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UPDATED[APP][3.0+] [dev] The Box v3- a lightweight app for custom ROM devs 12Aug2014

12th March 2015, 07:05 AM   |  #61  
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I never attempted to create my own donation button within the PayPal site and use that htnl code... I just copied my donation link from XDA and pasted that in there.... but like I said I tested the link that I pasted inside note++ and it worked fine but once compiled I get a timed out page in PayPal. But here goes a copy of the apk. . You have already done so much for me taking time to make me this 2 button version I can't thank you enough to now take time to help with the PayPal link! Your a stand up XDA member helping like this...it's rare to find someone as the likes of you. I also help others out when ever approached on how to theme a certain aspect of a rom and pay it forward always.

No problem. I had time Tuesday. Won't have time today, but I'll get you within the next couple days. Stay tuned. I'll tag you when I post it. In the meantime, try what I said to create the link through PayPal. There are reasons that could work. I will check it out soon either way though. Peace.
13th March 2015, 08:22 PM   |  #62  
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I never attempted to create my own donation button within the PayPal site and use that htnl code... I just copied my donation link from XDA and pasted that in there.... but like I said I tested the link that I pasted inside note++ and it worked fine but once compiled I get a timed out page in PayPal. But here goes a copy of the apk. . You have already done so much for me taking time to make me this 2 button version I can't thank you enough to now take time to help with the PayPal link! Your a stand up XDA member helping like this...it's rare to find someone as the likes of you. I also help others out when ever approached on how to theme a certain aspect of a rom and pay it forward always.


Alright, my friend. Finally got a second to test this. The solution is simple, and it's what I said. You were using the link from the XDA button, but that works through XDA. It's not a valid link on it's own. It works in your browser because you're logged into XDA. Open a clean browser (no temp files no cookies not logged in to xda) and paste that link, and it's going to give you the error you see in app. All you need is to get your own, direct paypal donate URL.

Solution: Create a donate button in paypal.

I just built this real quick with my own paypal link, just to show you what you'll have. I cannot make yours (or I would have done that for you), because you have to create the button's link in your own paypal account. Mine is just a demo.

So go to paypal maybe like here.
Choose "Create your button now"
And in the code box that you get, click the tab for "email" to get just the URL, as opposed to "website" which gives you html code for a form button. See attached screenshot.
Dat's it. Use that URL, my friend.
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14th March 2015, 04:40 PM   |  #63  
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Alright, my friend. Finally got a second to test this. The solution is simple, and it's what I said. You were using the link from the XDA button, but that works through XDA. It's not a valid link on it's own. It works in your browser because you're logged into XDA. Open a clean browser (no temp files no cookies not logged in to xda) and paste that link, and it's going to give you the error you see in app. All you need is to get your own, direct paypal donate URL.

Solution: Create a donate button in paypal.

I just built this real quick with my own paypal link, just to show you what you'll have. I cannot make yours (or I would have done that for you), because you have to create the button's link in your own paypal account. Mine is just a demo.

So go to paypal maybe like here.
Choose "Create your button now"
And in the code box that you get, click the tab for "email" to get just the URL, as opposed to "website" which gives you html code for a form button. See attached screenshot.
Dat's it. Use that URL, my friend.

I appreciate the help it worked perfect! Here is a screen of my final version of The Box.... I have the note 4 for tmo and Lollipop should be out and when it finally gets released I will be able to use the standard version of The Box wirh 6 buttons being I don't want to waste my time making a new theme with the new update anytime now and all.... But I have something like 20+ themes now across the Samsung Galaxy and Note devices.... I love to theme so filling up those 6 boxes after the Lollipop update wont be hard lol. But again thank you! Man I had another question but I feel horrible asking after youve already helped so much... But you know the pop up window when pushing the menu button that says hi? Well is there a way of instead of adding the string to whatever is it possible on making it go to a webpage like my Facebook Theme Group? And if so since it doesn't have a drawable attached to it would I just enter the site into the string? And lastly I know and respect that the about is not to be touched being that you deserve credit for making and sharing this app for everyone to use.... But my question was would it be ok if well underneath your about after the link that takes you to this post would it be ok with you if I were to add a small about as well? I just want to let people know a few important facts about my themes and also what other devices i have themes for..... or other various things that may come up. If you would rather me not add a small about underneath yours I will totally understand and respect that but if you don't mind that would be awesome as well.
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14th March 2015, 05:31 PM   |  #64  
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I appreciate the help it worked perfect! Here is a screen of my final version of The Box.... I have the note 4 for tmo and Lollipop should be out and when it finally gets released I will be able to use the standard version of The Box wirh 6 buttons being I don't want to waste my time making a new theme with the new update anytime now and all.... But I have something like 20+ themes now across the Samsung Galaxy and Note devices.... I love to theme so filling up those 6 boxes after the Lollipop update wont be hard lol. But again thank you! Man I had another question but I feel horrible asking after youve already helped so much... But you know the pop up window when pushing the menu button that says hi? Well is there a way of instead of adding the string to whatever is it possible on making it go to a webpage like my Facebook Theme Group? And if so since it doesn't have a drawable attached to it would I just enter the site into the string? And lastly I know and respect that the about is not to be touched being that you deserve credit for making and sharing this app for everyone to use.... But my question was would it be ok if well underneath your about after the link that takes you to this post would it be ok with you if I were to add a small about as well? I just want to let people know a few important facts about my themes and also what other devices i have themes for..... or other various things that may come up. If you would rather me not add a small about underneath yours I will totally understand and respect that but if you don't mind that would be awesome as well.

Glad you got your PayPal squared away. I'm glad to help, so ask questions anytime. If you want to add an "about your project" that's fine. Can you edit the existing "about" to be "About The Box" then? I'm fine with that, two About activities, or call yours whatever you want and rename mine to be About The Box. Put the tm code in the string after Box. Or... I'm not sure if you can do that. Do what you said, continue text in the existing About activity with yours. Sure.

The "hi" is where a menu would go, which I've intentionally not built into The Box because I've tried to keep it simple to edit. It's easy for me to put a menu into an app, but it'll kill the easy, "make it yours" that I'm going for here for others to edit. See The Box for Wicked X on the play store. It has a different package name so it won't update your version, but I put a simple menu in that one. But how could you "apktool" that out if you didn't want it? That's why I'm thinking to leave out the menu. But I'm trying to think of something else...

I'm in the process of relocating from the east coast to Mini Soda, and selling a house, and going to farewell parties, and doing this while working full time and flying back and forth every couple weeks ...

**********Future Changes**********

When I have time, likely in April, I've planned to redo The Box a bit. Possible updates:

1. Two "about" buttons, one for this app which would stay, and one for your project, which you'll edit.

2. Make several nearly identical versions, varying by button count (maybe 2/4/6/8). I'll use the same package name, so updates can be smooth.

3. Write a quick guide for how to use one button as a donate button, since that's probably something folks would like to do.

4. Thinking of other things...
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