I know this topic has been covered a lot, so apologies if this is redundant. I would like to work in the SDK and simply extend a core app that already exists, and then override some functionality. For example, I would like to extend Contacts, but then overwrite the entire ContactsListActivity class, for my own experimental MyContacts.apk.
In this youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aUjukCdPyQ
Dianne talks about the ringtone picker, did she just extend the core ringtone picker and work in the SDK?
I DO have the entire platform source code, and have made some changes to core apps there, but rebuilding takes awhile (even useing mmm, and snod), so I was hoping to speed up development by working in the SDK (where building and running the emulator seems to go faster). Not sure if this is realistic or not.
This is all just for some internal experimentation, I am not looking to contribute the the core apps.
In another post, someone had referred to ".... classes available in the SDK....". How can we see what classes we have access to, in the SDK.
I wanted to change my gmail account of my phone, in order to do that I did a factory reset to start over. I was all cool until I wanted to update the apps, but Play Store "My Apps" page is blank taking forever to load.
My theory is, core apps lock themselves to first google account entered to the phone, and doesn't do that again no matter how much you reset the phone.
is there any way to debug live running apps to see what processes are taking alot of cpu time? I see the options in DDMS but they are not really live. I would just like to see what processes took alot of time so I can dig into the code to optimize it
I just got a HTC Desire and I love it so far, I've spent ages customising it, getting my contacts synced with facebook etc, favourites, bookmarks etc and downloading apps.Now I want to go about putting on a few different ROMs to see what I like. What is the best way to backup all my stuff so that when I do put on a fresh rom I can get all my stuff back as easily as possible?
Android tablets seem pretty cool, but what about those who already have Android smartphones? Will they have to manage two separate devices if they get tablets as well? My question is this: Can android devices sync apps and settings between each other? Will a Google account transfer all apps on one device to another automatically?
My apps widgets arent updating according to the settings. For example, weather bug widget, and Google finance, and engadget. I have to click into the app itself to get it to appear correctly. Sorta defeats the purpose of a widget! Is there another parent setting that is preventing this?
More specifically I want to edit the Settings.apk and add more options. I'm unsure what the best approach to this is. I know how to convert the classes.dex to a .jar, but this doesn't seem like the way to go about accomplishing anything. At any rate, I'm really looking for some insight into this and advanced editing such as this. Someone knows how to, care to share?
I'm developing one of my first Android apps. I come from an ASP.NET world where it's trivial to have separate Web.config files for dev, test, and production. Does anyone have a good, automated way of doing this for Android via Eclipse?
I am looking for an app to do the following things. Change ringer setting when getting a call from a certain number. i.e. Turn the ringer on when I call it from my google voice number in case I loose it.Also, to run a script when connecting to a specific wifi network.I believe Locale can do at least the first one, but I was wondering if there were any cheaper apps to do this as I have no interest in the gps features of locale.
I'm returning my original HTC Inc because it has a defect. Verizon is supposed to send me another. I'll have both in my hands for a short time. I'd like to transfer my settings and those apps and programs I added to the original phone to the new phone. Is this possible? If so, is there a step-by-step primer for doing this?
I just got a new, unbranded, unlocked Hero (my first, so I have no idea how things are supposed to work), and can't seem to get anywhere:After start I get language settings, then select "next", then a request for a SIM card. I don't have that card yet, but I can't skip this window. According to HTC-support, a SIMcard is not necessary for setting up the phone, using many of the functions, and using WiFi. But they didn't tell me how to solve the problem.After a lot of fiddling around, I managed to find the WiFi settings and got connected there. But there simply is no Home Page (or whatever its called, the main page that you see in all the adverts), I can't get to settings, there are no applications.I did a hard/factory restart, but no joy - the problem stays the same.
I have recently bought QMobile A8 phone which in "about phone" says ics 4.0.4 and has the notification swipe to close and long press home key and swipe to close background apps but in settings-> apps it does not show "all" button neither there is a way to disable apps. I installed advanced task killer and could find the disable button in few apps by force stop detail option in advanced task killer and disabled maps and few other. Now where to find them since I don't have the "all" button in settings-> apps where at the bottom there are disabled apps in my other android devices.
