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Posts Tagged: Android 2.0/2.1 (Eclair)

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If you want to be sure what kind of data is consuming your storage space on either your SD card or Ext Storage, XDA forum member LeveloKment has written an app to help you analyse your storage.

Storage Analyser has the following features:

  • Order the content by size or the amount of files or just alphabetical
  • See the space used by applications using App2SD (.android_secure folder)
  • Real Honeycomb tablet support
  • Allows several columns depending on the screen size

The app supports all Android 2.1 devices and above, and is available to download free in the Market.

The XDA dev would like to maintain the application thread as a feedback and support channel for the XDA community.

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If you are like many Android users, you probably access the Settings section of your device an awful lot. Everything important for us is in there such as brightness, wireless network setup, accounts and sync, and even general information about your device, kernel and more. However, the interface itself is simple text with no flavor to it, and just putting shortcuts in your homes screens doesn’t cut it either. With this in mind, XDA member beworker created Quicker Settings, which basically is a GUI that resembles the home screen where all the settings are located. You can rearrange them as you wish and easily use many of them as toggle switches. It also features descriptions for several of the numerous settings, which the original Android interface does not have (the original settings page simply has a few short sentences on what each thing does.

This is still in beta, but the dev claims that it is stable enough for a release. Please leave some feedback if you run into any bugs.

Although it’s not a home replacement it behaves and fills very similar it. You can add, move or delete settings as if it was a normal home screen – everything starts with a long tap on a home screen.

Required Android version: 2.0 or higher (sorry 1.6 & 1.5 guys)

You can find more information in the application thread.

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driverdairy

Keeping track of things in life can be a hassle, particularly your cars statistics, expenses, and anything related to repairs (if you are not into car modding anyways). Our Android devices seem to be here to solve all of these issues with a bit of help from people like XDA member Fasst2001. The dev has created an app called DriverDairy, which as its name suggests, will allow you to keep track on everything that is related to your car. You can record things such as fueling, maintenance, and repair logs, save part numbers for things that you may buy for your car (oil filters, spark plugs, etc), add as many cars as you want to keep track of all of them, export data into .csv format (interesting as you can use Excel to plot consumption if needed), and much more. The app is also not bound by any measurement standards, so you can use different types of currency and measurement systems (SI, English, etc).

The app can be found on the market and as usual, please leave any feedback that you may have about this.

It’s called DriverDiary and it tracks fuel mileage, expenses and parts. It is a mobile version of the desktop app (which is currently not available and getting a completely new redesign to fit in with the new mobile app). The free version offers many features and is not limited like most other free vehicle tracking apps. It is ad supported and it does lack a couple features from the pro version, but is otherwise fully functional. An update will be released in the next day or two adding charts to the feature list.

You can find more information in the application thread.

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schedulesync

We all remember the good old Activesync for Windows Mobile. A simple and very effective sync program to keep your device, data, and files synced with your computer. Nowadays, things have evolved a bit as most syncing of our important data is done via web, particularly for Android devices. This new sync app, XDA member kovalevfm will allow you to sync files and folders by using Dropbox as your storage. You can utilize your Dropbox account to sync between multiple devices and best of all, it will do all the syncing by itself. The app has a built in scheduler, which is fully configurable and will allow you to set the time at which you would like to sync your files. This is particularly useful for people with slow mobile connections as syncing files in the MB range can take a while and will have a huge drain on battery. Just think about it, if you know that you are going to be home everyday after 7 pm, you can set your app to sync at that time as you will be able to use your wifi connection at home (if you have one). For now, the app will only allow you to upload things into Dropbox, but the dev promises that later releases will have the ability to pull stuf from the online service as well.

Please leave some feedback if you liked this app.

We wrote an app that syncs any files or folders with the help of dropbox according to the schedule.
Now it can only upload files/folders from phone. But it will be able to download from dropbox also soon.

You can find more information in the application thread.

