[APP][PX5] Radio app replacement

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bootloadercrash

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Hi, I'm trying to change the green color of the texts of the original application, but I can't find the settings in the colors.xml file.
Anyone know where the settings are?
I am also trying to make the background transparent style MTCFlatRadio_MTCD_1.01.apk but it does not work with a transparent background.png.
How to modify the application with a transparent background?
Thank you.
 

duffuss

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Hello, you do not have such a radio on my radio MEKEDE Android 7.1, Model MKD-746, Processor Quard Core MT 3561 ARM A53 1.3 GHZ. Well thank you.

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KoTiX2

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Hi, I'm trying to change the green color of the texts of the original application, but I can't find the settings in the colors.xml file.
Anyone know where the settings are?
I am also trying to make the background transparent style MTCFlatRadio_MTCD_1.01.apk but it does not work with a transparent background.png.
How to modify the application with a transparent background?
Thank you.
You need to learn how to modify the smali code.
Many things are hardcoded in the java part, not in xml.
 
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herick

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Reworked Px5/MTCD Radio app

This is modified Radio app for head units.
I reverse-engineered original Radio app into source code, and now try to make something better.

Current features:
  • on/off button on screen, mapped to play/pause steering wheel key
  • volume control on screen
  • AM band removed (may be put back in some future version)
  • full-screen
  • added clock
  • added speed of vehicle (from GPS)

attachment.php



What's wrong with original Radio app (as I see it):
  • back button stops it (instead of putting to background)
  • fixed amount of FM stations (18)
  • no station management found stations
  • missing on/off button
  • some options are useless (stereo, loc), should go to options menu
  • volume can't be easy controlled on screen while driving

Plans for future development:
  • vertical scrolling list of stations
  • better management of stations and tuning (add/remove/move stations)
  • multiple stations presets (in case you use to drive in different locations)
  • nicer user interface
  • option to work as home-screen launcher (= main app on device)
  • settings screen
  • button for launching some other app (e.g. navigation app or other homescreen launcher)

Integration details:
No root is required. Just install APK. This is separate app, and doesn't overwrite stock Radio. You can use it alongside default Radio. But don't use both radio apps at same time, this may not work good. When you wish, you can uninstall this app anytime.

Version: 20180929 (alpha)
Source code
Download APK

This app looks great.

May I ask if the AF function works as expected, changing to another frequency of the same FM radio station with the current station signal becomes weak.

Thanks.
 

d1_piter

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Mar 24, 2016
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Hi. How can I modify the radio application on my PX5? In what program can it be done? In what program do you edit applications? Give me a hint. I do not expect a ready solution but direct me in the right direction. I need to change the color of the radio application to the color of the backlight in my car.
 

firemouz

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Is there another Radio App for Android-Car-Radios (without Internet)?
I have an A-Sure Android 9 Radio and want to repalace the original Radio App.
 

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    Reworked Px5/MTCD Radio app

    This is modified Radio app for head units.
    I reverse-engineered original Radio app into source code, and now try to make something better.

    Current features:
    • on/off button on screen, mapped to play/pause steering wheel key
    • volume control on screen
    • AM band removed (may be put back in some future version)
    • full-screen
    • added clock
    • added speed of vehicle (from GPS)

    attachment.php



    What's wrong with original Radio app (as I see it):
    • back button stops it (instead of putting to background)
    • fixed amount of FM stations (18)
    • no station management found stations
    • missing on/off button
    • some options are useless (stereo, loc), should go to options menu
    • volume can't be easy controlled on screen while driving

    Plans for future development:
    • vertical scrolling list of stations
    • better management of stations and tuning (add/remove/move stations)
    • multiple stations presets (in case you use to drive in different locations)
    • nicer user interface
    • option to work as home-screen launcher (= main app on device)
    • settings screen
    • button for launching some other app (e.g. navigation app or other homescreen launcher)

    Integration details:
    No root is required. Just install APK. This is separate app, and doesn't overwrite stock Radio. You can use it alongside default Radio. But don't use both radio apps at same time, this may not work good. When you wish, you can uninstall this app anytime.

    Version: 20180929 (alpha)
    Source code
    Download APK
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    AM can be added later, but it made a lot of mess in code, so as part of cleanup was removed.
    In principle, user may not care if it's AM or FM, it's just another tuned station, so AM/FM could be mixed in same list.

    Current Radio offers very little management of stations. You can save station by long press on button, or find all available stations and assign to the 18 buttons.

    I'd think on better usability of tuning and stations.
    Considerations:
    - Often you drive in same place, so you want one preset of saved stations
    - Sometimes (or often) you drive long distances, where signal of your saved stations is lost, so you want tune manually
    - You may have more "home" locations, so multiple saved station lists could be done and switched among them
    - Station list should be auto-tuned, then stations rearranged, deleted, renamed
    - Steering-wheel buttons for previous/next station may cycle between just few favorite stations, while another ones may be saved in station list, which you can switch to manually on screen
    - Usual 6-buttons of favorite stations may be on screen, allowing to fast switch to favorite station

    UI proposal:
    UI-design.jpg

    Interesting app, but I disagree with a few of the things you think are "wrong" at the moment :

    1) The functionality of MTC headunits is specifically designed so that you press the home button if you want the app to run in the background and press the back button to exit, this is easier when driving than the usual Android set up of having to get to running apps and swipe it away to close an app.
    2) No on/off button really needed, see above, but some launchers have one in the widget.
    3) Not sure what you mean about the volume cant be controlled when driving - the volume knob/buttons/SWC controls it when driving.

    I like the new layout and integrating AM and FM is a good idea, but personally I hate the colour scheme, could easily be altered using apkeditor though. :)

    It looks similar to realzhou's DAB app, it would actually be good if you made the interface look the same as that app, so they match.

    A great idea for a radio app would be a combined AM/FM/DAB app that controls the AM/FM tuner and the usb DAB tuner from one app, but that would be a lot of work to do I think.
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    Hi Marco... very nice... his is what a FM Radio should be...it is possible to download and test ?