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Monday, 31 May 2010

Froyo on HTC desire NOW!!

RichardTrip over @ XDA Forums has mad a Froyo ROM which you can now test.


Insert:- Angry [ROM-FroYo] DeFroST 0.4 Desire Froyo (ocuv, CFQ, BlueTooth + APPS2SD working).

This is my first rom (posted) to give you a semi-working Froyo for Desire.

What's in the package:

Rooted Froyo ported to desire
Kernel 2.6.29 OCUV
CFQ scheduler
audio mod
8 Mb ram hack
What's working:
  • WiFi
  • BlueTooth !
  • Data
  • MIC
  • GPS
  • Apps2SD

What doesn't work:
  • Camera : go to camera app -> insetting press setting set focus mode to infinity and get camera working.
Please remember to thank Richardtrip

Make Custom bootanimations - [How-To] -HTC DESIRE

*Note* – Make sure you have WinRAR or 7zip installed on your computer.
1.  Download the stock boot animation to your PC:  bootanimation.zip
2.  Extract bootanimation.zip to a folder.
3.  You should find 2 folders and 1 file:  part0, part1, and desc.txt.
The part0 folder contains .png files which boot but do not loop.  The part1 folder contains your .png files which will loop over and over again.  The desc.txt are the settings you can tweak including how big you want your custom boot animation to display.
480 800 30p 1 0 part0p 0 10 part1  (480 800 = the dimensions)
4.  This is where you get creative.  In Photoshop or your other favorite image editing program, put together your series of .png files which will replace the images in part0 and part1.
Make sure your file names follow a series similar to this:  boot_00001.png, boot_00002.png, etc.
5.  Once you have finished being creative, replace the .png files in part0 and part1 with your new series.
6.  Highlight part0, part1, and desc.txt and then right click and choose “Add to archive…”
7.  Click the dot for “ZIP” and under compression method choose “Store.”
8.  Make sure the .zip which is created is named “bootanimation.zip”.
9.  You have now created your custom boot animation!
10.  To add this to your Desire, follow these instructions using your new bootanimation.zip.

OR you can install straight from your phone!

1. Download "Root Explorer" from the android market.
2. Copy the bootanimation.zip to the root of your sdcard,
3. Using root explorer copy the bootanimation.zip to /data/local reboot and enjoy!

Preview app....
You can use the app HERE  to preview your work before exporting it to your phone.

Also a very good batch conversion tool for these images is called InfanView (Its free), You can download from their site  http://www.irfanview.com/
Questions or comments?  Make sure to drop any concerns you have down below, Or if you really need help you can head over to Android@Modaco

Make CA$H from your android phone!

Earn money with your phone through wifi and phone cell towers UK included.

Navizon have just released a new software version of Navimote (v1.07) for Android handsets.

Ever wondered how you could transform the miles you travel into cash in your account. Well, now you can with Navizon rewards.

When you use Navizon with a GPS device, every Wi-Fi access point and Cell tower that you pass by will be logged and turned into points on your account.

If they are discovered by you (If you are the first one to map them)

15 points for each cellular tower
3 points for each Wi-Fi access point

If they have already been mapped by someone else
(except in a few areas)

1 point for each Wi-Fi access point
2 points for each cellular tower

Once you have 10,000 points, you can redeem them for a reward, and $15 will be wired to your Paypal account (minus the Paypal fee in the amount of $0.29).

Note: You may also choose to redeem a reward for a free upgrade to Navizon Premium.

The idea is fairly simple: some users who have GPS enabled phones, or a standalone GPS device map the wireless landscape (ie. the location of Cell towers and Wi-Fi Access Points) wherever they go, so that other users who don’t have GPS will be able to use a positioning system that works independent of GPS.

Instead, location is achieved by triangulating those same Wi-Fi and/or Cellular signals, whose location is now known thanks to the "mappers."

Like in every community, there are the people who do the work and others who benefit from it.

So users who don't want to map any points, but still want the full featured version of Navizon, need to buy it.

But the money is not going in our pockets, it is going in the pockets of those who make Navizon possible, by mapping the wireless landscape wherever they go.

Set-Up Instructions.

Please uninstall the old one and search for Navimote in the market.
The new one is version 1.0.7.

When you start Navimote, click "menu".
It has the usual options (enable/disable, register token and manage account).

Under the "advanced" option you have "Reset network settings":
Use this is you can't be located - it will re-establish the connection with the server.

And you also have the new options:

Power mode:
High = Navimote will always attempt to use the GPS on, in order to collect data
Normal = Navimote will will attempt to use the GPS only when the phone is connected to an external power source. This makes sense for people who always connect the phone to a car charger when driving.

Navizon account:
Enter your Navizon username/password and you will accumulate points in your Navizon account when you collect data.

Upload the data you have collected to the Navizon server.

Just like all other versions of Navimote, the collected cells/wifi or the number of rewarded points are not displayed on the screen - so you will have to check your rewards page on 
http://www.navizon.com if you want to see your points status. (You can use "manage account" to do this)

I recommend that the power mode is set to normal, and that the phone is connected to external power when you're in the car.
Upload the data every now and then (maybe once per day) and you'll see points accumulating in your account.

To collect as many points as possible, make sure that your phone is configured to let applications use the GPS, and also try to leave WiFi on when collecting.

