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Interview

We arrive to the final part of this interview with XDA member and retired moderator pof. In case you missed them, here are the links for part 1 and part 2 of this interview.

orb3000: What’s your opinion of overall Android security?

pof: Android has been developed having security and privacy issues in mind, it has a rich security model with privilege-separated applications, per-URI permissions, signature-level app permissions, etc… However, it has a very weak point which is at the same time one of its greatest benefits: its openness. As anyone is allowed to publish anything on the market without any review prior to publishing it, this allows to put on the market malicious applications which users can install, so it’s very important to review which permissions we grant to the applications before installing them, and if unsure only install apps from trustworthy developers.

orb3000: Where do you think all this will lead to?

pof: Malware. We’ll see more and more android malware in the future, and it will be very hard to control because it’s not a design or system architecture flaw, it’s something Google can’t avoid if they want the app ecosystem open to third party developers.

orb3000: What do you think Google can do to strengthen and be more prepared for Android security?

pof: I think they have to implement a better reputation system, where user can trust (or not) an app based on the publisher’s reputation. Also it will help allowing the user to selectively choose which permissions he or she wants to approve from the capabilities the application requests when you install it; actually there’s already an app for this, ‘Permissions Denied’ by Stephen (Stericson), but it requires a rooted phone.

Well, thank you so much for making us understand a bit more of this complicated world for us non-developers. Now, we will appreciate even more the time and work that developers invest to make our devices.
Thanks to all our readers and please leave your comments below.

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TrakAx

We all love our Android and Windows Phone 7 devices because they are wonderful pieces of technology that can do pretty much everything that we can do on a computer. However, we don’t have to forget that these great platforms are standing on the shoulders of a dying giant called Windows Mobile. This platform paved the way for what we currently have as smooth, multi-purpose devices. One use that we can give to these devices is for video editing and XDA member manhab points us to an app that has been dormant in our forums for quite sometime. The app was specifically made for VGA, but the dev brings it to us in a compatible version for QVGA devices. The app is called TrakAx and has been provided in the thread for those of you who are still loyal to WM.

You see? This member searched and found what he was looking for. XDA is a vast (and I do mean vast) source for mobile apps, development, and its history. You’d be surprised what you can find in our site.

hi
before posting this this theard i search in xd developers and i find that this

application avaible just for the vga but today is for the qvga windows mobiles

You can find more information in the application thread.

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Interview

Welcome to the second part of the interview with XDA retired moderator pof. Here you can find a link to Part 1. Without further ado, enjoy Part 2:

orb3000: What’s your current device?

pof: Google Nexus One (phone) and Motorola Xoom (tablet).

orb3000: What upcoming developments in the mobile world are you interested in?

pof: I think NFC and mobile payments will be the next upcoming boom, also a lot of tablet devices and TV or set top boxes running Android will come to mass-market in the near future, and this will completely change the way we are now used to consume media and entertainment. TVs are connected to the net will have also a huge impact on the advertising market: why in year 2011 I still see the same ads on TV as my neighbor? Net-connected TVs will allow ad servers to have a specific profile of the user watching TV and send him/her completely personalized ads, based on his preferences, previous browsing and TV watching history and demographics; this will allow micro-segmentation of the ads, widening the range of companies able to place ADs on TV. The TV as we know it will only be used for live sports and news, the rest of the media we’ll consume will be completely on-demand.

orb3000: What are your thoughts the slow development and growth of Windows Mobile and the skyrocketing speed of development for Android?

pof: I never took Windows Mobile as a real production ready OS, it was something we had to live with because there was no alternative at the time (blackberry phones were for dinosaurs and Symbian was a joke). Now Android is far from being perfect, but IMHO it goes in the right direction and if you choose the right device (one which allows to unlock the bootloader) you can use AOSP or custom ROMs on it.

orb3000: Are you looking into developing more apps for Android after your first one?

pof: Probably yes, but usually I only find the time to develop something if I can’t find any other app that suit my needs. Recently, I purchased a Motorola Xoom, and have found the app ecosystem in Honeycomb is still small compared to the wide range of Android apps we’re used to have now on our phones, so probably the next app will be more focused on tablet user experience.

orb3000: How was your experience making your first Android App compared to working with Windows Mobile?

pof: I had to refresh some Java concepts, but overall it was great. I found the SDK documentation easy to read and very understandable, although sometimes you have to refer to other sites like StackOverflow (Q&A site for programmers) because the SDK documentation is not clear or complete enough for a novice Android developer like me. In that sense, I feel the MSDN documentation is more complete, although the Windows Mobile API is far more painful, complicated, and obscure to use at the beginning.

