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  1. Twistedfairyqueen

    Twistedfairyqueen Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi,
    Hoping someone can help me. I've just got a galaxy portal and I'm struggling to do what I want on it. I've been trying to install some live wallpaper but once I've downloaded it I don't know how to make it work.....do I need to install something else to make it work?
    Thanks
    Tfq
     

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  2. Grazuncle

    Grazuncle Well-Known Member

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    Android 2.1 installed or 1.5?

    I think only Vs 2.1 will use live wallpaper..

    I'm trying to upgrade my 'new' Portal to 2.1, presently. :D
     
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    Beerkan Well-Known Member

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    Twistedfairyqueen Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Pretty sure its 2.1

    How'd you get that to work Beerkan? I've tried a couple and neither did anything :(
     
  5. Beerkan

    Beerkan Well-Known Member

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    To confirm your firmware.
    Menu
    Settings
    About Phone.

    We want to know

    Firmware version
    Baseband version
    Kernel version
    Build number
     
  6. Twistedfairyqueen

    Twistedfairyqueen Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    OK......

    firmware - 2.1-update1
    baseband - i570exxjc1
    kernel - 2.6.29 root@se-s611 #2
    build - eclair.xxjcd
     
  7. Beerkan

    Beerkan Well-Known Member

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    Yep your 2.1. You just need to root your phone, and install LiveWallpapers.


    Place these as follows:-

    Paths as follows:-

    /system/app
    LiveWallpapers.apk
    LiveWallpapersPicker.apk
    VisualizationWallpapers.apk

    /system/lib
    libRS.so
    librs_jni.so
     
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    Twistedfairyqueen Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    I'm going to seem like a proper thicky now but what is 'root' and what does 'paths as follows' mean? :confused:
     
  9. Beerkan

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    Your phone runs an operating system, similar to the way a PC runs an operating system. Your phone has graphics, sound, storage and keyboard again just like a PC.

    The operating system your phone runs is called Android, which is in turn based on Linux.

    To have total control over Android you need to have the right permission to change things. To change anything you want is called having Administrator rights. The Administrator's name on Linux, (and hence on Android) is called the root user.

    Your phone provider does not give you administrator rights on your phone. But you can install a patch/hack/update that gives you administrator rights. To cut a long story short, we use the term root access, or just root for short. So you need to install this patch/hack/update that will give you root access.

    The Paths refer to where to install the files on the phone. On your computer you know what C:\ or C:\Windows etc are.

    In linux you don't have C: you just have the \

    So the paths above refer to where on your phone to install the LiveWallpapers.
     
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    Twistedfairyqueen Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Kinda understanding that but still not understanding what to do......


    /system/app
    LiveWallpapers.apk
    LiveWallpapersPicker.apk
    VisualizationWallpapers.apk

    /system/lib
    libRS.so
    librs_jni.so


    ..........do I type this into my phone somewhere? Sorry I realise I probably sound completely stupid but I have no understanding of these new fan-dangled contraptions at all

    :confused:
     
  11. XplosiV

    XplosiV Master X is Watching You VIP Member

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    He means;

    Make sure this path exists in your phone or sd card (you can plug your sd card into your pc if you have a micro sd card > sd card adapter) or plug your phone into your pc via usb cable, and drag down the notifications screen from the top of your phone screen, from there, select the 'USB CONNECTED' button and 'MOUNT' the SD Card, from there, on your pc you should get an auto play window pop up, just select VIEW FILES IN FOLDER, in this new window, you will see the files contained on the SD CARD, and can check to see if you can find / need to create the specified folders/files.
    /system/app

    If you find that folder then put these / check these files exist in that folder

    LiveWallpapers.apk
    LiveWallpapersPicker.apk
    VisualizationWallpapers.apk

    And the same principle for the next path and set of files.

    Hope this helps
     
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    Twistedfairyqueen Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    If I make a mistake will it mess my phone up?
     
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    XplosiV Master X is Watching You VIP Member

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    I cant say for sure, the best thing to do (in my opinion) would be to put your micro sd card into an adapter and into your pc. Then you can use it like you would a flash drive, and as long as you make the folders needed, and call them the right names, and they include the right files, then you should be ok to rock and roll. I doubt you will mess your phone up though.
     
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    XplosiV Master X is Watching You VIP Member

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    Just a thought, but im guessing you have not 'rooted' your phone yet, you only need to worry about installing live wallpapers once you have rooted your phone, thats the first step for you.

    Im sure if you need advice, others can help on this far better than me. but look here for a guide.

    Root Samsung Galaxy Spica i5700 With LeshaK’s Kernel
     
  15. Twistedfairyqueen

    Twistedfairyqueen Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    I'm slightly scared now...'doubt' is never a good word...is it!? Have you done this to yours?
     
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    XplosiV Master X is Watching You VIP Member

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    I have not 'rooted' my phone, but I have updated it to 2.1 - as you need a rooted phone to have live wallpapers, it should be obvious that i have not done anything to have live wallpapers either.

    If you know how to;

    download a file
    copy it to your SD card
    get your phone into download mode
    load odin
    flash your phone to update the software/firmware
    make a new folder on your pc/mac with the name you specify

    Then in all honesty, you should have no trouble at all, you just need to read the instructions carefully, and try to get as much info as you can (I try to give as detailed instructions/answers to questions as i can, but I still miss some things.)

    One question, have you updated your phone to 2.1 yet, or was it already on 2.1 when you got it?
     
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    Twistedfairyqueen Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Ok that makes it sound far less scary.

    If you're getting the idea I'm not appreciating the help you're giving me, let me just say I really am, but this is a new phone and I can not afford to replace it if I break it, so I just want to be positive I know what I'm doing.

    2.1 was already installed when I bought it.
     
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    XplosiV Master X is Watching You VIP Member

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    Aha, ok, I was just thinking that if you had upgraded to 2.1 yourself, the. the process is near enough the same.

    Maybe there is a clip on youtube that you can watch? Again, you may pick up on something that some one forgot to mention in a written tutorial.

    I will check back later, and try to help further if I can.
     
  19. StuartTheFish

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    My friend has just got one of these, and it is definitely 2.1, has google maps navigation, etc. Why don't live wallpapers work though? I didn't have to root my desire for them to work (it even had some included), so why does this one not do them without rooting?

    Sent from my HTC Desire using Tapatalk
     
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    Mad_Sunday Well-Known Member

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    Simple, HTC include this option, Samsung don't. It's not something that interests me enough to 'root' the phone. The upgrade to 2.1 was something I wanted tho' so I did do that.

    Pete
     
  21. Twistedfairyqueen

    Twistedfairyqueen Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    I'm still debating whether its worth it just for a live wallpaper........but I do really like em :confused:
     
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    XplosiV Master X is Watching You VIP Member

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    Rooting might not be worth it just for the wallpaper, but it's useful for some for what they want to do
     
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    Does root'ng your phone invalidate any warrenty you have with your phone supplier?
     
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    XplosiV Master X is Watching You VIP Member

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    I suspect it might as it's not official firmware/software but I don't know for sure.
     
  25. Twistedfairyqueen

    Twistedfairyqueen Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yeah it does :(
     

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