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medipac

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3
Hi! Please elaborate on what exactly doesn't work, you don't see CSOS at all or you're not able to launch any App? Will be more than happy to guide you.





#1 It's fixed in the latest version, check up on the next post!
#2 Bigger Icons one is from older version of CSOS, more customizations are incoming. Some features are extras, checkout the membership Icon inside the main App. :)



Requires 'Support Dev Pack', on App drawer, click the top right corner Icon to lock the device into portrait mode for any App launch.



Glad you love it! :)

When you say flip up, you mean swipe up to launch Samsung Pay? In the latest version you should be able to long press home on CSOS to launch Samsung Pay. Let me know how it goes! :)
How do I get 'Support Dev Pack' for the App Drawer?

BTW - the new version is working now...thanks for the update!
 

jagan2

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How do I get 'Support Dev Pack' for the App Drawer?

BTW - the new version is working now...thanks for the update!

That's great to hear that it's working now for you! Open the main CSOS App on your main screen, hit the floating icon at bottom right to check out options to support the active development! :)

I close my phone and I click on a notification, since I don't see any apps. And it tells me to open my phone. It doesn't work as a whole.

Hi, if it tells you to open your phone, you are on the Samsung's Native implementation. I suggest to uninstall CSOS, reboot your phone, install the latest .apk and follow the configuration/installation instruction at post #2 on this thread. On successful completion of configuration, you should see a welcome page on your cover screen.

I wil roll out an update soon with tutorial to setup inside the App.
 

Aiden_coffeeman

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So I have it and all but I cannot figure out once I click an app it says long press power button and from there I cannot get past I will hold it for like 10 min and nothing happens
 

Gunde

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Working really well now but I have 2 1 issue:
1. It's no longer possible to see who's calling. There is just a CoverScreen OS splash screen
2. Media player on swipe up has no player controls ... Fixed
 
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Sakurachan09

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Just downloaded it and I even paid the first month to see the full functionality but it keeps on crashing and I can't see the apps on the clver screen :(
 

Sakurachan09

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So I have it and all but I cannot figure out once I click an app it says long press power button and from there I cannot get past I will hold it for like 10 min and nothing happens
I finally got it to work using the latest apk but I got this same issue. It always says long press power button but nothing happens

Edit: got this to work. Turns out the bixby voice should be enabled and working for the side key to work.

Overall the app is really promising I'm so amazed that you can actually browse social media and watch on streaming sites aside from the few widgets that are not displaying on the shortcuts. Samsung should get the dev of this 😆
 
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【Rehn】

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View attachment 5497089Hi guys! Developer of Energy Ring & Access Dots here. Excited to present a mini OS for the cover screen of Z Flip 3 through an App - CoverScreen OS! It shall make your phone's cover screen a fully functional mini phone!


CoverScreen OS almost simulates a secondary OS on your Z Flip's cover screen with the following features:


App Launcher/Drawer
Support for all third party Apps homescreen widgets
Quick Toggles
Navigation gestures
Notifications
Active media player card
Voice Keyboard support

On screen LED Notification indicator



DEVELOPMENT STATUS:​


The OS requires some heavy sustained development effort to deliver a stable version. I consider the OS to be pretty experimental at this stage but it’s mostly usable on my test device. There are several known bugs and optimizations that I am working on, some may be resolved, some may be not, due to APIs’ technical limitations.


CoverScreen OS IN ACTION:



SNAPS OF Z FLIP 3 RUNNING CoverScreen OS:​


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THE ORIGIN STORY:

Been working on this project since the original Z Flip, but unfortunately had to suspend development due to cracked screen (that countless folding/unfolding while testing.)

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The release of Z Flip 3 with a bigger cover screen was enough incentive for me to be excited about the project once again but unfortunately I again hit a bottleneck as the screen started bleeding this streak of green light right at the center and sometimes whole of second half.

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Fearing a cracked screen once again, I had suspended the development yet again… but… that cute little cover screen… here we are. :)
This is more than just a gimmick application, this could literally save phones and data due to the main screen breaking so easily from just folding
 

Gunde

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This is more than just a gimmick application, this could literally save phones and data due to the main screen breaking so easily from just folding
Ok, it works sometimes, but just as often I get the splash screen.

Another small bug I noticed:
Sometimes the swipe up player screen stops working. No matter what media you start on the phone, the Cover Screen OS does not update or function. It's just a generic player screen.
 

1dopewrx05

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Ok, it works sometimes, but just as often I get the splash screen.