Is there any way to transfer everything (apps, settings etc)from one Droid to another, like the switch device option on the Blackberry Desktop Manager?I just spent 4 hrs customizing my phone just to find a dead pixel on the screen and need to have it swapped out. Don't want to go through it all over again.
I probably nuked my Droid doing something, either messing with it rooted or cold/snow/moisture got to it. I'd be in the middle of a call and the other person wouldn't hear me. This would happen randomly. I went to Verizon and they simply shipped me a new phone.
Now that I have it, i thought all my apps would be on the SD card. Nope. I can only get back Apps that are the Market has marked as needing update. all my other apps are gone. How can I move them along with my custom setting like GDE etc?
I've installed AK Notepad on my old ROM and did a Nandroid. I have only one note in there which I'd like to extract. I have extracted the data.img and system.img on my PC and I can find the .apk, but I can't find that one note that was written in there. Is there a way to find it? Or maybe if I can't extract the note, can I copy the settings somewhere in my phone so the AK Notepad will act as if it is that one on the old ROM where I wrote that note?
Me and a friend are trying to port a system app from the same phone but two different roms. Here's the situation. The phone is zopo zp998 and it comes with regular Android 4.2.2. Zopo is making the exact same phone for the Chinese market with on OS based on Android 4.2.2 that's called YunOS and it doesn't have Google account support so it's not usable outside China.
The YunOS has a black screen gesture feature that you can activate in the settings under display and then while the screen is Black you can make symbols on it with your finger and open specific apps. For instance if you draw the letter C the dialer will open.
My friend was able to find the system app for the gestures in YunOS and all its library files and put it in his rom. When the phone boots we can see that the gestures service is running fine but we don't have the option in the settings to activate the app. we can use on how to transfer a system setting and app like this? Is there another app we can use to trigger the on and off of the app?
With the froyo update, there are so many apps running, both in my task killer, but also in the running apps section of the settings menu. Like Skype, and several I don't use and don't want running. Anyway with froyo to stop these from starting up and running all the time?
Is there a way, to go from Apps2SD to NOT using Apps2SD without losing apps or app settings?
The process as I understand it is:
Make a Nandroid Backup (or do you need Nandroid+ext?) copy SD contents to PC Wipe phone, Wipe and repartition SD card w/ no ext replace contents of SD card (while in Recovery you can mount the card, correct?) flash ROM Restore
The question I have is, will all the apps and settings be in the restore, or will I need to reinstall and set everything up again?
The micro usb port on my phone has gotten loose over the last few days, and so T-mo is sending me out a replacement phone. I would like to completely backup my phone (ideally to my dropbox folder) so I can easily restore all of my apps and settings on the new vibrant when it comes. I already have Astro, and have backed up my apps to my SD card. But I would like something more comprehensive, say the way Blackberry Desktop software can do a complete back up from one phone and restore it all to a different phone. What backup apps do you use?
I want to pass the build process the --core-libary option. But in ADT I don't see such an option. So in Version 1.1 --core-library could be inserted into the build.xml and build was successfull when using ant. It looked like this:
In 1.5 build.xml as well as the hole build process was heavitly altered. Now even the dx.jar is gone. The build.xml works differently, and I dont see where to put --core-library. There is also no documentation for where to put it.
I am using Eclipge Ganymede for Android. While developing a project i clicked on FIX PROJECT option by mistake. Then the whole project started showing an error. I have been displayed the following log in the console...
trouble processing "java/math/RoundingMode.class": [2010-04-23 17:24:29 - Gorinka2] Attempt to include a core VM class in something other than a core library. It is likely that you have attempted to include the core library from a desktop virtual machine into an application, which will most assuredly not work. If you really intend to build a core library -- which is only appropriate as part of creating a full virtual machine binary, as opposed to compiling an application -- then use the "--core-library" option to suppress this error message. If you go ahead and use "--core-library" but are in fact building an application, then please be aware that your build will still fail at some point; you will simply be denied the pleasure of reading this helpful error message. [2010-04-23 17:24:29 - Gorinka2] 1 error; aborting [2010-04-23 17:24:29 - Gorinka2] Conversion to Dalvik format failed with error 1
Now i couldnt run the run. Its showing errors. So, help me out in setting my project to normal state...