i am new to android phones ROM updating . in forums for update ROM on android phone tutorials have two methods
1 . update by SD card
2. odin multi downloader
what are two these methods and both are same or different approach.?? and which is the safest way to update ROM? also can we downgrade android firnware with out problem?? and how to find the latest version by file name on android, what is the different between stock ROM and custom ROM?/??
Found myself needing to compare old and new app versions on my EVO but couldn't find a quick way. I was hoping there might be an alternative to the methods I used. I have a TON of apps installed and aTrackDog is slow to generate the information. Plus you then have to view the exported file separately from the app used to create the file. App List puts together a list quickly but rarely exports the version info. And I know that one can get app version info from Manage Applications on the phone but that too is slow to generate the information. Is there a FAST and easy way to see the version of the app? Would be nice to able to see something right from the App Drawer but I don't see any option other than the Manage Applications section of the phone and having to wait.
I have a desire I wish to root. I have version 2.1 stock and understand that unrevoked 3.14 might be the best option. Thing is I cannot find this version, it always brings up 3.21 which I don't think will work. Is there a better way to go about this? I use a mac.
How can you tell what version you are running? When the new version comes and if it downloads in the middle of the night I want to know what version it is. I was told at the Verizon store that the new version will have voice for its Google maps telling you where to turn etc.
Does anybody have a link to get an older version of Dialer One? Is there a way that I can revert back to my previous version? I updated it to Version 1.2.6, and I must say the new changes are terrible. Facebook pictures no longer sync. 2.) Calling a number after dialing is more difficult as instead of having a fairly large area to click to call, you have to exactly touch the tiny phone logo, 3.) Before I could click the bar to change from contacts, recent calls, and favorites. Now I have to swipe to go between the three. The one positive with the new upgrade is the developer fixed a bug where the dialer would always crash if you attempted to add a missed call number to your contacts. Not that works fine. But losing the other three things are enough for me to want to go back.
I used to be a C/C++ programmer before getting in to android. I am not sure how people maintain 2 versions of a program without using #ifdef preprocessor macros. Right now I am changing the package name in eclipse and changing the code manually, but this seems really inefficient. Can anybody suggest a good way of having 2 or more projects that share most of the code?
I'm planning on getting LockBot when I get my EVO and I was wondering, what's the difference between the free version and paid version. I basically want the Moto Droid lock screen on my EVO for the slide to toggle sound on/off feature due to the lack of an external switch on the EVO. Would I be best to get the paid version or will the free version do that?
I am working on an application that needs to find GPS location of the user. While testing my code on Droid i am unable to find the GPS location. While googling i found this link to an issue raised with Google.
But apps like Yelp can find the GPS location on droid. Is there a workaround to find the user location on a device? Here's the code I am using code....
Does anyone know the main differences between the full HTC version of 2.2 and the T-Mobile version that has just been rolled out? From what I have seen in some articles the camera and camcorder functions / look and feel haven't changed. anybody else know of differences other than the addition of crappy new apps i didn't ask for... thanks T-Mobile
I am having my Galaxy S delivered tomorrow and was wondering what protection people are using. I was going to use some sort of film protector, such as Zagg invisible shield and a Flip Case. But the only flip case I can find for the Galaxy S looks horrid, and I am not sure on the texture of Zagg Invisible Shields.I have also considered silicone gel cases, but I am having trouble finding one that is nice, and pouches in combo with a screen protector.What would you use and if I did buy a screen protector, which brand should it be, I want one that will protect but with minimum difference to the feel or colour of the screen.
I am wondering if I am on the newest firmware / software for my Hero (Sprint) I went to Settings / About Phone / System Updates etc .. downloaded a update... It now saysmy firmware version is 1.5 and software version is 1.56.651.2 not really sure but I thought I was reading people are on version 2.0 and higher not sure but anyway do Ihave to go to the Sprint website or the HTC website for the newer version if there is in fact one?
I have been using a Pantech Sky Vega racer 2 but it just get Android 4.1 and I would like to upgrade to 4.2 or 4.4 (the best one). How can I upgrade for my device ? or That brand should buy your license to upgrade that version ? the Android 4.2 is a lot of better than 4.1 and a lot of app I need to use so how can i get that upgrade for my self of my business ?
I hate the AT&T Galaxy Express i437 and I can't update the android version (currently on 4.1.2) because AT&T requires WiFi for the update. I also can't find a working root so that is not an option. Is there any way to update to a new version without rooting or WiFi?
I believe its the android SDK that allows you to make android apps on your pc. I have a Dragon Touch 9 inch 8 gb 512 memory tablet and on amazon, it showed the notification on top and the back, home and recent apps on bottom. I don't know how to enable this (if you can), But if i cant, i will just make a app that does this.
I just bought a new new Android smartphone, and electronically and mechanically, it works very well, and gives a nice appearance. It was sold as having Android 4.1.1, and About Phone -> Android version displays 4.1.2. So in this version range, we are talking about Jelly Bean, right?
Software version in the 'About Phone' begins with, '6820_2.3.5_' but whether or not this identifies the OS version, or means something else ...
I'd like to know if there's any way of telling exactly which version of Gingerbread my phone is running? This is useful in deciding which apps should or should not, be installed.
The phone has been rooted, has busybox and a terminal application installed, how to identify the OS that requires this capability.