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Yet another concept for a classic game taken to our Android smartphones. The Whack-a-(insert what you want to whack) is a natural born enemy to most touchscreen devices, so if you install this game, just make sure that you keep the device away from small children. XDA member cubewalker‘s Popies basically is a clone of the whack-a-mole game, but in this case, you are popping up aliens that are coming from the ground. Each time you smash one of these cute little space invaders, you may be rewarded with money. Once you collect enough, you will be able to get some upgrades like a more powerful hammer. The game play is rather smooth and graphics are a surefire way of pleasing the kid inside you (and the ones running around your house if you are a parent).

Please leave some feedback if you enjoy this game or if you find any bugs to be corrected.

Popies Lite is a simple game to fight the alien kingdom. You will whack the monsters with your finger. Your hammer can be upgraded to become more powerful. In this version user can only upgrade their items to 3 levels. There will be 10 difficulties. Lite version will only contain 5 difficulties. Save function will be available in full version. You can collect achievements in the game.

You can find more information in the game thread.

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Word games are as popular as the day is bright these days. Crossword puzzles, scrabble, hang-man, and many others have been people’s favorite means of entertainment during trips and long periods of waiting for a good part of the last half a century. Now, with the advent of gaming in our devices, these pastimes have gotten even more popular than before. However, one that you do not hear too often is a game of anagrams. For those of you not aware, anagrams are basically all the words than can be spelled from the letters of a single word. The thing about this game is that you must use all the letters of the original word or else it doesn’t count. Playing this is fun, and playing this against someone else and against time is even better. XDA member cubewalker has released Anagrams Online Beta, which basically will allow you to go head to head against someone else.

Please leave some feedback if you have tried this game already. Also, please point out any bugs that you may come across so that they can be ironed out.

The only Anagram that can play with other real persons!

If you like Scrabble, you will probably like our word game. You’ll make words from 9 letters and score points to compete with other playes in the world. Make the best scoring word, solve the word puzzle before the time runs out. Challenge others now!

You can find more information in the game thread.

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Rush to the enemy field and control your football player to dodge your enemies! Take a red bull drink and you can knock down the enemy to boost your player.

Football Rush is a game written by XDA forum member cubewalker featuring the game of American football. Pick more footballs and get a higher score – submit your score to the leader board and challenge other players in the world.

The XDA dev has requested that any ideas for improvement should be emailed over.

Football Rush is compatible with Android OS 2.1 and 2.2,

For more information including Market links, head on over to the application thread.

3D UI

“Yo Dawg, I herd you like UI’s, so we put an UI in your UI, so you can browse content while you view content”. Ok, so the Xzibit meme is a bit over the top and maybe not absolutely necessary to describe the app. However, what XDA member claystoneinc and his team has developed is still pretty amazing. As it turns out, the whole concept of a 3D looking UI seems to have sparked the best in developer’s minds, and as such Claystone 3D was born. The UI consists of stacked 3D panels that have embedded content in them. You can view anything from documents, shortcuts, video, browse the web, and much more. Moreover, the app takes full advantage of OpenGL and it has 2 viewing modes: full screen and full view, which is a large 3D window.

The devs are looking for feedback on their beta release. So, please leave good feedback so that future releases can be improved.

We are in the process of launching a new 3D Android home screen replacement called Claystone and to improve the product we are looking for feedback about the UI and overall functionality before we launch on Android Market.

What is unique about this home screen replacement is a 3D user interface with embedded viewers for video, photos, file browsing, web browser, YouTube, contacts and more. The UI was designed for browsing content while you are viewing content.

You can find more information in the UI thread.

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Back Camera

If the keyboard on your Samsung Epic 4G performs less than par and gives you a hard time to type anything on it, then today is your lucky day. XDA moderator theimpaler747 along with the work of XDA member user_none, has come up with a patch that will make sure that typing in your device is not a hassle but a joy! The patch is simply an optimization of the key timer, which according to the dev will ensure or at the very least minimize the keystrokes are not dropped by the device. The work is based on a patch that was posted by XDA members mkasick, which works great for most roms, but that could be a bit better. TheImpaler has provided instructions for manual installation as well as a zip file to flash it and save you the trouble.

