Slatedroid info

Everything about android tablet pc [slatedroid]

Create a Simple Custom Launcher from Scratch

Posted by wicked September - 22 - 2014 - Monday Comments Off

android

When you are starting your journey into any sort of development, it’s never easy at the beginning. Perhaps the best way to learn something new is by doing, and in the context of coding, this involves using some code samples and modifying them to gain experience. After you’ve become familiar with this for long enough, you can then make your own project from scratch. The same applies to Android applications—and not only the most basic ones. If you are looking for a good source of resources to enhance your knowledge, XDA is the perfect place for you!

If you ever dreamed about making your own application, a simple application launcher might be a good place to start. While you may be thinking that making a simple app drawer is a piece of cake, you are probably wrong. Luckily, a handy video tutorial has been created by XDA Senior Member sylsau, who recorded the entire process of his sample launcher development. If you have Eclipse with the ADT Plugin installed, you can consider yourself ready to develop your first application. The video tutorial is almost half an hour long and guides your from the very beginning to the final APK compilation. Of course, if you want to create something more advanced, you should look for some courses and books.

Development is long and difficult process. But if your application is good, the concept is original, and your coding is sound, your project will likely be successful. After a few good projects, you can even find a full time job as a programmer, but everyone needs to start somewhere.

You can find the video tutorial by visiting the How to create your own custom launcher forum thread. Don’t wait; start your journey today!

The post Create a Simple Custom Launcher from Scratch appeared first on xda-developers.

Change Your Samsung Galaxy S2’s Dialer Background in Real Time

Posted by wicked September - 22 - 2014 - Monday Comments Off

GS2 Dialer

As with anything, if you’ve looked at something long enough, things can get pretty boring. This is the reason why we have a plethora of custom themes, mods, and tutorials that teach you how to customize and personalize almost every aspect of your Android device. One of these elements include the phone dialer, which up until recently, could not be easily changed through the native device settings on your Samsung Galaxy S 2. If however, you feel like it’s about time to have these settings introduced to your phone, be sure to check out this tutorial.

Written by XDA Senior Member remuntada78, the tutorial teaches you how to add an option in your Galaxy S 2’s native settings to change the phone dialer with custom themes. Before you get started, you’ll need a tool to decompile and recompile APK files, such as Android Multitool and a text editing program such as Notepad++. The process requires you to essentially edit, remove and add various codes within SecSettings.apk and SecContacts.apk, at the end of which you recompile the APK files and move them to the appropriate directory within your device.

If you would like to give this a go, check out the custom phone dialer tutorial for your Galaxy S 2 at its original thread.

The post Change Your Samsung Galaxy S2’s Dialer Background in Real Time appeared first on xda-developers.

Compile Your Own Kernel From Source with Comprehensive Tutorial

Posted by wicked September - 21 - 2014 - Sunday Comments Off

Android Kernel

One glance at any developer section of any device forum on XDA and you’ll find countless custom kernels handcrafted by XDA members. For the newcomer, this could be quite the treasure trove among the interwebz for them to play with. However, as much fun as they can provide, they could also be quite daunting to the aspiring developer who simply does not know where to start. If you feel this may be you, you should definitely check out XDA Senior Member Eliminator79’s kernel compiling tutorial.

Eliminator79 has written a great tutorial teaching you how to compile a kernel from source with a slight focus on Sony devices–although this tutorial can also be used for other devices. The tutorial is broken down into seven main parts being:

  1. Installing Ubuntu (within Windows OS)
  2. Downloading the source code
  3. Installing libraries
  4. Preparing the toolchain
  5. Adding features to the kernel
  6. Compiling
  7. Testing the kernel

Additionally, for the visual learners, Eliminator79 has included screenshots and examples of code to accompany each step of the way.

If you’re keen on learning how to compile your own kernel from source or are simply curious as to what the process is behind it, then head over to the kernel compiling tutorial thread to get started.

The post Compile Your Own Kernel From Source with Comprehensive Tutorial appeared first on xda-developers.

How to Make Your GPS Lock Faster – XDA Developer TV

Posted by wicked September - 14 - 2014 - Sunday Comments Off

gpslock

Nothing is more frustrating than opening up Google Maps and it taking way to long to lock your location. Additionally, slow GPS lock can impact the play-ability of GPS based games such as Ingress. When this happens, people try all sorts of voodoo to try and speed up the lock. They shake the phone, they walk in circles, they scream obscenities at the phone and more. What you really need, is to do something that might actually work.

