Dienstag, 25. Dezember 2012

LG hides swear words , bad words in Settings file

Well, well! Look what we have here!
I found this amusing list when i decompiled the LGSettings.apk present in maybe every LG ICS Device's ROM.
LG's developers seem to have fun in hiding some bad words in their ROMs,
did they know this would be discovered somewhen? lol

more after the break...

This is the complete word list, in the file ./assets/simple_password_dictionary.txt (which seems to be used for thethering), i highlighted the swears / lolwords:


Sonntag, 23. Dezember 2012

A Tutorial on Android Themes

Hey guys, I was asked how to make an Android Theme, and as I answered the post, i realized that it became very long, so I'll post it here instead, to have some content and very many commas :P

Prerequisites / what you need

First of all, what you need:

  -A file extracting program like 7zip ->   http://www.7-zip.org/

  -A good photo / image editor (Artweaver is real insider's tip (essentially a free Photoshop clone);
   Gimp can be sufficient if you don't have alternatives) ->   http://www.gimp.org/ | http://www.artweaver.de/

  -The Official Android SDK (for the 9patch-drawer) ->   http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html

  -This APK Managing Tool (i think it's called xUltimate, you can find some tutorials on this site)
   ->   http://www.shadyfilehoster.com/files/apk-manager.rar

   -A File Manager on your Android Phone, my personal favourite is ES-File Explorer
    (which is free, looks nice, has professional features and root capabilities, check the Settings Menu)
    ->   https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.estrongs.android.pop

  -A hang for trial & error

Dienstag, 2. Oktober 2012

Donnerstag, 8. März 2012

Black ICS Style Browser for LG Optimus 3D

Since I don't like the LG Optimus UI at all, I make many Skins and Themes.
This time I present you the Browser for my xrl UI, which you can also download below.
It has been ZipAligned and PNG-Optimized, which reduced the Size from 1495KB down to 912KB,
that is a reduction of 39%.

See Portrait Mode and the download link after the break:

Montag, 5. März 2012

Android Graphical UI Resources - Calling Backgrounds

This time i present you the calling backgrounds for all phones, and a work-in-progress skin for the LG Dialer.
I'm not really happy with the outcome of the dialer, so I might just throw it away, change it, or make new ones.

On a side note: I now this stuff isn't earth crushing super mega awesome shit, but that's what I do, my style is clean, bold, and zen.
I've got my niche on a perfectly white and clean spot between the likes of the overloaded  Sony Ericsson Skins of the first new decade, and the starved-to-death spartanian Metro UI.
While my stuff may lack the Swag of iOS it may be better for your mental health, or help you grow your penis by a quarter :P

I made a nice rip-off of the Galaxy S Keyboard.
The Numbers and Letters are dumped from the GS Firmware.
(In my opinion, the Galaxy S has the most beautiful UI as of now)

See the full skins and download links after the break!

Dienstag, 28. Februar 2012

Android Graphical UI Resources - Toasts, Popups etc

I'm working on a few sets of nicer graphics for Android, as nearly all except MIUI, Samsung's propietary and some chinese versions of android look like utter bullcrap.

This is a preview for you guys, the toast messages - those are the small messages that appear on the bottom of your screen, telling you if you have switched songs or something.

Dienstag, 7. Februar 2012

Windows Mobile Launcher for Android - Estrelle by xrlabs (T.B.A.)

So I've finally set for my first project.
"Estrelle" by xrlabs is a Replica "Windows Mobile" Launcher for Android that I'm currently developing, I'm not too far
into the project yet, but I'll try my best to make Estrelle become real quite soon :)
I've allready made some concept shots and posted them over at xda-developers, but since forums tend to take rather long at getting you replies, I just started the development of my Windows Mobile Launcher right away.

Read more and view pictures after the break.

Freitag, 3. Februar 2012

Xwype For Android Updated | XDA Developers

Xwype has been updated to V2.1, which means that the Classic version now actually does look like the classic version. Get it here:   xda developers // xwype

Sonntag, 29. Januar 2012

3DS Max Glowing Particle Animation

This is just a fast little animation that I slapped up.
Took me quite some time :)

First Steps into the Android Market ... And my backstory in Ada.

Hey guys, it's me.
After some fiddling around with programming, trying to learn different languages
(but never truly mastering any...), I've tried to take my first steps of preparation to
enter the Android Market, as a Developer. But let's get back in time 1 year.

I was sitting home, all alone. I didn't really know what to do,
since i had holidays, and my friends and family were on vacation. That was the time when I thought to
myself, "hey dood, you wanted to learn programming for so long... Now get out your tiger blood and
just do it, like programming rambo... or something along those lines". [ ... ]

Read the Glorious Story of my programming adventures, leading to mass deaths and country-wide destabilisation... wtf.

Freitag, 20. Januar 2012

Internet 1 : 0 SOPA - 4,5+ Million Protesters and counting

Hey Guys,

I just received this e-mail from the EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) regarding the SOPA and PIPA laws that they want to enforce in the USA, and with the internet being an international place, practically international.
(SOPA - Stop Online Piracy Act) (PIPA - Protect Intelectual Property Act)

In case you went for a Bear Grylls Adventure on January 18th 2012 (read: wednesday) and were cut off from all internet (except Facebook, that is), that may not be due to you camping: According to the e-mail, "Over 100,000 websites went black as citizens sent millions of emails to Congress to show opposition to the blacklist bills". Most famous member of the blackout-protest was the english Wikipedia that, like for example reddit, minecraft.net, memebase.com and many other websites went black from 8am to 8pm EST on Wednesday.

read more after the break.

Swype Beta Skins - Nice and Clear. [ xwype Classic & NEO ]

For those of you who have downloaded the Swype Beta, but don't find the look to appealing, i've got a goodie.
I made 2 skins for Swype ( The project ist called "xwype, short for xrlabs' swype ).
The classic skin is like a mixture of the Samsung and the iPhone Keyboard.

Note: Alltough the Keyboards on the Picture look a bit strange, it's because I'm not smart enough to take a Picture of the Keyboard in android ;) You should definetively give them a try!

Download link below

Hello World, 21.01.2012

Hello World!
I've finally decided to go live with my blog.
My name is xiq xiao, and i'm the maker of xrlabs ( xiq Revolution Labs ) - a mere synonym for works in Graphics and Computing.
Alltough i can't guarantee that I'll post here all to often, I'll see how this "thing" develops and take according actions :)