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Why you want this: Are you constantly plagued with pocket dialing your friends from your PDN? Me neither, so why not disable that pesky "slide to unlock" feature? Alternatively, some of these apps add useful information to the lock screen. A solution was found to remove the lockscreen in the OS, so future custom builds may have the lockscreen removed without the need for additional software.
WARNING This procedure falls under the category of actual hacking. Only those intermediate/advanced users familiar with command-line tools should attempt this fairly advanced procedure. Original Instructions Posted by clockworx The main "guts" of the pandigital software that most people interact with are in system.img. system.img is formatted in yaffs2 format. If you use Linux, you've probably said "yes, hello, BORING, I've already got it mounted!!" and then you promptly leave for another thread. However, if you use Windows, you'll need this tool to extract it. Life, Audio, and Computers According to Richard: Unyaffs Windows Binary Blazingwolf's mirror of wunyaffs (windows drag and drop)
Why you want this: That power button sure is hard to get to with those sausage fingers of yours. Yes, your mom told you that they were normal, but face the facts: your fingers are freakishly fat and therefore not designed to ever turn off the power to your PDN. Why not put a nice, fat-as-your-finger icon on your desktop to do the job for you? Also, this will save wear and tear on this delicate device.
Why you want this: Want to change one line in a file in the system directory? Better boot up the PC and get ADB launched. Or open up a terminal on your PDN and try to remember all those commands you forgot during your last drunken Android hacking session. "Wait, I can just open up a program, and do it all from a convenient GUI?" Why, yes. Yes, you can.
Why you want this: Configuring your PDN as an ftp server and connecting to it via an FTP client on your PC is one of many, but possibly the quickest and easiest, methods to wirelessly retrieve and send files to your PDN. This saves wear and tear on the USB plug by being able to remotely access the filesystem and SD Cards of your device wirelessly from any PC with an FTP client. This also give you access to the files with a convenient GUI, instead of using the command-line based ADB. Often, these programs have an ftp client built-in so that you can access other ftp servers as well.
Why you want this: Quick and easy access to ADB over WiFi. Saves wear on the USB plug, and allows remote execution of ADB commands without being physically tethered to a PC.
You need to install a helper app (see below) to enable this inside the Novel. Alternatively, you can enter the command to enable it via the USB adb linux shell, or enable it with an android terminal directly on the Novel into the linux shell. The commands to change the adb connection in the Novel to wifi using the linux shell are:
To return it back to USB type in:
Via USB adb connection, to enable adb via wifi type:
To return adb to usb:
Once the device is set to accept the adb connection via wifi, then on the PC type in:
Helper apps (also available on market, search "adb wifi:"
Why you want this: Discussion. These utilities would allow a user-friendly, more automated way of changing the LCD pixel density, without having to manually change the "ro.sf.lcd_density" property in the build.prop file.
Why you want this: Only you could know why you want this. If you have a PC available, what are you using your PDN for? Of course, there are some of us that know exactly what we would want this for, and those are the people who will use it. Also, those are the people that don't need to know why they want this, because they already know!
Why you want this: Well, you could turn your PDN into a HTPC remote control, first of all. Do you have a PC automated house? CONTROL YOUR HOUSE WITH YOUR PDN! You know you want to....
Working version of Swype on the WPDN & "How to": Working Swype on WPDN
These apps allow you to run Linux commands via a terminal emulator on your WPDN.
Allows you to enable some settings that are not found in the default settings menu.