In this episode of  XDA Developer TV, XDA Developer TV newcomer and XDA Recognized Contributor rirozizo shows you how to make your GPS lock faster. He shows off the steps of how to modify the AGPS servers in the gps.conf. This is not as difficult as it sounds. So check out this video.


Be sure to check out other great XDA Developer TV Videos

The post How to Make Your GPS Lock Faster – XDA Developer TV appeared first on xda-developers.

How to setup and use Moto Voice on the Moto X 2014

Posted by wicked September - 12 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

Moto_X_2014_Moto_Voice_TA

Motorola unleashed Touchless Control on last year’s Moto X, but it’s now been rebranded to Moto Voice for the all new Moto X. If you’re not familiar with Touchless Control, (or Moto Voice), it allows you to ask your Moto X to do certain things without ever handling the device. You can find out who won the big game, set a reminder, set a timer, send a text message, and so much more.

Moto Voice is essentially the same application as Touchless Control, but there are a couple of new commands, such as “Good Morning” and “Goodnight.” You also won’t be locked into just using “OK Google Now” to wake your device, and it now works with other third party apps like Facebook, WhatsApp, and YouTube.

Touchless Control was found in the settings screen on the 1st gen Moto X, but Motorola simplified things with the 2014 edition by including Moto Voice into a new app simply called Moto. Moto Actions, Moto Assist, and Moto Display also reside in the Moto app making things a lot less confusing.

Moto_App_Main_Screen

Once you open the Moto app, you will get a quick walk through of some of the features.

Moto_App_Get_Started

Once you accept the usual privacy policy you will be able to choose you own unique launch phrase. You can use “OK Scotty,” “OK Moto X,” “Listen Up Master,” or whatever else you want. Just make sure you’re in a quiet place, and you will have no problem setting it up. You will be asked to speak the command three times to ensure that your Moto X understands you every time you use the command. Once you complete the recordings, you’re all set. Just say your launch phrase to wake your phone up and then a command (many listed below). If you ever want to change your launch phrase, just return to the Moto app, tap the gear icon at the top right, then tap on Moto Voice, and select “Change or Improve Launch Phrase.”

Moto_Voice_Settings

It’s couldn’t be simpler right? Here’s a video showing you how it’s all done and below that is a list of commands you can use. Also be sure to check out all our Moto X (2014) guides.

Click here to view the embedded video.

 

List of commands to use with Moto Voice

  • Take a photo
  • Set alarm for [6am tomorrow]
  • What’s up?
  • Get list of commands
  • What’s this song?
  • When’s my next meeting?
  • How far away is the moon?
  • Sent text to [Jane Doe]
  • Send WhatsApp message
  • What’s the weather?
  • Navigate [home]
  • Call [Jane Doe on mobile]
  • Post to Facebook
  • Check Voicemail
  • Remind me to [pick up milk tonight]
  • Open [Calendar]
  • Play [Beethoven] on YouTube
  • Find my phone
  • Take a selfie
  • Good Morning
  • Goodnight

 

 

 

Come comment on this article: How to setup and use Moto Voice on the Moto X 2014

Learn How to Connect a USB Modem to Your Android Device

Posted by wicked September - 9 - 2014 - Tuesday Comments Off

usb modem

It seems that with modern day smartphones, we increasingly need access to the Internet–not only for communication such as Emails and text messages, but for apps, synchronization, and more. For many folks including yours truly, we keep our mobile data on just so we don’t miss those Facebook notifications, messages, or Snap Chats, even if by doing so, we’re sacrificing our precious battery life. If you find yourself in a situation where mobile data and WiFi are not available to you, you can now surf the Web by connecting a USB modem to your device.

XDA Senior Member ISF created a simple guide that teaches you how to connect one of these USB modems to your Android device with only an OTG cable. The process is quite simple and straightforward, requiring you to download and install an app, configure the necessary network information, and connecting your Modem to your device. In order to do this though, your Android device must be rooted. ISF has also recorded a video teaching you this process as well so you can have a more visual understanding of what needs to be done.

If you’re interested in giving this a go, head over to the USB modem tutorial thread to get started.

The post Learn How to Connect a USB Modem to Your Android Device appeared first on xda-developers.

Learn How to Remove the Call Log Limit on Your Sony Xperia Device

Posted by wicked September - 8 - 2014 - Monday Comments Off

call log

If you’re one of those people who makes just an inordinately large number of phone calls (and kudos to you for using a phone for its defining function), you may have noticed that the call log on your Android device is limited to 500 calls. For the majority of people, this wouldn’t be an issue at all, but if you are one of the few people who actually wants to know the details beyond your past 500 calls, or if you’re simply up to try something new, there’s a tutorial that teaches you how to remove this limit.

