Here’s some good news for all you Motorola Droid lovers; the multi-touch enabled browser of the Motorola Milestone (the european version of the Droid) has been extracted and ported to the Droid as you can see in the following video:
Your device must me rooted first:
- Do a nandroid backup or whatever to back up the files (Browser.apk and Browser.odex) you’ll be patching (ps: I’m not responsible for you screwing up your phone)
- Remount /system to RW (mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system)
- Delete /system/app/Browser.odex
- Extract the zip file somewhere on your computer
- adb push libmtwebcore.so /system/lib
- adb push Browser.apk /system/app/Browser.apk
Head over here to grab the files
Source: alldroid forums
Even though the Android 2.0 device is already out in Germany other parts of Europe are still waiting for the launch of the Motorola Milestone (Droid). The wait may soon be over, as several online-retailers have the phone up for pre-oder. Expansys has it for £449.99 unlocked (availibility in 9 days) and SuperTrader for £424.35 (Dec 7).
Source: Expansys & SuperTrader via Coolsmartphone
Well it’s not exactly free, it will cost 1€ with a 2 year-contract (20€ per month only) on O2 in Germany & the device is not even sim-locked! Google Navigation is replaced by a 60-days trial of MotoNAV and you’ll get Multi-Touch enabled unlike the Motorola Droid on Verizon.
Source: O2 Germany thanks for the tip Ugo
Droid Does right? Well it sure does what the HTC HD2 does, after the HD2 teardown we had the Droid teardown and today we get a scratch test of the Droid’s capacitive screen two days after the HTC HD2 scratch test:
Source: YouTube thanks for the tip Marc