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    Request for Comments: Some documentation I've started working on

    Thanks for your thoughts! Yes, it does have a wall-of-text feel. I was thinking of having a recipe section with the 1,2,3 steps for some things as well. Mostly, I'm trying to write the document that I would have liked to have had when I started looking at Android. I've been working with...
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    Request for Comments: Some documentation I've started working on

    Hi everyone, I hope none of you will mind that I've posted this here. I've decided to start writing up some articles based on my Android efforts. If anyone has a free moment, I would greatly appreciate some input from the community. I'm wondering if anyone finds it useful, and what sort of...
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    Camera Swap (Best Buy S7-104)

    I would think a pair of Gscripts should get you past that. One to set them to the original defaults, and one to swap them. That's what I have on my tablet right now, and it switches them very quickly. Edit: I wouldn't switch them with a camera app open, btw. Could cause the app to crash.
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    Toolchain?

    Does anyone know what was used for libc on the system? I haven't found anything but static binaries so far. There are the usual complement of libraries in /system/lib, but strings isn't giving me much to go on. I suspect one of the "thin" libc implentations, since it seems to small to be...
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    [PRJ] apps2sd discussion

    You're right, ivy. The last embedded build I did, I had to make a static e2fsck (from e2fsprogs source). Makes it a bit less convenient, but it still should be possible, I hope. I haven't tried it, of course, but I will as soon as I have a chance. Edit: I just looked at the bb source, and...
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    [PRJ] apps2sd discussion

    You could probably create an fstab without too much trouble. The real problem is that it is not a good thing to run fsck on a mounted ext2 filesystem. The results could be very bad. Most *nix systems run fsck from init, before any daemons are running (also before the switch from single user...
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    Camera Swap (Best Buy S7-104)

    No, it doesn't change anything about the behavior. It just changes the symbolic names of the devices.
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    Terminal Emulator

    No, just on the tablet. It's possible that your busybox is not in the path in your environment. I don't have Titanium backup loaded, but perhaps someone who has it can tell you where it puts busybox. Once you know that, just add it to the beginning of the command (like /path/to/busybox...
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    Terminal Emulator

    If root explorer is OK with setting r/w, then you should be able to do what you need to do in the terminal app. If you have the sdk installed, it is probably easier to use adb. The adb program runs from the command-line on *nix boxes, so I'm guessing that you'll need to run it from cmd.exe...
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    GPS / WiFi booster ?

    I got the paid version of co-pilot with the maps included (program and US for about $5 on the market). Works very well, with no need for a wireless data plan (have one, just don't want to use it when I don't have to).
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    Camera Swap (Best Buy S7-104)

    Here are the commands in gscript-friendly format. Just remember to use something that can do a unix line ending (I use Linux and OSX, so I'm not sure what that would be for Windows people). # SwapCam script cd /dev/msm_camera rm * busybox mknod frame1 c 245 2 busybox mknod frame0 c 245 5...
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    Camera Swap (Best Buy S7-104)

    You can use the android terminal emulator (although I suggest the jackpal term - it seems better somehow). Once you have a terminal, and you've su'd to root, just type the commands (slowly and carefully, it's a really small keyboard - lol). Just don't type my line numbers. Remember that you...
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    Camera Swap (Best Buy S7-104)

    Yes. It defaults to the front cam. =)
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    Camera Swap (Best Buy S7-104)

    If anyone else wants to try, this worked for me. The change is not persistent (until we can make a boot image). I'm running the Singapore ROM, btw. You will need root privs, and a busybox that has mknod built into it. Mine came from z4root, so I now that one works. Here are the steps...
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