(Power/profile managers may interfere with the GPS and the WiFi state, so if you use one of these please make sure it does not prevent Navimote from using the GPS and that it does not switch off WiFi.
I use a profile manager and have configured it to allow GPS use and switch WiFi on whenever the phone is connected to AC power. I've also configured Navimote with the "Normal" power mode and it works well.)
Sign up here smile.gif

Once signed up visit Android Market on your device and download Navimote. In settings you can input your username and password.

Happy earning.

FYI: Works WorldWide. 

What is Froyo?

The Android platform should see its next update, codenamed Froyo, in the next few months. That’s right, Froyo, short for FROzen Yoghurt, isn’t just a tasty treat anymore, it’s software for your superphone. You might be content with the current software 2.1 (aka Eclair), but we suspect that Froyo will bring some awesome and must-needed improvements. Even though Google is staying tight lipped so far about exactly what Froyo will include, the direction taken by the past few updates has given us some insight into what this version may include. Here’s what you can reasonably expect from Froyo.    

3D UI Polish

The most apparent difference in Froyo will be the UI tweaks. This has been an ongoing theme in each Android build since the 1.5 update (Cupcake). Then, starting with the high-resolution Android 2.0 devices, Google stepped it up and redesigned icons and fonts to look significantly better. This sort of polish will continue with the Froyo update.

Android 2.1 brought us 3D updates to the Gallery and App Launcher. These two things really stand out from the rest of Android, which makes them a potential harbinger of things to come. It looks like Google is giving us a glimpse of a new UI convention. For example, an adapted version of the 3D Gallery experience seems natural for the Music app. We foresee tiles of album art that float and tilt as you rotate the phone, just like the 2.1 Gallery. Better get that album artwork in shape for maximum effect. The stock Music app is also long overdue to receive an equalizer – just about a year late on that one. We also think that the 3D scrolling effect from the 2.1 App Launcher makes sense for an updated Contacts app. These changes would tighten up the look of the platform and make better use of the graphical capabilities of newer Android handsets.

The Keyboard Goes Multitouch

Android launched on the G1 without any kind of software keyboard. Eventually, the 1.5 update brought us a somewhat usable software version. It wasn't a bad keyboard, but it certainly wasn't a great one. Each successive update, though, has brought improvements to the virtual keyboard. In Froyo we may see real multitouch in the keyboard. Not the weirdly invisible multitouch that Google claims rolled out in 2.0 on the Droid, but the real thing.

When users complained about the lack of multitouch on the Nexus One browser and keyboard, Google pointed out that it was there but wasn’t implemented like users expected. The argument was apparently all bluster because a few weeks later, pinch zooming rolled out to users. The fact that Google is adding multitouch implementations makes us believe that a real multitouch keyboard is in the cards.

Speed, Speed, Speed

The current Dalvik Java compiler on Android is notoriously slow, which sours the app experience. Each Android update has tweaked this feature (especially 1.5 which made running apps tolerable), but it’s still not good enough. Even on a 1GHz device like the Nexus One, Android apps can be painfully slow to launch and run. The Java compiler has been due for an upgrade for some time, and it’s very possible that will happen in Froyo with the addition of the JIT compiler. This should offer a significant performance increase for applications; some apps could run up to three times faster. As of the 2.0 update the JIT compiler code has been in Android, but it’s unfinished. With mobile apps definitely the major selling point of a smartphone, Google would do well to finish JIT in time for a Froyo rollout.

One solid detail on Froyo is that it will be based on version 2.6.32 of the Linux kernel. This has the potential to speed up the overall OS significantly. A new feature is the use of memory soft limits. This will make it easier for the system to reclaim memory, so kick that task killer to the curb once and for all. The kernel also contains improvements to power management so Android can make better use of those speedy Snapdragon CPUs.

Speaking of hardware, Google is likely to continue optimizing the OS based on the hardware platforms people are using. Right now that’s Snapdragon and OMAP. Until version, 1.6 Android didn’t even support any chipset other than the tired old 528MHz Qualcomm MSM7201. But we feel that support will be deemphasized in Froyo. It’s almost certain that the G1 and HTC Magic will be left in the dust here. Some have even suggested that support for the older Qualcomm 7201 will be gone. We think that’s unlikely, but have trouble seeing how a phone on this chipset will even get a Froyo update without a Sense or MotoBLUR modified version being provided.

Anything To Be Wary Of?

If you don’t like Google Buzz, Froyo could disappoint. While we don’t think Google will be cramming your Gmail app all full of Buzz, expect to see more Buzz integration. Google just announced a Buzz widget for Android, and you can count on it being bundled with Froyo. It’s also likely that Google will expand on the widget making it into a full-on app. If you allow your Android phone to check your location, the Buzz app will automatically return Buzz posts from the immediate vicinity. But if you like Buzz, it will be better than the web app version.

You might also be disappointed with an inability to install apps to the SD card in Froyo. It’s unlikely Google will have that feature ready in Froyo unless they pull back on their rapid fire updates. It would be nice to have this much anticipated feature sometime in the future, but all we know about Android post-Froyo is an update name: Gingerbread. If we don’t see apps on the SD card by then, it isn’t happening.

So there you have it! There’s no solid release date, but as with previous Android updates it’s probably going to be sooner than you think. We expect an OTA update to hit the Nexus One before anything else, but cross your fingers that your carrier of choice doesn’t hold it up for additional testing.