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sandy7

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SONY SMALL APPS FOR CM BASED ROM


1-STEP

decompile framework-res.apk

goto res/values/strings.xml and add these lines a the end



Code:
 <string name="permlab_externalTaskSwitcher">Start as an external task switcher</string>
    <string name="permdesc_externalTaskSwitcher">Allows the application to be an external task switcher replacing the native task switcher</string>
    <string name="permlab_smallapp">Small application overlay</string>
    <string name="permdesc_smallapp">Allows running movable small applications on top of other applications.</string>



open AndroidManifest.xml

and add the following lines
Code:
 <permission android:name="android.permission.SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW" android:label="@string/permlab_systemAlertWindow" android:description="@string/permdesc_systemAlertWindow" android:protectionLevel="dangerous" android:permissionGroup="android.permission-group.SYSTEM_TOOLS" />

and
Code:
 <permission android:name="com.sony.smallapp.permission.SMALLAPP" android:label="@string/permlab_smallapp" android:description="@string/permdesc_smallapp" android:protectionLevel="dangerous" />


like this shown in the pic..

Untitled.png




done recompile the framework-res.apk

2-STEP

decompile android.policy.jar

and open com\android\internal\policy\impl\PhoneWindowManager.smal

and add the red marked lines

Code:
.field static final RECENT_APPS_BEHAVIOR_DISMISS_AND_SWITCH:I = 0x3

.field static final RECENT_APPS_BEHAVIOR_EXIT_TOUCH_MODE_AND_SHOW:I = 0x1

.field static final RECENT_APPS_BEHAVIOR_SHOW_OR_DISMISS:I = 0x0

.field static final SHOW_PROCESSES_ON_ALT_MENU:Z = false

[COLOR="red"].field static final SHOW_STARTING_ANIMATIONS:Z = true   ----------------------[COLOR="Blue"][B]add this line if u dont have[/B][/COLOR]

.field static final SMALLAPP_LAYER:I = 0x3[/COLOR]

.field public static final SYSTEM_DIALOG_REASON_ASSIST:Ljava/lang/String; = "assist"

.field public static final SYSTEM_DIALOG_REASON_GLOBAL_ACTIONS:Ljava/lang/String; = "globalactions"

.field public static final SYSTEM_DIALOG_REASON_HOME_KEY:Ljava/lang/String; = "homekey"

.field public static final SYSTEM_DIALOG_REASON_KEY:Ljava/lang/String; = "reason"

.field public static final SYSTEM_DIALOG_REASON_RECENT_APPS:Ljava/lang/String; = "recentapps"


and find these lines in the same file.

Code:
[COLOR="Blue"].method public checkAddPermission(Landroid/view/WindowManager$LayoutParams;)I
    .locals 4
    .parameter "attrs"

    .prologue
    const/4 v2, 0x0

    .line 1588
    iget v1, p1, Landroid/view/WindowManager$LayoutParams;->type:I

    .line 1590
    .local v1, type:I
    const/16 v3, 0x7d0

    if-lt v1, v3, :cond_0

    const/16 v3, 0xbb7

    if-le v1, v3, :cond_1

    .line 1622
    :cond_0
    :goto_0
    return v2

    .line 1594
    :cond_1
    const/4 v0, 0x0

    .line 1595
    .local v0, permission:Ljava/lang/String;
    sparse-switch v1, :sswitch_data_0

    .line 1614
    const-string v0, "android.permission.INTERNAL_SYSTEM_WINDOW"

    .line 1616
    :goto_1
    :sswitch_0
    if-eqz v0, :cond_0

    .line 1617
    iget-object v3, p0, Lcom/android/internal/policy/impl/PhoneWindowManager;->mContext:Landroid/content/Context;

    invoke-virtual {v3, v0}, Landroid/content/Context;->checkCallingOrSelfPermission(Ljava/lang/String;)I

    move-result v3

    if-eqz v3, :cond_0

    .line 1619
    const/4 v2, -0x8

    goto :goto_0

    .line 1611
    :sswitch_1
    const-string v0, "android.permission.SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW"

