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.


_________
Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!
Emil Kako · Jan 31, 2015 at 02:59 pm · 1 comment

Do You Prefer Physical or on Screen Buttons?

More and more smartphone manufacturers have been moving towards on-screen buttons, with Google really pushing for it over the physical button alternative. However, there are still a few OEMs (we're looking at you, Samsung) that have preferred to keep things a bit more traditional. Tell us which way you prefer and why.

DISCUSS
Pulser_G2 · Jan 31, 2015 at 02:08 pm · no comments

New AOSP Branch Details Potential Build System Upgrades?

While there are frequent unexplained changes and pushes to Google's AOSP repositories, an interesting-looking new branch has been pushed out recently, called "master-soong". Taking a look at the changes made to the manifest repository (which is used to specify the repositories to be downloaded when building Android), it appears there are some new repositories making an appearance. Of note here are new prebuilt repositories for Go, and Ninja. Go is a programming language, created by Google, which compiles to produce...

XDA NEWS
GermainZ · Jan 30, 2015 at 09:29 pm · 1 comment

Send Links to Any Nearby Device with CaastMe

There already are many solutions on the Google Play store if you want to send a link to one of your devices -- but what if you wanted to do it quickly without having to install any software or logging in to a website on the recipient end? Most apps require you to do either or both, which can be a hassle (or even a security risk) in some cases. Luckily, XDA Forum Member wyemun has developed CaastMe. Inspired by...

XDA NEWS