Please leave some feedback for the dev if you found this useful.

Even though most customs roms now have the wonderful keyboard patch posted by mkasick here, I’ve found that almost all of them still drop keys. But, with some experimenting, I believe I’ve found the perfect value to set the key timer at

You can find more information in the fix thread.

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Thanks theimpaler747 for the tip!

AR-DRone-blue

This is not exactly a XDA development, but as it is becoming available for Android, we figured we would share it with the rest of the community, particularly with those of you not aware of its existence. XDA member nebenezer found this little gem floating around in the Android market and decided to share it with the community. AR.DRone is an augmented reality game that basically uses your device as a remote control for a radio controlled toy drone. The drone is equipped with a camera, which will show you an FPS type of perspective and your objective is to shoot your opponent down. The best part is that it isn’t complete simulation as you area actually flying something (no physics engine can match real physics). It was originally designed for Apple products. However, it seems to be making its way into Android, although not through official channels. The app at this point does not support a bunch of different things, and according to the description by the dev in the market, messing with the Wifi in your Drone will void your warranty.

If you have one of these and have tried it, please share with the rest of the community your experiences.

Kinda cool. Expensive though; ~$300

You can find more information in the original thread.

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AntTek

Do you like Android’s stock app manager? If the answer to that question is no, then you should certainly take a quick look at what XDA member leducbao has prepared for you. AntTek App Manager Root is an app manager replacement for rooted devices that is packed with extra options not found in the regular app manager. This will allow you to not only do basic functions such as add/remove apps, but will also allow you to freeze/unfreeze apps, clear cache’s, backup and restore data, and much more. In case you are wondering what freezing an app actually is, it is the process of hiding it from Android’s memory, so that no resources are used on it. The inverse process of this? Yup, you guessed it… defrost.

Please make sure that your device is rooted before installing this. If you have any feedback or suggestions regarding this, please leave some feedback for the dev.

App Manager {root} is a powerful utility to manage Android apps, data, and caches. This app is designed specially for rooted devices. It offers several advanced features such as freeze, back up an app, manage application caches. Following is a complete feature list.

You can find more information in the application thread.

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All the hype from the world of Motorola devices and how their unbreakable system was hacked seem to be inspiring owners of other branded devices to think about the possibility of freeing their devices. XDA member HunteronX has posted a series of quotes from this rather old thread, starting on January of this year. Apparently, since the release of teh X10, people have been working really hard at cracking this open to allow true flashing of recoveries and bootloader, which seem to be rather tightly locked. As this device is Sony branded, it does not surprise us one bit as they have become rather famous for trying to prevent people from tinkering with the internals in their products.

In any case, the latest quotes in the thread show rather promising insights from some of the devs working towards this goal. This includes but is not limited to an explanation about RSA keys and how to obtain them for this device. If you think you can be of any help towards this project, please drop by the thread and make your contribution.

Don’t know if this is any help or useful info for any of the devs.

But managed to check the code in the lib_s1_verification.so file
Here’s the boot sequence.

These files is what I know has something to do with the s1:
/lib/lib_s1_verification.so
/bin/linker
/bin/s1_verification_test

You can find more information in the original thread.

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Thanks GreatBigDog for the tip!

Cordy

XDA Member manlisten has brought a great new game from the Android Market to our attention. As a little robot in a big world, Cordy is responsible for powering up his mechanical world by using every ability at his disposal. Cordy will “run, jump, push, pull, lift, throw, break, smash and swing through puzzles and obstacle courses” until power is fed through each level.

What are people saying?

Best game for Android. It supports the keyboard, and therefore gamepads and …
by Schprlock– March 19, 2011
Fantastic game. I can’t believe it’s free!
by vincent– March 19, 2011


Love it! Awesome graphics HTC desire hd can’t wait for more levels!!
by Rebecca – March 19, 2011

Help Cordy maneuver his way through two exciting worlds, and more on the way as development continues. The graphics are stunning and the game play is addicting. This game should work for Android devices running 2.1 and above. To find more about compatibility, visit the original thread or head over to the Android Market for download.

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