    .line 1612
    goto :goto_1

    .line 1595
    nop

    :sswitch_data_0
    .sparse-switch
        0x7d2 -> :sswitch_1
        0x7d3 -> :sswitch_1
        0x7d5 -> :sswitch_0
        0x7d6 -> :sswitch_1
        0x7d7 -> :sswitch_1
        0x7da -> :sswitch_1
        0x7db -> :sswitch_0
        0x7dd -> :sswitch_0
        0x7e7 -> :sswitch_0
    .end sparse-switch
.end method[/COLOR]


no is the funny part replace all the above blue marked lines with the below red marked lines

Code:
[COLOR="red"].method public checkAddPermission(Landroid/view/WindowManager$LayoutParams;)I
    .locals 4
    .parameter "attrs"

    .prologue
    const/4 v2, 0x0

    .line 1115
    iget v1, p1, Landroid/view/WindowManager$LayoutParams;->type:I

    .line 1117
    .local v1, type:I
    const/16 v3, 0x7d0

    if-lt v1, v3, :cond_0

    const/16 v3, 0xbb7

    if-le v1, v3, :cond_1

    .line 1152
    :cond_0
    :goto_0
    return v2

    .line 1121
    :cond_1
    const/4 v0, 0x0

    .line 1122
    .local v0, permission:Ljava/lang/String;
    sparse-switch v1, :sswitch_data_0

    .line 1144
    const-string v0, "android.permission.INTERNAL_SYSTEM_WINDOW"

    .line 1146
    :goto_1
    :sswitch_0
    if-eqz v0, :cond_0

    .line 1147
    iget-object v3, p0, Lcom/android/internal/policy/impl/PhoneWindowManager;->mContext:Landroid/content/Context;

    invoke-virtual {v3, v0}, Landroid/content/Context;->checkCallingOrSelfPermission(Ljava/lang/String;)I

    move-result v3

    if-eqz v3, :cond_0

    .line 1149
    const/4 v2, -0x8

    goto :goto_0

    .line 1137
    :sswitch_1
    const-string v0, "android.permission.SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW"

    .line 1138
    goto :goto_1

    .line 1141
    :sswitch_2
    const-string v0, "com.sony.smallapp.permission.SMALLAPP"

    .line 1142
    goto :goto_1

    .line 1122
    :sswitch_data_0
    .sparse-switch
        0x7d2 -> :sswitch_1
        0x7d3 -> :sswitch_1
        0x7d5 -> :sswitch_0
        0x7d6 -> :sswitch_1
        0x7d7 -> :sswitch_1
        0x7da -> :sswitch_1
        0x7db -> :sswitch_0
        0x7dd -> :sswitch_0
        0xbb5 -> :sswitch_2
        0xbb6 -> :sswitch_2
    .end sparse-switch
.end method[/COLOR]


save it..done now recompile the android.policy.jar


3-STEP

decompile framework.jar

add the whole sony folder (provided in the resources.zip attached below ) in classout/com

and recompile framework.jar

4-STEP

now u need to add some files in system/app
system/etc
system/framework

all the files are provided in resources.zip so just take them and add those files in ur flashable zip

5-STEP

once u flash the mod .u need an Slauncher or Small app launcher app to launch the small apps...download it from google play

so its done enjoy the smalls on cm based roms..

This is the screenshots from galaxy SL Running CM10 xperia themed..
attachment.php
attachment.php


some more SS of more small apps
attachment.php
attachment.php
attachment.php
attachment.php

attachment.php
attachment.php


ROM THREAD LINK with working small apps using this tutorial..
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1862705

This method is tested working on most xperia devices and GALAXY SL and also on CM9 , CM10 , PA , PACMAN


Also tested working CM10.1

attachment.php
attachment.php
attachment.php


Here is a video from CM10.1


might also work on Stock based FW but not tested

CREDITS
c3ma138 (for help , resources , app)
 

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predatOr

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Its weird how smilies show up in tutorials instead of : permission... It becomes :permission

Anyways nice tutorial bro... The screens are of sony stock ROM... any screens of it running on CM?

