How To: Patch the HTC Tattoo to See All Market Apps

 

So because of the Tattoo’s unique resolution (240×320) a lot of the apps in the market don’t show up. This is because the majority are made for 320×480 or higher resolution screens. The thing is though, that even if an app is made for 320×480 Android will automatically scale it down to 240×320, so with a simple patch to tell the market that your phone can support resolution 320×480, you now have access to all of the apps 🙂 Here’s how to do it:

I Before You Begin

1. You MUST have rooted your Tattoo. Here’s how if you haven’t done so yet:

How To Root the HTC Tattoo

2. You must also have ADB Setup:

How To Setup ADB

II. Download and Install the Patch

1. Download the patch for your version of Android. If you are running a cooked or stock ROM with root access on Android 1.6, use the Android 1.6 patch. If you are using a cooked ROM on Android 2.1, use the Android 2.1 patch.

Android 1.6 Market Patch
Android 2.1 Market Patch

2. Unzip the file and copy the .apk file inside into the Tools folder of your AndroidSDK (you should have this setup from rooting the phone).

3. Plug in the phone and make sure USB Debugging is On in Settings > Applications > Development

4. Open the command prompt on your computer by typing cmd into the search box in the Start menu.

5. Type the following into the command prompt with hitting enter at the end of each line:

cd\
cd c:\AndroidSDK\tools\
adb shell mount -o rw,remount /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system

6a. (If using the Android 1.6 patch) – Type the following into the command prompt with hitting enter at the end of each line:

adb push Vending-Tattoo-patched.apk /system/app/Vending.apk

6b. (If using the Android 2.1 patch) –

Type the following into the command prompt with hitting enter at the end of each line:

adb push Vending-Tattoo-patched.apk /system/app/com.android.vending.apk

7. Reboot the phone and enjoy!

Thanks MoneyToo for this great patch!
Source

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  • kelvin mathew

    I’ve tried the above but after typing “adb shell mount -o rw,remount /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system” in cmd it says “Operation not Permitted” what am i doing wrong i’ve followed all the things thats said above.

  • Vman

    when i give

    adb shell mount -o rw,remount /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system

    it says
    mount -o: permission denied

    what does this mean… did i do something wrong?

    • Vman,

      Adb shell and the mount line are on two separate lines…
      secondly you need to make sure when you typed such it brought up superuser permissions on the phone and you hit allow.

  • Dima

    I’ve patched the phone and the process went OK. But still the phone can’t find lots of apps, for example Waze.