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Posts Tagged: Android 2.2 (Froyo)

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XDA member mendozinas presents this kitchen theme for Android devices. It takes files from your ROM and adds any modifications you choose. It works for most custom deodexed Froyo (2.2) and Gingerbead (2.3.x) roms. The kitchen features support for stock odexed roms, support for GB roms with Sense, optional Theme preview, overscroll glowing, font packs, supporting Theme Chooser for CM7 ROM´s, enable transparency in status bar for GB ROM´s, edify and amend installation script, and much more. Lastly, it supports HDPI and MDPI resolutions.
If you find it useful, please leave your comments.

Originally posted by mendozinas
Ultimate Online Theme Kitchen

KITCHEN REACHED 200 000 REQUESTS !!!

Kitchen features:
Patch9 images auto-fix
Super Circle Battery with %, version [A-P]
Custom style battery, version Z
Themed icons for status bar
Uni-color icons
Customizable notification drop-down window
Bootanimation changer
Corrected files for popular roms/themes
Custom battery for MIUI rom
Showing battery % while charging
Custom charging animations
Windows animations
Icons for Notification Power Buttons

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quicker

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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lednotifier

There was an app sometime last year that came out for the EVO, which allowed you to use WiMax’s LED light to display notifications for SMS messages. The app was left alone for a while until recently. XDA members JGW310 and Noxious Ninja decided to pick up the project where it left off. However, they are doing a whole re-writing of the app to make this great concept do even more than just alerting you of inbound text messages. The new version has been greatly improved in terms of stability, it can also handle MMS and best of all, is compatible with CM7 for those of you who have a thing for AOSP roms. Future updates to this app promise to bring much more notification goodness as it will support e-mail, missed calls, and much more.

If you have tried this app, please leave some feedback for the devs.

Here is WiMax notifier, but updated to work more smoothly on your HTC EVO 4G!!!!
NOXIOUS NINJA AND I ARE GOING TO COMBINE/COLLABORATE TO RE WRITE THE APP, BETTER THAN EVER BEFORE!!!!!! STAY TUNED!!!!!!!

You can find more information in the application thread.

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Thanks JGW310 for the tip!

popie

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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Some of you may be familiar with the name, especially those of you living in the US and having T-Mobile as a service provider. The Sidekick is one of T-Mobile’s trademark devices and has been for many years. It acts primarily as a device for those who are addicted to chatting and enjoying (some) multimedia. After many years, it seems that Samsung picked up the name and decided to revamp it and turn it into an Android device running Froyo. The new Sidekick 4G, as its name implies has been fitted to be able to take advantage of T-Mobile’s 4G network. The good thing about this device is its qwerty keyboard, so all of you texting maniacs will have something to be grateful for. In any case, as the Sidekick has always been a rather popular device, we decided that we would give Samsung’s vision of this device a little place in our forums.

Did you get one yet? If so, is it any good? Please leave some feedback to get some development started on it.

You can visit the Sidekick 4G’s home on XDA here.

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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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nook froyo

Better late than never, but the Nook Color seems to be getting their much deserved, official Froyo update today. This was rumored a few days ago by XDA member Tool Belt, who posted a link to another site, which claimed that this would be the case. Needless to say, NC owners have been enjoying Froyo goodness (and Gingerbread as well) for quite a while now. This, however, is always nice as the base on which the update was made, likely contains a few improved official drivers, apps, features, and much more. This will likely open the doors for many of our devs to start tweaking, extracting things, and hopefully, building new roms from a much more stable base.

There are mixed reports but all of them point at this being far better than the original stock. Having tried a NC with original stock myself, I can only say that they would have had to work REALLY hard to actually make it worse. Have you tested this yet? Please leave us your thoughts.

NOOK Color’s update to Android OS 2.2/Froyo offers system improvements, browser performance and a more complete Web experience giving customers access to enjoy even more video, interactive and animated content. NOOK Color now includes support for Adobe® Flash® Player

You can find more information in the update thread.