And are the smallapps affected by CM themes too?

Edit: oops I missed the slauncher part. Got my answers.
 
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sandy7

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Its weird how smilies show up in tutorials instead of : permission... It becomes :permission

Anyways nice tutorial bro... The screens are of sony stock ROM... any screens of it running on CM?

And are the smallapps affected by CM themes too?

Edit: oops I missed the slauncher part. Got my answers.

The screenshots are from galaxy SL running cm10 xperia themed rom...

Sent from my SK17i using XDA Premium HD app
 

sandy7

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So wait, it can run on Galaxy SL? Gonna try it on another based CM10. BTW, do you own a Galaxy SL?

no i dont own a Galaxy SL.....but the mod was test and reported working my friend Vasishta Reddy on his Galaxy SL

Is it possible to make a flashable zip?

Yes please,CWM flashable zip!

its a easy tutorial try it for ur self...if u guys can make it...upload me the framework-res.pak , framework.jar and android.policy.jar from ur rom ill make one cwm flashable when i have free time


i am getting some errors while compiling the framework-res.apk

plz post the error log..
 
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jumper62

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Did this, when i tried to flash, it said error status 7. Any help?

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sandy7

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I put it in a cm10.1 Rom zip that I am currently using and flash that but still error

Sent from my GT-S5830 using xda app-developers app

Dont put it...it will end formating ur system...try any mod's flashable zip...
Sorry I forgot to make a flashable zip format...ill do that 1st in the morning..
 

jumper62

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Can it be based on other roms eg aokp parandroid??

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sandy7

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Can it be based on other roms eg aokp parandroid??

Sent from my GT-S5830 using xda app-developers app

Nope it cant be....see my signature in 'framework mods' thread...see 2 nd post in that take the small apps flashable zip format and use that...(but make sure to use cwm recovery it wont support twrp)
 

D2m_mhd

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[Q]

I Have PACman Rom Based On CM10 For Xperia Play :
I Opened My Rom Zip File > System > Framework > Framework-res.apk > res > .... But Theres No "values" In It !!
Should I Move Along or i have to do to the first step ?
 

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    SONY SMALL APPS FOR CM BASED ROM


    1-STEP

    decompile framework-res.apk

    goto res/values/strings.xml and add these lines a the end



    Code:
     <string name="permlab_externalTaskSwitcher">Start as an external task switcher</string>
        <string name="permdesc_externalTaskSwitcher">Allows the application to be an external task switcher replacing the native task switcher</string>
        <string name="permlab_smallapp">Small application overlay</string>
        <string name="permdesc_smallapp">Allows running movable small applications on top of other applications.</string>



    open AndroidManifest.xml

    and add the following lines
    Code:
     <permission android:name="android.permission.SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW" android:label="@string/permlab_systemAlertWindow" android:description="@string/permdesc_systemAlertWindow" android:protectionLevel="dangerous" android:permissionGroup="android.permission-group.SYSTEM_TOOLS" />

    and
    Code:
     <permission android:name="com.sony.smallapp.permission.SMALLAPP" android:label="@string/permlab_smallapp" android:description="@string/permdesc_smallapp" android:protectionLevel="dangerous" />


    like this shown in the pic..

