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Posts Tagged: Android 2.0/2.1 (Eclair)

quickEvent

Since the dawn of mobile devices, one of the most widely announced functionalities that they carry is a calendar/organizer built in, which is supposed to help you be more organized in your daily activities. However, having to fill out a bunch of fields can be a more tedious task than trying to remember the activity oneself. Do you not wish that your calendar could just schedule something by typing a simple message as it if was your own personal assistant? If your answer to this question is yes, then you must check out Quick Event for Android by XDA member roee88. The app will allow you to simply type in a small description of the event and it will go ahead and automatically fill out all the fields for you. No more scrolling down and wasting time to fill things out. The only caveat is that grammar recognition of the app is only programmed for English, so those of you who speak a different language will probably have to wait until a multi-language version becomes available.

The app is still under development and the dev would love to hear your feedback and thoughts about it. So, please drop a line or two if you try out the app.

Add events to your calendar as quickly as possible by taking advantage of advanced native language processing.
This powerful tool allows you to insert complicated event that include advanced parameters such as recurring factors, location, duration and much more.
Just start typing, let us do the rest…

You can find more information in the application thread.

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collidion

There is no better way to show the capabilities of a phone equipped with an accelerometer and a fair bit of graphics power than with physics simulation programs. Having the simulations continuously running in the back of your home screen is also the best way to show other people that there is more to be done with your background than just a static picture. So, if you are the kind of people who likes to show off, then you should try out this LWP created by XDA member Juan Kerr. If you are unsure of what the LWP actually is, the dev has posted a video in Youtube, which shows how smooth this runs. Basically, you can add up to 32 balls on your home screen, which will move up and down based on the position of your device. All this while colliding with each other.

The LWP is still in beta stage and the dev wants to get some feedback regarding general looks, and possibly about bugs, if present. Please leave your comments and findings in the thread.

A fun and fascinating physics wallpaper with glowing balls and explosions!

Motion timer presents a fun simulation of bouncing, colliding floating and sinking glowing balls on your Android phone.

You can find more information in the original thread.

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HackPack33hackingtools

Our devs spend countless hours and tons of blood, sweat, and tears in the process of gathering information and knowledge so that they can make our devices better. This is no easy task as you have to remember that manufacturers don’t always provide the documentation required to do half of the things that we normally do on our phones and tablets. In many rare occasions, the tech representatives from the manufacturers will have nothing themselves. So, where does one go to get this information? To answer your question and save you a ton of search time, XDA Recognized Developer AdamOutler has put together what he calls the “Galaxy Hack Pack”. The dev, as you may know from some of his work, has spent a tremendous amount of time researching into the Galaxy devices, particularly on unbricking methods such as JTAG and a few others, and has picked up a ton of useful utilities in the process. He has decided to compile all of this information and his findings about what apps are useful for hacking the Galaxy devices into a single thread. Please keep in mind that these tools are not for novice users since they can mess up your device beyond recovery if used incorrectly. Also, the dev states that because of this, he will not be walking people through the “how to use” each tool. Basically, if you cannot understand what each tool does from its description in the thread, you should probably not be messing with them.

If you have any additions that you would like to point out for this wonderful resource, please let the dev know.

However, you are here looking for the GalaxyS Hack Pack. During the last few months I’ve been collecting software and resources. This package contains everything known to help with research, investigation, security and hacking on GalaxyS phones and the Android platform. I’m not helping you root your phone, nor providing market applications. This package is not intended for new users.

You can find more information in the original thread.

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multiboot for x10

It seems that most people cannot make their minds about what to run on their devices. Some like roms that are stable and reliable even if it means going back a version or 2. Others lean towards the bleeding edge that comes out almost daily in this site. If you are among these poor souls, you should definitely check out the mod created by XDA member nobodyAtall for the Sony Ericsson x10 Mini. This will allow people using CWM to boot into different images that are stored in the SD card of the device. According to the dev, you must have a a fairly quick storage card with plenty of space as each image will take over 400 MB of space.

This is still very experimental but the dev has provided a good set of instructions, which should make the process relatively simple. Please leave some feedback if you try this out.

This thread describes an experimental mod that allows you to boot into other boot images stored in your sdcard. It’s a good reason for users to upgrade to CWM recovery since it allows for much more extended functionality. It’s also another good reason for devs to support CWM recovery.
Our ‘petit’ X10mini does not have enough internal memory to store more than one android image, thus we have to use the sdcard for this.

You can find more information in the application thread.

