So a few days ago I got an email concerning the HTC PDF viewer which apparently comes bundled with the HTC Sapphire. Saddly, there has not yet been a release of it for the HTC Dream. The original thread on xda-developers can be found here which essentially was what the person was directing me too. The problem with this apk seemed to be that it was “locked” to HTC only devices… But – the HTC Dream is an HTC device, right? Not according to this program…
Anyway – long story short, success! I’ve successfully patched the file so that it should be able to be loaded on any HTC Android device. Have a blast reading your pdfs now!
Required files for this to work;
libpdfreader.so must be pushed using adb (or shell) to /system/lib
FilePicker.apk must be pushed using adb (or shell) to /system/app
Note: To push the files to /system, you will need to remount it as rw with the following command:
mount -o rw,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system
Finally — download and install (either through adb or your favorite package installer) the patched apk! You can download that here, PDFViewer.apk. This was tested on JF 1.5 and 1.45 and seems to work perfect. Please post your programs if any should arise.