Friday, April 15, 2011

more gingerbread for g1

hello, I have told you how to get CM7 on g1, but I experienced some bugsin the rom. It would randomly uninstall apps. I have a feeling this was a security breach, but for a risk such as that, we shouldn't proceed. Instead use beatrom's gingerbread rom. It is in the unlocr's database. The link takes you to a xda developers link. There are 2 links, the rom and "gapps". "gapps" is the market, Gmail, youtube, etc. download the rom and gapps .zip files. If you have clockworkmod recovery, just move them somewhere to your SD, if not move the rom to your SD as, then repeat this process with gapps.
Clockworkmod and normal recovery- reboot into recovery
clockworkmod- factory reset as many times as possible, then to the same with wiping the cache, the go to      _____mounts and storage and do each one individually(skip the SD!!)
normal- flash
clockworkmod- install zip from SD, select the ROM
normal- turn on usb storage, swap the files, making the gapps file
clockworkmod- choose zeam(fast) or ADW(features, slow) as you home, wait
normal- flash it too, reboot
clockworkmod- install zip from SD, select gapps
clockworkmod- let it finish, reboot
clockworkmod and normal- boot up and sign into google(if you have data), or skip to do it over wifi
clockworkmod and normal- this is to patch the settings app being unable to launch: go into linda file manager, in /system/app find settings.apk, and open it, replace the settings app with it
clockworkmod and normal- home-->settings-->wireless-->turn on wifi, connect-->home-->open market-->sign in-->DONE!!!

unfortunately, the market is stuck with out adobe flash. get this and open it with lind to remedy this, it is named "for 2.1" this may work, but it is 10.1 flash, period and it worked for my 10 attempts on 3 phones

Monday, April 11, 2011

how to have quick access to files without opening the start menu or windows explorer

if you want extremely quick access to a file or such (this is especially useful for portable apps), the desktop is the answer. As proof of concept open task manager, and go to processes and end "explorer.exe". This is windows explorer running in the background. When it ends, the task bar and desktop icons will disappear. If you right click, nothing will happen. To take advantage of this I have a portable app called APP.exe. I would drag the .exe file from the windows explorer window to the desktop section visible and it would move/copy. Then I would double click the file and it would open the file. TADA!!!
this also works for .doc, .gif, .png, .zip, etc.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Why root/what to do after rooting

ropoting is like getting administrator acess on windows or using a sudo terminal command in linux. Android root is like linux sudo only though "su" is used instead of "sudo". so why do this?
1. Custom roms- custom variants of the android OS. Can be used to level up to the latest firmware(ginger bread instead of donut on G1 for example) or add more in depth features
2. Overclocking- make the CPU run faster. use set cpu or search "overclock" and find a free version. get one that lowers speed as battery level decreases(better battery life) or gets too hot(prevents damage)
3. underclocking- like overclocking but adds battery life at cost of performence
4. tethering- try wireless tether(can use blue tooth and wifi)/barnacle wifi tether(wifi only- ) and easytether(usb only, fastest connection)- use usb for fast connections, wifi for quick setup or if you have a charger, or bluetooth for wireless and no charger. Usb needs helper apps installed on PC
4. remove system apps(if you have a seperate media player/home screen, etc.)- remove home if you have zeam, launcherpro, ADW, etc.
5. more apps that can do more- enable more features in apps and get more
6. leave some more in the suggestions we have'nt thought of!
***rooting voids warenty*** but so does
carrying your phone, holding it, removing battery cover without turning off, and above all, CHECK TO SEE IF THE BOOTLOADER NEEDS TO BE UNLOCKED BEFORE YOU ROOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this will brick the device if not done when needed