Money saving methods are always welcome, and even more when you are studying or saving for something…
Do you have a HTC Nexus One and need a low cost car holder for your car? XDA member Rinegpeace made one spending just a few coins. The idea is to become a little creative and buy some very cheap parts that can be found almost everywhere. Some could say just buy one but here is always another way and here it is.
Originally posted by Rinegpeace
[DIY] Nexus One car holder
Here is my new DIY Nexus One car holder I just put together:
The base is from Garmin nüvi 200 series and the holder for phone is just plain hard shell I bought very cheap from eBay.
What do you think?
It looks great and slim also holds phone quite well.
Here are few photos in ‘action’ (sorry for the mess in my garage):
I’m new user and I am not permitted to post outside links.
For case just search for ‘BLACK HYBRID HARD BACK CASE FOR HTC GOOGLE NEXUS ONE’ on UK eBay.
You can find more information in the original thread.
If you’re not content with the colour balance on your Nexus One, you can tweak it to give a warmer glow courtesy of XDA forum member storm99999.
The forum member decided to balance the blue hue on his Nexus One by using the method that allows night vision mode on the CM6 ROM.
There are three settings – neutral, a slightly cooler setting, and a slightly warmer setting. The neutral setting automatically loads at boot.
To try out the tweak, you’ll need to download storm99999’s zip file and flash it to your Android device.
For more information, check out the mod thread.
August 2, 2010 By: ElCondor
XDA member hansmrtn has made an awesome hardware mod for his Nexus One. He managed to create a homemade macro lens that fits perfectly on his Nexus One camera:
Originally posted by hansmrtn
It was a lot of trial and error, but eventually I got it, and took amazing pictures, beyond what I ever thought was possible with a phone.
Although, the lens itself doesn’t look very professional, he was able to shoot pretty good macro pictures of several objects:
Refer to the thread for more pictures.
A couple of things y0u need: Super Glue, thick gauge wire, some tape, a disposable camera lens and some pliers. If you also want to try it out, hansmrtn made a little guide, including needed materials and the procedure. Remember that it will probably take some patience to make it and to stabilize the lens to fit the camera perfectly. It is not specifically for the Nexus One — you can do this with almost every device.
Check out the thread to start shooting your own macro pictures!
Perhaps, some of you may like it and some do not like it, but the fact is that XDA member My_Name_Is_Neo came with another alternative on how to preserve a Nexus One from scratches using 3M carbon fiber skin (home made skin).
Eight US Dollars is the budget needed to have this skin, and of course a lot of patience.
If you want to try a different way of protecting your HTC, have a look on this work.
Originally posted by My_Name_Is_Neo
Carbon Fiber Nexus
So i got this idea from one guy who put the 3M carbon fiber skin on EVO, But the problem was the curvy shape of my beloved Nexus. So I tried a few things and wasted some Vinyl but finally i bought Best skins ever skin for $8 and used it as a stencil and cut out the vinyl with my xacto. here are the pics. I liked it a lot so i thought i’ll share with you guys.
Continue to original thread to see pictures of this skin.
In yet another turn of events, we learned in a thread started by XDA member Mokurex that HTC has announced that due to the short supply of AMOLED screens, they will be making a change in the production of devices. New batches of Nexus One and Desire will come equipped with SLCD (Super LCD) screens, according to Engadget. They claim that this switch will allow them to ramp up production rates to meet the demand from global markets.
The new panels will offer increased performance over traditional LCD displays, better color management, and most importantly, superior power management (better battery life).
HTC is experiencing high-demand for many of our phones, specifically our phones with 3.7 inch displays. The new SLCD display technology enables us to ramp up our production capabilities quickly to meet the high-demand,” said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation. “The SLCD displays provide consumers with a comparable visual experience to HTC’s current 3.7 inch displays with some additional benefits including battery performance.
You can join the discussion in the original thread.
Some of you may have been eagerly awaiting the release of psx4droid by developer ZodTTD. Well, the PSX emulator for Android devices was released to the Market today, and already there have been multiple posts about this by XDA members.
However, there have been reports of difficulty in getting the emulator to work, so XDA forum member ap3604 has helpfully posted a step by step tutorial to get the emulator working on a Google Nexus One. (Note the tutorial may also be applicable for other Android 2.0 and above devices).
The tricky part according to ap3604, is that the ROMs have a different type of ECM file that is not recognised by the emulator. ECM is a compression technology heavily used in many PSX projects, which have an additional layer of compression. Normally ECM’ed games cannot be played until they have been uncompressed from this additional layer. Thankfully, ap3604 has provided the link and instructions to resolve this dilemma.
Note that root is not required.
For the full tutorial, visit the forum thread.
XDA member cloakt presents Zeam Launcher, an application that attempts to create a free and lightweight launcher alternative for Android devices. The updated version 1.5.1 features backward compatiblity from cupcake, 3 to 9 screens with screen previews, scrollable applications dock bar, and more. No doubt Android members will be delighted by this light weight application.
You can download it from Android Market.
