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Install Google Services, Superuser, Busybox in Android Emulator

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This post will help you to install the required Google Play Store, Superuser and Busybox binary in your Emulator.

Download the required files from the following URL
GOOGLE SERVICEShttp://www.mediafire.com/download/7cps3k7qgyjcpsp/Google%20Services.zip
SUPERUSER BINARYhttp://www.mediafire.com/download/bgy1et6e3vytge7/Superuser%2520binaries.zip
BUSYBOX BINARYhttp://www.mediafire.com/download/mye5qcejxk54e6v/Busybox%2520binary.zip

The following urls contains a zip file which after extracting would find “install.bat” file. This bat file contains the necessary scripts for installing the corresponding apps and binaries.

The commands present in script file are given below.

1:Installing Google Play Store

adb shell mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock0 /system
adb shell chmod 777 /system/app
adb push GoogleLoginService.apk /system/app/
adb push GoogleServicesFramework.apk /system/app/
adb push Vending.apk /system/app/
adb shell rm /system/app/SdkSetup*

2:Installing Superuser binary

adb shell mount -o rw, remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock0 /system
adb push su /system/bin/
adb push Superuser.apk /system/app/
adb shell chmod 06755 /system/bin/su
adb exit

3:Installing Busybox Binary

adb shell mount -o rw,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock0 /system
adb push busybox /system/xbin/
adb shell chmod 06755 /system/xbin/busybox

Please note that once the emulator has been closed the the above files will be deleted. So again the process should be repeated when the emulator is started once again.

The new changeover in UI- FlatUI designs

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Well smart phones have became an integral part of our life. Its quite common nowadays to see people with smart phones. In fact users prefer to choose devices which are simple to use and yet reliable. That’s the main reason why there is a tough competition between Android, iPhone and Windows Mobile. To make it simple the applications should really have unsophisticated UI rather than making it more complex and hard to understand.

Here comes a new era UI design – FLAT UI DESIGN. Flat designs uses plain 2D icons and more vibrant colors with minimal design and emphasizes usability. For example

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Another great example of flat design is Google Now app, which uses a card-like system to display information . Recently released iOS7 have got really a cool , “flat” and colorful design.

Since flat UI design has really became a new trend. So I thought of changing my new apps to flat design. The recently developed bus tracker app is my first step into FLAT design.

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Android 4.2.2 on low end devices

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In fact I couldn’t  really believe that Android 4.2.2 runs seamlessly on my low end legacy device Samsung Galaxy Fit . Thanks to Cyanogenmod 10 (CM10) team for creating after market custom ROM’s. The CM ROM performs much better than the stock ROM and operates without any glitch. I would recommend everyone who uses Android to root and install custom ROM’s which opens up a new world of Android OS which you cant experience in stock ROM’s. Trust me rooting doesn’t cause any harm to your device!

The best garage for Android Modd: http://forum.xda-developers.com

Link to Cyanogenmod: http://www.cyanogenmod.org/

Clockwork Mod Tool (must have app for every rooted device): http://www.clockworkmod.com/ 

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Tech spec of SGS Fit

  • 600Mhz ARM CPU
  • 160MB internal memory
  • 250MB RAM!!

Statistics- Developer Console

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Google Play Developer merchants in India

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Recently android developers in India has got something to celebrate, Google has added support for setting up merchant account in India so that developers can upload paid app to play store now onward. No need to setup Paypal or in app purchases to sell your apps. Simple follow the steps given in the Google Merchant website. Here are the links that will lead you to the same

www.google.com/merchants/

https://support.google.com/googleplay/android-developer/?hl=en#topic=15867

Droid SecretCodes v1.2 available for download

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Droid SecretCodes v1.2  is an android application that helps to uncover hidden configurations and settings present in an Android Device which are by default hidden from the user. The hidden settings are viewed by typing certain predefined codes using the normal dialer application in the device. The various secret codes has been explained in the previous post. Android secret codes are useful when it comes in troubleshooting certain problems on your phone but not intended for basic users since changing any factory set default values may lead to device malfunction.

Here are few screenshots

Download Droid SecretCodes from Google Play
Get it on Google Play

Note: Certain codes may not work depending on device model, manufacturer or different ROM’s. Some stock ROM’s doesn’t allow to execute the code. Please do report if code doesn’t work.

 

Apps in Google Play

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Here is the entire list of the applications. A screenshot of Google Play app taken from SE Play.