it shouldnt be necessary to mention but well, Paranoid-Settings is meant for official paranoid android only or ports that stay true to our vision. it is not meant to be included in other roms or kangs - unless we give permission. this is our good name that people pull through the mud when they mix it with conflicting source like aokp. hybrid engine and dpi changer will only result in a crappy user experience for the end-user. Hybrid relies on a clean system and does not change its DPI, thats the whole point of it. furthermore hybrid engine is huge and complicated to kang because it grew over half a year and hundreds of commits, resets, reverts, rewrites. the only real hybrid engine is the result of a clean repo init and . rom-build.sh devicename.
kangs and roms that dont have our permission can either write their own implementation (its really just a text file reader/writer) or adapt on the old paprefs version in the ICS branch, which is 100% opensource. hybrid engine is 100% open source aswell of course.
Some of you may have heard of tablet mode and if you have tried it you know well that it smashes your phone. Apps are small, their layout is screwed, things overlap, crash or stop working, Google Play forbids you to download, if you tried AOKP you cant even use launcher and phone. In short, it is a mess.
PARANOIDANDROID changed that. It does not "heal" tablet mode, it obliterates the boundaries. You define how big or small apps are, you define in which UI they display, no matter if your phone runs in tablet or phone mode, which also you can define. Customize every single entity on your phone, lockscreen, navigationbar, system-components, widgets, apps. If you prefer stay with your three bearpaw buttons + drop-down curtain or switch to a combined navigationbar + drop-up notificationcenter, enjoy Youtube in 3D, Gmail and settings in 2-columns, Chrome in its better mobile UI, etc. Nothing overlaps, nothing crashes, everything works as you'd expect. This is completely new ground and has never been realized before, it is lightyears from tablet mode.
We created it to establish the idea that tablet/hybrid mode can indeed work and that is was an error on Googles side to use the same layout for high resolution devices that is used on tiny little things like htc wildfire. We saw how badly build.prop tablet-mode was milked so we decided to remain closedsource until the codebase is mature enough to publish. Our first repos went public last week and the rest will follow soon, i will personally commit the hybrid sourcetree into CM9. Until then, do not ask us for sources, we have good reason to do it like this and when it's out people will know why, they will see something that works, not features for show. We are still fully open to ports. As long as they stay true to our vision and base on CM9.
As the sheer amount of porting requests needed to be addressed somehow we open this topic so maintainers can help each other and it'll be easy for us to take a look once in awhile as our pm-boxes are exploding. We understand that setting up PA can be quite confusing since it introduces must-have configurations that are unique.
GUIDE FOR PORTING PA 1.6 and higher (JELLYBEAN/CM10)
the bad news is, everything has changed. the good news is, porting will be way less troublesome. (-;
look at the ICS guide for more info, this ones onna be straight forward.
1. pad.prop no more. you'll have to look in /system/etc/paranoid/properties.conf. dont forget to supply the same file twice, as backup.conf, its a sefety net for users who screw their properties.
you dont need to worry about this file anymore. rom_min/max are arbitrary values. choose something that makes sense for your device. the GUI will pick it up and load its sliders with these values.
rom default dpi is a simple fallback value, used by the GUI aswell. rom default mode is the same. notice though that modes are not hardcoded, Youre targeting the actual layout containers. the GUI can even extract them from any apk. layouts for sysUI are: 360 (phone mode), 600 (phablet mode) and 720 (tablet mode). apps can define these tresholds as they want. thats the reason you couldnt get tabUI for playmarket for instance, because its containers sits at 800dp. "tabletUI" was hardcoded to 720. so thats no problem anymore.
the rest is clear, find a couple of good values for standard apps. make sure you dont create a spotty experience. and do set tabUI for the interesting apps. i have seen PA reviews on youtube and the guy browses the phone and everythings stock ... that kinda sucks. you dont need to boot into tablet mode right away, but at least take the time to find good values for settings, gmail, etc.
################### # PARANOIDANDROID # ################### ## CONFIGURATION %rom_dpi_min=160 %rom_dpi_max=320 %rom_default_dpi=320 %rom_default_layout=360 ## CONFIGURATION %hybrid_mode=1 %system_default_layout=0 %user_default_layout=0 %system_default_dpi=0 %user_default_dpi=0 ## WORKSPACE PREFERENCES android.dpi=0 android.layout=0 com.android.systemui.dpi=%rom_default_dpi com.android.systemui.layout=%rom_default_layout ## SYSTEM PREFERENCES com.paranoid.preferences.dpi=270 com.android.chrome.dpi=%rom_default_dpi com.android.chrome.layout=%rom_default_layout com.android.contacts.dpi=%rom_default_dpi com.android.contacts.layout=%rom_default_layout com.android.settings.dpi=245 com.android.settings.layout=720 com.android.calendar.dpi=260 com.android.browser.dpi=260 com.android.browser.layout=600 com.android.calculator2.dpi=160 com.android.calculator2.layout=600 com.android.email.dpi=230 com.android.email.layout=600 com.android.vending.dpi=220 com.android.vending.layout=1000 com.google.android.gm.dpi=250 com.google.android.gm.layout=600 com.google.android.talk.dpi=260 com.google.android.talk.layout=360 com.google.android.youtube.dpi=240 com.google.android.youtube.layout=800 com.google.android.apps.docs.dpi=240 com.google.android.apps.docs.layout=600 ## USER PREFERENCES
well, thats it. i told you it was easy.
for those who port for legacy devices, we included a hide softscreenbuttons option in settings/system/navigationbar.
and then theres the speed dial preferences in the PA panel. thats a little bit compliated right now because the xml files that drive it are in the app itself. im not sure if you can backsmali it, it has a rom fingerprint. i need to ask jesus. one thing more, then that is resolved you will be able to create your own configurations, and those can not only contain hybrid data but ANY setting you can make in the entire android system.
example: on nexus we dont have much space in portrait mode, so the android standard of 5 notificationicons in tabletUI overlaps. so in one of those prefs i simply say: sysUI.dpi=240, that makes the systembar pretty big, sysUI.layout=720, that drops it into tabletUI, clock=0, that hides the android clock, notificationnumber=2, that limits the icons to two. i guess most of you will switch off softbuttons, and with these prefs you can do it, or even create several and let your users choose.
i know jesus has already completed the code to load user presets, i will add the information when i have it.
and dont forget this in your build.prop
ro.cm.version=PARANOIDANDROID ro.modversion=PARANOIDANDROID ro.pa.version=PARANOIDANDROID-pa_YOURDEVICE-1.XXa-DDMMMYYYY