Another small bug I noticed:
Sometimes the swipe up player screen stops working. No matter what media you start on the phone, the Cover Screen OS does not update or function. It's just a generic player screen.
Seems to be an issue specifically with your setup. I have no issues with the app only working sometimes, also the media player widget works well for me using Spotify. It updates info relative to whatever is playing and all functionality is there. Are you on 1.4.1? The only bug I experience is incoming calls do not show on the coverscreen, I have to open the phone to see who's calling and to answer or reject it.
 

SAMURAI 5

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In devices for Japan.

"2.Set side key to launch Bixby on Long press: Settings > Advanced features > Side key > Under 'Press and hold' select 'Wake Bixby'."

It seems that the above setting is not available and thus cannot be deactivated.
 

sujikame

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Is that application can use IG on cover screen
Bc when I want to use IG on cover screen it's look like this

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jagan2

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UPDATE: beta_1.2​

Download options:​

What's new?​

  • New UI/UX for the main App
  • Android 12, Material You support. (CSOS on cover screen is restricted to Dark Mode)
  • Hide Selected Apps from App Drawer (for Support Dev Pack subscribers)
  • Bugs, Feature requests and feedback dashboard
  • Tutorials screen
  • OS running status card in settings

Requests:​

  • If you are enjoying the active development of this project, please consider leaving a review on Google Play Store, unfortunately Play Store users are stuck on older unstable version (waiting for Google to update the latest version, you guys are 4 versions ahead of Play Store.) Your review shall help in people realizing the active development + what's upcoming for them!

STAY UPDATED:​


Join CoverScreen OS's official updates news channel
Join CoverScreen OS's official discussion/group channel
 

jagan2

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nice update but when i click on the support dev pack nothing happens also I can not use TASKER as a widget yet there is nothing there for me to click
Thanks so much for the development
Hi there! There was some intermittent configuration issue, you should be able to get the Support Dev Pack now. Tasker as a widget, is there a specific one?
 

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    Hi All,

    I already paid $70 for the application & the developer stopped at 7.1.2 beta! I regret buying it & lost trust.

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    Hi All,

    I already paid $70 for the application & the developer stopped at 7.1.2 beta! I regret buying it & lost trust.


    Friend, paying for a BETA application is a scam, unfortunately XDA supports this, when a BETA application is being developed, donations can be requested, but a fixed price can only be set when the application is 100% STABLE, nor does M Windows cost that much.
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    Download now from Google Play Store! (Please leave a review on Google Play Store if you find CSOS meaningful for your Z Flip 3!)

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    Hi guys! Developer of Energy Ring & Access Dots here. Excited to present a mini OS for the cover screen of Z Flip 3 through an App - CoverScreen OS! It shall make your phone's cover screen a fully functional mini phone!


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    CoverScreen OS almost simulates a secondary OS on your Z Flip's cover screen with the following features:


    Cover Launcher / App Launcher/Drawer
    Support for all third party Apps homescreen widgets
    Quick Toggles - a TON load of them!
    Navigation gestures
    Notifications
    Active media player card
    Voice Keyboard support, QWERTY, T9

    On screen LED Notification indicator
    Flex Mode



    Flexing the 'Flex mode' ;)

    Also, you can now 'click' on 'most' widgets to perform action on CSOS itself.

    New Notification options in action!

    Edge Lighting for multiple Apps in action!


    COVER LAUNCHER / APP LAUNCHER/DRAWER:

    • Launch almost any App on your cover screen with back navigation support and voice keyboard input.
    • Launch apps in locked orientation - portrait or landscape.
    • Quick search apps by alphabet.
    • Sort apps alphabetically - ascending/decending.
    • Sort apps by recently used first.

    WIDGETS SCREEN:

    • Add almost any widget pixel-perfect aligned for Z Flip 3's cover screen, of any App that you would normally add to your homescreen on the main display.
    • Add as many widgets as you want.
    • Widgets can be set into one of the two sizes.
    • Perform almost all actions on the widgets like clicking on a button to launching its App.

    QUICK TOGGLES SCREEN:


    NATIVE/IN-BUILT TOGGLES:
    • Bluetooth turn on/off
    • Flashlight
    • DND mode
    • Flex Mode - use cover screen while phone is unfolded
    • Caffeinate - keep screen awake
    • Power Dialog on cover screen
    TON LOAD OF ADDITIONAL TOGGLES: You can add super powerful quick toggles powered by Bixby Routines, Tasker, IFTTT and many more available providers, check out within the App! Some examples here, only limited by your imagination
    • Wifi, NFC, GPS, Wifi Hotspot, Power Saving mode toggle, Read aloud notification, screen brightness control
    • Quick dial a contact, SMS, play music, reminders, alarm, battery level.
    • Only limited by your imagination!

