Wednesday, April 6, 2011

D7 Google Reader v1.6

D7 Reader: the fastest Google Reader app for Android

rss | atom | news | podcast

A simple, fast and powerful Google Reader client for Android, enables you to access your reading list and manage your subscriptions with ease from a native application, which is always in sync with Google Reader. It can also support listening to podcasts or downloading them for later use.

This app does support offline reading unless the articles are explicitly saved by the user.

kw: rss atom podcast google reader news feed subscription share newspaper search

Main features

  • Much faster than official Google Reader app
  • No Lags (specially on Galaxy S devices)
  • Google username/password NOT required
  • Multiple account support; switch between accounts on the fly
  • Utilizes low network traffic
  • Podcast support (download/play)
  • Add new subscription directly from the browser
  • Search for articles (powered by Google)
  • Feed discovery and subscription (search for feeds using keywords)
  • Recommended articles from Google (depends on your usage pattern)
  • Theme support (dark/light)Features
  • A dashboard with quick access links to your reader
    - Reading list/Subscriptions/Starred/Shared/Read items
    - Recommended items (personalized)
    - Feed search
    - People you follow (shared items by friends)
    - Offline (saved) items
    - Preferences
  • Clean and friendly subscriptions management
    - Tree structure for labels and subscriptions
    - Add new subscription (feed search or direct add)
    - Remove subscription
    - Add/Remove labels to/from subscriptions
    - Rename label
    - Delete a label from all subscriptions
    - Search for articles in labels and subscriptions
  • Articles list view with the ability to choose between show all or new items (configurable in preferences)
    - Add/remove star
    - Keep-unread/Undo Keep-unread
    - Mark as read (All items/older than a day/older than a week/older than two weeks)
    - Search for articles
  • Recommended articles list
    - Personalized by Google (from your usage pattern)
    - Subscribe to the feeds from the recommended items
    - Express your interest (interested/not interested actions) to help Google fine tune your taste
  • Article view with support for sharing and social web
    - Better mobile readability and user experience (horizontal scrolling is not necessary for most articles)
    - Volume key navigation (set in preferences) or using on screen buttons
    - Add/remove star
    - Keep-unread/Undo Keep-unread
    - Share via Facebook, Twitter, Email or SMS
    - Share/unshare in Google Reader
    - Like or unlike
    - View original article in browser
    - Save article offline to read later
    - listen to podcasts or download for later use
    - Mobilize original article (powered by Google)
  • Offline items
    - a list of saved (sd card) articles
    - listen to downloaded podcasts
  • Home screen Widget with unread count display
    - Refresh interval can be configured
    - Does not update when the phone is in stand by (save battery power)
  • Configurable cache clear on exit (preferences)
  • And many more

D7 Google Reader (free version)

D7 Google Reader (paid version)

Renamed Gingerbread Keyboard

his is the gingerbread keyboard, with a different package name so you can install it alongside the normal android keyboard on android 2.1+. it works on non-rooted devices. it includes BG, CS, CZ, DA, DE, EN, ES, FI, FR, IT, NB, NL, PL, PT, RU, SL, and SV dictionaries.
f you have another dictionary you want added to this, let me know. if you don't have a dictionary for me to include, don't expect me to track one down.

the small keyboard problem and haptic feedback on motorola and samsung devices should be fixed now.
the problem with replacing words has been fixed.

any posts reporting problems with it that do not include all of the following will be ignored:
  • a description of the problem
  • the name of your device
  • the name and version of your rom, and what type of rom it is (aosp, cyanogen, sense, touchwiz, etc)
  • logcat output
  •  known issues:
  • the list of languages comes from the android system, and some roms return a very short list.
  • voice input does not (yet) work on android 2.1.

if you had problems with the old version, try this one and if the problems still exist, see above about reporting them.
Attached Files
File Type: apk gbkb-en.apk (1.03 MB, 28196 views)
File Type: apk gbkb.apk (7.29 MB, 21575 views)

[App] AppWidgetPicker

an App to replace the stock AppWidgetPicker(you know long press on the homescreen -> add -> widget) which groups the widgets by packages.So if you have a widget installed that has 3 different sizes, there is only one entry in the list and if you click it you can pick the size in a second dialog.

The main problem is that it needs to be installed on /system cause android will not grand the needed permission to any app installed on /data.

The APK is attached

The source can be found here

Its all released under Apache 2.0 license.

