May 05 AT 11:59 AM Alberto Vildosola 71 Comments

Install Google Talk with Video Chat on your Android phone right now

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Do you want to video chat with Google Talk but don't want to wait for Google, your carrier or your phone's manufacturer to roll out Android 2.3.4 to your phone? We might have a solution for you. Before proceeding, we need to get a few things out the way. Unfortunately, this will only work for those of you with a rooted Android 2.3+ device. -- sorry, rest of the Android community. Secondly, we're not responsible for any explosion, melting or otherwise destructive situation your phone finds itself in.

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The process itself is pretty simple and should be fairly trivial for you seasoned Android hackers:

  • Download this Zip file to your phone's root location on the SD card
  • Use ROM Manager (or any other flashing app) to flash the Zip file
  • Reboot
  • Enjoy video chatting with your brand new Google Talk app
  • Show to friends running Android 2.2 and make them cry of envy

Like every single one of these hacks, things tend to go wrong sometimes. Let us know if this did or didn't work for you in the comments.

Via: Pocketnow

Alberto is a college student living somewhere between Miami, Sarasota and the World Wide Web. Although a former iPhone owner, Alberto is now a proud Android enthusiast. You can follow Alberto on Twitter and Google+ for his thoughts unworthy of an article.

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