Android :: How To Debug Core Apps Like SettingsJul 30, 2010
How do I build and debug the cores apps in Android source tree, like AlarmClock and Settings, located under:
How do I build and debug the cores apps in Android source tree, like AlarmClock and Settings, located under:
I just want to know a couple of things (NOT that I would ever try this myself but im interested in the info).
1) Is it possible to install quad core firmware on dual core tablet?
2) Is it possible to 'spoof' the android system into thinking 2 CPUs are 4?
3)If you install dual core firmware on quad core machine will 4 cores or 2 show up?
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'm having an issue with Note 3,
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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.
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