    Untitled.png




    done recompile the framework-res.apk

    2-STEP

    decompile android.policy.jar

    and open com\android\internal\policy\impl\PhoneWindowManager.smal

    and add the red marked lines

    Code:
    .field static final RECENT_APPS_BEHAVIOR_DISMISS_AND_SWITCH:I = 0x3
    
    .field static final RECENT_APPS_BEHAVIOR_EXIT_TOUCH_MODE_AND_SHOW:I = 0x1
    
    .field static final RECENT_APPS_BEHAVIOR_SHOW_OR_DISMISS:I = 0x0
    
    .field static final SHOW_PROCESSES_ON_ALT_MENU:Z = false
    
    [COLOR="red"].field static final SHOW_STARTING_ANIMATIONS:Z = true   ----------------------[COLOR="Blue"][B]add this line if u dont have[/B][/COLOR]
    
    .field static final SMALLAPP_LAYER:I = 0x3[/COLOR]
    
    .field public static final SYSTEM_DIALOG_REASON_ASSIST:Ljava/lang/String; = "assist"
    
    .field public static final SYSTEM_DIALOG_REASON_GLOBAL_ACTIONS:Ljava/lang/String; = "globalactions"
    
    .field public static final SYSTEM_DIALOG_REASON_HOME_KEY:Ljava/lang/String; = "homekey"
    
    .field public static final SYSTEM_DIALOG_REASON_KEY:Ljava/lang/String; = "reason"
    
    .field public static final SYSTEM_DIALOG_REASON_RECENT_APPS:Ljava/lang/String; = "recentapps"


    and find these lines in the same file.

    Code:
    [COLOR="Blue"].method public checkAddPermission(Landroid/view/WindowManager$LayoutParams;)I
        .locals 4
        .parameter "attrs"
    
        .prologue
        const/4 v2, 0x0
    
        .line 1588
        iget v1, p1, Landroid/view/WindowManager$LayoutParams;->type:I
    
        .line 1590
        .local v1, type:I
        const/16 v3, 0x7d0
    
        if-lt v1, v3, :cond_0
    
        const/16 v3, 0xbb7
    
        if-le v1, v3, :cond_1
    
        .line 1622
        :cond_0
        :goto_0
        return v2
    
        .line 1594
        :cond_1
        const/4 v0, 0x0
    
        .line 1595
        .local v0, permission:Ljava/lang/String;
        sparse-switch v1, :sswitch_data_0
    
        .line 1614
        const-string v0, "android.permission.INTERNAL_SYSTEM_WINDOW"
    
        .line 1616
        :goto_1
        :sswitch_0
        if-eqz v0, :cond_0
    
        .line 1617
        iget-object v3, p0, Lcom/android/internal/policy/impl/PhoneWindowManager;->mContext:Landroid/content/Context;
    
        invoke-virtual {v3, v0}, Landroid/content/Context;->checkCallingOrSelfPermission(Ljava/lang/String;)I
    
        move-result v3
    
        if-eqz v3, :cond_0
    
        .line 1619
        const/4 v2, -0x8
    
        goto :goto_0
    
        .line 1611
        :sswitch_1
        const-string v0, "android.permission.SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW"
    
        .line 1612
        goto :goto_1
    
        .line 1595
        nop
    
        :sswitch_data_0
        .sparse-switch
            0x7d2 -> :sswitch_1
            0x7d3 -> :sswitch_1
            0x7d5 -> :sswitch_0
            0x7d6 -> :sswitch_1
            0x7d7 -> :sswitch_1
            0x7da -> :sswitch_1
            0x7db -> :sswitch_0
            0x7dd -> :sswitch_0
            0x7e7 -> :sswitch_0
        .end sparse-switch
    .end method[/COLOR]


    no is the funny part replace all the above blue marked lines with the below red marked lines

    Code:
    [COLOR="red"].method public checkAddPermission(Landroid/view/WindowManager$LayoutParams;)I
        .locals 4
        .parameter "attrs"
    
        .prologue
        const/4 v2, 0x0
    
        .line 1115
        iget v1, p1, Landroid/view/WindowManager$LayoutParams;->type:I
    
        .line 1117
        .local v1, type:I
        const/16 v3, 0x7d0
    
        if-lt v1, v3, :cond_0
    
        const/16 v3, 0xbb7
    
        if-le v1, v3, :cond_1
    
        .line 1152
        :cond_0
        :goto_0
        return v2
    
        .line 1121
        :cond_1
        const/4 v0, 0x0
    
        .line 1122
        .local v0, permission:Ljava/lang/String;
        sparse-switch v1, :sswitch_data_0
    
