App Guide: Add Froyo 2.2 Market To Eclair 2.1 Phones

The market app present in Android 2.2 is a great improvement over previous iterations. It includes cool features such as auto updating and search suggestions as well as a better interface with which to view apps. Before today only those running android 2.2 could use the latest market, but now those of you running android 2.1 can also run the latest android market on your phones!


Installation Instructions

Make sure you have enabled Unknown Sources to install this app: Settings > Applications > Unknown Sources

Download To Phone

  1. Download the application here or by scanning the above QR code from your phone.
  2. When completed click on the download (and select Package Installer if asked).
  3. Click Install when prompted.

Download To PC

  1. Download the application.
  2. Connection your phone to you PC via USB cable and select Disk Drive mode.
  3. Copy the downloaded file to your phones sdcard (any location, just remember where you put it).
  4. Download an application called Astro File Manager from the android market.
  5. Open Astro File Manager and browse to the file you previously placed on the sdcard.
  6. Click on the file and select Open App Manager from the popup list.
  7. Select Install, followed by install again when prompted.

Please say thank you to Paul O'Brien at for supplying the app.