POSTS TAGGED: Android 2.0/2.1 (Eclair)

Add Physics to your Homescreen with Node

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We have featured several LiveWallpapers on the Portal in the past—everything from Mario dashing through the different worlds in his game and Tetris pieces falling and accommodating themselves to Androids falling on your screen and bouncing around as you move your device. However from time to time, we come across some wallpapers so interesting that they deserve attention.

XDA Forum Member suffick released a few LWPs on XDA recently. And his latest addition Node is a physics-lover’s must have. The premise of the LWP is that you have an Android logo comprised of dots on your home screen. When the dots are touched either by tapping or swiping your finger, the dots spread around until they hit the. . . READ ON »

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Play with Your Food with Garden Troopers

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If you are looking for a recipe for fun, XDA Forum Member Dimmerg has a recommendation for you.  He recommends that you try his Garden Troopers dish. To make this delicious dish Dimmerg has made the following recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 (16 ounce) package frozen yogurt
  • 2 large tomatoes, diced
  • 2 large cucumber, peeled and diced
  • 2 game modes, sliced
  • 5 difficulties, julienned
  • 10 game fields, raised and dried
  • A handful of entertainment

Directions

  1. In a large bowl combine tomatoes, cucumbers, frozen yogurt and a handful of entertainment. Refrigerate overnight, or for at least 1 hour.
  2. Split into two smaller bowls, and one game mode to each bowl. Mix to combine.
  3. Mix the 5 difficulties in a blender
  4. Take each small bowl an
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Enjoy your Favorite Anti-Root Apps Without Losing Root Completely

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Normal development efforts around these parts tend to include hours upon hours of people trying to bypass securities added to our devices. The exploits found are normally turned into either temp or permanent roots for Android devices, and this happens to grant people with added functionality on their devices, the ability to run several apps that require root access, and much more.

However, as everything in life, there are trade-offs. For instance, there are some apps and services that will detect the root status of your device and deny your access to them based on it, like the blockbuster app or Google Video.If you feel that you simply cannot live without these but yet want to be able to keep using your device roo. . . READ ON »

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Protect Your Data With Wifi Protector Wireless Security

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For those of you who are worried about certain tools that sniff your data and prevent you from accessing a wifi network, you can defend yourself with this simple app from XDA forum member gurkedev.

Wifi Protector is an Android security app especially designed to detect and prevent ARP poisoning attacks against your phone in Wifi networks.

The app runs a service on your Android device that continuously monitors network-related parameters. When abnormal behaviour is detected, an alarm is triggered. The type of alarm can be configured and detection and alarms work on non-rooted phones. On rooted phones, it is also possible to reconfigure the phone to make it immune against the attack.

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Wind-Up Knight For Android

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If you are a fan of adventure side scrolling games on Android devices, then you should not miss out on this wonderfully done game by XDA member TheOneBD. Wind-up Knight somewhat reminds us of Cordy, which is another Android game. In this one, you must guide your character through long levels where he will need to jump, dash, and do everything he can to rescue the princess from the Black Knight. You do all this in a beautifully designed 3D environment that will leave you asking for more, even if the game is about 50 levels long. The game runs rather smooth and it seems that the bardware requirements are for a mid to high end device (Nexus One, Evo 4G, etc).

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Claystone 3D Launcher Updated – Now With More 3D!

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You may recall a few months back that we spoke about a new launcher/UI called Claystone, developed by XDA member claystoneinc. Well, the project didn’t die, and in fact, it got better and better over the last few months. Just in case you don’t recall, Claystone 3D is a panel-type UI, which allows you to put all of your content, running apps, and even your apps drawer, into panels that can be accessed by a few touches and slides on the screen. It looks like the devs behind this decided to make a few major overhauls of the whole concept, such as how you access the panels, addition of more content, etc. One of the major upgrades includes a 3D preview of all your active panels, which looks quite good (think of Se. . . READ ON »

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MineSweeper 3D For Android

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Back in the early 90’s, Curt Johnson cursed the entire world with a game so evil and so consuming that just looking at it would simply force you to spend hours of your busy day just playing it. In case you did not see the header of this article, I am talking about Minesweeper, which is one of the most addictive computer games of the last 25 years. Well, Android is no stranger to this wonderful game but XDA member thiagolr has taken all the necessary precautions to ensure that this never falls out of the popularity charts. MinesSweeper 3D, as its name implies, no longer limits you to a top view, 2D board to play on. This game offers various geometries to challenge your brain and ability to solve the puzzle i. . . READ ON »

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Get Your Jump On With Hungry Monkey

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Fans of games like Doodle Jump and PapiJump may be interested to learn about XDA forum member mmlsw‘s new game, Hungry Monkey!

Hungry Monkey is a fast paced tilt and jump game where the aim of the game is to hunt the MEGA banana.

Your goal is to aim starving Mr. Monkey to eat as many bananas as you can – but be careful as there are many obstacles in the way to the MEGA banana. The higher you get, the more points you earn. Try to get as many bananas as you can without falling down and you will be rewarded with a combo bonus!

Features of the game include:

  • Completely free
  • Suitable for all ages
  • Easy to play
  • 14 Achievements (3 secret)
  • OpenFeint mobile gaming network integration
  • OpenFeint online high score leader board
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PowerBubble – Quality Bubble Level, Great Graphics

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There are many spirit level applications around – for all OS’s, probably because it’s a good type of application for developers to have a first go at – and XDA forum member go goad‘s Bubble Level is just that.

The dev states that it is his and a friend’s first try in the Android Market, but that the focus is on quality so Bubble Level should be quite polished.

The app has ads, but they can be switched off from the settings menu, and is available for free in the Android Market.

Features include:

  • Slick graphics
  • Nice physics
  • LCD display that shows numeric angle with or without decimals
  • Ease of use (tips are shown on LCD)
  • Independent calibration for all four sides of the phone
  • Angle lo
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