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  Reply # 500005 31-Jul-2011 13:52 Send private message

Ambrose_1: Is there a way to sort the app draw alphabetically? Other than putting it in list view? I usually have it in list view but it always reverts back after reboot and randomly during the day sometimes


Try a different launcher like Go Launcher ex.
 

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  Reply # 500006 31-Jul-2011 13:56 Send private message

Rhodan:
Brendan:

3. read our FAQ in my sig below.


Will the FAQ include how to backup your device before rooting, such as the CSC, modem files etc. ?


There is no such method.

e.g. backing up your system REQUIRES root.

Luckily though, if you noted your firmware version, you can usually download it from samfirmwares.com and revert it back to factory with odin. It'll still show you have flashed it though, unless you use the jig.
 

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  Reply # 500007 31-Jul-2011 14:01 Send private message

Brendan:
Ambrose_1: Is there a way to sort the app draw alphabetically? Other than putting it in list view? I usually have it in list view but it always reverts back after reboot and randomly during the day sometimes


Try a different launcher like Go Launcher ex.
 


I didnt really want to loose the touchwix widgets I use it possible, I'll probably end up trying that though


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  Reply # 500010 31-Jul-2011 14:40

You can use "AppZorter" - https://market.android.com/details?id=net.demidoes.appzorter.lite&feature=more_from_developer - to sort your application tray alphabetically.

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  Reply # 500054 31-Jul-2011 19:20 Send private message

Downloaded 2 rom files 

1. VillainRom -2.3 Lite -signed.zip
2. VillainRom -2.3.0 - signed.zip

Successfully installed VillainRom 2.3 Lite, seems much cleaner than the full version.

I used to be able to add/remove .apks by using ES file explorer, I managed to add a widget by copying and pasting into /system/app

but when I tried to copy and paste LivewallpaperPicker.apk and VideoPlayer.apk it successfully copies but didn't seems like it's installed.

Any ideas?

I did search and came across this - http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=875797

but that seems very different to the popular copy and paste method.



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  Reply # 500067 31-Jul-2011 19:49 Send private message

everybodylovesfebs: Downloaded 2 rom files 

1. VillainRom -2.3 Lite -signed.zip
2. VillainRom -2.3.0 - signed.zip

Successfully installed VillainRom 2.3 Lite, seems much cleaner than the full version.

I used to be able to add/remove .apks by using ES file explorer, I managed to add a widget by copying and pasting into /system/app

but when I tried to copy and paste LivewallpaperPicker.apk and VideoPlayer.apk it successfully copies but didn't seems like it's installed.

Any ideas?

I did search and came across this - http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=875797

but that seems very different to the popular copy and paste method.



 I'm not sure you can for these types of applications. I have a sneaky suspicion you have to use ADB to push them.




Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900I

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  Reply # 500107 31-Jul-2011 22:07 Send private message

If you haven't already tried Hardcore's Speedmod kernel (or even if you did previously!), I'd highly suggest you give vT16 a whirl - it's a wee beauty!

Will report back on battery life in due course - I'm sure it will be good, as the previous version I tried was as good as Ninphetamine, even with running at stock clock/voltage.




Life is mostly froth and bubble, two things stand like stone - kindness in another's trouble, courage in your own.

SGSIII
ROM: WanamLite v1.3    Kernel: Ninphetamine v1.1.0   Modem: DXLEA

SGSII (Now belongs to SWMBO)
ROM: WanamLite v12     Kernel: Siyah v3.3.2   Modem: BVLPB

SGS
 (Cat's chew toy)

If you need a download-mode jig ASAP, you're welcome to borrow mine!  Works with SGS I/II/III.  I also have a SIM cutter available (Dunedin) - happy to post either to you at your cost.

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  Reply # 500123 31-Jul-2011 23:13 Send private message

Neets:
everybodylovesfebs: Downloaded 2 rom files 

1. VillainRom -2.3 Lite -signed.zip
2. VillainRom -2.3.0 - signed.zip

Successfully installed VillainRom 2.3 Lite, seems much cleaner than the full version.

I used to be able to add/remove .apks by using ES file explorer, I managed to add a widget by copying and pasting into /system/app

but when I tried to copy and paste LivewallpaperPicker.apk and VideoPlayer.apk it successfully copies but didn't seems like it's installed.

Any ideas?

I did search and came across this - http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=875797

but that seems very different to the popular copy and paste method.



 I'm not sure you can for these types of applications. I have a sneaky suspicion you have to use ADB to push them.

ADB push simply copies files into the phone's file system. A root-ready file manager should be able to do the same thing.

My guess is that these APKs have dependencies on other APKs. I've seen in some of the custom ROM change logs that seemingly unneeded APKs have been removed and then re-added because some other app needs them.

---

Unrelated note... @samfirmware tweeted about an hour ago that they have a new ROM version coming, XXKG6 (Android 2.3.4). It'll be interested to see what's been changed. 

