Back in December, Android Community posted a full guide on how a humble Android 2.3 Gingerbread user could possibly get the Android 3.0 Honeycomb music player up and running on their devices. The guide is basically formed out of two steps and was based on the method developed by johnnie93, a member on XDA Developer ( where else would you get this geeky goodness ). In any case, the method allows you to get the Honeycomb player up and running, but now there are some more developments in this region
Another XDA Developers member managed to take this whole Android 3.0 Honeycomb music player thing to a new level, by successfully allowing the Honeycomb version to connect and sync up to the Cloud. Users who wish to gain this nifty feature on their device will have to be running Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread on their devices with the CyanogenMod 7 Nightlies, although apparently forum members claim that it will work with any 2.3.3 ROM.
The whole trick of achieving to sync your Honeycomb music player to the Cloud is the huge advantage of having your very own music play anywhere, grabbing your music, which you like from your own desktop PC to the cloud and then syncing it up to your Android device. The method is working mind you as several users have managed to pull it off successfully as well, so this isn’t some bogus app hunt.
Here’s the quick few steps you’ll need to take in order to get the Honeycomb music player on your device. Note that any of these methods might void your warranty and that you will need root access to do it, so if you don’t want that, then you might as well wait for the Honeycomb player to be launched to your device.
The first step is to get root obviously. Now you must find your current Music Player application, and the chances are high that it’s called GoogleMusic.apk and you will be able to find it in the system/app zone. Once deleted, reboot your device and once rebooted copy over the Android Honeycomb Music Player .apk file. Still in your explorer place the file in the same location as you found the original GoogleMusic.apk. And there it is. Now if you are running the latest Cyanogen Mod 7 or any Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread build for that matter, you will be prompted at this point to update your music player and you will get several permission request which you can safely accept. Syncing will start as this step is finished. Head over to XDA Developers forum and Android Community and boy the hardworking boys and girls a drink!