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Thanks HaN6787 for the tip!

oneclickunbrick

By this point in time, if you have been a member of this site for longer than a couple of years, you have witnessed rather complicated processes such as rooting and flashing, turned into easy 1 click procedures. These are normally fool proof and will let you get the most out of your devices while saving you a few hours of reading. However, there is always a risk of bricking your device. This is a time for you to sit down with a good cup of coffee and start reading because unbricking is a fairly complicated procedure that may require special hardware to get it accomplished (JTAG). It looks like this is a thing of the past for Captivate owners because XDA Recognized Developer AdamOutler just released a 1 click unbricking tool. The application is actually part of his Heimdall’s project and seems to work very well for various platforms including Linux.

The dev is looking for feedback on this tool. Please try it out and see if it works for you.

About One-Click UnBrick

This Software:

  • Will work on all Samsung devices which use Odin
  • Is a single, portable executable
  • Is the first one-click anything for our devices on Linux
  • Works on Mac
  • Works on Windows
  • Is open source
  • Is programmed in JavaDeploys and installs Heimdall for your OS
  • Is super easy to use…. Only one button!


You can find more information in the original thread.

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neverending-dance-of-happiness

Since the introduction of Dance Dance Revolution in 1998, variations of the popular dance game have made their way across several contries. From large platforms found only in video arcades, to the smallest of platforms, maneuvered with only your fingers.  XDA member TheOneBD has released his rendition of the game, an Android version called Neverending Dance of Happiness.

This free addictive-but-simple game meshes music, dance and making new friends to create something simply funky – and totally fun! Players will have to prove they’ve got rhythm to whisk their on-screen dancer through nine levels of increasingly tough dance moves, getting down to six genres of music – from spicy Salsa to banging Electro, fist-pumping Rock and Metal to funky Disco and Hip-Hop, to become the greatest dancer of summer!

If you are a fan of the original DDR series, then you should enjoy this simulated version of the game. To get started moving your fingers, visit the original thread to download Neverending Dance of Happiness.

ColorLine

As Android owner’s, we are fortunate to have choices to feed our addictions; new games become available for our devices almost daily. XDA member cubewalker has brought us yet another game to satisfy our needs. With its 5 different game modes to choose from, Color Link will have you jonesing for more.

There are 7×9 colorful squares on the board and players swap tiles of the same shape to match colors and clear them. Simple rule but hard to master!

There are 5 game modes:
1. Clear squares as fast as you can and keep survive in Time Mode.
2. Eliminate the bombs and go next level before they explode in Bomb Mode.
3. Eliminate the squares and move the special Bones to the bottom in Bone Mode.
4. Collect specific number of color in each level in Collect Mode.
5. Relax play in Endless Mode.

To satisfy your craving, visit the original thread to download Color Link.

myDialer

We are always looking for newer cooler, faster, and better performing apps for our devices. Some of the stock apps (well, really most of them) lack the ability to undergo customization or are just flat out slow. One such category that happens to be suffering from this on Android devices is the dialer department. There are some replacements out there, but they several are simply skinned versions of stock dialers. Well, now thanks to XDA member mozarcik__, there is a new dialer in town, which is ready to take your phone experience to a whole new level. This new dialer is incredibly quick and responsive, features call history divided by contacts, it has support for several languages, and best of all, it is fully skinnable. It currently has 3 different skins available to choose from but according to the dev, there should be a few more down the road.

The dev is still working hard on myDialer and feedback is very important. So, please if you decide to go with this, please let the dev know if you run into any issues.

myDialer lite is a replacement for dialer app. You can quickly search for contacts by entering part of the name/number

You can find more information in the application thread.

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Thanks mozarcik__ for the tip!

honeycomb launcher beta

After all the ports from SDK, all the themes and skins to resemble it, one would think that the Honeycomb interface (and really the overall OS) is slowly taking the world of Android by storm. with this in mind, many devs are working tirelessly to get a much more similar feeling in devices that cannot support the tablet-oriented OS. However, XDA member IntelSoftApps brings us a step closer to getting the full HC experience on Android devices sporting 2.0 and up. Honeycomb Launcher Beta is not a skin overlay like many other Honeycomb launchers out there. This one gives you the full experience with smooth transitions, animations, menus, and much more. The graphics and visuals in general will be made prettier in future revisions, but the devs are focusing mostly on functionality at this point, which is the biggest hurdle. Aesthetics should always come in second place in any development and that is how the dev is doing things.

Please leave some detailed feedback if you decide to try out this new UI.

We have developed a new launcher once again! This is not the standard launcher that everyone makes. This is a Honeycomb Launcher. This launcher basically clones Android 3.0 Honeycomb as best as possible! Although this launcher is new, it clones Android 3.0 very well. Every update will bring more resemblance to0!

You can find more information in the application thread.

