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Root Trackball Alert app!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mi_canuck, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. mi_canuck

    mi_canuck Well-Known Member
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    Anyone with a MoDaCo (MDC) Custom or Desire ROM (go to xda or Modaco)... There's a super cool app in the Market for custom trackball colours. Works AWESOME! Installed it last night. Being a market app (Paul from Modaco worked with lilhermit I gather from some posts on xda-developers and/or modaco)... Can set a bunch of apps' notifications (not all though, like google voice for example) to use any colour.... There are preset colours or you can actually customise your own with an RGB mixer palette... I guess maybe the Pro version coming soon will allow more apps to use it...

    Here's a link too, for those that might not be able to get from the Market for some reason...

    Trackball Alert for Android - Communication

    I'll try to post some pics of some of the colours...
     

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  2. SnotF

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    Boston Baby!
    Annoying that he made this an apparently, worse that he wants money for full functionality. Cyans rom does it natively.
     
  3. mi_canuck

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    enjoy your Cyan ROM then... i think it's great, it's not like the whole Sense/Desire ROM is an app... so it's not like every johnny in the world can install it...

    you're just annoyed because it's only for the MDC ROMs... :p
     
  4. zachms

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    It installed beautifully on my Cyanogen. I like that you can have different colors for different alerts. Can't find that in Cyan stock.
     
  5. clutchy

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    very cool! now if only i was rooted...
     
  6. mi_canuck

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    it's easy... recommend... :D
     
  7. mi_canuck

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    glad to hear it works on the Cyanogen ROM... very cool... I love this app... can't wait for the Pro version to have more apps capable of having custom trackball colours... (Google Voice in particular and my AIM client (HI-AIM)...
     
  8. bravesfan171

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    Guitar and bass teacher
    So what is the main point in rooting? And what are the risks?
     
  9. mi_canuck

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    your phone might explode
     
  10. clutchy

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    warranty is at risk.
     
  11. ikon

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    L.A.
    Yea, works great here on cm5.0.5.3, I'm using it along with trackball notifications in succession and it works great.

    @SnotF cm changes the framework so that apps can change the trackball color, but you need another app like this one to customize the colors yourself. Without it you're subject to whatever the app programmer set the notification color as. By default both gtalk and gmail use green, with this app you can change gmail to a different color, along with other apps.

    I have blue for txt msg in handcent, red for gmail, green for gtalk, yellow for missed calls, and white for system notifications. And when you use it in conjunction with trackball_notifications_in_succession they will all flash in sequence if you have multiple notifications.
     
  12. mi_canuck

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    is this is stand-alone file that can be flashed? is it a CM option only?

    cheers
     
  13. SubyWill

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    i've been running cyangenmod 5.0.5.3 with trackball alert and the trackball succession mod. LOVING IT! :)
     
  14. ikon

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    L.A.
    It replaces your services.jar and is pushed using adb. It's built against cyanmod 5.0.5.3, if you're using modaco it will probably break something. see this thread for details.
     
  15. bravesfan171

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    But what is the point in rooting?
     
  16. ikon

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    L.A.
    The point is to unlock the full potential of the phone and be able to customize/modify everything on it.
     
  17. ManMythLegend

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    LiLHermit was the first one to get the trackball up and running in any functional way.

    The Cyan rom uses work that stemmed off what Lil Hermit did((which eventually seemed to push Google to release its native support code)). LH puts its all together in a package.

    The mod in Cyan just allows 3rd party apps access.

    If it wasnt for LHs work id still be on Google forums bitching that they didnt release it natively.
     
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    Beings that Im on my 4th N1, Im not flashing anything on it until Im sure I have a keeper. This app sounds awesome tho.
     
  19. mi_canuck

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  20. fabler

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    sorry for dumping old thread.. but anybody know how to make trackball glow multi-color using programing in android 2.2 ?
     
  21. |mpulse

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    This question would get more traction over at XDA... I've found that this site (AndroidForums) is good for newbs and general type stuff, but that that for anything advanced/dev related XDA is the way to go.
     
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  22. fabler

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    Alright.. I will post question there.
     
  23. yohanevindra

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    how do you get trackball alert to work? i installed it and nothing happens..im on MDC r16 WIP...

    what more do i have to do?
     
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