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The Alpha 2 Series Archive
Alpha 2.5 Download & Installation:
Download the installation guide for specific instructions here.
Download the rom here.
Download and instructions page here.
User submitted tips, tricks, mods, apps and notes for 2.5:
(if you wish to add to this list, PM your additions to me)
jjhiza's amazing app post: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1114916
Ssserpentine: “Tired of that red border? 1) Open up Dev Tools 2) Go to Development Settings 3) StrictMode Visual Indicator - turn it off 4) back out of app and now open it again. 5) If this doesn't get rid of MOST of the red borders, REBOOT and open app again.”
Ssserpentine: “WANT IMPROVED UI, LESS RED BORDERS, LESS FC'S AND SCROLLING AND SOFT KEYS THAT PLAY NICER? Try adw launcher. for some reason just having it installed helps just as much as using it.”
mattman83: "to mount UMS if you have no external SD then use the below line. Same changes as above... echo /dev/block/mmcblk0p1 > /sys/devices/platform/s3c-usbgadget/gadget/lun1/file"
corodius: "if you have an external sd, by extending the commands to: su mount -t vfat /dev/block/mmcblk0p1 /mnt/sdcard/ mount -t vfat /dev/block/mmcblk1p1 /mnt/sdcard/external_sd/ This will mount the cards the way they are originally mounted in the samsung/overcome roms."
anfalas: "get Gallery3D to play nice by going into settings, applications then 'Clear Data' - works great, can change wallpaper etc. Only downside is it has to be done each reboot....."
chris49424: (List of suggested apps: Picsaypro.apk electrumdrum.apk drawingpad.apk Picasatoolpro.apk jefitpro.apk flickfolio.apk flickfolio upload.apk pulse.apk bedside.apk newsroom.apk makeyourownclock.apk “quickofficepro.apk must have if in college or for personal business i love this app” screenshot ER.apk slideit keyboard.apk smugfolio.apk tv showsstream.apk tvshowfav.apk “google body.apk awesome app must download everyone it kick ass” beautifulwidgets.apk “ADW launcher ex only say ex because never tried free version, but this is a must have you don't have to use the adw launcher you can still use HC launcher and will get same results.” AutoKiller Memory Optimizer Donate v5.1 pen supremacy.apk)
iamodogg: "one way to load keyboards On the language/keyboard settings page, turn physical keyboard to "no" or "off" or something like that. Now when on a text field, you should see a small keyboard tray in bottom right corner.."
oldmacnut: "LCD DENSITY ISSUES finally got LCD Density to change, however....I noticed it screws with the Wifi when it reboots to apply changes, then a hard reset is required. Only thing that works and doesnt mess with the Wifi is changing the Build.Prop."
TheDub: "OPTIMAL LCD DENSITY Playing with build.prop, Density 160, the maximum tablet interface value, is much easier on the eyes."
ztag100: "If you download barcontrol from the market, you can set it so that a notification links to the rotation app, thus when the notification is clicked it will change the orientation."
There isn't enough room here to thank everyone individually, but here is a list
of some of those who have directly affected the development of this project:
* oldmacnut – is a master craftsman and all-around stand-up guy. Always on the ball with testing , throwing out fresh ideas, file hosting and helping new friends out of tough spots, I do believe that there is nothing that this man can’t do. * ssserpentine – The GSM boss. Always active and lively in the forums, (even if he is a bit off-topic,) Sserp adds fun and a touch of insanity to balance everything out. I do believe he will stay attached to this project in the future, (in one form or another,) so get used to this fleshy smell-bag as he marches through this project like giant radioactive rubber pants. * alexgogan – I owe this man a debt of gratitude, (though I cannot disclose what for just yet,) but you will likely see his name attached to the credits in all future releases of this project. * Mattman83 - for never failing to help out other users. * jjhiza – As a rom dev, this is the exact sort of guy you want lurking about in your thread. He shares ideas, contributes, and generally elevates the level of conversation (when he’s not in a flame war, lol). Always a pleasure. * corodius - for helping folks keep thier HC tabs running smoothly. * Sҡȳᴪʌɩҡͼṟ - wrote a spectacular guide for installing the GSM build, and deserves thanks for a job well done. * betolley – He is working on a similar project at another site and many of the ideas we exchanged in PMs helped me to think my way through a lot of technical issues. * chriskader – did some very nice video reviews of both the a2 and a2.5 releases on YouTube, making him the unofficial project journalist. Thanks a lot! * snprkllr76 – put his GSM tab in harm’s way for the greater good. Without it, the GSM release might have never happened. Big thanks to you! (And let me know if you need this tab back, I’ve had it forever!) * fattiemcdoogles – When my CDMA tab was crushed to death under the mighty weight of Odin, this guy stepped in and saved the day by helping me to obtain a replacement. Much appreciated! * Herbiced – provided the initial file hosting for this project, saving us all from the dreaded queues at the “free” file-hosting sites. Gracias! * And there are many others, these are just a few I wanted to shout out to.
A list of a few of those that indirectly contributed to this project through their
contributions to the general independent Android development community:
* Boushh –whose work on the schi800 kernel was used as the basis for my CDMA kernels. * deeper-blue –his work on the Nook color demonstrated the possibility of porting HC and inspired this project (and many others, no doubt.) * alterbridge86 – whose work on the p1000 kernel was used as the basis for my GSM kernels. * supercurio – for providing easy access to his assortment of Voodoo goodies. * Technomancer - whose work on the p1000 kernel was used in my early GSM builds.
And, of course, a huge thanks to XDA for allowing me to host this project here,
and to the XDA mods who help keep the place running smoothly.
Lastly, I want to thank every individual who sent a kind word in a PM or in the thread...
Reading your words of encouragement at 4 am when I was out of ideas, exhausted and ready to give up was sometimes the only thing that kept me going.
Thanks for all of your support.
(If you feel that there is someone who belongs on this list but isn’t please let me know.)
I am going underground for a while. I tend to work best uninterrupted behind closed doors.
The next release will be full of surprises and many new features. It is my hope that this project
will no longer need the tag "Alpha" when I am ready to release it.
Time will tell.
Thank you for being patient while I work.