I've just started looking into porting ROMs (more specifically, ICS themes to Gingerbread), and I found a few tools that port the ROM for you. If it were really that easy, isn't it possible to port any ROM to any device?
Usb port of my Samsung infuse 4G isn't working, when connected it charges but pc doesn't recognize. I've tried with different USB cables. when camera is opened it gets stuck and shows black screen. i thought this could be a problem with ROM but i was unable to update ROM as my PC doesn't recognize it, i'm able to enter download mode using OSB jig but still odin doesn't recognize it. it has Android 2.2.1 installed on it and it has not been rooted.
How to port a stock rom from a higher device to a lower device with a locked bootloader so i want to try and port it with my devices stock kernel. The tutorials i have found are not detailed enough most of them are just copy & pasting files from one to the other and the rom does not boot.
Currently I'm trying to port several modules on a non-native android device (Beagleboard XM). I'm syncing my sources from rowboat. However, I came across this problem which had me stuck for more than a week. How do I compile modules into a .ko file? Whenever I try to compile the modules, it would be listed as .o, e.g. for a wireless driver I am working on, i would get RT2800USB.o instead of RT2800USB.ko that I need.
I have a Chinese clone of Galaxy S4 called No.1 S6 with MTK6589 Cpu and Android 4.2.1 (Odexed Rom), well, I tried to replace some system app like contacts, phone and mms with the same apps taken from the Slim bean 4.2.2 Rom for the Google Nexus 4 that has the same screen resolution.
I odexed the slim bean apks with dexopt-wrapper as explained here [URL] ...., I signed them with auto-sign software, so I put them into system/app folder with right permissions, deleting old apks first, rebooted the phone, wiped cache in recovery and when the phone booted the apk I replaced was gone, so I think there's a compatibility problem between my system apps and nexus 4 ported apps, maybe I have to take the slim bean (or other ROMS, whatever) sources and edit the apks and make them compatible with my phone...
How to port system apps from other devices with different software?
On the documentation page "Developing on a Device" http://developer.android.com/guide/developing/device.html there may be two errors in the section "Setting up a Device for Development."
First: To run (not debug) an app on a device, you do not need to set the "debuggable" attribute in the manifest. The documentation implies this is a requirement. It may be a good idea, but, when stepping an absolute beginner through the process of running their first app, this is an unnecessary detour.
Second: The instructions for turning on USB debugging don't mention the Settings activity: "On the device, go to the home screen, press MENU, select Applications > Development, then enable USB debugging."
The first error is more of a quibble, but the second seems to be actual misinformation that may puzzle a beginner, wondering why there isn't an "Applications" item on the Home app menu. In most cases this should go "Settings > Applications > Development > USB Debugging," and the menu key is not involved.
So the title may be a bit hard to comprehend but the gist of it is that I turned on full device encryption and since then when I transfer the pics off the phone to a computer they cannot be viewed. The message I get is corrupted metadata, the sizes on them seem right, I have not tried to view the exif data through a utility yet to see what exactly is corrupted.
I can still see the pics on the device, and share them online, but when I copy them off of the device they are broken. I've tried a couple of jpg recovery tools without any luck.
Most similar posts I've seen related to this is a corrupted sd cared (but this is on the internal one and only started after I turned encryption on).
And to confuse things a bit more, if I email the pic off it works correctly. So the problem seems to be just directly pulling them off the device, or browsing them when they are on the phone but connected to a machine. Same thing happens in linux and windows with various software.
The android camera API is bound to one camera device, but in some situation we have lots of camera device in a netbook or handset. We can't use the same application with different camera device dynamically. For example, we can select the camera device in the VLC (Video LAN Client) on windows because there is direct show on it, but we can't do that on android by camera API without changing the framework. Guys, is there any mistake at my understand? Is there any plan to modify framework to support this situation ?
I currently have the Palm Pre and I am getting an EVO on Friday. I was wondering if anyone can give me any suggestions on an easy way to get my contacts from the Pre to the Evo, without me having to enter in all 115 of them? Would it be practical to enter them all into my Gmail account? if so, will the EVo download all of them from the cloud? What about BlueTooth? will the Pre shoot all of my contacts to the EVO via bluetooth Lastly, desktop software: IS there some software that will allow the pre to sync my contacts to Outlook? And will the Evo retrieve that info from outlook?
I am working on a system on which currently Linux kernel and microwindows windowing system is running. Code of current Linux system drivers is available to me. I want to port android on it, just as a hobby project.
can you please tell me what all understanding of linux-kernel is required to port it?
Please give me references (Books, Tutorials) to build-up understandings.
I'm thinking about an Android app (with possibly an accompanying physical device), and i'm trying to figure out whether this is something that's feasible.
1) Let's say I plug my Android to my PC. Would it be possible for an app installed on the PC to communicate with an app running in the cell phone? I just need a very simplistic data exchange, it can even be one-way (just data pushed from the cell phone to the listening app on the PC, whenever the cell phone wants, I don't need any data sent from PC to phone).
When I plug it in, the phone gives me 4 options (charge, disk drive, HTC sync, tethering), which makes me think this is not doable, but still worth the shot.
2) Would it be possible for an app on the PC to talk to an app on the phone through any other way? (Wi-fi, bluetooth, etc). I'm guessing no on wi-fi since neither party has the other's IP (and I want this to kinda just work, not having to input IPs manually all the time).
3) If I make a device that's plugged to the little USB port at the bottom of the phone (and let's say this is a magical device that can do anything, I don't quite care about those details as long as it's doable). Can I have an Android app talk to that device?
4) Any other ideas to make the phone talk to a "device" that I make, or to an app in the PC are more than welcome. Going "through the web" could be an option (although there'd have to be a central server that I own as a middle man, I believe). But i'd prefer if the communication was direct between the two devices.
I've been doing a lot of research lately, on this forum as well as others and I read somewhere that someone was able to port google maps navigation to there eris. I can't remember if it was this site or somewhere else. Can anyone confirm this? I also read that the people over at xda-developers were able to get it working on the G1 which I believe is running either android 1.5 or 1.6.
Here is the link: Google Maps Navigation Ported to T-Mobile G1 | Android Central. It would be great if we could get this working on our Eris, I really don't care for any of the other 2.0 features besides this.
I've only had my EVO for 4 days now but I can't open any videos sent to me via messaging. My husband has an Instict and sent me a 20 second video of our daughter and when I tried to open it, I got a photo that said "Video too large to view on this device". The video is not that large so I'm not sure what's up.Is there anyone else that is having this problem? Does anyone know how to fix it? We send videos of our kids all the time and I hate to think that I can't do that with a "state of the art" phone.