can you install over 5.0 hollipop?
can you install over 5.0 hollipop?
I'm shooting for making the next version completely compatible with full 5.0 releases. Unfortunately, as I mentioned before, my storm is my main business phone so I can't afford much down time to test. If anyone has an extra storm they're no longer using for whatever reason I'd gladly accept a donation. It would only really need to be able to have OS's loaded on it (i.e. it could be otherwise bricked, cracked screen, whatever). This would greatly speed up testing.
Development on the next version is progressing nicely. The GUI is just about finalized, the database is structured it just needs to be filled, and I've started really diving into the coding.
Here is a sneak peek at the new GUI:
I've also set up a uservoice for storm shrink here: Customer Feedback & Ideas for Storm Shrink and Hybridizer
Head on over and add some suggestions and vote on others you like. The most popular ones will be fast tracked into Storm Shrink.
That's all for now. More soon.
Really nice UI; I finished download all the files from the server and then got this error message:
"System.IO.IOException: Cannot create a file when that file already exists.
at System.IO._Error.WinIOError(Int32 errorCode, String maybeFullPath)Just wondering what the issue may be. Thanks!
at System.IO.File.Move(String sourceFileName, String destFileName)
at Microsoft.VisualBasic.FileIO.FileSystem.CopyOrMove File(CopyOrMove operation, String sourceFileName, String destinationFileName, Boolean overwrite, UIOptionInternal showUI, UICancelOption onUserCancel)
at Microsoft.VisualBasic.MyServices.FileSystemProxy.M oveFile(String sourceFileName, String destinationFileName)
development on the new version of storm shrink (or should I say BB Shrink, as it will soon be known) is going well. There is one big problem though, with all that BB Shrink will be, there is no way I will possibly have the time to maintain it completely by myself.
First let me outline what BB Shrink will actually be:
1. COMPLETE os customization
all the way down the file level! you want one file in the OS to be different without resorting to manually downloading and adding it yourself? you can do it!
2. one stop shop for all hybrids for all bb's
exactly that, no need to download a rar or installer, just select a listed hybrid in bb shrink and click "go" and the hybrid is built and installed on your bb, any bb.
3. hybrid and shrink guidance
not sure if removing a certain component will break the os? no more searching the forums, bb shrink will notify you instantly. also, a hybrid rating system, giving a hybrids an easy to understand star rating.
4. support for every OS and every BB
naturally something called BB Shrink should work for all BB devices
there are also a bunch of smaller advances/additions which aren't really worth listing just yet.
as you can see, this is an ambitious undertaking. one which I (and my web server/wallet) could only dream of handling on my own. let me start by saying, no this isn't a plead for donations (although they are greatly appreciated!), this is a plead for mirrors. basically what i need are willing and able web servers to host some files and share the load. this will also entail keeping updated with the latest releases for whichever devices you choose to stock os's for. don't worry it's not hard work, it's just a matter of putting the files on your server then telling my web server to scan your server to index the files.
I'll post a thread in the next few days with more details and how to pledge your web server to the cause.
not only am I looking for mirrors, but I'm also looking for beta testers. this time I want the product that goes out to the masses to be as close to perfect as possible. I'll be making a thread for this as well soon to gather testers.
In related news, I added all the 9500 and 9530 OS's that have leaked/been released over the last few weeks. everything is now up to date for both devices. click "check for updates" like usual to get the new options (this will be automatic in bb shrink). also a note, don't remove the attachment service if you're using it on a 5.0 release, it has a nasty habit of breaking things when you do that (this type of this will be automated in bb shrink).
Lastly, unless I hear enough outcry I'm going to purge all 9500 and 9530 OS's prior to .148 and all the 5.0 files from the Bold (22.214.171.124, .93 and .100) from my server within the next few days. All this means is if you want to use files from an older version you'll need to download it and use it as the base for your shrink/hybrid.
Thank you all, here's to making BB Shrink all it can be and more! :beerchug:
Wirelessly posted (storm 9530)
Last edited by Seanren78; 09-05-2009 at 03:48 AM.
Wow sounds like a tremendous undertaking for sure Really sounds like it might be a great update to the program. I do have one question for you? You say in our outlinehow do you plan on doing that? Can you explain a little more about that, will this be if you use the program to build your own or if you download one from the program? How can you implement a rating system on a hybrid when each phone reacts so differently?a hybrid rating system, giving a hybrids an easy to understand star rating.
I'm also thinking of putting in a "best yet" sixth star which will demote that user's previous ratings of hybrids based on that OS. that way if someone gave 5 stars to something, but a newer and/or better hybrid comes out, they're not stuck manually demoting the rest. naturally this option will only be available if the user has rated other hybrids of the same OS. the ratings will still be out of 5, all the previous ratings will just be adjusted accordingly to make room for the 6 (which will become a 5).
Additionally, users will be able to indicate if the hybrid just flat out doesn't work and if enough people say so, it'll be deleted and any hybrids that match those settings won't be approved.
It all sounds complicated but I guarantee it really isn't and it should account for any variations in how the hybrids perform on each individual device.
When you build your own hybrid, submit it, and it doesn't match a hybrid someone else has submitted, it'll be open to ratings from other users through the app. The creator won't be able to rate their own creation, only confirm it actually works and give their pros and cons just like the findings threads, only more organized. If it matches one that's already there, you'll be able to rate it.
I hope that sufficiently answers your questions.
Sure does sounds like a huge undertaking on your part and I applaud you for that. Thanks for the explaining the rating system that actually sounds quite ingenious and I look forward to seeing it in action.