Pocket Installer Simplifies Installing Games & Applications to PocketC.H.I.P.


Pocket Installer is a community created graphical utility that lets you tap your way to installing retro games and applications on PocketC.H.I.P.!

Pocketeers Iker and Dmian are the core developers of the installer and have been coding it since October. The entire time there’s been an active discussion thread in the forum full of feedback, feature requests, and technical details. Source code for the tool is available and open source, so Pocket Installer has turned into quite the community project. New applications are being added and you can bet someone will add Quake III and Minecraft.

Setup Your Pocket Installer

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Getting Pocket Installer on your PocketC.H.I.P. requires you to install from the command-line, but it’s pretty easy. Oh, and before you begin, make sure your PocketC.H.I.P. is connected to your WiFi network.

Tap the Terminal icon on PocketC.H.I.P. and type the following commands, then press enter.
wget https://github.com/IkerGarcia/PocketInstaller/archive/master.zip

Unzip the source code.
unzip master.zip

Move to the directory with the source code.
cd PocketInstaller-master

Start the installer and follow the on-screen instructions.

Pocket Installer Currently Includes:

Pocket Installer gives you the option of 6 different applications to add to your device. If you’re looking to spice up the home screen, check out Pocket Home Marshmallow edition. It adds additional features to PocketC.H.I.P. like the ability to easily customize home screen icons, add multiple home screens, and display the battery percentage and IP address of your device within the top toolbar area.




Note: At the time of publishing, you still need to manually configure new icons, which is done in the Personalize your homepage section of the Advanced Settings screen. Simply open Settings and tap the button at the bottom of the screen.


What applications and games do you want to see added to Pocket Installer? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to join the ongoing conversation in the forum thread. And don’t forget to share a picture of your customized PocketC.H.I.P. with us on Twitter, we can’t wait to see it!

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Does not tell you how to add the applications, where they are installed, etc. Might as well use this only for the marshmallow portion and use the terminal to install the rest manually.

So, I did the install and followed the directions here but no other instructions come up on my PocketChip. All I get is an error saying no such file or directory exists. Is there a solution to this or am I just better off manually installing everything using the terminal?

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