Psx4droid 3.0.0 released! Open source + free

you may be interested to know that he has just released PSX4DROID v3.0.0 for free on his website! This is his newest release!

For those of you who don't know, the android market has been cracking down on emulators lately (or so it would seem).

Happy to see Zodttd is still supporting his loyal fans!

Pick it up here:
(you can find the source here: )

SuperOneClick v1.7 (Root, Unroot, Enable Non-Market App)

You can get it from
ere's a one-click root with almost all phones and all android versions. (including the i9000, Droid, Nexus One, etc)


The program requires Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0+ or Mono v1.2.6+
Operations systems with native support:
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Ubuntu Hardy (8.04 LTS)
  • Ubuntu Jaunty (9.04)
  • Ubuntu Karmic (9.10)
  • Ubuntu Lucid (10.04 LTS)
  • Ubuntu Maverick (10.10)
  • Debian Lenny (5.0)
  • Debian Squeeze (testing)
  • Debian Sid (unstable)
  • Debian Experimental

If you run Microsoft Windows XP, install .NET Framework v2.0 or above
If you run Mac or another Linux flavor, make sure you install Mono:

For more information about making it work in linux:
See here

Leaked Test Versions of Stock Android Apps

Here are leaked test versions some of the stock android apps.


Developers Market:

Test Version of Gallery:

"Live Cubes":

Test Version of Camera:

Test Version of Desk Clock:

Test Version of Music (it looks like an updated version of the honeycomb player):

You should know how to install these, if you don't then you shouldn't be downloading them in the first place.


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Redsn0w 0.9.8, PwnageTool 4.3 for 4.3.1 Untethered Jailbreak Imminent

4.3.1 untethered jailbreak important update. MuscleNerd has brought some good news regarding untethered iOS 4.3.1 jailbreak. He just confirmed that i0n1c's exploit successfully jailbroke Apple TV 2G but it still not able to jailbreak iPad 2.

Apple to Release iOS 4.3.1 in 1 to 2 weeks to fix iPad 2 bugs and jailbreak!

According to BGR (a site that has a very good record of making predictions on future iOS releases),  Apple is planning to release iOS 4.3.1 to fix all the iPad 2 minor bugs and will also patch the 4.3 Jailbreak for the iPad 2 as well!


Jailbreak 4.3.1 PwnageTool 4.3 iPhone 4, 3GS / iPod Touch 4G, 3G / iPad - Custom Firmware [Mac Guide]

PwnageTool 4.3 released to bring untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.3.1. PwnageTool 4.3 untethered jailbreak is based on i0n1c's untethered exploit. Check out the step by step guide after the jump.

 Read full Article At\

Jailbreak iOS 4.2.1 GM on iPhone 4, 3GS, 3G and iPod touch 4G, 3G

Now you can use Redsn0w 0.9.6b2 to jailbreak all these iOS devices.
For now you can install jailbroken-apps via SSH - until we got the new Cydia version - as you have full root access on your iOS device.

STEP 1: Download redsn0w 0.9.6b2,  iOS 4.2.1 GM and iOS 4.1 final version for iPhone 4, 3GS, 3G, iPod touch 4G, 3G (download links at the end).

STEP 2: Update to 4.2.1 GM firmware using the IPSW file you just downloaded via iTunes.

STEP 3: Launch Redsn0w 0.9.6b2,  and Browse for iOS 4.1 firmware final version (NOT iOS 4.2.1 GM). 

STEP 4: Select "Install Cydia" and click on Next
STEP 5: Now make sure your device is both OFF and PLUGGED IN to the computer before you click “Next”.
STEP 6: At this stage you will need to put your iPhone in DFU mode by holding “Power” button and then while holding the “Power” button, you will now have to hold “Home” button too. Now after few seconds release “Power” button but keep holding “Home” button until installation begins.

STEP 7: You will Get a Jailbroken Device on the latest iOS 4.2.1 GM as soon as the process ends.

ADB Workshop and Guide for everyone

You can find the raw IRC log here

Good evening folks, and welcome to my ADB workshop. This is by no means a full explanation on the subject, but more of a crash course to help folks get up to speed, and get more from their devices. There may be some things you already know here, so please be patient and respect those who do not.

Reference Files

So, lets just start with the basics.

