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by jhazelwd
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Karoo Development/Mods
Topic: How to Pull and Modify the Karoo Update Files for flashing
Replies: 0
Views: 842

How to Pull and Modify the Karoo Update Files for flashing

Sorry, I meant to post this sooner. I was typically doing this myself, but I gave up the Karoo quite a while back (though I've been pulling and having Steve post updates, just not as timely as I'd like). So here's the steps on pulling the update file from the Karoo, modifying the update file itself ...
by jhazelwd
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Karoo Development/Mods
Topic: Root Karoo?
Replies: 7
Views: 1379

Re: Root Karoo?

Assuming you can unlock bootloader (that option was removed), then you can run TWRP (via ADB) and install Magisk.
by jhazelwd
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Karoo Development/Mods
Topic: Getting NovaLauncher back after system update
Replies: 7
Views: 614

Re: Getting NovaLauncher back after system update

If you hold the bottom right button down (the home button), it should give you the option to choose launchers. If you defaulted to the Karoo launcher you can use an adb she'll command to launch it (you'd need to know the package name), or the easier way is to install another launcher (which will all...
by jhazelwd
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Karoo Development/Mods
Topic: Updated Draft Guide: Install Google Play Services
Replies: 25
Views: 2265

Re: Updated Draft Guide: Install Google Play Services

Since I've given up on this device, I need to write up instructions on how to pull and tweak the update files so you can easily upgrade/downgrade the Karoo software. Honestly, you're better off mounting your phone on your bike. Your phone is lighter (not going to break the mount), better screen, and...
by jhazelwd
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Karoo is a Paperweight
Replies: 10
Views: 855

Re: Karoo is a Paperweight

I decided to go with the Edge 520plus. It's great, data accurate (important if you care about having a cycling computer), no issues, etc. If you really think Hammerhead is going to let you take advantage of the platform, notice how they've hidden the Bootloader unlock option (meaning less options th...
by jhazelwd
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trying to figure out purpose of Karoo Facebook page
Replies: 3
Views: 440

Trying to figure out purpose of Karoo Facebook page

I don't get what they are trying to achieve with that page. You can't say bad things, so it becomes a fanboy only page which means someone interested in spending their money on a Karoo will think it's great. You can't actually find tips and tricks because nothing is sticky, plus a tip or trick typic...
by jhazelwd
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Karoo Development/Mods
Topic: Updated Draft Guide: Install Google Play Services
Replies: 25
Views: 2265

Re: Draft Guide: Install Google Play Services

One thing to note. If you already unlocked bootloader, it sticks even if menu is missing.
by jhazelwd
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Karoo Development/Mods
Topic: Using nova launcher
Replies: 8
Views: 874

Re: Using nova launcher

You should be able to create a shortcut to the Hammerhead launcher app from Nova Launcher (allowing you to start the launcher from a shortcut on the screen instead of pushing the side button). You can't start a ride from Nova Launcher yet, unless someone has figured out how to start the activity wit...
by jhazelwd
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Karoo Development/Mods
Topic: Updated Draft Guide: Install Google Play Services
Replies: 25
Views: 2265

Re: Draft Guide: Install Google Play Services

The normal OTA is called OTA.zip and is found in the cache/recovery folder (which you are correct you won't have permission). Did you try placing one of the older files (the ones pinned that I had uploaded to androidfilehost)? I'd download one of those, rename to OTA.zip and place in the root sdcard...
by jhazelwd
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Karoo Development/Mods
Topic: Updated Draft Guide: Install Google Play Services
Replies: 25
Views: 2265

Re: Draft Guide: Install Google Play Services

Seems deliberate. I believe you can downgrade your version by installing an older OTA via stock. I've given Psyclist instructions on how to do it if he's interested in trying out the downgrade option. If the downgrade works we're back in business.
by jhazelwd
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Karoo Development/Mods
Topic: Updated Draft Guide: Install Google Play Services
Replies: 25
Views: 2265

Re: Draft Guide: Install Google Play Services

Blah! Freaking Hammerhead! Ok so Psyclist just noticed the option to unlock bootloader has been removed. So as of now this guide won't work.
by jhazelwd
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Karoo Development/Mods
Topic: Updated Draft Guide: Install Google Play Services
Replies: 25
Views: 2265

Re: Draft Guide: Install Google Play Services

I've sent out the link to the WIP guide to all above. I freaked out yesterday thinking I forgot to add the Titanium backup step, opened the doc and realized I didn't forget it. I need to finish the last section and I'll likely post the guide this weekend. I'll take any feedback any of you have. It's...
by jhazelwd
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Karoo Development/Mods
Topic: Updated Draft Guide: Install Google Play Services
Replies: 25
Views: 2265

Re: Draft Guide: Install Google Play Services

I've sent the guide to Terry. I'll await feedback from him before sharing more broadly. As for Mac the process is identical, with the only difference is when running ADB on the Mac in Terminal you start it with ./ADB instead of just typing adb xxxx.
by jhazelwd
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Karoo Development/Mods
Topic: Updated Draft Guide: Install Google Play Services
Replies: 25
Views: 2265

Re: Draft Guide: Install Google Play Services

No worries, it's definitely pretty straightforward and I probably overcaveated it anyways. I'm 99% confident I have all of the steps needed in order, and even if not in order it's easy to go back. Reflashing any of the OTAs posted immediately takes you back to stock. Having GAPPS installed gives opt...
by jhazelwd
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Karoo Development/Mods
Topic: Updated Draft Guide: Install Google Play Services
Replies: 25
Views: 2265

Re: Draft Guide: Install Google Play Services

Hmm. Maybe less interest than I thought.
by jhazelwd
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Karoo Development/Mods
Topic: Updated Draft Guide: Install Google Play Services
Replies: 25
Views: 2265

Updated Draft Guide: Install Google Play Services

I've created a first draft of an install guide containing step by step instructions on adding Google Play Services to the Karoo. BE WARNED, THUS COULD POTENTIALLY BRICK YOUR DEVICE AND I'M NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR YOU TRYING THIS OUT. But, with that disclaimer being called out, I've had issues where I've...
by jhazelwd
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Karoo Development/Mods
Topic: How to install third-party apps on your Karoo
Replies: 24
Views: 7193

Re: How to install third-party apps on your Karoo

I rooted, but I don't think you have to. OpenGapps is correct from a package standpoint and you'll install via TWRP, assuming you've unlocked bootloader and enabled USB debugging. In the more current versions of the Karoo firmware I had to delete the Karoo NLP app to get it running properly, but rel...
by jhazelwd
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Karoo Development/Mods
Topic: How to install third-party apps on your Karoo
Replies: 24
Views: 7193

Re: How to install third-party apps on your Karoo

You can simply uninstall the app if you no longer want it. If you installed the app via ADB simply type ADB uninstall and the package name.
by jhazelwd
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Karoo Development/Mods
Topic: what apps did you sideload on the Karoo
Replies: 22
Views: 2516

Re: what apps did you sideload on the Karoo

I haven't tried yet, but person above you installed Spotify, so any music player should work.
by jhazelwd
Sun May 27, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Karoo Development/Mods
Topic: How to install third-party apps on your Karoo
Replies: 24
Views: 7193

Re: How to install third-party apps on your Karoo

Here's a link on how to install adb on Windows, Mac, and Linux. Beyond that, the commands to install are identical for all platforms.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.xda-de ... linux/amp/