Got my SE (with data plan, nothing else) this wk and have been lurking here ever since. Now I’m ready for my first post to try and see if I have this straight before I dl my 1st app.
So does the Master Key method make classic “goatbreaking” (delete all files in the appdb dir and deleting the manifest file of the app) obsolete? (Just as goatbreaking itself made an older method (.bin file) obsolete). I ask because of the following things I’ve run across here:
The recent post by ls224 from this thread (http://www.samsung-eternity.com/index.php/topic,5644.msg44407.html#msg44407
) mentions goatbreaking Opera. This post from Sir Americo (http://www.samsung-eternity.com/index.php/topic,4711.0.html
) I think summarizes the method with Bolt as an example and says in essence we must do this for all apps to work properly (else we'll get fouled up by the ATT Branding).
This very recent thread (http://www.samsung-eternity.com/index.php/topic,6377.0.html
) does a nice summary of how to get apps working using the Master Key, but doesn’t mention goatbreaking. It mentions google maps and gps using this method. But… this is different from another recent thread by Agoattamer (http://www.samsung-eternity.com/index.php/topic,5471.0.html
) on google maps which doesn’t use Master Key at all, but his appbd goatbreak.
And this one from caprediem (http://www.samsung-eternity.com/index.php/topic,1328.0.html
) doesn’t mention using either goatbreak or master key, just download it Opera and it works??? I thought we had to do something to just about every app to get it “signed” properly.
So I *think* all this means that either:
1) Different apps require the different methods:
A) some apps need goatbreaking (upload jad/jar to wap site, dl to phone, TKFE copy jad/jar from PC to phone, TKFE to del files in appdb and manifest) [is this correct desc. of goatbreaking?]
B) some apps only need Master Key method (TKFE copy jad/jar from PC to phone, then on phone update Java DB | update app database)
C) some don’t need any of this; just download from WAP site and they run signed without incident
2) For any given app I need to do either goatbreak or master key (or nothing at all if the app doesn’t need it). If it does need work, choose whichever I like, but Master Key is the newest (just be careful cause you can brick the phone easier with this method).
3) I’m wrong on both counts and am confused by hours of thread hopping.
Am I skafooged? Thanks/