I don't know for sure. PM me your email address if you still are looking for it and I will send it to you.
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    Presto, thanks, it's running now!

    I was doing the install wrong and thought it wasn't working with my phone, so I was bummed and procrastinated on letting you know how it worked out.

    BUT! I realized the right way to do it, and it's been working great for 3 whole minutes now... :^P

    Anyway, much appreciated, this app is a meaningful improvement over the amdroid app I was using before, thanks a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by notcalvin View Post
    Presto, thanks, it's running now!

    I was doing the install wrong and thought it wasn't working with my phone, so I was bummed and procrastinated on letting you know how it worked out.

    BUT! I realized the right way to do it, and it's been working great for 3 whole minutes now... :^P

    Anyway, much appreciated, this app is a meaningful improvement over the amdroid app I was using before, thanks a lot.

    Great! I am glad to hear it worked for you. Thanks for letting me know. I was curious.
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    WORDS WITH FRIENDS....

    This may be old news to everyone, but I got words with friends on the admiral by downloading it through the amazon app store !!!!
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    Google TV Remote is another app which doesn't work via the Google play store. I grabbed the apk from /data/app on another device and it installed and works fine.
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    how can we find out if this is the case?
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