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Gmail from Ice Cream Sandwich

This is a discussion on Gmail from Ice Cream Sandwich within the Motorola Xoom Apps forums, part of the Motorola Xoom Forum category; it works on the Xoom. Rooted users only. Gmail From Ice Cream Sandwich Works on the Motorola XOOM - Droid Life: A Droid Community Blog ...

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    Gmail from Ice Cream Sandwich

    it works on the Xoom.

    Rooted users only.

    Gmail From Ice Cream Sandwich Works on the Motorola XOOM - Droid Life: A Droid Community Blog


    A fine friend of ours pointed out over the weekend that the new Gmail app from the Ice Cream Sandwich dump that MDW leaked actually works fairly well on the Motorola XOOM (there is a chance it works on other tablets too). It offers up a slightly tweaked UI over the current Honeycomb Gmail with more polish, gives you attachment previews in a bigger and bolder way, lets you back up offline data for 30 days (or however many days you set), and even lets you quickly swipe between messages. This new Gmail app, when finally released for everyone, is going to be fantastic.
    Version number and 30 day email offline sync:

    New color scheme and attachment previews:

    Swiping between email messages:

    Other UI enhancements:

    Download: Gmail.apk
    *Note – I was only able to get this to work if I rooted, backed up my old Gmail app, and then replaced it with this one. Feel free to try and install right over the top, but if it doesn’t work, then you will need to root and use the instructions below.
    Instructions:
    1. Download the file from above onto your SD card.
    2. Using Root Explorer, copy the file and then head into /system/app.
    3. Press the “Mount R/W” button.
    4. Find Gmail.apk, long press on it and rename to “Gmail.apk.bak” or something similar.
    5. Now, hit the “Paste” button to paste your new Gmail.apk.
    6. Once pasted, tap on it to install it.
    7. When it finishes, you may need to change the permissions to (long press choose “Permissions”:

    8. Then press the “Mount R/O” button and enjoy your new Gmail.
    9. You may need to reboot.
    If you have a different tablet that the XOOM, be sure to let us know if this works. Already hearing that it will work on the Asus Transformer.
    Cheers 0mie!

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    oh, I'm trying this fo' sho'
    will report back

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    I was able to finally get this installed. Follow the directions above, but tap the Gmail.apk in System/app - once old gmail.apk is renamed - and install the app. Then open it.

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    Yeah, that's what I had to do with hammerhead when it was first released , had to get the old gmail app

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    Sound good I will check this out when I get home

    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk

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    i can confirm it work.
    my only gripe is that if you run multiple inboxes, up in the top left, it kind of cuts off the email address for the inbox you are currently in. other than that, it matches my new theme and works smooth.

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    followed the directions, installed and works without an issue, lookin good

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    I can also confirm that it works. I needed to reboot for it to be fully installed. Now all I need is some email...

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    Quote Originally Posted by eckka View Post
    I can also confirm that it works. I needed to reboot for it to be fully installed. Now all I need is some email...
    yeah, gotta reboot for it to reintegrate into the system.

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    I'm definitely gonna grab this. NICE!

    *ADB Push works even quicker, with no need for a reboot
    Last edited by Bazar6; 10-24-2011 at 11:37 AM.


 
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