Update: We have succeeded.
Here is a proof of concept example...
Here are instructions for developers to create installation packages..
pre dev wiki: Installing Homebrew Apps on Stock Pre without Rooting - SUCCESS!
Post questions in this Pre Central thread if you need help creating your own packages.
Here is the original post....
I've been trying to figure out a way to install a homegrown app on a Pre that has not been rooted (while we wait for the SDK to be released). I've been searching the the app installer code to see if there is another way to load other than through the App Catalog.
- I was hoping to find something that checks a folder on /media/internal but haven't found anything.
- If we can figure out how the app is packaged (tarballed or whatever) from the App Catalog, maybe there is a resource tag to autolaunch the installer when opening. This might allow sending the packaged app to yourself in email and opening from there.
Would like to brainstorm with others. There are no bad ideas. Throw out ideas on where to look and what to look for.
Places To Investigate
grep for 'install'…
Launch apps based on extension..
I've started a devwiki on this...
pre dev wiki: Installing Apps without Rooting