There are two types of Glassware available for Google Glass: installable and side-loadable. However, a large amount of people know how to access only the “installable” applications. If you fit into this group of people, you have came to the right place. Tesseract Mobile would like to present a step by step guide demonstrating how to side-load an application onto Google Glass. Due to the extensive information and images provided, these instructions make it so simple, anyone can learn how to access side-loadable apps with these ten easy steps!
Step 1: Make sure that there are not any phones plugged into your computer while doing this.
The only device that should be plugged into your computer is Google Glass.
Step 2: Enable debug mode on your Google Glass device.
Congratulations, you just enabled the debug mode on your Google Glass device. Now that the easy part is over, let us continue.
Step 3: Download the Google Glass Android Drivers.
Click on this link: https://dl-ssl.google.com//android/repository/latest_usb_driver_windows.zip. This will automatically download the Google Glass Android Drivers that you need. The download will open in a zip file, so you will need to extract it.
Clicking “OK” will open this folder in a new window.
Step 4: Edit the android_winusb.inf document.
We need to edit the android_winusb.inf document with specific code in order for the computer to recognize the Google Glass device.
First, click on the android_winusb.inf document.
When the document opens, you will need to copy and paste this blue highlighted text:
%SingleAdbInterface% = USB_Install, USB\VID_18D1&PID_4E11&REV_0216
%CompositeAdbInterface% = USB_Install, USB\VID_18D1&PID_4E11&MI_01
%SingleAdbInterface% = USB_Install, USB\VID_18D1&PID_9001&REV_0216
%CompositeAdbInterface% = USB_Install, USB\VID_18D1&PID_9001&MI_01
into the document in two different spots. Look for [Google.NTamd64] and [Google.NTx86].
Now copy and paste that highlighted text into this document between [Google.NTx86] and [Google.NTamd64].
Then copy and paste that highlighted text into this document between [Google.NTamd64] and [USB_Install].
After copying and pasting the code in the correct spots, click “File” and “Save”. Once you have saved this document, Step 4 is complete.
Step 5: Update Drivers.
Step 6: Download ADB link.
Click on this link: http://forum.xda-developers.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=478154&d=1293906896. This will automatically download the ADB. The download will open up in a zip file.
Step 7: Copy the ADB path.
Step 8: Prepare the Command Prompt.
Step 9: Download and activate Launchy.
Launchy is the first side-loadable application you will be installing. This app will launch all future side-loaded applications.
Step 10: Start installing!
Now you can start installing “Side-loadable” applications at your leisure. To view a list of “Side-loadable” applications, click here: http://glassappz.com/apps-features/side-loadable/.
Here is an example of how you would install an application called “Glass Copter”.
Now you give it a try!
Here are a couple new abstract photos of Glass. All of my Glass photos are taken with a 60mm macro lens. These are more artsy, but I have a lot of detail shots of the prism, camera and sensors under the “Macros” link above.
Here is a quick link to the Glass sessions at Google I/O 2013:
Or you can just visit this link:
…to see the 4 sessions individually.
Here are some new abstract macro shots of Glass. These are variations of the same view – some with more detail, some with a narrower depth of field. I couldn’t decide which was best so I figured I’d post all 4 of my favorites.
Here are a couple of new Glass macro images, this time showing the inside of Glass.
The screen is on, but you can’t really tell without looking at the reflection. Look at the reflected (lower) prism and you can see the time of 8:14 shown backwards, small and faint.
Also, if you look to the right of the prism you’ll see the inner camera/light sensor. This is what makes head detection possible. I believe it is also responsible for wink detection, although so far I’ve not been able to confirm that. Here’s a closer look: