I didn’t like the new android market application, and I’m not the only one. If you want to get back to old one, application name is Vending.apk available in the \system\app\ folder, you can just replace it from your old stock ROM. The easiest way is to send your old Vending.apk by bluetooth or cable to your phone and then use Root explorer to move it to the \app folder by overwriting existing one, of course to do that, you need root access. Do not forget to wipe Dalvik cache. Some developers offer a convenient package to be installed in recovery mode.

But even after rolling-back, Android Market application gets automatically updated and there’s is no option to disable this update. We can fix this by using Terminal Emulator. We will gain root access and then disable the updater application:

su -
pm disable com.android.vending.updater

That’s it, and if by chance things go wrong, you can just enable updating.


The following code can be used to “copy” a web site X in your own. Basically, it displays it inside a full page frameset, the browser address bar will always display your site’s URL, while the contents will be site X. In the example, the page title and keywords are also controlled.

<title>This is a Damn Full Page Frameset</title>
<META name="description" content="chlankboot.com">
<META name="keywords" content="Chlankboot, Journal,">
<frameset rows="100%,*" border="0">
<frame src="http://www.chlankboot.com/" frameborder="0" />
<frame frameborder="0" noresize />
<!– pageok –>
<!– 01 –>
<!– 5.1–>

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