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  Reply # 500321 1-Aug-2011 13:41 Send private message

nzgeek:
Neets:
everybodylovesfebs: Downloaded 2 rom files 

1. VillainRom -2.3 Lite -signed.zip
2. VillainRom -2.3.0 - signed.zip

Successfully installed VillainRom 2.3 Lite, seems much cleaner than the full version.

I used to be able to add/remove .apks by using ES file explorer, I managed to add a widget by copying and pasting into /system/app

but when I tried to copy and paste LivewallpaperPicker.apk and VideoPlayer.apk it successfully copies but didn't seems like it's installed.

Any ideas?

I did search and came across this - http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=875797

but that seems very different to the popular copy and paste method.



 I'm not sure you can for these types of applications. I have a sneaky suspicion you have to use ADB to push them.

ADB push simply copies files into the phone's file system. A root-ready file manager should be able to do the same thing.

My guess is that these APKs have dependencies on other APKs. I've seen in some of the custom ROM change logs that seemingly unneeded APKs have been removed and then re-added because some other app needs them.

---

Unrelated note... @samfirmware tweeted about an hour ago that they have a new ROM version coming, XXKG6 (Android 2.3.4). It'll be interested to see what's been changed. 


Mmm, I had a signed zip for Superuser (for my tablet) and couldn't get it to install using CWM.  I had to use ADB to get it there - which worked flawlessly - my first ADB push.  Anyway, that's the reason I suspected it might need ADB.  But I think you're right. I have vague recollections that there are some apps that have dependencies.  How nice annoying :)

EDIT: strikethrough doesn't work. -nice- 




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  Reply # 500529 1-Aug-2011 19:21 Send private message

nofam: If you haven't already tried Hardcore's Speedmod kernel (or even if you did previously!), I'd highly suggest you give vT16 a whirl - it's a wee beauty!

Will report back on battery life in due course - I'm sure it will be good, as the previous version I tried was as good as Ninphetamine, even with running at stock clock/voltage.


Running 22 hours now, with Juice Defender putting it into airplane mode from 11pm - 6am, full sync running all day, market updates, a few txts, wee bit of web browser, and a 10 minute phone call - 82% left.

Nice! Laughing

Would be down to around 70% by now on Ninphetamine I'd say. . . .




Life is mostly froth and bubble, two things stand like stone - kindness in another's trouble, courage in your own.

SGSIII
ROM: WanamLite v1.3    Kernel: Ninphetamine v1.1.0   Modem: DXLEA

SGSII (Now belongs to SWMBO)
ROM: WanamLite v12     Kernel: Siyah v3.3.2   Modem: BVLPB

SGS
 (Cat's chew toy)

If you need a download-mode jig ASAP, you're welcome to borrow mine!  Works with SGS I/II/III.  I also have a SIM cutter available (Dunedin) - happy to post either to you at your cost.

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  Reply # 500559 1-Aug-2011 21:03 Send private message

Have any of you guys bought your SGS2 via one of the many parallel import (Electron World, Eking etc) shops?

Thinking of getting two SGS2's (one for the wife), but not sure whether I should go parallel import or not, as it could save $800 if I do.

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  Reply # 500567 1-Aug-2011 21:14 Send private message

I see BLN-supporting kernels are now arriving on the scene, choice.

BLN=back light notifier for those who weren't Galaxy SI veterans before their upgrade - uses the LED lights on the phones capacitive buttons as notification lights. Much better option than NOLED.




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  Reply # 500582 1-Aug-2011 22:01 Send private message

Hey nofam is it possible to flash that kernel in my case? I'm on cf root and leomar rom. It has cwm so just download that kernel and flash through cwm recovery? Thanks.

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  Reply # 500620 1-Aug-2011 23:46 Send private message

everybodylovesfebs: Hey nofam is it possible to flash that kernel in my case? I'm on cf root and leomar rom. It has cwm so just download that kernel and flash through cwm recovery? Thanks.



Actually dw I just flashed the T16 version and kept CWM which is nice.

T17 is out but I'll wait for a bit just to make sure it's stable and then flash it.

Thanks for recommending that kernel. 

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  Reply # 500635 2-Aug-2011 06:33 Send private message

Hi everyone, an utter noob to smartphones here. I just got a galaxy 2 yesterday and am floored at the basic functions, is there some sort of instruction manual?

For example, when you turn it on up comes a garish orange screen with the time, can I change that bg?

Also I don't want the google search on the second screen, and there are a bunch of blank screens, how do i customize them?

How do you buy apps? Which are the best ones to have? What do you have to watch out for - viruses?
Do you need a virus scanner? the seem to be offered in the apps market.

Are there tabs for the web browser, or a better browser? can I stop it wanting to show chinese when I type into it, can I delete the chinese totally off the system?

I discovered the 'back button' being the bottom right thingiee, but does that actually close applications? How can you see what is still running on the system? Sigh, some days windows is easier :-)

Finally, if I set the phone up and then root it, which I will do when I feel confident enough, will I lose any settings?

cheers

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