    NOTIFICATIONS SCREEN:

    • Reply to any notification with voice keyboard.
    • Open notification instantly either on cover screen or on main screen.
    • Perform additional actions available on each notification.
    • Dismiss notifications with swipe right.

    MEDIA PLAYBACK SCREEN:

    • Access all media playbacks from all Apps, as available on your main screen.
    • Theme support.

    EDGE LIGHTING/ON-SCREEN LED NOTIFICATION INDICATOR:

    • Turns on cover screen and glows the edges of your cover screen just like the Edge Lighting on your main screen.
    • You can set a single solid color for all incoming notification or let CSOS apply the App's Icon color.
    • If you have multiple notifications from multiple Apps, they can combine into a beautiful gradient.
    • More colors, customizations under development.

    FLEX MODE:

    • Use cover screen with access to all CSOS features while the phone is unfolded.
    • Keep the phone on your desk or bed in tent-style stand mode.
    • Cover screen stays on until you manually disable Flex Mode or fold back your phone.


    DEVELOPMENT STATUS:


    The OS requires some heavy sustained development effort to deliver a feature complete version. I consider the OS to be pretty experimental at this stage but it’s mostly stable as reported by majority of the users. There are several known bugs and optimizations that I am working on, some may be resolved, some may be not, due to APIs’ technical limitations.


    CoverScreen OS IN ACTION:





    SNAPS OF Z FLIP 3 RUNNING CoverScreen OS:


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    THE ORIGIN STORY:

    Been working on this project since the original Z Flip, but unfortunately had to suspend development due to cracked screen (that countless folding/unfolding while testing.)

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    The release of Z Flip 3 with a bigger cover screen was enough incentive for me to be excited about the project once again but unfortunately I again hit a bottleneck as the screen started bleeding this streak of green light right at the center and sometimes whole of second half.

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    Fearing a cracked screen once again, I had suspended the development yet again… but… that cute little cover screen… here we are. :)
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    DOWNLOAD:​

    After thousands of unfolding/unfolding, happy to announce that, beta version of CoverScreen OS is now available for open testing on Google Play store (alternatively you can download the latest .apk from here.)

    If you find CSOS meaningful for your Z Flip 3, please leave a review on Google Play Store!

    Spent countless hours and months working on this project, almost broke two Z Flips in the process. And now, your precious feedback and support shall determine the future course of development, which may include but not limited to:

    • Allowing samsung's implementation work along with CoverScreen OS
    • More quick toggles (Wifi, GPS... you tell me!)
    • Dismiss notifications (either only on cover screen or both the screens)
    • Pick up WhatsApp and other VoIP calls directly from cover screen
    • App drawer with 'recents', 'favorites' and more sections
    • Support for dedicated Apps (think of call, contacts...) and widgets optimized for cover screen
    DOWNLOAD NOW!


    INSTALLATION & CONFIGURATION INSTRUCTIONS:​

    1. Setup Bixby (required to fingerprint unlock to launch Apps on cover screen.)

    2. Set side key to launch Bixby on Long press: Settings > Advanced features > Side key > Under 'Press and hold' select 'Wake Bixby'.

    3. Launch App - select your Google Account.

    4. Follow the onscreen dialog to grant 'Appear on top' permission.

    5. Hit the switch at top right corner of the App > Installed services > CoverScreen OS > On > [Notifications access settings page will be opened] > Turn on CoverScreen OS.

    6. You can now fold your phone to checkout CoverScreen OS in action.




    OS NAVIGATION SYSTEM:​


    I am yet to work on proper screenshots/demos to guide you guys, but here is some tips to using CoverScreen OS:

    OS screen arrangement:

    • Swipe Right: Opens Notifications screen.
    • Swipe Left: Shows widgets you have added in the CoverScreen OS Settings App.
    • Swipe Down: Quick Toggles.
    • Swipe Up: Shows media play back controls (only if there is something active!)
    • Tap on Home: Opens App drawer.

    Notifications screen:

    • Clicking on Notifications reveals more details.
    • To go back to notificaitons list, swipe down

    App drawer:

    • To exit to home from App drawer, swipe right.

    App screen:

    App screen refers to any App launched from CoverScreen OS's App drawer.
    • Navigating back: Swipe left from extreme right of your cover screen.
    • Going back to App drawer: Swipe up from extreme bottom of your cover screen.
    • Going home: Go to App drawer > swipe right.
    • Text input: Click on any text input area to open Voice Keyboard. On some Apps, you may have to click twice > once to focus on input field > second to open Voice Keyboard.


