Setting up development enviorement

Follow steps at

For installation Oracle JDK see Java page.

Adding Platforms and Packages

On Mac or Linux, open a terminal and navigate to the tools/ directory in the Android SDK, then execute android sdk.


Have you looked at Settings --> Applications --> Development --> Stay awake? If that is enabled, then when it is charging it is always one.

ColorDict dictionaries

ColorDict supports StarDict dictionaries. There were some legal problems and StarDict site was removed from SourceForge. Search on Google does not give many sources for dictionaries. Yandex helps more with Russian dictionaries (I needed full Russian to English one). This site has a list of stardict dictionaries. Unpack the archive. Put all files into sdcard/dictdata, ColorDict will re-index them.

ColorDict does not support XDXF format, only StarDict. Fora Dictionary does. - search various dictionaries in XDXF format. It is down from time to time.


A widget cannot be set if it is moved to SD card.

Problem with AnySoftKeyboard on CM

Do not move it to SD otherwise the Input Method has to be chosen after each reboot.

Problem with OI File Manager on CM


mount -o rw,remount /system
rm -f /system/app/FileManager.apk
pm uninstall org.openintents.filemanager

Problem with black screen in Cyanogenmod

How to install Cyanogenmod (Nexus One)

Pretty much follow instructions at:

Some non-clear details.

Fastboot executable file may be obtained from HTC website

Fastboot did not see device when connected via USB on Ubuntu. Solution - Add to /etc/udev/rules.d/51-android.rules

    SUSBYSTEMS=="usb", ATTRS{idVendor}=="18d1", MODE="0666"
    SUSBYSTEMS=="usb", ATTRS{idVendor}=="0bb4", MODE="0666"

Instructions are not clear how to start in recovery mode. Either choose bootloader, or power with sound volume button down. Amon_Ra's Recovery did not work for me. In ClockworkMod Recovery do not press power but use trackball.

Apps I use

  • AppBrain
  • Catch
  • Gmail
  • Listen
  • MarketEnabler
  • OsmAnd
adb install OsmAnd-development.apk


About Music experience on the phone. Other media (podcasts, audiobooks trashes)

  • use .nomedia aggressively!
  • mention the app I use for long audio media
  • mention audible

EasyTAG - program that I use to update tags.

  • about rsync scripts
    • link to a post from ~/diaries/linux.txt
  • collection of replies
  • about album art
    • if album is not mentioned takes the images from the first song in the folder
  • music junk for tags editing
  • apps to download album art
    • if cannot find: search google images and add - longer but works
      • it's better to get square images

Recommendations from Twitter:

"h8_self: @dudarev_ru #PowerAmp"

"zocheg: @dudarev_ru Стандартным из HTC Sense"

"alex_mikhalchuk: @dudarev_ru #PowerAmp"