Will Verduzco · Oct 11, 2011 at 08:00 pm

Portrait-Only Apps Giving You The Blues? Fix Them!

Have you ever been frustrated with how some apps are only optimized for use in a particular device orientation? Don’t get mad, get even! Actually, no—we really don’t suggest you take out your aggression on your favorite app developers. Instead, you should take a look at this handy guide created by XDA forum member Dblfstr.

With Dblfstr‘s guide, you are just four easy steps away from getting your feet wet with basic application modification. In his words:

Easy:

1. Decompile the Application.apk with apktool
2. Edit the androidmanifest with Notepad++
3. Build the Application.apk with apktool
4. Sign the apk with autosign.

OK, fine—there are several parts to each step. Luckily, Dblfstr details the necessary steps brilliantly, using everyone’s favorite streaming media application as his example of choice. Those wishing to get their feet wet in basic application modification should continue on to the guide thread to get started!


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Will Verduzco

willverduzco is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Will Verduzco is the Portal Administrator for the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. He is also a Johns Hopkins University graduate in neuroscience and is now currently studying to become a physician.
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