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GPS Monitor Free

The integration of GPS into our mobile devices was a huge technological leap, completely shattering the boundaries of what a cell phone was capable of. However, this wonderful feature is not great when we don’t really know if it is truly working or not. You may be getting an approximate location from your mobile connection and your GPS may have no clue where you are actually located. So, how can you tell if you have a few satellites locked on you or not? Luckily, XDA member dragonro brings us a very handy program to monitor this. This app will give you a notification of how many satellites have your location, which will pretty much tell you if you are indeed using your GPS or not. This is better than other diagnostic tools in the sense that it will not require you to have a full app displaying on your device for you to have the information that you need.

The app is in early stages and the dev is looking for suggestions on what kind of functionality he should add in his next update. Please try it out and leave some feedback if you run into any bugs.

What the app does – it activates itself as soon as GPS is in use and deactivates when GPS is no longer in use. While GPS is in use, the app shows a notification icon with the satellites in view. For the moment this is all that the app does, but I am working to add some other features to it.

You can find more information in the application thread.

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Snapshot banner

With the prevalence of camera phones, it is now possible for everyone and their mother to become a photographer. However, what you do after taking the picture is often what can take your photo from “amateur” status to “professional”. To help accomplish this, The Photobucket Team has developed Snapbucket, the complete package to turn your photos from “drab” to “fab.”

Here’s some of the cool features you get with Snapbucket:

  • “Retro,” “Lomo,” “Sunrise,” and “’70s” – just a few of the awesome sets you can use to style your photos.
  • Over 9500 combinations of sets are available
  • Choose from individual filters, effects, vignettes, and frames to style your photos your way.
  • Create YOUR OWN unique filter sets and brag about them to friends.
  • Show off your stylin’ skills by sharing with friends to Photobucket, Facebook, or Twitter.
  • Unlock new effects the more you use Snapbucket, and get filters that’ll make your friends green with envy!
  • We’ll always keep your original photo safe on Photobucket, so don’t worry – go crazy with styling!

With Snapbucket, you can easily take a picture, style it YOUR way, and then share your creation with friends. With all the different options available to you, you are bound to create the perfect combination! The application connects with your Photobucket account and will automatically save your pictures to your account for easy retrieval. If you are tired of the stock camera.apk and are looking for something new and exciting then head over to the original thread and join in on the discussion.

 

tampermonkey

If you are familiar with GreaseMonkey and love writing your own scripts, then you will be really glad to know that XDA member _der_ has come up with a very handy application to run your scripts in your Android device. This plugin was originally available for Google Chrome, but since the dev wanted to have a more portable version of this, he decided to port it to be usable with our favorite little green robot. The dev does point out the fact that due to the slow nature of our devices, when compared to the PC counterparts, that you will need to be a bit patient and wait for Tampermonkey to finish doing its thing before you see anything out of it. Also, keep in mind that this is still in beta, so there may be a few scripts that do not run well or at all in the Android version. If this happens to be the case, please try them out either in the Chrome version or in the Chromium version. Report any feedback about these, if you wouldn’t mind.

Any and all feedback is much appreciated. Also, if you would like to share your code with the rest of the community, you will likely enrich this app as well as other’s experiences.

May be you can play a little bit with Tamermonkey and test some Userscripts.
Due to the fact that phones does not have a really fast cpu, you may have to be a little patient. 
If there are non working scripts it would be nice if you could test it with Tampermonkey for Google Chrome and Chromium too.

You can find more information in the application thread.

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AAP

One perk of carrying around an expensive smartphone is the fact that you can show off all the cool tips, tricks, hacks, games, and everything that you can think of to all your friends. However, it is almost inevitable that someone may ask for your phone to mess with it for a bit and then just wonder out of your sight. There are many apps in your device that can contain potentially private data as well as some others that may have important things like your credit card linked to them, a good example being the market or the Amazon app. How do you prevent your friends and loved ones from buying stuff with your account or even from checking your email without your permission? Luckily, thanks to XDA member leducbao there is now an easy way to do this. Advanced App Locker can use various methods of authentication to prevent such people from being overly curious about the contents of your phone. The app can allow groups of apps to become usable for a certain period of time before getting locked again.

If you found this app useful or if you found any bugs, please leave feedback for the dev.

Advanced App Locker (AAL) protects installed applications and games from unauthorized access. AAL supports locking per applications basic with four different alternative locking methods: PIN, password, black screen, and dial a number. One can pick a method as the default one, which can be used for most applications. She then can select other method for individual apps. The unlocking options are also very flexible: open one app can authorize for other apps too, validity period defines when the unlocking will become invalid.

You can find more information in the application thread.

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