I especially would like you to take a second and appreciate the Cyanogen team, especially our home team of fat-tire, nemith, keyodi, eyeballer, krylon360 and steven676.
I would recommend you never pass up an opportunity to thank those guys for their efforts
From one of the PA creators, molesarecoming...
To be honest, this is not tablet mode at all, it has nothing to do with silly build.prop hacks.
This is the first and only Android rom to feature true Hybrid mode.
This rom lets you scale and project every app, every widget, even systemcomponents individually.
Remember, android is modular, everything is an app: Lockscreen, navigationbar, dialogs, popups, keyboards, widgets, and your regular apps of course.
Apps have the capability to switch into various designs or layouts according to the device they run on.
This can result in a complete new experience as many apps will transform to the better.
Now for every element that you like chose a mode (PhoneUI, Phablet/Nexus-7UI, TabletUI) and/or a size.
You are 100% independent of the system DPI which runs nicely in whatever value it has been assigned to.
You do not need to boot your phone into a certain DPI. Neither will most of the changes you apply require a reboot.
You will not suffer from the myriads of troubles which normally haunt you under build.prop tablet mode.
Your market, phone, etc. will all work, apps won't shrink on you unless you shrink them yourself.
This project will entirely transform your device, but retain the aesthetics and the feel of your phone.
Here are some screenshots of the ROM for the Nook Color
In the settings, you will see a new pane for Hybrid Settings.
Here you can adjust the default GUI and DPI for all system or user apps, or even each app individually. There is a picture walk-through at the top of the third post.
Updates will also be available through Goo Manager via browse compatible roms -> mateor -> paranoidAndroid
No special GAPPS necessary; just use the latest you can find!
Here is a walk-through of how to interact with Paranoid Settings(found in the device settings menu)
You will notice some of the above user-interfaces are not yet available on this rom. Every device is configured differently.
Easiest build instructions on XDA!
These instructions are for 64 bit Linux environments, try VirtualBox if you don't use Linux normally.
Take 15 minutes and follow the beginning of this guide. if you don't have ADB set-up, it will take longer, but that is just for downloading the SDK.
If you need help installing the JDK (the hardest part, honest) do this (this is the absolute easiest way)
If you experience fetch errors during the repo sync, change the command to repo sync -j4 -f. If they still occur, then repo sync -j1 -f.
This will take a long time, do it before bed, or family time, or go eat.
You're done! I used to have a build script here, but that is not currently working, ParanoidAndroid preferences FCs with the build script.
When it is done compiling, your ROM will be waiting for you at ~/android/system/pa/out/target/product/encore.
Fat-tire says this makes you an Android ninja, so you know it must be true. That means that if you don't try, you are admitting you don't want to be a ninja. Which reveals you to be the geek you already are but with loser rubbed all over you. Why else are you on XDA if not to learn?
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