Originally posted by cloakt
Zeam Launcher 1.5.1
IMPORTANT: If upgrading from version < 1.2.5, please do a clean install (uninstall then install) to fix the F/C loop issue. Older versions of Zeam had copy-protect on in the Android Market and newer versions don’t, causing issues reading the database files and preferences. Android Issue 2047 (http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=2047)
- backward compatible from cupcake
- 3 to 9 screens with screen previews
- scrollable applications dock bar
- configurable actions for double tapping and menu button
- custom applications drawer animations
- quick uninstall from delete-zone
- hide home screen icon labels
- capture zeam screenshot ability
- auto rotate orientation
- fullscreen mode
- prevent restart when changing ‘hide icon labels’ setting
- optimizations and refactoring
- upgraded folder icons
You can find more information in the application thread.
The Nexus One is a great device, and this theme is a very nice addition to it. The theme was made by XDA member willverduzco, who managed to create a decent looking theme with widgets, wallpaper, and a color scheme that will make your device seem like the best thing in the world.
The theme comes with a little information:
- This MORPH is for CyanogenMod 6, and possibly earlier versions of CyanogenMod.
Upon release of CM6 final, I will update this bar, if needed, and post the new version here.
This MORPH is heavily based on the HTC Desire Notification Bar. My goal was to create a bar that was PURE BLACK, instead of the gradient bar that the HTC Sense devices have. Additionally, I created a new, more streamlined notification drawer pull-down image.
To my eyes, the pseudo-black is simply too close to black to look intentional, but not close enough to look quite right. (It sort of reminds me of an LCD with a back-light leakage problem.)
July 21, 2010 By: egzthunder1
After running into a thread started by XDA member niftydl, we learned that in a weird turn of events, Google announced this last Friday that they would be pulling the plug on their online sales for the Nexus One. They will restrict the sales to certain markets and to registered developers only.
It seems that even though the development of the Android platform is in full force and taking larger market shares as time goes by, it simply wasn’t enough to keep the software giant interested in selling N1 to consumers. This may also be due to Google working on the Nexus’ replacement, but this is only speculation at this point.
Again, keep in mind that this does not mean that the Nexus One will cease to exist all of the sudden. What this means is that it will be that much harder to get one now.
The perfect wallpaper seems to come from your pictures in your album, and now all your favorite moments can form a new wallpaper. Created by XDA member David Horn, this new live wallpaper app goes through your album and takes some images to make a collage wallpaper.
Have spent a bit more time working on Live Wallpapers, and the newest one pulls your album art and shows it on the home screen, a bit like the screensaver OS X comes with.
It’s still early days but all seems to work fine, and I’m looking for a few beta testers who’d be willing to give it a shot before I release it onto the Market. Send me a private message if you’re interested – beta testers will get a free copy of the app once it’s published to the Market and first dibs on new features.
I know if I owned a Nexus One I would try this out.
Just last week I tried to download a torrent but my Wi-Fi keep turning off, now it seems XDA member shantzg001 has a fix for that. The application is called Wi-Fi Keep Alive, and in a recent upgrade it fixes some bugs, and improves the whole experience for Nexus One devices.
11-July-2010 -> 1.3.0
- Added workaround 3 (Ping the router gateway regularly)
- Lot of optimizations for battery savings.
- Apply workarounds without needing to select the policy again
Now I will get to downloading this file, while you get to the thread to get more information.
Although the leaked Korean ROM doesn’t differ much from the standard FRF91 Froyo version, it does contain a new radio. This radio, version 32.41.00.32U_5.08.00.04, has been ripped from the original Korean ROM and is now available on the Nexus One forums, posted by XDA member G0belet. It might offer some new development possibilities for the HTC Desire as well. The new radio, which was also discovered in the Desire Froyo leak, could make it possible to hack the HTC Desire’s camera to record 720p videos, because the drivers in that specific radio are perfect for that. The 720p hack is already available on the Nexus One.
Originally posted by G0belet
The new Korean ROM contains a new baseband firmware. The version is 32.41.00.32U_5.08.00.04.
This update.zip doesn’t have the HBOOT as I have no idea how it impacts the rest of the phone and the flashing/downgrading capabilities of the phone.
Furthermore, people are experiencing better upload and download performance, signal strength and Wi-Fi speed, but some people do notice more battery drain.
You can find the download in the radio thread. Advanced Android knowledge needed.
Many people seem to want different parts of the upcoming Droid X. Well, it seems that the Nexus One owners want the device’s keyboard. Thework performed by XDA member tr.slate, allows you to enjoy the keyboard on your N1, or at least for the most part, considering its still in the Beta WIP (work in progress) phase.
The Droid X Keyboard features full multi-touch. This is different from the multi-touch currently enabled on 3rd party keyboards-the Droid X has the capability to hold down shift and press a letter to make a capital, ie it can do more than one key stoke at once like a physical keyboard. Pretty nice.
2.1 Eclair-based Roms:
only thing not working is auto-captilization,auto-correct errors. Dictionary works, NOW WITH VIBRATE!! Doesnt seem to work on HTC Hero GSM or CDMA…
2.2 Froyo-based Roms:
All thats not working on eclair + can’t type anywhere it tries to suggest words, like the messaging body. Also voice doesnt work.
. Froyo hopefully
. Vibrate (I dunno i cannot find the link where they’ve added their stuff)
The improved keyboard can now be found in the thread.