So along comes “Copy” from Barracuda networks as a contender to Dropbox for consumer cloud storage. I love the service as it gives a ton more free space than dropbox. If you’d like to try it out, use this link and get some free bonus space!
If you do any Android related work on Linux, then you know the reason for this post. I’ll show you how to remove Open Java and install the proper Java JDK, as well as point to it properly. By no means do i profess that this is the absolute only way to do it, or even the best necessarily, and i welcome your feedback.
Step Zero: Download this version of Java 6
Step one- open a Terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and type
sudo apt-get purge openjdk-\*
Now, extract your downloaded .bin file so that it’s just a directory. Open a terminal in that folder and move the newly extracted folder to usr/lib/jvm.
sudo mv jdk-6u38-linux-x64.bin /usr/lib/jvm
Now, we have to switch to it. Execute these from a terminal. It retrieves a script that presents a nice little GUI to switch your Java to the right one.wget http://webupd8.googlecode.com/files/update-java-0.5b
chmod +x update-java-0.5b
sudo ./update-java-0.5b scroll down to the correct Java (6_38) and hit ok.Check it by opening a terminal and typing
Please consider voting for my Christmas theme in DroidForums annual holiday theme design contest. Just one click, and i could win a Nexus 4 to develop on. Currently, I’m in second place, so head over and help a brother out!
First of all, I mean no disrespect for anyone who themes MMS via theme chooser- let’s just clear that up right now. I get DMs and tweets almost every day asking me to include inverted system apps like MMS, Calendar, etc in my theme chooser themes. At this point, i think i’ll just link every request to this post.
In order for those apps to get themed, the source code in the ROMs must be altered in such a way as to make the resources available to the theme chooser. Sometimes, this comes in handy. For example, the nav bar background and the lockscreen were both made themable like this. The problem is, this only required minimal changes, whereas something like an entire app requires dozens and sometimes hundreds of code changes in source to make it fully functional, and only certain ROMs have implemented it. To confuse matters even more, there are multiple ways to do it, and each developer can decide which way it is to be done, if at all.
Here’s my conundrum. BAMF hasn’t merged the commits for this and I don’t expect them to. In my view, it’s a little sloppy and a little unnecessary, so I don’t expect a professional development team to use it. (Again, if you do, this isn’t a knock on your work- keep that in mind.) So, if i implement a themed MMS, it would be a giant mess on ROMs that don’t use the altered code, and either myself or worse, the developer, would be blamed for it. I’m not willing to do that.
I will still theme MMS seperately, as well as Gmail and sometimes calendar/email.
Droid Forums is having their annual holiday theme, and this is my entry. Voting begins on December 20th, and i’ll remind everyone when it’s open. Meanwhile, you can download it and try it out
*All images are 100% my own creation.
Written for the T-Mobile Theme Engine
Design Philosophy: I wanted something that reminded me of my childhood. I never get snow, so I wanted that to be a crucial element in this theme. Snowy trees are one of my favorite memories. I wanted an elegant design, but still having a little fun thrown in.
Since I’m the graphic designer for Team BAMF, this theme was written and tested using the BAMF Paradigm ROM, but will also work very well on any ROM with the theme chooser (CM10, AOKP, etc.)
Recently, Verizon has been making me mad. Here’s why. I don’t have a gift for prose, but rather my writing is a bit more pensive.
In 2012, companies that ‘get it’ just don’t do this.
1)Branding the home screen. I get it. I’m on Verizon. They are the pipes through which my internetz and phone calls flow. But marking your intrusive logo in the middle of a home button is narcissistic and just plain insulting. (As if, i’m an Orangutan who constantly forgets who gets my monies every month). Also, anybody else who sees it will make fun of you. Just sayin.
2) Locking bootloaders. I agree, bootloaders should be locked by default when shipped. But I’ll be damned if I’ve ever seen a case where a rooted device has compromised verizon’s network. Instead, there should always be a way to unlock them for those that want to. I recommend ‘fastboot oem unlock’. No hackery, no fuss. Those that want to can. Because WE OWN OUR PHONES, WE DON’T LEASE THEM FROM YOU.
I reworked Royal, since it’s been a while, and it was needed Also, I moved the Free Version to the Play Store, so head over to the Download section!
I’ve written a guide for aspiring themers to begin to learn the process. There’s still a lot i want to add to it, but it should cover a lot of the bases. Check it out at the ‘Theming Guide’ tab!
I have decided to make a wallpaper app for all the awesome walls that have been used in my themes. All work is original work, done either by me or a fellow themer and friend, @knokfirst. The app itself is based on a great open source project created by @bentotbox and open sourced on github. It uses the ActionBarSherlock library to make use of the action bar on pre-ICS devices. I’ve written it to be compatible with Gingerbreatd 2.3.3 and up. Also, I’d like to thank Eris of TeamBAMF for his extremely gracious help with getting the project started. If you’d like to make some awesome walls and be considered for inclusion, please feel free! The apk is available now on the site. Thanks for all the encouragement- it makes theming fun
1) Elegant Dusk updated: (screenshot above)
-themed nav bar and icons
-themed notification header
2) I’ll soon add a page for beginning themers to get started theming! I get aksed a ton for advice on how to start, so I’m making a page with templates, how-to’s tools, and more! Stay tuned!
3) More themes to be added free to the Play Store soon!