How to Install gpSP Kai GBA Emulator onto your PSP

You need winRAR to open and extract these files, download it from here if you don't already have it:


Link for GBA EMULATOR if you have a PSP GO or if the other emulator did not work:

In order to run the EMULATOR on your PSP GO, you must first have PRO. This video will teach you how to get HBL and HEN on your PSP GO. Directions on how to enable HEN on your PSP GO after installing it are in the video if its for 6.20, and video description if its for 6.35. After enabling PRO, just select the gpSP kai from the game directory on the PSP XMB. It should be like selecting a demo to play.

Here's a website where you can get roms:

There are games included in the emulator ready to be played showed in the video. They include pokemon games, sims, and metal slug.

I am not responsible for the damages that might happen if installed incorrectly or misused on your psp. And you understand that downloading roms are illegal.

Please do me a favor, click on the ad in this video and read its website with interest. support the advirtisers! SUBSCRIBE TODAY

Apad Epad Google Android 2.1 HD WIFI 32GB Tablet PC

Buy Cheap APad 10.2 Inch Google Android 2.1 3G Tablet PC UMPC + free shipping !
The new Orphan 10.2'' APad / IPed Android Tablet PC MID. Sporting a fully unlocked unrestricted installation of Google Android 2.1 operating system, making this the most flexible configurable Tablet PC ever to have been released.

7" Google Android 2.1 Tablet PC 3D Gravity G Sensor GAME

This tablet is from, the product code is "SP-59", only $199 for free shipping.

Superpad Flytouch 3 Playing Angry Birds Game

You can find this Flytouch 3 Tablet at
Flytouch 3 (Superpad 3) is an upgraded version of Flytouch 2.

Flytouch 3 has Android 2.2 OS, 512M RAM, 4G Nand Flash storage and 6400mAh battery. Other paramerters are same as Flytouch 2.

Flytouch 3 is developed by Gome, which is one of largest Electronics Retailer in China.

Hot Spot:
Brand: Flytouch 3
Infortm X220 ARM11 1Ghz CPU
512M RAM
10 Inch Touch Screen
Built In GPS
3D User Interface
Google Android 2.2 Operation System
3 Sides G-Sensor
1.3M pixtel Camera
RJ45 Port for Internet Cable

Installing Froyo firmware on Flytouch 2


Installation is slightly different from normal releases because it requires flashing in 2 steps. Luckily, it's really easy:

1. Download bootable SD-card image and unzip:

2. Write image to an SD-card that's at least 1GB in size using WinHex:

  • Get WinHex here:
  • In WinHex: tools, disk tools, clone disk
  • Choose file from zip (sdcard.img)
  • Choose the sd card as your destination
  • Start sector: fill in 0, also make sure the directories are correct on left
  • When finished, take out the card.

In linux, you just unzip the file and use dd to write it to the sd-card:

dd if=/path/to/sdcard.img of=/dev/sdX # (where sdX is your scsi disk device, check dmesg)
3. Turn off tablet and put sd-card in TOP slot (between the 2 usb ports).

4. Turn on tablet. It will report that it is booting off the sd-card, and that it's flashing kernel + filesystems.

5. Take out the sd-card when the tablet asks you to do so (takes less than a minute). Put it in the OTHER sd-card slot (bottom one), and reboot the tablet by holding down the power for 10 seconds to turn it off, then press it again to turn it on.

6. You will now see the tablet booting with a *GREEN* screen. The screen will flash twice to indicate it's starting. The flashing itself will take longer than in the previous step, a few minutes. If succesful, it will automatically reboot, after which you're done and you're booting the new firmware! You'll see a different boot screen (equalizer on a black background)

7. After it has booted and you have unlocked the screen, reboot the tablet first thing! First boots in android always tend to be behave erratically. This is unrelated to this firmware and applies to all Android setups.

If step 6 fails (which is very unlikely), it will stay on the green screen and it will keep on flashing the screen. In that case, you'll have to turn it off. Most likely problem for this is a corrupt SD-card. See troubleshooting below.

Make sure to never put that sd-card back in the top-slot without erasing it first, as it will reflash your tablet!


  • The 'green screen' keeps flashing!
    • The installer will dump a text file on the root of the sd-card which you can inspect. The file is called fail_reason.txt. If no such file exists, things are seriously wrong and the tablet couldn't even properly write to the sd-card. If using another SD-card, or rewriting the SD-card doesn't help, please upload the fail_reason.txt file here.
  • Flashing was succesful, but the system doesn't boot up!
    • The installer dumps one or more text files on the root of your sd-card during the 'green screen' flashing stage. Upload all these files and link to them here.

