Sam Caplat · May 1, 2011 at 12:00 am

Google Talk 1.3 With Video Surfaced

If you keep a close eye on our portal, or happened to come across the article one way or another, you’ll know that Gingerbread 2.3.4 has surfaced. It’s always exciting to receive an update. It makes things feel fresh, up to date and most importantly of all, functional. But that’s not the only thing which has surfaced from Google in the last few days. Along with the new update comes Google Talk 1.3, Google’s updated Gmail IM to support video calling.

However, if you’re not so hot on the idea of downloading an update and flashing it just to get Google Talk, XDA member britoso has been very delightful and extracted the program from the update for use on any device running 2.3 and over.

The apk, which is provided, cannot be installed directly to your phone by a simple download, though. To install the app, you must uninstall the original Talk app and push the new one with adb. If you’re familiar with this process, though, you’ll have no troubles, I’m sure!

Originally posted by britso
[APP][ROOT] Google Talk 1.3 (Video/Audio)

This is the new Google talk from the Nexus S update yesterday.

Needs: 2.3+ and root.

What I did:
Deodexed, made a one line comment in the smali, recompiled, pushed…works!!!

File edited:
\com\google\android\talk\SigninActivity.smali

Deleted line (#1141):
invoke-interface {v4}, Lcom/google/android/gtalkservice/IImSession;->logout()V

To install:

Code:
adb remount
adb shell mv /system/app/Talk.apk /system/app/Talk.apk1
adb uninstall com.google.android.talk
adb push libtalk_jni.so /system/lib/
adb push Talk2.apk /system/app

The general response is that the extracted app works, but there does appear to be the occasional issue when it comes to the phone detecting the camera to use for calls. Disregarding that, if this is something you’d like to try, head on over the to the original thread and install the apk.


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Sam Caplat

samcaplat is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. My name is Sam Caplat and I bash things into computers and good looking stuff comes out... apparently.
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