Android, Geek stuff, Java, research

A much better (and useful) eclipse plugin

It’s been four days since I started working with eclipse plugins and I finally have my first useful plugin. It’s useful for my research purposes and hopefully for a small audience interested in my work. It might also be useful for those trying to learn how to write eclipse plugins because I’ll soon be writing a tutorial on how I put this thing together from scratch (inshallah).

For the time being though, enjoy the screenshot.

Update: fixed the plugin with a new ‘View’. It now operates much better with a separate view for the output and controls. Also added is a ‘Hierarchy’ view for viewing the policy in a nice tree structure.

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Flashing Android Dev Phone 1

This tutorial is about flashing your Android Developer Phone 1 with your own custom build. It will provide a concise description of steps involved along with a special portion on how to port Google’s apps on your custom build. I found that particularly troublesome with little help on the Internet. So, that will be a bonus 🙂

First the disclaimer: This is for your Android Dev Phone 1 (ADP1). If you’re using T-Mobile’s SIM/firmware locked phone, stop. This tutorial is not for you. If you’re using ADP1, proceed at your own risk. You may brick your phone if you do something wrong and I shall not be held responsible for it. Finally, you might want to backup your factory-provided image. I don’t think it’s really necessary because you can just flash it again using the HTC provided images.

So, here is how it’s done:

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