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Angry [APP][1/31/2012]KFHD Extended Settings

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30th January 2013, 12:20 AM   |  #1  
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Kindle Fire HD xSettings

I recently discovered how to easily disable ads on the stock lockscreen on a Kindle Fire HD 7" and since the procedure was a bit complicated I decided to create a simple app that others can use to achieve this. I had also discovered a few other things that could be changed and decided to incorporate those as well. What started out as a basic app is evolving into a more extensive settings application for the Kindle Fire gang.

First and foremost, several of the features require root access so you must have root to really benefit from this app. The other thing you will need is the app itself which you can find at http://goo.im/devs/0xD34D/kfhd/KFHD_xSettings.apk

To install the app you will need to either move it to your SD card and then using a file explorer, such as ES File Explorer, select it and choose install. If you are familiar with ADB then you can always use adb install to install it as well.

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FEATURES

LOCKSCREEN

  • Disable lockscreen ads - Get rid of those pesky lockscreen advertismenets
UI
  • Window animation scale - Adjust the duration of animations when application windows open and close
  • Transition animation scale - Adjust the duration of transition animations
MISCELLANEOUS
  • Stay awake - Screen will never sleep while charging
  • Battery info - Display extra battery info in Device settings
  • Developer options - Enable the developer options in Device settings
  • Text to speech settings - Choose your TTS engine and adjust the settings for it
SHORTCUTS
  • Power usage - AOSP style power usage with per process statistics
  • AOSP style settings - The standard AOSP style settings instead of Amazon's style
  • Wi-Fi information - Extra wifi settings and information not available to normal users
  • Usage statistics - Application usage statistics such as # of times launched and time used
  • Accessibility settings - Accessibility settings that are available on the 8.9" but not the 7"
  • Choose lockscreen type - Choose between none, slide, pattern, PIN, and password security lockscreen
  • Launcher debug mode - Advanced settings which control various aspects of the Amazon Kindle Fire launcher application
  • AOSP Camera app - Launches the standard AOSP camera application instead of Amazon's camera app

As I find more things that can be changed that the stock firmware does not allow, I'll update this app with those settings.
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** this space reserved just in case I need it **
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30th January 2013, 12:24 AM   |  #4  
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Kindle Fire HD xSettings

I recently discovered how to easily disable ads on the stock lockscreen on a Kindle Fire HD 7" and since the procedure was a bit complicated I decided to create a simple app that others can use to achieve this. I had also discovered a few other things that could be changed and decided to incorporate those as well. What started out as a basic app is evolving into a more extensive settings application for the Kindle Fire gang.

First and foremost, several of the features require root access so you must have root to really benefit from this app. The other thing you will need is the app itself which you can find at http://goo.im/devs/0xD34D/kfhd/KFHD_xSettings.apk

To install the app you will need to either move it to your SD card and then using a file explorer, such as ES File Explorer, select it and choose install. If you are familiar with ADB then you can always use adb install to install it as well.



As I find more things that can be changed that the stock firmware does not allow, I'll update this app with those settings.

you are an exellent developer.

fix the battery and developer option

fixed, was super usuary permission
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you are an exellent developer.

fix the battery and developer option

fixed, was super usuary permission

Yeah, for the most part, anything that says "**REQUIRES REBOOT**" also requires root access since it modifies an entry in the secure table of the settings database.
30th January 2013, 03:48 AM   |  #6  
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Re: [APP]KFHD Extended Settings
Very nice man! I'm enjoying the new settings and the animations are pretty cool keep up the good work!! :thumbup:

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Re: [APP]KFHD Extended Settings
Is there a way through your deft manipulations to enable a choice of default text-to-speech engines?
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Very nice man! I'm enjoying the new settings and the animations are pretty cool keep up the good work!! :thumbup:

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Thanks. The animations were always there but the UI settings give you the control of their duration. I tend to set mine to off so that there is minimal delay.
30th January 2013, 09:31 PM   |  #9  
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New update
I just updated the app with a new tab containing shortcuts to various settings and apps that are not accessible through normal usage. See the OP for a list of these new features and the second post for more screenshots which show what you now have access to.

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Re: [APP][1/30/2012]KFHD Extended Settings
Nicely done.

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