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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Fabolous, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. Fabolous

    Fabolous Superuser
    Thread Starter

    UPDATED UPDATE: Root is no longer required! Re-released in .apk format! Get it here:
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    UPDATE: now ported to 2.0.1 by jinx10000 at Alldroid. Available here:
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    To all those adventurous souls out there, there is a new 2.1 ROM available at Alldroid that was built from a newer Nexus One build than Greek's.

    In this ROM, there is an updated music player. While the update is not very significant, it does change it a little bit.

    -There are no longer buttons for songs, albums, playlists, and artist. They are now tabs and always there.

    -If a song is playing, a "now playing" bar is always at the bottom of the screen

    -When you open an album, the album art is in the background of the song list

    You can see in the following screenshots:



    Once you get to the song playing screen, though, it is the same as before.

    As for overall, the new 2.1 ROM is very good. Improved performance for sure. The gallery is very quick, browser, etc. GPS works, keyboard backlight is improved. LED notifications still are quirky.

  2. MicroNix

    MicroNix Android Enthusiast

    I must say this is a nice improvement in layout than in the original. More functional. Now it will be hard to decide (once it is available) if I will stay with TuneWiki or that...hmm...decisions decisions!
  3. CRPercodani

    CRPercodani OFWGKTA

    Fab, you talking about the humancyborg 2.1? Just checking in case I missed one.
  4. Fabolous

    Fabolous Superuser
    Thread Starter

    Yeah, this is humancyborg's 2.1 ROM. I downloaded the one with the transparent notification bar, but I'm sure both versions have this music app.
  5. CRPercodani

    CRPercodani OFWGKTA

    Ahh ok, I was gonna try it out but wasn't sure if it was worth the switch. Gonna dl it now.
  6. DroidJnkie

    DroidJnkie Android Enthusiast

    where can I download it from?

    Link, please??
  7. KoukiFC3S

    KoukiFC3S Android Expert

    Is this available separately?
  8. CRPercodani

    CRPercodani OFWGKTA

  9. Optimus

    Optimus Well-Known Member

    The music player went from horrible to serviceable. Atleast it doesn't hurt the eyes...still could make better use of the screenspace. I don't see why they don't just copy the Zune HD's UI.
  10. shademar

    shademar Well-Known Member

    A quick question: my impression was that 2.1 had the same/similar music player to 2.01...are these changes coming directly from the N1 or are they a custom alteration to the latest 2.1 ROM?

    In either case, thanks!
  11. jmccarthy14

    jmccarthy14 Well-Known Member

    Latest/last (till release)iteration of n1 os released and hc made a dump for us. This n1 release has a new music player. Not custom.

    As an aside, I lol'd at third eye blind. They're good, just surprised after all the autotune stuff seemed random. And all my friends from chicago listen to the exact same stuffsept that.

    Must be in the water. Or something about calling it the chi(shy)
  12. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande?

    Any chance of an EQ? How is the sound quality?

    Looks cool though.
  13. Fabolous

    Fabolous Superuser
    Thread Starter

    @jmccarthy14 my library is pretty eclectic, heh, not just autotune stuff. And I actually live in central Illinois, I've been to Chicago like 10 times in my life...but then again, everyone at my school is from Chicago/suburbs so maybe their taste in music is rubbing off on me

    @alostpacket no EQ. the sound quality seems unchanged from 2.0.1 (stuff sounds pretty good through my S9s, my car stereo, and my Beats)

    On a side note, my controltalk remote on the Beats STILL don't work (can't even use the mic on a phone call).
  14. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande?

    Ah bummer, thanks for the reply though.
  15. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande?

    Hey one more quick question :)

    Have you tried voice commands like the SenseUI has? Such as, "play artist Fabolous" or "play song Thriller" etc etc.

    Wondering if this functionality is coming to vanilla.
  16. Redflea

    Redflea Android Expert

    Would really be nice if someone puts out an installable APK for the new player...Adding these 2.1 bits into 2.01 has worked really well so far with the Gallery, Clock, and News/Weather updates. Hopefully waiting... :)
  17. Del

    Del Newbie

    *grumble, grumble* Still no software back button eh? This is one thing I miss about my iPod touch. While the interface got stale and boring after a while it was one of the easiest and fastest to navigate music players I ever owned. The Zune HD looks like it would be even easier than the iPod.

    ...currently I'm using the Acer A1's "nemoPlayer" app for my music. It has a nice UI AND a godd**ned software back button. I hate messing around on my home screens and then wanting to switch to a different playlist...I go to the player via the notification panel and hit the back button to go back in the player (from the now playing screen) and where does it take me? To the f***ing home screen! Madness!

    ...this update, while still does not address my complaints, looks better than the original releases.
  18. Fabolous

    Fabolous Superuser
    Thread Starter

    Nope, it hasn't caught up to SenseUI yet, it seems. Doing a voice command like you suggested just ended up in a Google search.

    Yeah, that is a bit annoying, but next time, instead of hitting the back button, hit menu, and press library. That should do what you want.
  19. Howie

    Howie Android Expert

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  20. Fabolous

    Fabolous Superuser
    Thread Starter

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    Nice! Credit goes out to jinx10000 at alldroid

    Note, you need to be rooted and have busybox.
  21. bigdroiddog

    bigdroiddog Well-Known Member

    So we need to be rooted to install the new music player? I easily installed the new 2.1 gallery, but im not rooted, im not that technically inclined YET.
  22. cpetku

    cpetku Newbie

    Yes it's better than the stock player but still doesn't support selecting directories to exclude. I'll stay with mixzing for now.
  23. mazz0310

    mazz0310 Android Enthusiast

    I installed, works great. Much improved.
  24. blue rocket

    blue rocket Android Enthusiast

    Just letting you guys know... the 2.1 Launcher is now available and ported to run on 2.1 (you do NOT need to be rooted!).

    This will give you the 5 homescreens, the new 3D app drawer, the card view of all your home screens, etc. Works like a CHARM!


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    If you havent seen you can also grab the 2.1 Gallery, 2.1 DeskClock and now modify your boot animations without having to root your Droid! :)
  25. Juneau

    Juneau Well-Known Member

    Seems to work very well. Fast when using the dots at the bottom. Thanks for letting us know.

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