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Posted at 1/9/2015 21:37:27     

I have downloaded the latest Google Play Store App from
www.theandroidsoul.com
and installed the apk, but the Play Store app won't launch properly. It seems to start, but crashes or gets minimized right the way. It shows in the apps pane view, but cannot be maximized or used in any way.




I have reset Android, but problem persists. Also, the RK3288 board does not show up in my google account.
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Posted at 1/10/2015 02:36:43     
You are missing the google framework, download the latest cyanogen gapps zip and extract it. In the systems folder in what you extracted there is one called app-priv or priv-app I forget, copy the contents of that to the same folder in /system of your device and change the file permissions for each apk to rwrr.
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Posted at 1/10/2015 03:44:49     

i had also the same question.

Installing google store is something that should be done easily with detailed instructions on the website.

Not everybody of us is a developer.




So, i tried to follow above instructions. I installed es file explorer and tried to copy the files mentioned to system folder. But the device is not ROOTED, right? Es file explorer can't get root access.

How the hell am i gonna root the Firefly??

I bought the device because its characteristics appear awesome but the software and community isn't there yet. I hope i will not regret it. I have many android devices and raspberry pi. It's not my first device of its kind.




To website administrators:?Please write clear instructions on the website on how to root the device and how to install google apps.

PS: I'm also waiting hardware video acceleration and hevc on Ubuntu. Also hdmi CEC like raspberry pi and running kodi/openelec from sd (like rasberry) would be welcome.


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Posted at 1/10/2015 06:00:14     

there is a guide already that tells you how to easily root it, its the second post on the android forum




HERE





make sure to do a search first next time




this device literally just came out so you arent going to see a large community. There are a few of us doing work on it atm but give it time. Also ubuntu is being worked on, its not so much the dev team as rockchips fault for the lack of acceleration in ubuntu as up until recently it has not been supported. Rockchip has begun supporting efforts to mainline their CPUs so be patient.


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Posted at 1/10/2015 17:11:43     

Thanks a lot Echoa!

I confirm that the following directions on installing google play worked for me with root explorer.

Also rooting worked by following the directions you posted.

The web admins should post these directions somewhere centrally on the website to make the work easier for simple users.
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Posted at 1/12/2015 05:23:12     

I followed the instructions rooting the board and Root Explorer (3.1.8) tells me I have r/w access, but copying files through adb push to ?system/priv-app stalls on the first file with "failed to copy 'priv-app/Velvet.apk...: Read-only file system




What am I doing wrong?
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Posted at 1/12/2015 05:45:32     
Ok, it worked now. Pushed the files to internal_sd/Downloads and then copied them to priv-app via Root Explorer.
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Posted at 3/24/2017 18:43:04     
Echoa Posted at 1/10/2015 06:00
there is a guide already that tells you how to easily root it, its the second post on the android  ...

hi, the link you put it here doesn't work. are you able to send another link?
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