Android :: Determine Droid Is First Run - Not After Booting Device?

Jun 16, 2009

How to distinguish Android is first run or not after booting device?

Android :: Determine droid is first run - not after booting device?


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Android :: Determine Apps Installed On Droid Device?

Sep 6, 2010

Is there a way to determine what apps are currently installed on an android device? I guess reading /data/app directory doesn't do the trick (access denied).

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Android :: Determine Velocity Of Droid Device Is Traveling?

Apr 27, 2010

What is the easiest way to find out how fast the Android device is traveling?

Also, is there a way to register an intent for speed? Example: intent if the device goes more than 20 miles an hour.

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Android :: Determine Device Capabilities - Chipset Etc

Jun 19, 2010

I have a need to classify the device on first run to set some default settings for my games. This is my first time doing this and I've already hit some snags as to how to handle such a thing.

Basically I want to figure out if I can run the game with full quality everything on, which would be for the following phones: Nexus One Droid Incredible EVO X10 Maybe devour, haven't tested Any other snapdragon or cortex/pvr device

Everything else with a GPU gets low quality settings Anything without a GPU gets low quality plus a warning saying that the game will not perform adequately on their device

Ideally, I would retrieve some information like:

CPU = MSM7200, MSM7600, CortexA8, etc.. GPU = MSM7200, PVRSGX530, etc.. - OR - CPU speed = 378Mhz or 600Mhz, or 1000Mhz GPU max = GLES 2.0 or GLES 1.1, etc

but of course that's not really available as I only have a few pieces of information in android.os.Build, which mostly are:

Build.BOARD (IE trout) Build.DEVICE (IE dream) Build.MODEL (IE T-Mobile G1) and then whatever is in /proc/cpuinfo which I could fetch easily through either Java or native.

Examples on the end.

So here are the 3 approaches I was hoping to try:

1) Benchmarking - Run a simple test for 2 seconds and ballpark the raw cpu power from that. Pros - easy to implement, fairly reliable Cons - If it happens to run during a high-load moment on the phone (which can last for several seconds) it will be very far off and will misclassify devices. 2) Use a really big list of DEVICE or MODEL names and check against that list. Pros - It'll work Cons - The list is already over 60 entries and is growing at an incredible rate. It would be very hard to keep it current and keep all the variants straight 3) Pull some raw info out of linux and use that. Pros - Most detailed info available Cons - Can't find things like raw CPU Mhz, OpenGL version support, etc..

cpuinfo for a G1:

Processor : ARMv6-compatible processor rev 2 (v6l) BogoMIPS : 245.36 Features : swp half thumb fastmult edsp java CPU implementer : 0x41 CPU architecture: 6TEJ CPU variant : 0x1 CPU part : 0xb36 CPU revision : 2

Hardware : trout Revision : 0080 Serial : 0000000000000000

cpuinfo for a Nexus One:

Processor : ARMv7 Processor rev 2 (v7l) BogoMIPS : 162.54 Features : swp half thumb fastmult vfp edsp thumbee neon CPU implementer : 0x51 CPU architecture: 7 CPU variant : 0x0 CPU part : 0x00f CPU revision : 2

Hardware : mahimahi Revision : 0081 Serial : 0000000000000000

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Android :: Determine If Running On Rooted Device

Jul 9, 2009

My app has a certain piece of functionality that will only work on a device where root is available. Rather than having this feature fail when it is used (and then show an appropriate error message to the user), I'd prefer an ability to silently check if root is available first, and if not,hide the respective options in the first place.

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Android :: How To Determine Speed With Which Device Is Moving?

Jul 7, 2010

Can anyone help me with calculating the speed of Android Device. how to determine the speed with which device is moving.

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General :: Any Way To Determine SoC In Unknown Android Device?

Mar 26, 2013

When I get handed a new and previously unknown Android device (typically from a minor player), is there a way to figure out which components it is made of, such as the SoC, the flash chip, the RAM type etc. (Assuming noone else has posted the info of cause)?

In other words are there any tools (other than a screwdriver) for finding this out directly from the device, preferably without rooting (as some of this info may be needed to pick a rooting method...)?

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Android :: Why Is OnCreate Called Twice When Is Device Booting

Jan 18, 2010

I make 'hello world' app :-) and wrote a Log code in onCreate. and then give "android.intent.category.DEFAULT" and "android.intent.category.HOME"

This situation appears emulator(1.5, 2.0, 2.1). but HTC hero(1.5, original htc rom) didn't! it just call one time! Which is normal? and If calling twice is normal, why are they call twice?

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General :: Device Not Booting - Red Triangle In Recovery?

Jul 3, 2012

I have an ICS Tablet Called Xtouch , I bought it yesterday , today , it would get stuck at the blue android logo , and when I press all Buttons + Volume Up , I get into some Asian Text , when I press all buttons and Volume Down , I see a dead Android with his stomach open with a red triangle!

restore it to factory defaults through recovery mode!

