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Posts Tagged: Android 2.2 (Froyo)

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Well, it looks like development on the Samsung Wave is paying off rather nicely. In case, you haven’t been following the Bada scene, developers have successfully ported Android 2.2 (Froyo) and slapped it on top of Samsung’s proprietory OS in a project called Wavedroid. Well, now that Android is fully functional, tweaking efforts are underway. In this particular case, XDA member ispanecaaaa showed us how to overclock the device to about 1.6 GHz. Most of you Android users will be familiar with this process as it is done with setCPU. However, for this to work properly, a different image must be installed than the original wavedroid one. Also, you need root due to SetCPU being utilized. People have been reporting good results so far and seems to make the device less glitchy and more responsive, but only at lower clock speeds. Some people have also provided Quadrant scores as well as proof of improvement.

The dev provides rather clear instructions on how to achieve this and even links to the wavedroid project thread in case you are not certain on how to get Android going on the device. If you have any feedback or find any bugs, please let the dev know.

This is the tutorial how to overclock our Samsung wave with Android. 

You can find more information in the original thread.

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Get Your Jump On With Hungry Monkey

August 31, 2011   By:

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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 boards
  • OpenFeint inline achievements
If you want to find out more including links to download the game, take a look at the application thread.
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We all want one thing with our devices, and that is that they become an ultimate electronic Swiss Army knife. One feature that only certain devices are privy to is the ability to use their USB ports as hosts in order to accept external devices such as input hardware like keyboards and mice, as well as memory devices like thumb drives and others. Thanks to the efforts of XDA member punkgeek, the owners of the original Galaxy Tab can now enjoy the benefits that USB host capabilities bring with it. The dev seems to have included the required modules into a kernel, which he has shared with the rest of the community.
Please be sure to try it out in tour tab and make sure that you leave feedback as well as what types of devices you were able to connect to your favorite tab.

Hi ya’ll,

I’ve just added USB host mode support for the Galaxy Tabs.

You can find more information in the original thread.

Thanks acg93 for the tip!

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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 locking with gesture or click
  • Fullscreen mode
  • Orientation locking (landscape, portrait one very device and reversed landscape, reversed portrait on 2.3+)
  • Sound effects -0 degrees angle notification with gentle beep
  • Ads that can be disabled (you choose if you want to support the devs)
  • Installation on SD
For more information, take a look at the application thread.

Secure Settings – A Tasker Plugin

August 17, 2011   By:

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Android device owners who use Tasker, may be interested to learn of  a new plugin from XDA forum member intangibleDroid.

Secure Settings is a Tasker/Locale compatible plugin for Android OS 2.2 and above, and allows users to :

  • Toggle the keyguard
  • Lock the device
  • Set or reset the device’s password/pin
  • Run any linux command (with/without root)
  • Tasker users can store command output info in user defined Tasker variables
  • Wake the device
  • And for root users – enable/disable wireless ADB
Secure Settings is available to download free in the Market.
For further information on the plugin and link to the Market, take a look at the application thread.
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XDAer Metastable‘s Epic Audio Visualizer collection of sound-receptive live wallpapers has been enjoyed by many users since its release back in June. Correspondingly, Metastable has added several new wallpapers since, along with bugfixes and various optimisations across the wallpaper collection.

Recent additions include Falling Object, Laser and Galaxy style visualisations. As with some of the stock Android live wallpapers, these have been designed to respond to changes in audio output from the device – expect to see the pattern change as a song your phone is playing progresses.

Epic Audio Visualizer is available in both free and paid versions, although the free option does not include all of the features from the paid collection. If you’d like to see more, visit the project thread.

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Metastable, creator of the Epic Audio Visualizer live wallpaper collection, has recently decided to share some of the knowledge behind the developer’s ingenious creations through a thread in which the steps of creating a new live wallpaper are detailed.

While designing and creating a live wallpaper reproduction of Canadian musician Deadmau5’s current concert set, Metastable thought the XDA community would be interested to know what really goes into masterminding an example of one of the most popular cosmetic features of the Android platform.

By following the thread, users can read the code that is required for various effects and observe the direct outcome of tweaking such information. Also included are screenshots of the work-in-progress and notes on what the developer plans to do next – expect to see updates to the post as Metastable makes more progress.

If you (like myself) are interested in software development but do not know enough to create your own projects, following a build thread such as Metastable’s could be a perfect start.

Motorola Triumph Forums Added

August 11, 2011   By:

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A little late of an announcement but worth pointing out for those of you who have not noticed this. Late last week, we added Motorola’s latest member of the droid family to our forums. The Motorola Triumph is a step in the opposite direction for Motorola. It was likely released as a mid range phone, while it has rather good hardware, it really does not offer anything that one could call breaking. However, for those of you who are just getting started on Android, this is a pretty good device as it comes loaded with Froyo, which is nice and stable. Most of the regular features in the Motorola Droid family are present such as a 4.1 inch WVGA screen, 1 GHz processor, and a HD out port capable of putting out up to 720p video.

