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By Biker1, Senior Member on 22nd January 2011, 11:00 PM
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I just downloaded the smooth sense download to my Evo. I need to move it to my SD card before unzipping it, etc.
I did this before without making sure the download is on my sd card, and I went into a Boot Loop.

I did a reboot and followed all instructions regarding un zipping here >

http://www.goodandevo.net/2010/10/ho...tery-icon.html

and then I went into a Boot Loop again. I finally just re flashed the ROM that I backed up before trying the smooth sense zip. All is well but i would like to try agin.

Any help is appreciated.

Oh. I also have ROM Manager installed.
I would like to buy the Premium version to support the Developer But I don't see an option to purchase from the free version app.
 
 
22nd January 2011, 11:07 PM |#2  
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I just downloaded the smooth sense download to my Evo. I need to move it to my SD card before unzipping it, etc.
I did this before without making sure the download is on my sd card, and I went into a Boot Loop.

I did a reboot and followed all instructions regarding un zipping here >

http://www.goodandevo.net/2010/10/ho...tery-icon.html

and then I went into a Boot Loop again. I finally just re flashed the ROM that I backed up before trying the smooth sense zip. All is well but i would like to try agin.

Any help is appreciated.

Oh. I also have ROM Manager installed.
I would like to buy the Premium version to support the Developer But I don't see an option to purchase from the free version app.


hmm i dont think that will work with 3.70 the framwork has not been updated
22nd January 2011, 11:13 PM |#3  
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Agreed. Does the rom you currently run have an addon to apply a battery % icon?
22nd January 2011, 11:45 PM |#4  
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hmm i dont think that will work with 3.70 the framwork has not been updated

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Agreed. Does the rom you currently run have an addon to apply a battery % icon?

Thanks for the above info because i was about to go into a Boot Loop

I am using the Stock ROM.
Originally I was going to download the circular battery indicator, until I came across the above.

I may just download the circular indicator, but I was trying avoid battery drain if any with the circular icon, and taking up space up in the task bar.

Which Custom ROM would you guys suggest before I start searching that also.

I was searching 2 hours about the sd transfer issue, but could not find any answers which is why I posted the question here.

Btw, how do I transfer Zip files to the SD card. if the smooth battery Zip was supported by 3.7 would I then have an option to do so?

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If you asking how to get the file to your phone, I don't mess with usb transfers anymore. I put the file in my dropbox on the pc, then use the dropbox app on my phone to transfer it to the sd card. I keep all my roms, kernals and mods on dropbox. Also, titanium backup now sends my backups there as well. Check it out at http://db.tt/zaSKX4L if you don't already have it.
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Dropbox is great for that sort of thing like Phily said. If you want to use usb transfer then connect your phone to your computer with the usb cable. Set your phone to disk drive and it'll appear as a drive under my compter. Then cut/copy + paste the file onto your sd card.

As far as roms go. I use Mikforyo 4.4. Myns 2.2 rls 5 is good as well. Depends on what you want and the look you want. Spend a day or two reading the dev section and checking out roms to find out what you like. My guess is you might end up flashing 2,3 or 4 roms before you find out what you like.
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If you asking how to get the file to your phone, I don't mess with usb transfers anymore. I put the file in my dropbox on the pc, then use the dropbox app on my phone to transfer it to the sd card. I keep all my roms, kernals and mods on dropbox. Also, titanium backup now sends my backups there as well. Check it out at http://db.tt/zaSKX4L if you don't already have it.

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Dropbox is great for that sort of thing like Phily said. If you want to use usb transfer then connect your phone to your computer with the usb cable. Set your phone to disk drive and it'll appear as a drive under my compter. Then cut/copy + paste the file onto your sd card.

As far as roms go. I use Mikforyo 4.4. Myns 2.2 rls 5 is good as well. Depends on what you want and the look you want. Spend a day or two reading the dev section and checking out roms to find out what you like. My guess is you might end up flashing 2,3 or 4 roms before you find out what you like.

Thanks for the informative and quick info

I will definitely check the Dropbox info out and download it. Also i will look into the diff ROMS available.
For now, I may download the circular battery app until I find a ROM with that as a feature.

I am happy I got out of the Boot Loop though. I got worried for a while.
It was a learning curve, but I got it done.

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I cannot open up the app after downloading. The circular battery indicator is in apk format.

"Cannot Open File" is displayed ?
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i'd just flash a new rom. there are so many fantastic ones out there, based off sense.

there's myn's warm twopointtwo. highly themed to look amazing. very fast and slick. smooth as butter.

there's caulkin's evio 2. very very very fast. very tweaked. very optomized. great rom. also lightly themed to not look as fugly as sense.

also, ava-froyo is nice. very tweaked. this dude knos his java.
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I cannot open up the app after downloading. The circular battery indicator is in apk format.

"Cannot Open File" is displayed ?

Click on it in root explorer. That will usually install apks.
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For the apk thing, is it framework-res.apk? This is an exception. It holds all the images and some scripts for android systems, and needs to be installed to a separate partition.
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24th January 2011, 06:37 PM |#11  
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i'd just flash a new rom. there are so many fantastic ones out there, based off sense.

there's myn's warm twopointtwo. highly themed to look amazing. very fast and slick. smooth as butter.

there's caulkin's evio 2. very very very fast. very tweaked. very optomized. great rom. also lightly themed to not look as fugly as sense.

also, ava-froyo is nice. very tweaked. this dude knos his java.

Thank you. I will definitely check them out.

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Click on it in root explorer. That will usually install apks.

Gotta check that one out as I am unsure how to do that, but will research.

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For the apk thing, is it framework-res.apk? This is an exception. It holds all the images and some scripts for android systems, and needs to be installed to a separate partition.

I am not sure but will find out and let you know.
Here is the link, but I may pass due to the taking up of space on my task bar. I'm Rooted so I'll find a ROM as suggested with a percentage in the existing battery icon.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?p=8639993
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