I keep seeing information on root however I am unclear how this relates to general android app development.
I understand that there is an emulator however when I get to actually test the software on a phone does that phone have to be a rooted device or is this only required if you wish to edit the core features of the os?
Finally are there are any development disadvantages to rooting the device such as that is no longer behaves like other android phones I may deploy too?
AS per the question, how many of the HTC apps require you to be online to do anything? Like are they all weather, sat nav, or use the internet to show you locations, and such? I'm just wondering how many apps will require me to use GPRS when outside of a WiFi zone, which would be quite a lot of places really!
I want to create a virtual device (nexus one) with wvga800, 800x480 but when I do, I can't see the whole screen on my 13" macbook pro, and I can't scroll down to see the bottom of the screen. How can I see the bottom of my virtual phone screen?
On a relatively new emulator image (AVD) I have about 40mb of free space. How can I expand this? I tried setting the disk.cachePartition.size option, but it didn't seem to have any effect.Just to be clear.I'm talking about the "Internal phone storage" size, not the SD Card size.
I have created a small and simple android app. I tried installing it on an actual android device. But because it won't install, I created an AVD resembling my phone. I tried copying and installing app on that AVD and it still says that error. "Application xxx could not be installed on this phone".
Before I tried installing my app on the phone or AVD I following steps: 1. Exported an unsigned copy of application onto my hard-drive. 2. User jarsigner to sign the app 3. Verified with jarsigner that my app is signed properly. 4. Used zipalign to optimize the app resources.
I do not have an icon assigned to myapp but mandatory properties like version etc. have been specified properly.
I had initially developed app using 2.1 version but because of compatability issues with my phone I reverted code to compile on 1.5 and it still doesn't get installed either on AVD or my phone.
My AVD is on 2.1 though and code is compiled with 1.5.
Is there a place where I can see the logs as to why app is not getting installed.
I do some mobile browser testing in the Android web browser through the Android SDK in Linux and I have a couple of questions: Can I run an Android Virtual Device without the entire Android SDK? Can I autostart the web browser when starting an Android Virtual Device/emulator?
I have a galaxy y duos(s6102). I have my internet connection in my pc. i use internet pass through to connect my mobile to the internet. I have a wifi enabled Sony tv too. But i dont have a wifi router. My Question is that can i use my pc's internet connection to my tv through my phones wifi?
I want make an app/service that looks like (Nexus One touch buttons) for the navigation keys (Home, menu,Back, Search). The buttons should always stay on top and send the command to the actually app thats running. Someone have ideas and sample codes how to do that?
In my emulator isRecognitionAvailable method from SpeechRecognizer class returns false and also when i run VoiceRecognition.java sample code on API level 8 platform 2.2 i got "Recognizer not present" message. Any idea hints whats going on? If problem is Speech recognition is not available in my emulator then how to install it in my virtual device?
I have added a second Virtual Device to test a different screen resolution (QVGA), but now I wanna switch back to the first AVD (HVGA) again. How can I set the virtual device in Eclipse to be used by default or even specifically for my project? In the properties I can only set the API level. I also couldn't find any information in the command line tool documentation to set this manually.
My plan is to prepopulate a database on a virtual device and then include database in the distribution of my app.However, I can't find the database file.Is it on my hard disk some where?How do I get it?I tried connecting using adb, I did an "ls" and then got really scared by this obscure list of directories.
When running a virtual device, how do I get it connected to the internet? When I check the settings of the Android SDK and AVD Manager, it knows about my proxy, but when I actually run a virtual device, the browser won't even bring up the Google home page. Instead, I get the dialog box: Data Connectivity Problem 'The server failed to communicate. Try again later.' and the browser displays 'Web page not available'.
I have an existing AVD I'm running in the Android emulator, but I'd like to change its Device ID. Can this be done either in Android SDK and AVD Manager or by editing any of the files in my ~/.android directory?
How can I create custom android virtual device, using my own images? I've been trying to change default *.img-s on my own in sdkplatformsandroidimages but it didn't help - the emulator didn't launch or frozen.
How to connect to a tomcat server through the browser in an android virtual device? Usually,After we start tomcat server, when we say "http://localhost:8080" tomcat server can be seen in browsers like Firefox etc.. But i am not getting it in an AVD Browser. .Is there a way to connect to tomcat on local machine?
I need to use my phone as emulator/target/virtual device when I run my application. I have installed HTC Sync and the USB driver is in order. I have enabled the USB Debugging in Settings. What more do I need to do to make Eclipse AVD Manager to detect my phone?