Written by XDA Forum Member pollob666, the tutorial teaches you just exactly where in the code this restriction is found, and what you need to do to change or remove it. It’s a rather simple process requiring the decompilation of framework.jar and some smali editing. This has been tested to work on the Sony Xperia V and TX, running either the official ROM or OmniROM, although because of its simplicity, other ROMs and devices, both Xperia or non-Xperia may work as well. Be sure however, to make a backup in case things happen to go wrong.

This function can also be achieved via an Xposed Module, but it’s never a bad thing to take the manual way of modding, especially for those just learning the ropes. If you are interested in giving this a crack, head over to the call log limit removal tutorial thread for more information.

The post Learn How to Remove the Call Log Limit on Your Sony Xperia Device appeared first on xda-developers.

How to Turn Your Smartphone into a OnePlus One – XDA Developer TV

Posted by wicked September - 7 - 2014 - Sunday Comments Off

oneplusoneconvert

Oppo’s spunky offspring company OnePlus announced their first smartphone, the One, to much fanfare. It ships with a special version of CyanogenMod installed. Many people love CyanogenMod and would love to get their hands on a phone with this version. However, getting your hands on a OnePlus One is not as easy as going down to the store and buying one. The supply is limited and there are many paths to getting the opportunity to buy one, and some paths are very sketchy.

In today’s video, XDA Developer TV newcomer droidmodd3rx, shows off XDA Senior Member zedomax‘s OnePlus One Conversion Kit. This kit allows you to install the special OnePlus One features like the OnePlusOne lock screen, camera, soundfx, whisper push, privacy guard, wallpapers, and more on any smartphone that runs CyanogenMod 11. While we are showing the version on the HTC One M8, the features will be similar on any CyanogenMod 11 supported device. Grab your favorite beverage and check out this video.

Resource Links:

Be sure to check out other great XDA Developer TV Videos.

Check out droidmodd3rx’s YouTube Channel.

The post How to Turn Your Smartphone into a OnePlus One – XDA Developer TV appeared first on xda-developers.

Compile PhilZ Touch 6 Recovery for any MediaTek Device Yourself

Posted by wicked September - 7 - 2014 - Sunday Comments Off

Philz Touch Recovery

PhilZ Touch Recovery is one of the most popular CWM-derived custom recoveries available for Android devices. With a plethora of compatible devices and being fully open source, anyone can try to get it working on their device if it isn’t available already. Fortunately, if you find yourself in a situation where you want to use PhilZ Touch but don’t know where to start, there’s now a tutorial that shows you how to compile the recovery for any Android device with a MediaTek SoC.

Written by Senior Member yuweng, the tutorial is comprehensive and detailed in its explanation of the steps necessary to compile PhilZ Touch for your device. It also provides a background of what PhilZ Touch recovery is for any newcomers, a quick rundown of the compilation process, and the tools required. The tutorial is accompanied with plenty of examples of code and screenshots along with other helpful information and links. Additionally, yuweng provides some additional information that you may find helpful, such as some miscellaneous tips and even a case study.

If you own a device with a MediaTek chip and are looking for a tutorial on compiling PhilZ Touch Recovery for your device, yuweng’s tutorial is a great place to start. Head over to the PhilZ Touch 6 for MediaTek devices tutorial thread for more information.

 

The post Compile PhilZ Touch 6 Recovery for any MediaTek Device Yourself appeared first on xda-developers.

How to Install TWRP Recovery on the Samsung Gear Live and LG G Watch – XDA Developer TV

Posted by wicked September - 6 - 2014 - Saturday Comments Off

gearlivetwrp

We’ve showed you how to Factory Reset your Samsung Gear Live Smartwatch. We’ve showed you how to use the Samsung Gear Live Super Tool and we’ve shown you how to root the LG G Watch. Now we are going to show you how to install TWRP customer recovery on your Android Wear device.

In today’s videos, XDA Developer TV newcomer and XDA Recognized Contributor RootJunky, shows off how to install TWRP on the Samsung Gear Live. This process works on the LG G Watch as well. So if you wanted to install a custom Recovery on your Android Wear device, check out this video.

Resource Links:

Be sure to check out other great XDA Developer TV Videos.

Check out RootJunky’s (Tom’s) YouTube Channel.

The post How to Install TWRP Recovery on the Samsung Gear Live and LG G Watch – XDA Developer TV appeared first on xda-developers.