This is the end of part 2. Please let us know what you think or what you would want to ask pof.
Coming up next week, the final part of the interview. We hope you are enjoying it so far.

Special thanks to Noonski

2UpdateTab

Can’t get enough of XDA TV since its introduction earlier this year, or find yourself missing episodes and wishing there was an easier way to keep track of the latest upload from your favourite presenter? XDA member meltwater has been working hard on a solution, and it just might be what you’re looking for.

For those looking for a more convenient way to find out when a new episode of XDA TV is available, an official podcast has been set up, allowing the newest contribution to be beamed to you through an RSS feed and watched at will.

Going hand-in-hand with this great idea is meltwater’s Podcast Updater app for Windows PCs and Windows Mobile devices, which was created due to the developer’s wish to be able to watch the latest episode on a Windows Mobile phone without having to be connected to the internet. The app will scour the web to find any episodes you might have missed and will then give you the option to download them yourself.

Find out more about the Podcast and its corresponding app by visiting the project thread!

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If you’re an owner of a lovely WP7 device, you think it’s beautiful and that your OS is superior to any other, you love your device to the ends of the earth and would happily cuddle it while sle… Anyway, this is how you might feel about your device now. But that’s until you hear that Windows Phone 7, in light of events over the past few weeks, is no different to iOS and Android.

XDA user samsamuel posted a thread revealing that WP7 records your location and connection information just as much as any other phone OS. He also asked the question, “Are you scared??”. If I was to answer that, it would probably be a resounding “no”, as it has been for the last two to three weeks. I’m not scared or annoyed in any way that Apple and Google may be tracking our locations and connection information for whatever reason, mostly because I have nothing to hide or be scared of.

However, despite that question being a “no” for me, it interests me as to what your opinion of this is. How do you feel about Apple, Windows, and/or Google tracking your location and connection information for analytic reasons? Disregarding the fact that you did already accept an agreement saying they could when you purchased and registered your phone.

Originally posted by samsamuel
Microsoft knows where you are…..

So, wp7 also tracks location, just like android and iphone, and it uploads said tracking data to ms servers,……. anyone scared??

If you’d like to discuss this, leave a comment down below or head on over to the original thread and join the debate!

LolaLaterList

Are you a ReadItLater user looking for a simple legacy Windows Mobile client without any bloat? It looks like XDA forum member s_green_22 has the app for you with LolaLaterList. With this application, you are able to access your ReadItLater profile and open the links in your Opera Mobile or Mini web browser as well as mark pages as read.

LolaLaterList, my first mobile application, is simple ReadItLater application. Today it is able to:
1) download pages saved to RIL profile
2) open page using Opera Mini/Mobile
3) mark page as read
4) send read pages back to RIL server
5) search through local page list

While the application’s feature list is currently a bit baren, the developer has big plans for future updates including:

- page list with text wrapping
- details page
- support other browsers than Opera
- autodetection of browser paths
- downloading pages internally
- sign up

Interested in giving this app a shot? If so, be sure to check out the application thread.

The Weekly Q&A: Week 34

April 24, 2011   By:

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In this regular XDA feature, the news writer team scours the forums to find five questions and answers which may be of use to you, or may simply provide an interesting read.

Q‘My phone’s LCD screen isn’t working properly. Is there any way to diagnose the fault?’

A XDA member facdemol has created an extremely useful post detailing LCD faults here – It’s definitely worth a look if you want to understand what the problem actually is.

  • Q&A originally posted in the HTC HD2 Q&A forum thread.

Q‘After updating one of my downloaded apps using the Android Market, the notification simply won’t clear. Is there any way to solve this?’

A Try deleting the market cache/data. Go to settings > applications > manage applications, then the “all” tab. Find the market and force-stop it. Then clear the data and the cache. If the notification is still there, reboot and it should go away.

  • Q&A originally posted in the Q&A forum thread.

Q‘While browsing the XDA forums I’ve had trouble using the ‘thanks’ button when someone has helped me out. What’s going on?’

A To prevent spam, the ‘thanks’ feature is only available to users who have made at least one post themselves. In addition, you can only ‘thank’ people five times a day. Finally, only posts made since the introduction of the feature may be ‘thanked’.