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Social Jogger

It looks like most vendors are having their creative teams of programmers and designers working on visually appealing, trademark apps for their devices. Acer seems not to be the exception as they have come out with their very own Social Jogger, which is basically a social network app with plugins for your favorite sites like Twitter and Facebook. The interface of the app is rather smooth with a scroll wheel to allow you to easily go through any updates on your friend’s pages. The information will sync nicely with your contacts, and much like Sense on HTC, you will be able to have a one-stop shop for all the information on the people you care about. XDA member ericssonka has posted a dump of this on our forums.

So, if you wanted a taste of Acer on your device, you may really want to give this a go. There are no reports on how well this works for lower resolutions or what OS it runs on, but the reviews state that this app was first spotted running on a Froyo device. Give it a go and post some feedback.

Apps+Widgets
working with Facebook and Twitter

You can find more information in the original thread.

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Many of us were saddened to find out that the bootloader in Motorola’s powerful new Atrix 4G is just as locked down as other recent devices from the manufacturer. However, thanks to some sleuth work care of XDA forum member dasmoover, we may be one rather large step closer to solving that problem.

Interestingly enough (I don’t know the reasons), it looks like Motorola left a copy of Nvflash and Atrix-specific bootloader.bin for it on the Atrix. What’s interesting about Nvflash is that it allows for targeted backup and restore of partitions (i.e. something along the lines of what Nandroid allows for, except at a lower level), which decreases recovery time when developers do something that ends up soft-bricking their phone. It should also break us free of our dependence on SBFs because we’ll be able to create our own backups.

The presence of Nvflash is surely something that all Atrix owners out there should keep their eyes on. Now, it’s only a matter of time before full device control is achieved.

Continue on to the original thread for more details!

[Thanks Sogarth for creating the thread!]

cable

We are stepping sideways on the news right now to bring you a rather interesting discovery made by XDA member Childofthehorn. She claims that the cables that are manufactured by HTC to connect our devices to the computers and chargers, particularly those that come with the EVO (USB to microUSB) are badly engineered. After talking to a few people, it seems that hers is not the only one to suffer the tragedy. It seems (and we will let you read all the details) that part of the connector is rather close to the metal casing of the plug itself. With a little movement, the casing can come in contact with some of the wires, causing the cable to overheat, and if you are not careful with it, you could end up frying your device.

This was only reported in the EVO section and the member claims that she has asked Sprint devs who have seen this tons of times as well. It’d be interesting if it is a manufacturing problem in general or if it only pertains to the EVO. Please leave your thoughts.

This Cable was not engineered properly because of the MicroUSB Connector Chosen. Instead of using a proper MicroUSB Cable Mount style Connector as seen in the picture below, they went with a panel mount/board mount hybrid connector (cheapest as it uses board mount parts) as seen above.

You can find more information in the original thread.

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We’ve had a lot of interesting additions to the launcher range on XDA recently. There’s been the expensive and very buggy SPB Shell, the free (similar to SPB Shell) and not so buggy Regina 3D, the tablet orientated VTL.Launcher and the extremely innovative, but very slow, Claystone. However, those rather intensive launchers aside, if you’re looking for something that is basic, yet really fast and maintains fantastic customisation options and features, Zeam Launcher may be for you.

Posted by XDA member cloakt, version 2.9.1 features some bug fixes which, after I updated from version 2.8.8 on my Nexus S, have seemingly improved the speed of the launcher as a whole. Not only is it now very good looking sporting its spiffing UI, but it’s also speedy as a hare!

Originally posted by cloakt
[APP] Zeam Launcher 2.9.1

Features:
– elastic scrolling
– scrollable dock bar
– 1 to 7 screens with pinch screen previews
– configurable action bindings (swipe up, swipe down, double tap, home)
– long hold uninstall from trashcan
– hide home screen icon labels
– auto rotate orientation
– widget size spanning
– live wallpaper support
– fullscreen mode

2.9.1:
minor bugfix
defaulted dock background to dark on new installs

If you’re interested in reading the full change-logs or generally supporting the developer, check out the original thread.

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