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Posts Tagged: Android 2.2 (Froyo)

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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We hadn’t added anything in a while, so after much deliberation and tons of requests, we have decided to give LG Optimus Black owners a little spot to play, hack, develop, and do everything that is normally done on XDA. The device seems a bit on the medium to low end side, considering some of the other higher end devices that LG has been putting out lately. However, it still packs quite a punch with  a 1 GHz OMAP 3630 processor from Texas Instruments, 512 MB, and a few other features including a very slim profile, the “now” mandatory 5 MP camera, and a few other perks. The only downside of this device is that it comes loaded with Froyo 2.2.1, which is likely the more reason for so many people requesting a forum for it, so that they can put Gingerbread on it (or Ice Cream Sandwich when the time comes).

Well, the ground has been broken, so now it is time to develop. Please pop in there if you have experience with this device, or if you can help people with things such as rooting, cooking roms, etc.

You can visit the LG Optimus Black home on XDA here.

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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.

Wifi Calling App For JPK 2.2.1

July 4, 2011   By:

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For those of you who haven’t made the leap to Gingerbread, for whatever reason but would really like to have WiFi calling on your Android device, check out XDA Senior Member Segnaro‘s latest work.

The XDA member, after spending many hours trying to get WiFi calling working on the Samsung Vibrant running Android 2.2.1 has finally succeeded! You’ll need to flash using CWM, and note that the mod was tested on the BiWinning 3.0 ROM.

The XDA member notes that you should test both WiFi calls and Normal calls are working and that WiFi calling does not force close.

Fore more information and to download the zip, head on over to the forum thread.

analitix

You will likely remember this app from a few weeks ago. Analytix for Google Analytics is a creation of XDA member Folkert, who was not happy about the stats tracking tools available for website traffic. The app has gone a few updates since the last time we wrote about it, but the most significant one is that you are now able to view your stats and manage your site through your Honeycomb powered Android tablet. Considering the rising success of these devices, and the larger screens, which makes it easier to see all the data and graphs, a move like this was simply the right thing to do. Other improvements include a complete revamp of the UI, which now includes elements from Honeycomb.

The app is still in trial and error stages but the dev claims that it is quite stable. Please leave some feedback for the dev so that the app can be improved if bugs are present.

It’s called Analytix and it might be very useful for Google Analytics users. To my opinion, the current apps were not good enough so I decided to create a new one.

You can find more information in the application thread.

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bbc-iplayer-logo

It is amazing how certain apps are restricted to either certain services or devices. It isn’t a matter of device compatibility, but rather about arbitrary (and often pointless) restrictions regarding the usage of said app. This was the case for the BBC iPlayer app for Android devices. This app lets you watch your favorite UK shows from your mobile. However, this app was limited to being used via WiFi. However, XDA moderator and recognized developer pulser_g2 decided that this restriction made little to no sense, especially for those with truly unlimited data plans. Making an app for mobile is meant to be used on the road, so this hack to this app will allow you to do just that as opposed to being confined to a Wifi network. Keep in mind that this is a data intensive app and and as such if you do not have a truly unlimited data plan, you should refrain from using this app like this. Otherwise, you will likely not be happy when your next cell phone bill gets to you via mail.

Please leave some feedback if this worked for you.

This version of iPlayer lets you watch video on 3G, rather than just the arbitrarily enforced WiFI-only setting.

You can find more information in the original thread.

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Thanks pulser_g2 for the tip!

streak

Flashing RUU tools for our devices have been a popular object of development since the early days of Windows Mobile. Since then, many carriers and manufacturers have bundled these as update packages to send to their customers every time they want to send a new set of updates to users, or at least the ones that prefer not to use OTA’s. Among RUU’s, there are custom ones that can be used for several other purposes. In the case of the latest release by XDA member UKSheep, his Multi flasher can be used to flash not only roms, but also basebands as well as recovery images onto the infamous Dell device. According to the dev, the app can be used to flash the most widely used recoveries out there, so if you are someone who plays a lot with flashing everything on your device, this is the right tool for you.

The two new additions of the app are still under development, so please use them carefully. Other than that, feedback is welcomed by the dev.

Hi,

I would like to invite you to try, this is my first tool, and I will appreciate suggestions.

Reminding that you should use this tool at your own risk and I am not responsible for bricking your phone or any other issue.

The reason of the tool: to flash most used recoverys!

You can find more information in the application thread.

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Thanks lufc for the tip!

saving-apps-on-sd-card

Our devs have come up with very innovative ways of dealing with internal storage issues in Android. The most prevalent one always involves dealing with certain apps that just sit in our devices for no apparent reason, whether it is bloatware preinstalled by carriers or manufacturers or simply apps that we install that are just too large. One solution is to move these apps to the external storage. The problem is that there are apps that cannot be moved. Thanks to XDA member arpruss, people using Froyo have just gained the ability to move all of them thanks to Force2SD. The app is freely available but must be downloaded from the thread as it is not in the market yet. Lastly, the device must be rooted for the app to work.

The app is in beta, so please give it a shot and report back if you find any bugs.

Force2SD moves apps to SD that the OS normally doesn’t allow movement of. Needs root and 2.2.

You can find more information in the application thread.

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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!

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