  • Q&A originally posted in the About xda-developers.com forum thread.

Q‘Is there any software I can use to send and receives through my Windows Phone 7 device, but using my PC?’

A An app called TouchXperience Windows Phone Device Manager is currently available in open beta and should be exactly what you’re looking for. You can download it here (external link).

  • Q&A originally posted in the Windows Phone 7 Development and Hacking forum thread.

Q‘I was wondering, is there any type of hack or modification where we would be able to add codecs to the phone in order to play .flac files? I have a lot of my music in that format, and would love to play it. I believe that the first hurdle would be to get the Zune Player to recognize it, so is there any way to do that as well?’

A Getting Zune to recognize it is not hard; it’s a registry edit under HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT (HKCR) much like it is on Windows. You can look at how WMA and MP3 are handled.

Adding the codec itself… interesting idea. On desktop Windows, codecs are DLLs (they may have other extensions, but that’s what they are internally) that take a compressed stream in one function and return an uncompressed stream. It’s relatively easy to add more codec support into the OS; create new DLLs to do the decoding, and register them.

The creation of the codecs is possible. I don’t know if managed code would work, so you’d probably need to use the native WinCE dev tools. If there’s already a FLAC decoder for older versions of WinMo on AR, it may work unmodified. Registering it, though… no idea how to do that. There may be an API for it, though.

  • Q&A originally posted in the Windows Phone 7 Development and Hacking forum thread.

If you come across any questions that need to be addressed in next weeks Q&A, feel free to PM any of the News Writers.

Thank you for reading.

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If you are having some issues or want to make your screen more accurate, this may be of your liking. XDA member olyloh6696 presents some useful tips -cab included- to increase the screen sensitivity on your Windows Mobile device by changing some registry entries. According to the developer this sets your screen sensitivity to the maximum allowable pressure point, so your resistive touch screen will require a lighter touch to register changes.
This was originally made for the Toshiba TG01, but should work on other WM devices. Please post a comment if
it´s working on yours.

Originally posted by olyloh6696
[TIPS] Improve Screen Sensitivity Of Your WinMo (.cab)

Hi,
I have found tips over the forums on how to improve the screen sensitivity of your WinMo resistive touchscreen

1) When calibrating your screen, tap the cursor hairs as accurately and as lightly as possible. I use a toothpick for this, it has a fine tip. You will notice immediately how much more responsive your screen is!

2) Another method I found was:

a) Install Attached .cab / Reg Tweak
b) Soft Reset
c) Be Amazed at your Screen Sensitivity!

This is a little .cab file / reg tweak created by kevinpwhite (all credits to him)

Continue to the application thread.

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Who doesn´t remember LEGO building blocks? Certainly, most of us had them when younger or still have them somewhere in your basement. XDA member bad pixel built an adjustable mobile stand (cradle) using LEGO pieces. Originally created for the Nexus One but can fit almost any device, this original cradle will let you place your device with style and originality. The viewing angle can be adjusted according to preference or situation for your gaming pleasure. It is a good and sturdy all-around stand for any mobile on landscape and portrait modes. You can see a video of the cradle holding a N1 as well in the thread.
Did you like it? If so, then please leave your feedback.

Originally posted by bad pixel
LEGO adjustable mobile stand

Hey all,

I’ve been gathering valuable information from the forums even before i signed up as a member and the amount and the quality of helpful information here is amazing.
I never had any info to give back to the community in the subjects that i was reading up on, so when i created this i figured i should share it here.

Its an adjustable mobile stand made from LEGO parts. It can cradle a big number of slate phones, in landscape and in portrait without modifications, although with small modifications it can cradle pretty much every phone out there.
It was originally made to cradle my N1 for some Wiimote emulator action but anybody can use it in their own way.

Continue to the original thread.

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XDA member zevele presents Blinker, an application that forces the device’s LEDs to blink every few seconds to notify the user about the state of the device (SMS, EMail, missed calls, wifi bluetooth etc.) Blink will let you know when your battery is running out of juice, notify you if there is no signal, when phone is charging, and any other notification you can think of. Moreover, you can configure the blink type and more via the registry.
Very useful on older devices that don´t have this type of options by default.
Please leave your feedback to the developer.

Originally posted by zevele
Hi, Following the requests here, I’ve wrote this application. Basically the application blinks the device LED every few seconds. The idea is to have some notification that the device is still alive.

