Category «Android»

HTC Evo Reboot Loop Solved?

I think I might have mentioned once that I was having trouble with an Evo reboot loop…  If I didn’t let me give some background.  I got my HTC Evo 4G back in June 2010 when Sprint first released them.  It’s a great phone, but sometime the following September a problem arose where it would …

Location of ADB changed in Android SDK 8

A quick note you Linux based Android developers… I have was trying to use ADB this morning and discovered that since my update to the Android SDK to version 8, the ADB executable is no longer located at …/android-sdk-linux_x86/tools/adb! It is now at …/android-sdk-linux_x86/platform-tools/adb. It took me longer than it should have to figure this …

Make an Android Email Intent with ACTION_SEND!

It’s an example of what Intents are all about in Android, but today was the first time I’ve used the android.content.Intent.ACTION_SEND action to allow users to send emails, post to Twitter or Facebook, send text messages, etc!  It couldn’t be any easier, here’s the code: Java That’s it!  Any applications that the user has installed …

Link to Android Apps Using Android Market Links

So you’ve created an Android app, put it in the Android Market, and now you  want to promote it.  But how do you link to Android apps from a webpage, email, twitter, or whatever, to your app’s listing in the market?  It’s actually quite easy–it’s only slightly different that a normal hyperlink.  One thing to …

Doing a Factory Reset on the HTC Evo 4G

So one of the first things I wanted to figure out on the Evo was how to do a factory reset.  It’s actually very easy on the Evo–in my opinion too easy.  I say too easy because I don’t really want someone to be able to easily reset my phone maliciously.  The Motorola Droid for …

How to do an Android factory reset on the Motorola Droid

If  you use your Motorola Droid for application development, or if you just want to start fresh for some other reason, you will need to know how to do an Android factory reset on your Droid.  Performing an Android factory reset isn’t complicated, but you must follow the correct sequence of events and timing is …

Motorola Droid – A Cell Phone Without Contract

Do you have a Motorola Droid that you wish you could use but do not want to pay for a cell phone contract? While at first it may seem that a cell phone without contract is a pretty useless, but these days, cell phones are just small computers that happen to make phone calls and …