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General :: Device Not Booting Neither Can Boot Into Recovery

Apr 9, 2014

I Have An Ainol Novo 7 Crystal Tablet..(Rooted With TWRP Recovery&Cyanogenmod 10.1 Installed).It Was Working Fine Till This Afternoon But I Don't Know What Happened Next..I Turned Off My Device And I Tried To Turn It On Again After Some Time But It Wasn't Booting...

I Don't Even See Any Boot Animation Or Android Logo That My Device Used To Display While Booting,The Screen Of My Device Lights Up Though..And I Can't Even Boot Into Recovery (I Have TWRP Installed),When I Try To Boot Into Recovery I Don't See The Android Logo That I Used To See But The Screen Of My Device Lights Up And Doesn't Boot Into Recovery.. I Tried Removing TWRP Recovery From My sd card And Booting Into Recovery But The Screen Lights Up For Like 5 Seconds And Then The Light Goes Off..

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General :: Install APK Without Fully Booting Device?

Feb 5, 2012

Is there a way to install APK's from any of the bootloader menus? I can install through ADB if the device is fully booted & I have enabled USB Debugging. Is that the only way?

If that IS the only way, is there a way to reset the device's "first boot" attribute back to true after the first boot, so that the manufacturer's setup software runs on the next boot?

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General :: How Do Apps Determine If Device Is Rooted / Modified

Dec 18, 2012

I'm asking this because HBO Nordic which recently became available in Scandinavia won't allow me to use my rooted ASUS TF101 for streaming. The HBO Nordic app says "Service is not available on this device because it has been modified."

I'm thinking one of two options might work:

1. Revoke one or more permissions
2. Modify build.prop

Permissions list can be seen here: [URL] .....

I should add that HBO Nordic works on my Galaxy Nexus which is currently unrooted but has an unlocked bootloader.

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Android :: How To Determine Speed Of Android Device?

Jun 30, 2010

How to determine the speed of moving android device. Any pointers or hints.

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Android :: Determine When Droid GC Runs?

Feb 19, 2010

Does anyone know if there is a way to identify (in code, not LogCat) when the GC has run? Perhaps an intent is fired? I could analyze the LogCat output, but it would be ideal if I could determine when the GC has run from my code.

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Android :: Need To Determine Current IME In Droid

Apr 30, 2010

I have an application where I would like to warn the user if they are not using the default Android softkeyboard. (i.e. they are using Swype or some thing else).

How can I check which input method they currently have selected?

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Android :: Want To Determine Audio Capabilities On Droid?

Mar 10, 2010

I'm experimenting with Android's audio recording and playback. Is there a way to enumerate the available audio parameters on my device?

Right now, when I pass a combination of parameters that the hardware (or emulator) doesn't like, I just get an error. So I am having to "guess":code...

Surely there's a better way!

This chart indicates that the only supported audio input sampling rate is 8 kHz? Is that correct?

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Android :: Droid ImageButton - Determine What Resource Is Currently Set?

Jun 30, 2010

Is there a way I can find what resource a particular ImageButton is set to, at any given time?

For eg: I have an ImageButton that I set to R.drawable.btn_on onCreate. Later, at some point, the ImageButton gets set to R.drawable.btn_off. I want to be able to check what resource the ImageButton is set to in my code.

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Android :: Determine How Much Text Will Fit In A TextView In Droid?

Aug 4, 2010

I have a layout that looks something like this:

[TextView 1] [TextView 2]
[ TextView 2 spill-over ]

Essentially, I need the contents of TextView 2 to wrap to the next line, but start where TextView 1 starts. I was thinking that if I knew how much text would fit into TextView 2 before it runs out of space on line one, I could take the rest of the text and put it in another TextView below the first two. So I need to measure how much text will fit into a TextView (which can be tricky because as far as I can tell, Android will try to break the text in a TextView at a good location so that it won't break a word in the middle if it can be avoided) or I need a new idea on how to lay this out.

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Android : How To Determine Droid Internet Connection?

Nov 15, 2009

How can I determine the current internet connection type available to an Android device? e.g. have it return WiFi, 3G, none.

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Android :: Determine Image Area Clicked In Droid?

Jun 20, 2010

Is there a way to determine in an Android app which area of an ImageView (x,y coordinates, for instance) was clicked by a user?

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Android :: Determine Revision Number Of Droid Build?

May 25, 2010

I know how to get the API level, android.os.Build.VERSION.SDK_INT, but there are also several revisions of each level release, e.g. for 2.1 there's rev 1 and 2. How do I determine the revision of a build?