This is one of the largest screened devices on its range and while it may not be a match for devices like the Sensation or the Galaxy S II, it should prove to be a rather interesting development platform. So, if you have one and would like to share your thoughts or apps from this device, please do so in its new forum.

You can visit the Triumph home on xda here.

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While the Samsung Continuum is capable of some quite impressive feats that no other Android phone can do, one thing it cannot do is upgrade past Android 2.1 Eclair. Well, that was true until XDA forum member imnuts provided us with the leaked Android 2.2 Froyo build that Verizon and Samsung have yet to share with us.

Alleviating the pains of the seemingly forgotten stepchild in the Galaxy S family, the EC03 update improves upon the previous DL17 update substantially by ushering in the JIT compiler among other notable changes. Currently, there are no customized kernels to go with this release, but you can be sure it won’t be too long before something pops up on XDA.

 Here is the update that everyone has been waiting for.  At the moment, I’m only providing the modem, and rooted, stock, deodexed version of the ROM. There will be a cleaned up version to go along with all of this in due time, but we’re currently working out some problems with it. I would like to note that despite this being the Froyo update, it is not without its own set of problems, and odds are you may never see another update outside of this from anywhere. However, the benefits of getting Froyo will outweigh the problems with it for most people, so have at it.

You will need a few things to get this, first, the downloads list here will be needed (obviously). You’ll also need to have CWM setup and know how to use Odin. Heimdall will also work for those of you not on Windows, but I’m not providing any instructions for flashing using Heimdall. Also note that you will want to wipe data or perform a factory reset before booting into Froyo to avoid any problems. While you may get away with not doing it, you could end up with several problems, so my recommendation is to wipe data. Also, you can flash the ROM first, or flash the modem first, which ever you want to do. There isn’t really a required order for it, as long as you do both parts.

Feel like this tickles your fancy? Continue on to the original thread to get started!

[Thanks Trailblazer101 for the tip!]

sidekick4g

We have several devices on our site that are seemingly abandoned due to the low interest of some devs to look into them. One device that almost falls into this category is the Sidekick 4G from T-Mobile. If you are bored with the device and wish there was something cool to do to it, then you may want to check out the guide posted by XDA member Revolution. The dev is the chef for the Revolution HD ROM for this device and decided, after being asked quite a few times, to teach our members how to fish. The guide is complete and even includes a video in case something is not exactly clear. There will be a few tools that you will need but you don’t need to worry ad they are all free.

If you have a Sidekick and would like to make your very own rom or even if you are just curious as to how this process works, make sure you drop by the thread and leave some feedback if you got anything out of it.

This is how i made Revolution HD

You can find more information in the guide thread.

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Thanks Revolution for the tip!

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It looks like this has been some week for Windows Mobile devices in terms of getting back on the spot light. Just as you were thinking about going back to Android goodness on your Sensation, members that have been here for 2 years or more will certainly realize that this is indeed a piece of good news, good enough to unbury your old Raphael and your not-so-old Rhodium. It looks like XDA member arrrghhh and his team have finished adding the final touches to their Froyo ports for both aforemention devices. The porting projects of Android onto Windows Mobile devices is nothing short of a fantastic proof of how far our devs can go if they put their minds on things. In this case, the dev states that this port can be used as a daily as it is feature rich and stable to get you through your day without missing anything. There are a few bugs still remaining on them, but as with any port, these are expected. However, wifi, sound, camera, screen, and everything else seems to be working quite well. One thing to note is that the CDMA versions are under heavier investigation, so if you have a Herman or a Rhodium from either Sprint or Verizon, make sure that you read all the release notes.

If you still have either a Rhodium and/or a Raphael and would like to take this for a spin, please do so and leave any and all feedback that you can.

 

I have created a complete bundle of FroYo with a stable kernel from GIT (July 16 / 1340), and rootfs from GIT (July 15).

You can find more information in the Raphael port thread and in the Rhodium port thread.

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mrmouse

We have seen some apps before like Blueput Droid, which can alow you to use your Android device as a touchpad, and this can be quite useful if you are out on the road with a laptop. However, there are many people who can’t stand touchpads and for the most part need a mouse. What if I told you that you could use your Android device as a mouse with the help of the sensors and camera? If this does sound interesting, let me introduce you to XDA member MM32 who has created an app to do exactly this. It is currently only available for Windows PC (sorry Linux and Mac users), but the app seems to work quite well. As stated before, it uses the camera, OpenCV, and the sensors to track your movements in space, which get translated into pointer movements. So far, the app can only be used connected to the computer but according to the dev, a BT option is right around the corner. Oh, and one more thing… it can also be used as a touch pad.

The app is still in early beta, so you can expect a few bugs here and there if you decide to use it. If you do come across bugs, please leave reports so that the dev can iron these out and be able to release a better product.

Utilizing the rear facing camera and OpenCV, this app turns your phone into a mouse that is controlled by its movement in space.

You can find more information in the application thread.

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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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