Main features:
Blink the LED every few seconds. If the battery level is below the threshold, orange led is blinking otherwise the green on is used.
If the radio is turned off or there is no signal, another orange blink occurs (in addition to the regular one).
When the phone is charging the orange LED lights constantly, every few seconds a sequence of green blinks according to the batter level occurs (20-40% – 1 blink, 40-60% – 2 blinks, 60-80% – 3 blinks and 80-100% – 4 blinks). If the battery is fully charged – the green led lights constantly.
Blink interval and length can be set via the registry. Different blink interval for idle mode and when notification exists (new message/missed call).
Running the link once starts the application, on blink sequence occurs. Running the link again runs the configuration application from which the service can be closed.
Blink sequence for the normal , low battery, no-signal, new message (Voice/SMS/EMail), Missed calls, wireless status (bluetooth and wifi), on and off blink sequences can be set via the registry.

Continue to the application thread.

The Weekly Q&A: Week 33

April 18, 2011   By:

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Ok, it´s time for our weekly Questions and Answers article. We have selected five Q&A found on XDA. Even though some of these might not be of help to you, they might still be interesting to read.

Q: I’ve been seeing this problem for a few weeks now, with several different ROMs, including the original rooted stock ROM now. In nearly all of my recent calls, I get disconnected one or more times with the message “Call disconnected” and a “Dismiss” button. I’m thinking that this is because of my EVO and not the other side, since usually if they accidentally hang up or something the call just ends without a message box. As far as I can tell, I have good reception (at least according to the bars), and this is happening at home, where I’ve not had the problem before.

Does anyone know what could be causing this? My wife’s EVO is not rooted, and she does not seem to be having this problem. But then again, I’ve not had the problem until fairly recently either. I’ve tried updating my profile and PRL with each new ROM, but it doesn’t seem to have made a difference. Anyone have any suggestions as to how to stop this from happening?

A: You can try downgrading from 2.15.00.11.19 to 2.15.00.09.01. You can download it from http://www.mediafire.com/file/jyedjk…5.00.09.01.zip
Afterwards, go into recovery, wipe cache & dalvik cache then flash the zip. You will be taken to the radio update screen and appear to hang. don’t worry or get impatient. After it is finished, you will reboot into recovery and see the words “clearing cache” at the top of the screen. Simply select reboot and then you will boot to your homescreen. The initial boot will take a tad longer since it will be rebuilding the dalvik.

Originally posted in EVO Q&A.

Q: Windows Live ID Service

Did the Block HD2 from Market or is it just temporary?
Anyone same issues?

A: I have gotten similar messages (translated your with google) and marketplace has been down for a day or so, but working the next… this has happened once or twice..

Originally posted in HD2 Windows Phone 7 Q&A.

Q: How safe is rooting, following this (or a different guide you recommend)? I.E chance of bricking, etc.

I’ve taken a backup of my SD card (copy + pasted all folders in windows explorer, hopefully that does the trick) – what else should I know before carrying on?

So:
-How should I root my phone and are there any known problems?
-How should I back up my phone before rooting (and how destructive is rooting)?
-Anything else I should know.

Orange, UK, unlocked phone, bought sim-free through dialaphone (they put together a sim only contract and sim-free handset and sell it as a bundle).

Thanks 

A: There is an excellent guide on xda. Just search Google or xda for “s-off tool HTC desire hd xda” . If you follow it step by step, you will get root, and s-off. S-off will enable you to flash custom ROMs or kernels. There is a link there also for the devs other tool “eng s-off” needed if you want to flash radios.

But, first of all you’ll have to set your pc up and able to communicate in ADB. You’ll need to dl: HTC sync, sdk tools, fastboot.exe, and some other I can’t quite remember off top of my head….not at pc or home.

If your phone is branded, you’ll need to make a “gold card”. There are guides around for that.

Next follow the s-off guide exactly. There is a link to visionary, which will give you root access, but not able to install any kernels, or ROMs.
Then use the s-off tool and eng s-off tool (if you want).

If you follow these guides exactly, there will not be a problem. Just make sure you have lots of battery, read all the guides steps at least twice, and warnings. There is always a risk.

Before you flash any custom ROM, best also to make a clockworkmod recovery of your original Rom, and copy to a safe place.

So I can’t be more specific with the guides, I’m away, just put those quotes into Google, and follow the links in the posts, and you’ll be fine.