  • Find out why some users can't get past the android boot animation despite seemingly succesful flashing
  • Rewrite instructions for creating the sdcard @ windows
  • Figure out why Titanium Backup doesn't work

(**) Tested:
  • wifi, ethernet port
  • battery status works, g-sensor works
  • touchscreen works (precalibrated, you cannot recalibrate it using the settings app)
  • HD video playback works (I recommend Meridian player)
  • Market works (full)
  • angry birds works ( thought I'd mention it  )
  • The firmware has already been rooted! You can connect using adb over wifi, and type 'su' to become root. Find your IP address using the Android System Info app.
  • GPS confirmed

Coby Kyros 7015 - How to install CyanogenMod


1. Download and install ClockworkMod .

2: Preparations. If you have not already, install Android SDKto your PC. Download bootimage and system image. Create a "Cyanogen" folder in the clockwork/backup folder on your SD card and unzip both files into this folder. I also renamed and placed my recovery.img in here.

Contents of /Cyanogen

3: Getting Some Files from Eclair. Connect your tablet to your PC and issue the following commands using ADB (Note: This step is to be done from Android 2.1, not from a previous version of CyanogenMod. If you already have CyanogenMod install, please revert to Android 2.1 to retrieve these files)

adb pull /sys/class/input/input1/calc_table calc_table
adb pull /data/softmac softmac
This should copy the calc_table and softmac files to the directory where ADB is located. Leave them where they are, and place build.prop and sensors.tcc92xx, from COBY7015-fixpack in there as well.

4: "Restoring" CyanogenMod. Boot into recovery mode (hold down front button and press the reset button on back of device). You should now be in ClockworkMod. IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY, MAKE A BACKUP! Choose "Wipe data / factory reset" and then "backup and restore." Restore from Cyanogen folder.

5: Restoring Some Key Files. With your tablet connected to your PC, issue the following ABD commands, taking care to keep your tablet awake:

adb remount
adb push build.prop /system/
adb shell chmod 644 /system/build.prop

adb push calc_table /system/etc/
adb shell chmod 644 /system/etc/calc_table

adb push /system/lib/hw/
adb shell chmod 644 /system/lib/hw/

adb push softmac /data/softmac
adb shell chmod 644 /data/softmac
adb reboot
After your tablet finishes rebooting, you should notice you have a working touch screen.

6: Enabling Google Apps. Download and Place onto your SD card and reboot into recovery.vChoose "Install Zip from SDcard" and install and then Reboot and accept the terms of the market!

7: Texting using Google Voice. Here is how to text with Google voice. You will need a working android phone (probably needs to be rooted) with Titanium Backup installed. Set up Google Voice on the phone-- make sure you opt for the Google phone number as that is the number you will be texting from. Once up and running, back up the program using Titanium. On the tablet, install Titanium Backup and use it to restore the Google Voice program (App+Data) to your tablet. (You may have to copy the backup files to the Titanium directory on the INTERNAL drive.) Once Google Voice Launches, switch back to Titanium Backup-- do not try to set up Google Voice. Titanium backup will then restore the data for Google Voice. You should now be able to text from your tablet.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Windows Phone 7 Developer Tools Beta 1

The Windows Phone 7 Developer Tools Beta 1 were just released, and included is a tool which can deploy .xap packages easily to your device or emulator. I think we should start a thread where people upload their .xap files so users with the developer tools can test their app. It's not like you're sharing source code, it's just like sharing a .cab file for WM.
Download it from here  source

Windows Phone 7 Gaming Preview WP7 XNA

This is a new video from Microsoft previewing some of the features of their upcoming gaming platform for Windows Phone 7

USGA Golf demo WP7 app

Free barcode scanner

No network connection needed; app based on zxing library and Kevin Marshall's (from Clarity Consulting, can't remember his blog url now) code.
App interface is very simple: run application, focus on barcode, and wait until code is recognized. Touch handset screen to run recognition again.

Buttons description:
- "Save" saves captured barcode to jpeg;
- "Bing" and "Google" used for barcode web lookup (probably this part needs more work)
- "Mail" and "SMS" used for sending recognized code text.
UPDATE 1: v 1.1, auto focus added;

UPDATE 2: v 1.2, orientation-less UI added, project moved to opensource at googlecode:

UPDATE 3: v 1.2.1, slightly changed autofocus logic, now works better on HTC. Download link:

UPDATE 4: v 1.2.2
- barcode search improved;
- added HTC detection, changes in autofocus logic;