    STAY UPDATED:


    Join CoverScreen OS's official updates news channel
    Join CoverScreen OS's official discussion/group channel

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    Hey guys! I am glad to report that, CoverScreen OS supports One UI 4.0! :)
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    DOWNLOAD:​

    After thousands of unfolding/unfolding, happy to announce that, a super experimental early access version of CoverScreen OS is now available for open testing on Google Play store (you may have to clear Play Store's storage/cache if you see 'pre-registration' page instead of 'open testing'.)

    Spent countless hours and months working on this project, almost broke two Z Flips in the process. And now, your precious feedback and support shall determine the future course of development, which may include but not limited to:

    • Allowing samsung's implementation work along with CoverScreen OS
    • More quick toggles (Wifi, GPS... you tell me!)
    • Dismiss notifications (either only on cover screen or both the screens)
    • Pick up WhatsApp and other VoIP calls directly from cover screen
    • App drawer with 'recents', 'favorites' and more sections
    • Support for dedicated Apps (think of call, contacts...) and widgets optimized for cover screen
    DOWNLOAD NOW!

    NOTE: On Android 12, you may not be able to use Apps on cover screen (working on a fix!)



    INSTALLATION & CONFIGURATION INSTRUCTIONS:​

    1. Setup Bixby (required to fingerprint unlock to launch Apps on cover screen.)

    2. Set side key to launch Bixby on Long press: Settings > Advanced features > Side key > Under 'Press and hold' select 'Wake Bixby'.

    3. Launch App - select your Google Account.

    4. Follow the onscreen dialog to grant 'Appear on top' permission.

    5. Hit the switch at top right corner of the App > Installed services > CoverScreen OS > On > [Notifications access settings page will be opened] > Turn on CoverScreen OS.

    6. You can now fold your phone to checkout CoverScreen OS in action.




    OS NAVIGATION SYSTEM:​


    I am yet to work on proper screenshots/demos to guide you guys, but here is some tips to using CoverScreen OS:

    OS screen arrangement:

    • Swipe Right: Opens Notifications screen.
    • Swipe Left: Shows widgets you have added in the CoverScreen OS Settings App.
    • Swipe Down: Quick Toggles.
    • Swipe Up: Shows media play back controls (only if there is something active!)
    • Tap on Home: Opens App drawer.

    Notifications screen:

    • Clicking on Notifications reveals more details.
    • To go back to notificaitons list, swipe down

    App drawer:

    • To exit to home from App drawer, swipe right.

    App screen:

    App screen refers to any App launched from CoverScreen OS's App drawer.
    • Navigating back: Swipe left from extreme right of your cover screen.
    • Going back to App drawer: Swipe up from extreme bottom of your cover screen.
    • Going home: Go to App drawer > swipe right.
    • Text input: Click on any text input area to open Voice Keyboard. On some Apps, you may have to click twice > once to focus on input field > second to open Voice Keyboard.


    STAY UPDATED:


    Join CoverScreen OS's official updates news channel
    Join CoverScreen OS's official discussion/group channel
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    Watch out for new version: early_access_1.9! (Will be available anytime now on Play Store, will notify all once again when it's up, am off to bed now!)​


    • Apps launched on cover screen can be 'resumed' on main screen through 'recents' (it used to freeze earlier.)
    • Fixed glitch of screen reunlocking when 'LED' notification is on.
    • Tapping on persistent notification now opens the correct settings page to turn it off.
    • More options to contribute towards the rapid development of the project.
    Notes:

    • The App is yet to be made stable, it should be ready for day to day use in next few versions, please bear with the bugs, they shall be gently squashed! :)
    • Upcoming versions will work along with Samsung's native implementation, allowing access to standard widgets and Samsung Pay!
    • Feel free to flood in feature requests, ideas for the cover screen.
    • Allowing the two notifications appear is the most reliable way for you to know which service is running and which has shutdown unexpectedly - requiring you to manually re-enable them.

    • Notification titled 'CoverScreen OS boot status' corresponds to the Accessibility Service. - re-enable the service if you don't see the notification.
    • Notification titled 'CoverSCreen OS activity status' corresponds to the Notification Access given to CoverScreen OS in your system settings - re-enable the service if you don't see the notification.

    Edit: It's now available on Play Store, if you don't see the update, clear the Play Store's storage/cache! Also make sure you're doing a clean install.​