Originally posted in Desire HD Q&A.

Q: I see on ASUS site that the tablet comes with “ASUS Waveface Interface” – I thought it was just straight Honeycomb with some preinstalled apps. But apparently not.

Any who can explain what the Waveface Interface does differently from Honeycomb?

A:

ASUS Waveface also plays host to a set of helpful and unique utilities:

  • MyNet: In 3 simple steps you can wirelessly stream media content between devices around the home including desktops and TV.
  • MyLibrary: A clever way to consolidate your must-read books and magazines into one easy-to-navigate profile. Supporting PDF and ePub formats, it offers global content including Googlebooks, and a set of handy utilities to make reading easier including a dictionary, translator, bookmarker, notes and even text-to-speech (requires app download).
  • MyCloud: Easy access to cloud content including WebStorage and the ASUS @Vibe media library (which offers downloads of a huge range of music, video and games to enjoy wherever you are).
  • MyDesktop: A secure remote log-in application which lets you control files and applications on your other devices via the Eee Pad Transformer – including Android, Windows or Mac computers. So, if you forget to email an important file to work and it’s still on your home computer, you can connect to Desktop and do it from where you are

Originally posted in ASUS Eee Transformer General.

Q: Hey all you ROM-cookers out there! I’m new to this thread but still I suppose I’m able to learn quickly.

For 2 days now I’m trying to find a way to flash the current NoDo ROM for the HD7 onto my Phone. It’s an o2-Germany Phone with ID O2___102.

Here’s my material:
- The NoDo Rom for HD7 HTC-Europe: from here (Flashable on IDs: HTC__001, HTC__203, HTC__102, HTC__032, HTC__405, HTC__304)
- The three Unbranding O2_DE ROM Files from Ansar: from here (All Flashable on IDs: O2___102)
they are:
* 1 – RUU_Schubert_O2_DE_1.61.207.01_Radio_5.52.09.16_22 .33a.50.10U_by_ansar
* 2 – RUU_Schubert_O2_DE_1.16.401.01_Radio_5.51.09.06a_2 2.30.50.09U_Signed_by_ansar (Which always leads to an error in the end)
* 3 – RUU_Schubert_O2_DE_1.61.207.01_Radio_5.52.09.16_22 .33a.50.10U_Signed_by_ansar
- An Original O2ROM from here
- An ominous ModelID.fig from the Ansar files (could it be, this is only an Imagefile?)

I worked with Hex-Editors, the NBH-Image Tool v1-2 here
but still: Everytime my created ROM gets stuck at 0%.

Here’s what I tried already:
Following this post I inserted the ModelID.fig into the HTC-Europe NoDo-Update Folder -> Stopped at 1% saying: Wrong ID – what a surprise! ;-)
- Change ID in RUU_signed.nbh and SPL from NoDo Update via Hex-Editor from HTC__001 to O2___102 and keep all other IDs -> 0%
- Change ID in RUU_signed.nbh and SPL from NoDo Update via Hex-Editor from HTC__001 to O2___102 and delete all other IDs -> 0%
- Unpack the original o2-ROM (RUU and SPL) via the NBH-ImageTool and repack it, try to flash it. Why does THIS not work? -> 0%
Following this post and the ones after that I joked around with extraction out of and into the OS-Files. Nice Tools – but it didn’t work out (See above- even with the original o2 ROM – just unpacked and repacked didn’t work…) So no use here…

Here’s my understanding of what should work and is my goal to achieve: If I unpack the NoDo-Rom with the NBH-ImageTool, enter the right CID and repack it – then it should update on my HD7 from O2-DE, right? –> It doesn’t ;(
Got that idea from here.

Do i need the right O2_DE pvk file to sign my ROMS with the NBHImageTool? Do I get that somewhere? (Suppose: No)

So can anybody give me a hint what I do wrong?

A: you could try this.

use the SPL_signed.nbh from a rom you can flash to .
so the nodo .nbh(RUU_signed.nbh from the new c&p build) and the SPL_signed.nbh from a rom you can flash.

Originally posted in Windows Phone 7 Chef Central.

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The Weekly Q&A: Week 32

April 11, 2011   By:

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Ok, it´s time for our weekly Questions and Answers article. We have selected five Q&A found on XDA. Even though some of these might not be of help to you, they might still be interesting to read.

