Custom App ?

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    scubaboyc Senior Member

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    Good Morning,

    Assuming 3.2 can be rooted at some point, can I do the following:

    Load the screenshot app of my relative's ASUS EEPad Transformer, the Universal Inbox & Gallery off my Droid X2 or do I need to load an entire ROM?

    And I'm assuming that a custom ROM is really a tweaked version of a devices (usually a different one) OS/ UI.

    I have a friend that thinks they can do it if I can get everything rooted. I'm nowhere near being able to handle rooting and all the joy that comes with it. I was just curious if it can be done at the app level. Some of these apps seem to be specific to the device.

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    No need to root, just need the apk's & install them. Some might or might not work.
     
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    I'm assuming I'll need to root something since the apps I'm interested in are in the "bloatware". Is there a way to see the apps that come preinstalled? I haven't been able to find them.
     
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    If you wanted to remove your own bloatware then you'd have to root, but if all your doing is getting the apk's from another ROM then no.
    Settings: Applications: Unknown sources [​IMG]
     
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    I know about unknown sources, it's how I got my Stargate sound board on there :)

    I'm going to use the Gallery as an example, when I go to - /system/app/, I find:
    BlurGallery.apk
    There was also something called com.gallery.something or other and a third call PhotoEditor.apk (that only shows up in the file manager - ES File Explorer). How do I know which one to try? None of them have an "about" option.
    Also, assuming I figure this out, do I do it with an SD card or is this done easier by copying to a laptop?

    Bloatware may be wrong, I'm still not up to snuff on all the jargon. Maybe I mean preinstalled, but helpful and not available in the market (phanam?). I can't find alot of the apps and other thing on the Droid X2. There's alot of folders that come up "empty". I figured root would be required to see all the contents and find everything.


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