Monday, March 10, 2014

What Android Apps(Bloatware) are Safe to Remove?

A list of Android applications that are safe remove. Comment to add more!

APKPackage NameDescriptionRemove?
Apollo.apkcom.andrew.apolloApollo music playerYes Google settingsYes* appYes*
BluetoothExt.apkorg.codeaurora.bluetoothBluetooth BLEYes* Play BooksYes BrowserYes Sync for Calender AppYes* Alert BroadcastsYes installer - WiFiNo
CMAccount.apkcom.cyanogenmod.accountCyanogen AccountYes
CMFileManager.apkcom.cyanogenmod.filemanagerCyanogen File ManagerYes
CMUpdater.apkcom.cyanogenmod.updaterCyanogen UpdaterYes
CMWallpapers.apkcom.cyanogenmod.CMWallpapersCyanogen WallpapersYes ChromeYes Play ServicesNo ?* Sync for Contacts AppYes* appsNo ClockYes AppYes ? DownloadNo for DownloadsYes DriveYes VirtualizerYes EarthYes Email AppYes for EmailYes ?
framework-res.apkandroidAndroid systemNo battery - GPS/WiFi locationNo WallpaperYes Photo GalleryYes and WeatherYes Sync for Contacts AppYes* SearchYes ReportsYes* Login SystemNo PurchasesYes* Login to AppsNo Text to SpeechYes ViewerYes ? Yes KeepYes KeeperNo No KeyboardYes* Now LauncherYes* WallpapersYes Wallpaper PickerYes
LockClock.apkcom.cyanogenmod.lockclockCyanogenmod Lock Screen WidgetYes WallpaperYes MapsYes for MediaNo UploaderYes AppYes* Play MusicYes Play NewstandYes* WallpaperYes on first boot? apps - non-marketNo ? Play StoreNo WallpaperYes
PicoTts.apkcom.svox.picoText to SpeechYes* Yes on first bootYes* ?
QuickOffice.apkcom.quickoffice.androidQuickOfficeYes SearchYes StorageNo ? ? RecorderYes CardNo Street ViewYes UINo Yes HangoutsYes* CallsNo No
ThemeChooser.apkcom.tmobile.themechooserTheme ChooserYes
ThemeManager.apkcom.tmobile.thememanagerTheme ManagerYes
Torch.apknet.cactii.flash2Flash LightYes
Trebuchet.apkcom.cyanogenmod.trebuchetCyanogenmod System LauncherYes* for KeyboardYes
Velvet.apk/ Search/NowNo StudioYes Play Movies & TVYes WallpapersYes SearchYes
VoicePlus.apkorg.cyanogenmod.voiceplusSMS through Google VoiceYes SystemYes CropperYes connectivityYes
WhisperPush.apkorg.whispersystems.whisperpushSecure SMS integrationYes YoutubeYes Play GamesYes CurrentsYes WalletYes

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Voice Memo App for Google Glass!

Open Source Voice Memo App for Google Glass!

by Andre Compagno

1. Simply Start the Memo App for Glass like any other!

2. Create a Memo or View existing Memos

3. Example Memo being created

Please check out the repository here!

Saturday, November 30, 2013

How to set a full screen Wallpaper on your Android device? [ROOT]

How to set a full screen Wallpaper on your Android device? [ROOT]

I have a rooted Android device running CM 10.2(Android 4.3.1). I wanted to have the Nexus 5 background without installing an applications to "set the wallpaper" or have it cropped by setting the wallpaper manually.

Nexus 5 Wallpaper

I have provided the Nexus 5 wallpaper above. Make sure to rename the wallpaper:

mv wallpaper.jpg wallpaper

Push the wallpaper to your device:

adb push wallpaper_info.xml /data/system/users/0
adb push wallpaper /data/system/users/0

Make sure your ADB shell is running root:

adb root
adb shell

Make sure the new files have the write permissions:

chmod 666 /data/system/users/0/wallpaper_info.xml
chmod 666 /data/system/users/0/wallpaper

Make sure the new files have the right ownership:

chown system:system /data/system/users/0/wallpaper_info.xml
chown system:system /data/system/users/0/wallpaper

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

How to Root your Google Glass?

How to Root your Google Glass?

You can simply root your Google Glass by flashing a different ROM and running a few commands!

Run these commands in your terminal:

adb reboot bootloader
fastboot oem unlock
fastboot flash boot boot.img
fastboot reboot
adb root

For more information, take a look here:

How to Turn On Android Debug Mode for Google Glass?

How to Turn On Android Debug Mode for Google Glass?

For any developers or anyone that wants to simply "sideload" Android APKs to their Google Glass, this is the option for you!

Go to Settings on your Google Glass:

In Settings, navigate to Device info:

Tap the side of your Glass to toggle Debug mode on or off: