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  1. I got a new phone and decided to revert my rooted GT540 that had a 2.2 firmware installed, back to LG's default using their updater so my father can use the Gt. Unfortunately it simply stays stuck at the Android boot up screen (shows LG logo Then "Android" then stays there) and nothing I have tried seems to correct it. Any ideas would be very appreciated as to a solution. I tried fastbooting but the LG rom attempt seems to have overwritten that, and tried using KDZ updater to flash with a 2.1 rom but just as with the official LG update it says successful but stays on the android loading screen :( Dave Edit: Was able to sort it through trial and error, used the key combination of Power + Camera + volume up to get into fastboot mode (the LG logo appeared first which surprised me as I thought it went into a black screen straight away). From there I was able to run fastboot commands to install the 2.3 Swiftdroid rom :)
  2. [Guide] Upgrading from 2.1 (or 1.6) to 2.3 swiftdroid

    I already have the 2.2 Froyo rom with clockwork mod installed so thinking I can therefore skip to the part where the update.zip is used I reboot into clockwork mod recovery and choose to apply update.zip but get the error: assert failed: getprop("ro.product.device") =="swift" || getprop("ro.product.board") == "swift" E:Error in /sdcard/update.zip (Status 7) Any ideas what is wrong? Dave
  3. I am using 2.2 rom and when I try opening a video file streamed from the net it always uses the built in one. I tried setting MixZing as default by opening a video file of the same type on my sd card and choosing to always open future video files with that app but it doesn't affect the playback of internet video files and so many result in a "cannot play video" message. As far as I can tell "Music" is set to be default player but neither it nor any app in the settings menu for applications has any evidence of being the default so can anyone advise me how to force a different app for internet videos please? Thanks. Dave
  4. On my GT540 the buttons all work except for the power on button. I can only turn it on by plugging into a usb connection and forcing a usb reset.I want to upgrade it to 2.3 but am I right in thinking that I will be unable to without a working power button as I think it only resets with a usb connection due to a rom bug? Dave
  5. Basic4Android

    I just came on here to post what I thought for others who might be interested and saw your reply, you answered my rather newbie questions earlier on the B4A forums so thank you for that, and B4A :huh: For anyone else reading this I have to say I downloaded the trial and as Erel says it is soooooo much easier than Eclipse. I have gone from using app inventor for single screen basic apps to being able to do multi tabbed apps with more advanced features and if you have any knowledge of visual basic or, in my case the old school basic from the days of the Spectrums and Commodores, you will find this pretty straight forward. It is very easy to pick up and even with some features not available in the trial you can do complex and advanced apps and I'm looking forward to using the locked features when I purchase it, I am surprised no one posted about it before though as it's exactly what I and probably a lot of others have been looking for with its ease of use (I did try Eclipse and Java but that was a no go for me as even basic apps were quite tricky for a newb like myself). I read somewhere (may have been on the B4A site) that you can have apps up and running in five or ten minutes, and whoever said it was correct you can. Despite the fact it can create very complex apps what attracted me at first was that I can use it to do apps that will run as background services and, whereas with app inventor my pre stored data was stored in a database I set up on googles site, with this I can save all my data into a file and have it included with the apk so for me it means I can have bigger databases and the end user doesn't require internet access because I can have all the data stored on an sd card. Put simply I think it's brilliant and am already looking to rewrite some apps I have on the market that were created with app inventor so I can add more features and improve them. You do need the Java and Android development software installed to use B4A, all free, but if like me you have any apps on the market you will already have these installed and if not they are free. Well worth a look. Dave
  6. Basic4Android

    Is anyone using Basic4Android to write their android apps? I have downloaded the trial version and it seems a great idea (I tried going from appinventor to Eclipse and the Android SDK, however I know nothing about Java and it was over complicated for a newb). The language seems similar to old school BASIC which I used to use and seems easy to pick up with a bit of study but some features are disabled in the trial and I was wondering what some one who has used it thinks. It seems very affordable but not well known, I found it by accident in a google search, so if anyone is using this for apps would you care to post on whether it's worth buying? I like app inventor but I want to do more than it allows, like running an app as a background service and working with files stored on external storage, is Basic4Android a good way to go for someone who finds Java awkward to get into? Dave
  7. It looks like you had an error with your pc speaking to the phone. If you are booting into fastboot mode, try following the commands for the fastboot section and when the dos prompt says waiting for device reinstall the fastboot drivers that were attached to this post. Someone more experienced can probably diagnose the error better but it does seem the error was on writing to the phone itself. You haven't bricked it though, I and others have had the reboot logo loop and it isa good sign as it means your phone is working and trying to start but usually means that there is no rom installed so it resets again (something like when a pc has no hard drive to boot from so you just get an error message). Dave
  8. I used the batch file in this forum to put an app on market and yesterday added one simple activity starter to it to start a web page. Now although the program works great on my phone it will not compile with the batch file I get the error: "I: Copying classes.dex file... I: Checking whether resources has changed... I: Building resources... C:\appinventor_batch_file\Is_it_safe\AndroidManifest.xml:2: error: Error parsing XML: unbound prefix Exception in thread "main" brut.androlib.AndrolibException: brut.common.BrutExce ption: could not exec command: [aapt, p, -F, C:\Users\dave\AppData\Local\Temp\AP KTOOL8725311512788538673.tmp, -I, C:\Users\dave\apktool\framework\1.apk, -S, C:\ appinventor_batch_file\Is_it_safe\res, -M, C:\appinventor_batch_file\Is_it_safe\ AndroidManifest.xml] at brut.androlib.res.AndrolibResources.aaptPackage(Unknown Source) at brut.androlib.Androlib.buildResourcesFull(Unknown Source) at brut.androlib.Androlib.buildResources(Unknown Source) at brut.androlib.Androlib.build(Unknown Source) at brut.androlib.Androlib.build(Unknown Source) at brut.apktool.Main.cmdBuild(Unknown Source) at brut.apktool.Main.main(Unknown Source) Caused by: brut.common.BrutException: could not exec command: [aapt, p, -F, C:\U sers\dave\AppData\Local\Temp\APKTOOL8725311512788538673.tmp, -I, C:\Users\dave\a pktool\framework\1.apk, -S, C:\appinventor_batch_file\Is_it_safe\res, -M, C:\app inventor_batch_file\Is_it_safe\AndroidManifest.xml] at brut.util.OS.exec(Unknown Source) ... 7 more C:\appinventor_batch_file>" When this happens is at the edit xml manifest stage, the part right after. Manifest xml is: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <manifest package="appinventor.ai_mygt_dh.Is_it_safe" android:versionCode= "1" android:versionName= "1.0" android:installLocation="auto"> <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.INTERNET" /> <uses-sdk android:minSdkVersion="3" /> <application android:label="Is_it_safe" android:icon="@drawable/ya"> <activity android:name=".Screen1" android:configChanges="keyboardHidden|orientation"> <intent-filter> <action android:name="android.intent.action.MAIN" /> <category android:name="android.intent.category.LAUNCHER" /> </intent-filter> </activity> <activity android:name="com.google.devtools.simple.runtime.components.android.ListPickerActivity" android:configChanges="keyboardHidden|orientation" /> <activity android:name="com.google.devtools.simple.runtime.components.android.WebViewActivity" android:configChanges="keyboardHidden|orientation"> <intent-filter> <action android:name="android.intent.action.MAIN" /> </intent-filter> </activity> </application> </manifest> Any ideas why? Is it because I used activity starter? Dave
  9. AppInventor Helper

    You're the person I have to thank then :D Got my first app on the market thanks to your batch file, so thank you. Much appreciated Dave
  10. I found the phone would reboot in a loop when connected via usb if I tried to switch it off while still connected by usb. But if not connected by usb at this point I think maybe you missed out a fastboot command. Dave
  11. Two Questions

    I have mine set with an app called setcpu to 729 Mhz and it is perfectly stable,I have heard people safely overclock to 800 and occasionally 900 but 729 Mhz set on demand works for me and doesn't drain the battery excessively. Dave
  12. "Freezed" Android loading

    It should do as the fact your phone powers up but just freezes shows it is not beyond repair :) Someone here with app2sd experience may be able to help you and save you reinstalling your rom though, if I read correctly app2sd requires partitioning the sd card and maybe your phone is just getting thrown by an error in the partitioning in which case someone who has used that process could maybe help. Dave
  13. Someone might correct me on this but if your phone is not rooted I don't think you can install fastboot on the standard LG rom. Dave
  14. Two Questions

    I don't think you can do it by default on the GT540, blocking callers I mean, but I think I saw some apps on the market place that let you block users and I know in the 2.2 cyanogenmod rom there is a blacklist in the settings menu for call settings that will block all calls from blacklisted numbers. Haven't noticed lag except now and then but you can download a free app to stop unwanted apps that auto start when your phone does, as well as apps that will reduce battery usage by killing the apps you aren't using. It lags basically because when you use an app it sits in the background not doing anything until called for again. Dave
  15. Newbie Questions

    You're welcome, I should point out that you do not need to root an android phone nor use an unofficial rom (which could invalidate any warranty on the phone) to have a very well featured fun experience with android. It is a very fast and flexible operating system and depending on which news sites are correct is either the number one or number two phone operating system at the moment so has plenty of apps. If you do get an android phone and want to try some software forit that does not involve rooting or a custom rom I can recommend Go Launcher as a replacement main interface and Go SMS or Handcent as enhanced texting replacements all of which are free. If you get an android phone go for one that either has version 2.2 installed on it already or can be updated from your manufacturers website to 2.2 as this version allows storing apps on an sd card which saves your phones internal memory from getting low on space. LG do not offer an update to 2.2 for the GT540 although I have read recently they do intend to this year sometime. Dave

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