So you can finally shut up those iPhone friends of yours that can’t find anything wrong with your Nexus One besides the fact that they can pinch to zoom on a webpage and you can’t, nanny nanny boo boo… Here’s how to enable MultiTouch Browsing in the Native Browser of the Nexus One (instead of downloading the inferior Dolphin Browser).
I. Before You Begin
1. You MUST have root access. Do our How To Root the Nexus One procedure then come back to this one when you are done (it is also recommended to do the How To Load a Custom ROM procedure as well after that one and load the Modaco ROM from our Downloads section, but up to you).
2. Please be aware that this will reset your bookmarks and browser settings.
II. Download the files
1. Download these 3 files and save them to the tools folder of the Android SDK you have downloaded from the root procedure:
2. Make sure they are saved to the Tools folder inside the Android SDK folder.
(If you do not have an AndroidSDK folder, follow this procedure first: How To Setup ADB)
III. Transfer them to the Phone
1. Plug the phone in via USB cable and ignore the notifications in the notification bar.
2. Make sure that USB Debugging is on in the Applications > Development menu of the settings on the phone.
2. Open the command prompt by opening the Start menu and typing CMD in the search box (or typing that into the Run program if on XP).
3. Type the following into the command prompt with hitting enter at the end of each line:
*The above assumes your sdk folder was renamed to AndroidSDK and is on the root of the C drive like in our rooting procedure.
*Make sure that a serial number pops up indicating the computer can see your phone.
adb shell stop
adb shell rm /system/app/Browser.odex
adb push Browser.apk /system/app
adb push com.cyanogenmod.android.jar /system/framework
adb push com.cyanogenmod.android.xml /system/etc/permissions
adb shell reboot
4. Once the phone reboots you are all set, enjoy!
Issue: When I type ADB devices, no serial number shows up.
Solution: Download the following file and extract it to somewhere on your computer:
Then find the Nexus One in your Devices menu on your computer and right click the Nexus One.
Click Properties, click the Hardware Tab, click Properties, click Change Settings, click the Driver Tab, click Update Driver and then click manually search from the driver on my computer and select the USB Driver folder you just downloaded and extracted and let it update the driver.