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activating wifi hotspot from widget on FroYo

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By ilanB, Junior Member on 28th May 2010, 04:55 PM
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29th May 2010, 06:28 PM |#11  
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Yes, using AnyCut, the Tethering settings activity is the 7th "Settings" activity in the list that AnyCut produces when creating a new shortcut.

Or you can use an app that I've quickly put together for this purpose Someone's already posted a similar one, but since I've done it too, I might as well share it too. The icon's title is "Internet Sharing" and it has that green waves icon from android-wifi-tether app.
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30th May 2010, 04:03 PM |#12  
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Originally Posted by jmdsdf

Here's the code:

public class tethersettings extends Activity {
@Override
public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
setContentView(R.layout.main);

// load tether setting dialog
Intent intent = new Intent();
intent.setAction(Intent.ACTION_MAIN);
ComponentName com = new ComponentName("com.android.settings", "com.android.settings.TetherSettings");
intent.setComponent(com);
startActivity(intent);

// exit
finish();
// kill process
android.os.Process.killProcess(android.os.Process. myPid());

}
}

Hello jmdsdf, do you know if something similar can be done but to access directly Applications Management? You know, the screen where you can move apps to SD, force stop them and so on. I'm fed up of going to settings just to end an application. I've found that Advanced Task Manager doesn't kill tasks properly in Froyo, at least for me.

Sorry for the off-topic, didn't want to open a new thread just because of this.
31st May 2010, 03:30 PM |#13  
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Originally Posted by danimar1

Hello jmdsdf, do you know if something similar can be done but to access directly Applications Management? You know, the screen where you can move apps to SD, force stop them and so on. I'm fed up of going to settings just to end an application. I've found that Advanced Task Manager doesn't kill tasks properly in Froyo, at least for me.

Sorry for the off-topic, didn't want to open a new thread just because of this.

Every activity (basically every screen on the system) can be shortcut this way. For the "Manage applications" screen, substitute "com.android.settings.TetherSettings" with "com.android.settings.ManageApplications".
31st May 2010, 03:32 PM |#14  
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Originally Posted by pikipirs

Every activity (basically every screen on the system) can be shortcut this way. For the "Manage applications" screen, substitute "com.android.settings.TetherSettings" with "com.android.settings.ManageApplications".


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31st May 2010, 03:47 PM |#15  
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Re: activating wifi hotspot from widget on FroYo
Perfect, thanks.
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Yes, using AnyCut, the Tethering settings activity is the 7th "Settings" activity in the list that AnyCut produces when creating a new shortcut.

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1st June 2010, 10:05 PM |#16  
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I'm still waiting for a widget that can i turn on and off directly from homescreen.
2nd June 2010, 08:27 PM |#17  
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Originally Posted by pikipirs

Yes, using AnyCut, the Tethering settings activity is the 7th "Settings" activity in the list that AnyCut produces when creating a new shortcut.

Or you can use an app that I've quickly put together for this purpose Someone's already posted a similar one, but since I've done it too, I might as well share it too. The icon's title is "Internet Sharing" and it has that green waves icon from android-wifi-tether app.


Thanks for your help. I really wanted this!
5th June 2010, 09:11 AM |#18  
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I just made this icon for tethering shortcuts



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2nd July 2010, 07:10 AM |#19  
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Originally Posted by jmdsdf

Updated with capitalization:

jmdsdf.yi.org/share/TetherSettings.apk

Three other apps with a similar idea (for changing APNs, data settings and wifi settings):

jmdsdf.yi.org/share/ApnSettings.apk
jmdsdf.yi.org/share/DataSettings.apk
jmdsdf.yi.org/share/WifiSettings.apk

works great. would be perfect if you could create a better icon that looks like the one froyo uses to show that tether is active.
2nd July 2010, 09:01 AM |#20  
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Originally Posted by antikryst

works great. would be perfect if you could create a better icon that looks like the one froyo uses to show that tether is active.

If you have the Android SDK installed search for a file named android.jar, open it with winrar and go to res/drawable/drawable-hdpi and look for

stat_sys_tether_general.png
stat_sys_tether_usb.png
stat_sys_tether_wifi.png

Problem is these are the icons that appear in the notification bar, so they are quite small to use as an app icon, but a little bit of photoshop and you would be good.

PS: all credit goes to http://androiddrawableexplorer.appspot.com/
3rd July 2010, 06:37 AM |#21  
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Originally Posted by antikryst

works great. would be perfect if you could create a better icon that looks like the one froyo uses to show that tether is active.

not a developer... dont have access to the SDK. why not put this on the app market? its great!

im already having my brother who is a graphic designer create an elegant stock looking icon for this one.

will keep everyone posted.

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