Join Date: Apr 2008
Working Market hack (requires adb and root)
Unfortunately, it's not a simple firmware update solution - but it does work. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK, as always.
Pre-req: You need adb working (from the SDK). I won't got into that here, suffice it to say that it's required. I've written this with a Linux user in mind, but you'd need to just change "/.adb" to "adb.exe" for Windows. The device also needs to be rooted.
Working Market (3.33 based) File download: http://www.mediafire.com/?mbpuj2c8h3mc3v3
Working Market (3.31 based) File download: http://www.mediafire.com/?2b8usvv8r47cnnl
Working Market (3.29 based) File download: http://www.mediafire.com/?9mdwhg5w6935yic
- Extract the zip to a temp folder. I suggest putting it as a "temp"subfolder under your adb folder. I am writing this with that in mind.
- Open up TWO terminal sessions, pointing to your adb folder (it's just easier that way)
- Root the device with z4root and Superuser, if you haven't already done so.
In terminal one, run this:
./adb shell su chmod 777 /system/build.prop chmod 777 /system/lib chmod 777 /system/app chmod 777 /system/etc/permissions chmod 777 /system/framework
In terminal two, run this:
./adb push ./temp/gapps /system
- In terminal one, run this:
chmod 644 /system/build.prop chmod 755 /system/lib chmod 755 /system/app chmod 755 /system/etc/permissions chmod 755 /system/framework chown root.root /system/framework/framework.jar chmod 644 /system/framework/framework.jar
- Reboot the device. You might get an "SDK" popup on the first boot. Just click on it and it will go away.
- Run the Market, add your Google ID, and download a free application ASAP. The reason why is because this is running the "non-ugly" Market hack, found over on Slatedroid.com. It requires a free app download / install BEFORE the Market updates itself. If you miss the window and it does update itself, you can delete the update in Settings -- Appliations -- Manage Application -- Market (delete the app) and re-try the Market again.
I know this is messy, but it does work. Tested (and based on) firmware 3.29, btw. After each Cowon firmware update, I'll probably need to update this because the build.prop is actually being changed, too.
If something goes amiss and you can't boot up, just hit the reset button and then hold the play/pause button for about ten seconds - this will run recovery. You'll probably see the "!" and you just need to touch the home key and follow the instructions. I usually use the firmware backup option - that will re-flash your device and your system should be back to stock. In recovery, the home button toggles the text on and off, volume keys are up / down and the play/pause key is "enter".
DAP: Cowon D3, Sansa Clip 2GB Rockboxed
Cans: Sennheiser HD 600, Yuin PK1, Sony MDR-V6
PC: Ubuntu Jaunty x64 w/Creative Audigy2 ZS
Last edited by roebeet; 04-01-2011 at 18:52.. Reason: 3.33 mod