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google earth for 2.0.1 and non-rooted users

wasn’t that nice of google to release google earth yesterday to all 2.1 users?  all i have to say is, “nice try big g.” this is android we’re talking about remember?  did you really think that this community of android machines and amazing developers would not conquer all?  well it has.  again!

instructions for installation…

1.  go into settings -> applications and check the “unknown sources” box.
2.  make sure you have “astro file manager” installed on your phone.
2.  visit this post from your phone’s browser.
3.  tap and download this file onto your phone:  google_earth.apk  (alt link) (alt link2)
4.  when finished downloading, open up astro file manager.
5.  find your “downloads” folder and and tap the “google earth” file.
6.  tap “open app manger” and then “install”.
7.  bam.

let me know if you have any issues!

  • Luvyandluiz

    Installed an no workie….

  • Luvyandluiz

    Installed an no workie….

  • http://www.anglingadventures.com.au/ Fly fishing

    Awesome post. Thanks for always giving the directions in a clear and simple manner.. other sites are always trying to sound so smart and elitist.

  • http://www.lead411.com/Deborah_Ellenbogen_3010483.html Deborah Ellenbogen

    Well this community of android machines and amazing developers would not conquer all? well it has. again! Thanks for sharing with us!!!

  • http://www.seniorfacility.com Senior Facility

    The KML files on the desktop version of google earth that provide aviation sectionals are called aero_charts and would be seriously valuable for pilots with droids.

  • http://www.olathefordparts.com/ Buy Ford Parts

    I wanted to let everyone know if they can't find the app in the market after they install 2.1 that you can download this file and follow Kellex directions and it works perfectly on the Droids 2.1 update.

  • http://www.streamlineps.com.au/ window cleaning services

    Nice post instructions for installation of google 2.0.1 will be very helpful for the users..

  • Upgrade

    it´s a troyan!!! do not install in your phones!!!

  • http://www.lead411.com/Jeff_Cassar_3056048.html Jeff Cassar

    I didn't notice that google google launch 2.0.1 so i feel that i post comment here and the megaupload is the leading online storage and file delivery service enjoy

  • http://www.streamlineps.com.au/ office cleaning services

    Really it is nice that google earth 2.0.1 is now here.

  • http://weblogs.jomc.unc.edu/talkingbiznews/?p=17690 Nightly Business Report

    Here is the google earth i didnt notice it for 2.0.1 only 2.1 so i thought i would post it here it is… MEGAUPLOAD – The leading online storage and file delivery service enjoy….

  • Durkij

    did you ever find out how to download kml files??

  • Leigh

    Followed instructions and installed with Astro, but nothing happens when I click the Earth icon.
    I have a Samsung Galaxy spica running Android 2.1 update 1.

  • Joshrem700

    installed but does not work on eris 2.1

  • Phil

    I followed the instructions and it installed on my Hero 2.1 but nothing happens when I tap on the icon.

  • Phil

    I was ablet to install on my Hero 2.1, it following the instructions above. The problem is, it doesn't open or do anything when I tap on the icon.

  • Gecko

    So how might I download kml files to the droid for use on google earth? For example, the KML files on the desktop version of google earth that provide aviation sectionals are called aero_charts and would be seriously valuable for pilots with droids.

  • Gecko

    So how might I download kml files to the droid for use on google earth? For example, the KML files on the desktop version of google earth that provide aviation sectionals are called aero_charts and would be seriously valuable for pilots with droids.

    • Durkij

      did you ever find out how to download kml files??

  • Owen

    i have the motorola Devour, got the astro app. followed directions, and when i try to install the app, i get the message : Application not installed- earth could not be installed on this phone.

    Please help!

  • Rachel

    I wanted to let everyone know if they cant find the app in the market after they install 2.1 that you can download this file and follow Kellex directions and it works perfectly on the Droids 2.1 update.It runs extremely smoothly.

  • ELITE HAXX0R

    thanks man!! it worked :D

  • Quincy

    Works perfectly…this is my first time posting.. thanks for always givin the directions in a clear and simple manner.. other sites are always trying to sound so smart and elitist. this is my first droid and you come off like a cool brig brother.. Thanks

  • jolavo

    Not work at my milestone Brazil 2.01.. can have help?

  • Terry

    Works fine on my Droid. I followed the directions just as they are written. No problems at all.

  • gonzo319

    thanks kellex, worked for me.

  • Lock-N-Load

    awesome… worked on my Droid. No Astro needed. Now… when can we import KLM files from our desktop GE app..

  • Jan

    No issues on Moto Milestone! I was surprised that the file was a mere 5.7 mb whereas the file for android 2.1 is said to be more than twenty. Super good work, many thanks!

  • Mogge

    Yo!
    Trying to get this on my European Milestone and it dosent work. Should it? I got the 2.0.1 update and 2.1 launcher app. Thanx for a great blog!

  • ben

    hey kellex thanks for the reply, so far ive tried android native install option "didnt work" andexplorer file explorer "didnt work" and as for astro file manager i could even find an option to install a file…….so still no googearth for me :'(

  • kellex

    If bandwidth has been reached, use one of the "alt links" next to the main one.

  • Anonymous

    Why do you need to use the Astro File Manager? It installed fine on my unrooted Droid without it.. :/

  • Anonymous

    hey!

    it says bandwidth reached!

    fix it please

    I want my google earth!

  • Anonymous

    Installed fine and works great on my Droid. When looding at the Settings screen I clicked on Terms of Service it asked form my Country/Region and then i downloaded a new file of the same size as the first but instead of being named google_earth.apk it's named google_earth-1.apk. I did not know what is was so I did not open it. Any idea?

  • kellex

    Got the file from an anonymous tipper. :)

    Ben: Make sure you install it using Astro.

  • ben

    Can't even install just get the following message, any ideas anyone?

    Parse error

    there is a problem parsing the package

  • Anonymous

    Awesome! Thanks!

  • Anonymous

    Kellex, where did this file come from? Did Google release it for the daring nerds (like me) to try? Thanks,

    - JH

    • Al

      Installation doesn't seem to work after following instructions – got to last step and it crashed out

      • Al

        Nevermind – did it over and it is working – very cool – THANK YOU!

    • Matchframe Bill

      Tried repeatedly… does not work on a Hero 2.1