        .line 1144
        const-string v0, "android.permission.INTERNAL_SYSTEM_WINDOW"
    
        .line 1146
        :goto_1
        :sswitch_0
        if-eqz v0, :cond_0
    
        .line 1147
        iget-object v3, p0, Lcom/android/internal/policy/impl/PhoneWindowManager;->mContext:Landroid/content/Context;
    
        invoke-virtual {v3, v0}, Landroid/content/Context;->checkCallingOrSelfPermission(Ljava/lang/String;)I
    
        move-result v3
    
        if-eqz v3, :cond_0
    
        .line 1149
        const/4 v2, -0x8
    
        goto :goto_0
    
        .line 1137
        :sswitch_1
        const-string v0, "android.permission.SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW"
    
        .line 1138
        goto :goto_1
    
        .line 1141
        :sswitch_2
        const-string v0, "com.sony.smallapp.permission.SMALLAPP"
    
        .line 1142
        goto :goto_1
    
        .line 1122
        :sswitch_data_0
        .sparse-switch
            0x7d2 -> :sswitch_1
            0x7d3 -> :sswitch_1
            0x7d5 -> :sswitch_0
            0x7d6 -> :sswitch_1
            0x7d7 -> :sswitch_1
            0x7da -> :sswitch_1
            0x7db -> :sswitch_0
            0x7dd -> :sswitch_0
            0xbb5 -> :sswitch_2
            0xbb6 -> :sswitch_2
        .end sparse-switch
    .end method[/COLOR]


    save it..done now recompile the android.policy.jar


    3-STEP

    decompile framework.jar

    add the whole sony folder (provided in the resources.zip attached below ) in classout/com

    and recompile framework.jar

    4-STEP

    now u need to add some files in system/app
    system/etc
    system/framework

    all the files are provided in resources.zip so just take them and add those files in ur flashable zip

    5-STEP

    once u flash the mod .u need an Slauncher or Small app launcher app to launch the small apps...download it from google play

    so its done enjoy the smalls on cm based roms..

    This is the screenshots from galaxy SL Running CM10 xperia themed..
    attachment.php
    attachment.php


    some more SS of more small apps
    attachment.php
    attachment.php
    attachment.php
    attachment.php

    attachment.php
    attachment.php


    ROM THREAD LINK with working small apps using this tutorial..
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1862705

    This method is tested working on most xperia devices and GALAXY SL and also on CM9 , CM10 , PA , PACMAN


    Also tested working CM10.1

    attachment.php
    attachment.php
    attachment.php


    Here is a video from CM10.1


    might also work on Stock based FW but not tested

    CREDITS
    c3ma138 (for help , resources , app)
    5
    Its weird how smilies show up in tutorials instead of : permission... It becomes :permission

    Anyways nice tutorial bro... The screens are of sony stock ROM... any screens of it running on CM?

    And are the smallapps affected by CM themes too?

    Edit: oops I missed the slauncher part. Got my answers.

    The screenshots are from galaxy SL running cm10 xperia themed rom...

    Sent from my SK17i using XDA Premium HD app
    3
    Sandy anyway you could make this work just like it does on Sony devices i mean with that multi window type of look?..

    Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk 2
    yes the task switcher has be patched to systemUI ...i tried once but while opening it fc's.....will start working it again when i get my phone repaired or when i buy a new phone
    2
    Its weird how smilies show up in tutorials instead of : permission... It becomes :permission

    Anyways nice tutorial bro... The screens are of sony stock ROM... any screens of it running on CM?

    And are the smallapps affected by CM themes too?

    Edit: oops I missed the slauncher part. Got my answers.
    2
    add new resources file in OP with more working small apps

    thanks to @yamin8000 and @Pranav Pandey


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