The reason i'd like to know this is that I have a workaround for a bug in Android 2.1 (and 2.2), and this workaround will break the moment the corresponding bug is fixed. So right now i'm in the odd position of hoping that the bug won't be fixed (at least not until I can find an answer to above question).

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Android : Way To Determine Programmatically / Install Time For Droid App?

Jun 27, 2010

Is there any way to determine programmatically the time at which an Android application was installed? I don't see anything in PackageInfo, etc.

--EDIT--
To clarify, App A is installed at Time X. At some later time, Time Y, App B is installed. Is there any way App B can know when App A was installed? The link http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2831333/how-to-get-app-install-time-from-android/2920310#2920310 indicates that reading the modify time on the source dir of the App is sufficient. Is this really correct? Why?

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Android :: Does Droid Determine Whether To Move Layout Up When Showing Softkeyboard?

Sep 6, 2010

How does Android determine whether to move the layout up when showing the softkeyboard?

Note: I am aware that the activity property android:windowSoftInputMode="adjustResize|adjustResize|adjustUnspecified"
exists, as described here http://developer.android.com/guide/topics/manifest/activity-element.html#wsoft
, but in my case it doesn't seem to have any effect. This is my problem:

I have two activities, pretty much the same layout, but the first one is using a ListView that holds a list of buttons. The second activity holds a scrollview with buttons.
The rest is the same, same number of buttons, same height of elements, etc.

Now, when I press the search button to open the search input bar, in my first activity, the entire layouts gets moved up.
While on the second activity, the layout is not being moved up but the softkeyboard just displays on top of it. This is actually how I want it to behave. How can I achieve the same with my activity that's using the ListView?

In my manifest, initially I didn't specify any android:windowSoftInputMode attribute, but even if I do, it doesn't make any difference; I tried all three values (adjustPan, adjustResize, adjustUndefined, without any difference).

This is my layout:

1) http://pastebin.com/5zzVxjbK

2) http://pastebin.com/KFtPuHvP

Interestingly though: when I set my ListView visibility in my layout 1 (left) to View.INVISIBLE, then the layout doesn not get moved up!

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Android :: Droid Maps : Determine Map Center After A Drag Has Been Completed?

Nov 20, 2009

Is there a way through the android maps API, where I can detect the map center after pan animation has completed? I want to use this information to load markers from a server dynamically.

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Android :: Programmatically Determine Installed Audio Applications On Droid?

Aug 19, 2010

I'm trying to programmatically determine what audio applications are installed on an Android phone. I'm able to enumerate all the installed applications, but don't yet see a way to figure out which ones are capable of playing audio? What property of the application would have to queried to determine if is capable of playing audio?

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Android :: Unable To Determine Signal Strength On Droid - 2.0 - OnSignalStrengthsChanged Deprecated

Nov 17, 2009

The typical method to obtain signal strength has been to extend the PhoneStateListener class and override the onSignalStrengthsChanged method. Anytime the signal strength changes the system will call this method passing in the new ASU.

Since this method is now deprecated as of Android 2.0, how are we suppose to go about obtaining the signal strength? I tried using the method above on Droid (CDMA) and the ASU passed in is always -1.

There are also no details in the SDK as to why this was removed or what we are supposed to do now. http://developer.android.com/reference/android/telephony/PhoneStateLi...

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Android :: Determine Droid Database Maximum Size And Prevent SQLiteFullException?

Sep 7, 2010

I have few queries on Android SQLiteDatabase

1.) As normally the database stored in internal memory, can we specify the path of external storage and use it in similar way ?
2.) How to determine the size of available space of database ? I used getMaximumSize() from SQLIteDatabase class but that gives me 1099511626752
Is this in bytes ? If assumed then this seems to be too large and not practical. I am using HTC G1 to test this.
3.) How can I determine the size of an entry in table ? Or do I have to pull the whole table and manually see its size. Is it same that would be in phone storage ?
4.) Can I check if any free space available before making entry in database ? I want to prevent SQLiteFullException.

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HTC Droid Eris :: Booting

May 7, 2010

I dried it in rice and it started up fine after about a day but the trackball was acting like it was constantly pressed down. So seeing as the warranty was already voided because it got wet I decided to open up my phone to make sure there wasn't any rice bits inside. After closing up my phone it now will only boot up to the hboot screen. Holding down the volume down button causes it to check the sd card for files that cant be found. The file list is to quick to really read but they all start with PB00 and end in .zip. A guy at verizon recommended that I try to root my phone but all the directions I've found require you to put your phone in usb debug mode

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Motorola Droid :: Red Eye Thing On Booting?

Nov 12, 2009

very minor issue, but still bugs me. when i boot up my droid, i see the red eye-thing, but no "droid" voice. any ideas?

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Motorola Droid X :: Dx Won't Stop Re Booting

Jul 28, 2010

Dx just started rebooting out of nowhere and won't stop..

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