Q: Would we consider adding a forum for the Transformer? Seems like a lot of potential with that tablet…

A: XDA Admins usually will add the devices based on potential development possibilities as well as popular demand (although not a great contributing factor in the decisions). We are currently in the final steps of determining suitability, but it looks like this will be added soon.

Originally posted in About XDA Developers.

Q: Hi, I new in this so let see.
I have a new T-mobile HD7, and I just updated to NoDo(telstra).
but What I really wanna know is if I can change the Radio to get 3G with orange in Dominican Republic on the 900 band, right now I only get EDGE.

A: Software changes won’t pick up what your phone cannot see. If the phone’s hardware radio cannot see that 3g band, then you won’t be able to use it.

Originally posted in Windows Phone 7 Q&A.

Q: I am sure you have encountered this question several times but I just need to understand if I can install Android system on my HTC Trophy 7, I am hating how microsoft is hounding their users in such stupid way. Please advise.

A: Not possible….yet. But, team from XDA.CN are working on Android ROM currently for HTC HD7. I think that if they make it for HD7, it could be done for all wp7s out there…
Here’s the video about their progress.

Originally posted in Windows Phone 7 Q&A.

Q: Hey all!

Got a quick question for everyone, and I have to apologize for my inexperience-
How does one replace the module files in a Windows Phone 7 ROM? In my current situation, I have an extracted ROM (emulator build) dump, and a modified DLL file through ResHacker. In theory, by replacing this file, I should be able to hack around with some of the images and styles in the OS. If this works on my emulator build, then I’ll feel a little more comfortable about moving on to a real device. (more details on this later)
That aside, with even an unmodified file, I can’t seem to figure out how to replace a module. Using XIPPORT, I can delete modules or “add” modules, but any attempt to do so simply crashes the program and corrupts the ROM.

So, in what ways does one replace a module in a WP7 rom? Any resources would be greatly appreciated  Thanks.

A: you can’t for the time being.

OndraSter and plax are working on a reloc tool (it is almost ready for SIS) but they need to find a way to get it working on XIP .

Originally posted in Windows Phone 7 Chef Central.

Q: Since I have my HTC Desire, I wanted to build a custom ROM, and read a lot about it.

Everything is pretty clear to me, except that I’m not sure about the drivers. I read the wiki of CyanogenMod, which tells you to use a script called ‘extract-files.sh’ to extract appropriate files from your CyanogenMod ROM on your HTC Desire.

Does this script take care of the driver integration? And if not, how can I integrate the drivers to make the hardware work?

A: The ‘extract-files.sh’ and ‘unzip-files.sh’ scripts just copy any needed proprietary files (not necessarily just drivers) from a connected phone or existing ROM to their correct locations before you compile the new ROM. Someone (you?) have to figure out which files are needed and adjust the scripts accordingly. Each device has a different ‘extract-files.sh’ and ‘unzip-files.sh’.

If there is an existing vendor tree for your device or a similar device, I would start there.

Originally posted in Android Chef Central.

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Ok, you may think we all know how to properly install a screen protector on a device´s screen but I bet more than one of us has left some bubbles or dust on it when applying. XDA member BillTheCat wrote a complete guide on the technique he used to successfully apply that plastic protector without any pain.
The member mentions that the guide is intended for self-adhesive (non-water based) films, but should work for other types as well.
Please let us know if this method has worked for you and on which device.

Originally posted by BillTheCat
Guide: Perfect Screen Protector Installation Technique

After reading about the frustrations of those of you who have had trouble installing screen protectors, and your disappointment with the results, I’ve written this guide to help those of you who suffer from bubbles and dust after installation or who just generally struggle with getting the screen protector applied.

This guide illustrates techniques I’ve used successfully over many PDAs and phones, and each time I get a PERFECT install, no dust or bubbles and almost always perfectly even edge-to-edge positioning. Yes, you’ll need a steady hand and a bit of practice, but it’s not as bad as you think, and this technique has worked for me every time.

I can STRONGLY recommend the WriteShield Crystal from Pocket PC Techs, or the Vikuiti films which are made by 3M. Don’t let the cheesy packaging of the 3M protectors fool you if you see them in the store – they’re quality stuff. What I find different about these two brands is that they seem to have a harder more scuff/scratch resistant surface. I had a WriteShield on my HD2 for over a year without ever noticing any damage to it.

Now, on to the procedure.

Continue to the original thread.

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