Sunday, February 1, 2009

Customizing TouchFlo 3d on HTC Fuze device

Fuze comes with a nice shell from HTC which replaces standard Windows Mobile Today screen. It functions as a collection of shortcuts to a bunch of applications and functions of the phone. Unfortunately, it is also used by AT&T (and/or other network operators) to push a bunch of usual OEM "extensions" on an unsuspecting customer - usually, solicitations to buy more services and software.

Luckily, there is a nice customization program that helps remove this crap. It is called Diamond TF3D Config, and is available from here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=405749.

Despite the fact that it is called "Diamond", it does appear to work - at least as far as removing the tab with AT&T stuff on it - on the Fuze device as well.

Next step - I need to figure out how to configure the Internet tab in TouchFlo so it does not go to their page...

14 comments:

dzembu said...

:-) Dude ... just get iPhone :-)

Sergey Solyanik said...

IPhone is soooo... like... last year! HTC Fuze is way more fun!

Plus, I am an engineer. Engineers don't use macs. Artsy types do.

Would you like fries with that? :-)

Илья Казначеев said...

"Plus, I am an engineer. Engineers don't use macs. Artsy types do."

Hahaha. Haha. Haha.

Have you seen any videos from ruby/rails conferences? 90% laptops are macs.
I've heard a lot of java guys migrate towards macs too.

That's because Mac Os X is UNIX and Windows just isn't. You're either a Windows Programmer TM, or you wouldn't get much love from windows as a programming environment.

Dzembu Gaijin said...

>Would you like fries with that? :-)

Yes, please :-)

Sergey Solyanik said...

To Ilya -

C'mon, who IS using Ruby but the artsy types :-)? You've just proven my point...

As far as UNIX, you wait. Apple has never given a flying f*ck about developers in the past. Right now it is parasiting off an OS that actually has an architecture (unlike their own previous creation), but this is purely a coincidence. As UNIX ages, don't expect Apple to do much work on improving it. They are 100% about the shape of the buttons...

WRT love from Windows - I was writing code that ran on Linux at Google. I was doing it on Windows, using Windows tools. Looking at my reviews there, people thought I was reasonably productive :-). Now if you try the reverse, on the other hand...

Илья Казначеев said...

"Apple has never given a flying f*ck about developers in the past."
However, it does now!
Maybe it did learn on its mistakes?

"I was doing it on Windows, using Windows tools. Now if you try the reverse, on the other hand..."
Well, cross-compiling gcc and binutils work reasonably well, I've heard; Quite a few open-source projects' windows versions are built that way.
However you'll miss the help from your platform.

Macs have good UNIX console and they have virtual desktops (does vista? I think it does that also), and all the presenters make use of that, indeed. I didn't see them using a lot of specific mac software, tho :)

Sergey Solyanik said...

As far as Apple caring about developers - if it did, it wouldn't be creating a whole language of its own to deal with their platforms...

Dzembu Gaijin said...

Like C#, right ? ;-)

Sergey Solyanik said...

What, C# is available on 95% of world's computers, rather than Objective C's 5%.

Besides, can you compare MS's investment in C# with Apple's in Objective C? (I suppose, yes, you can, but...)

Илья Казначеев said...

This is bullshit.
First, Objective C is available on 100% of world's computers, because it's an official GCC language.

Second, of course we can compare. I think that Cocoa + Objective C is better than anything MS have in this area. And there's no fire and motion - there's just one Objective C and one Cocoa.

Objective C is much better than C++ (for that kind of development) and it's on par with C# (for that kind of development). Would you prefer them to use crappy C++?

So you're trolling, you have to admit that.

Sergey Solyanik said...

> So you're trolling, you have to admit that.

No, I think wide-eyed Linux fanaticism gets the better of you...

Beware - jihadist approach to anything clouds the vision.

Илья Казначеев said...

It's cool how I get the Linux fanatic tag for defending Apple and Mac OS X.

Why don't you just call me a heretic? Because I think you feel it that way.

Sergey Solyanik said...

Alright, here you go:

YOU HERETIC! TO THE STAKE! LET THE CLEANSING FIRE CONSUME YOUR UNCLEAN BODY AND RELEASE YOUR SOUL TO BLEND WITH HOLY BILL IN HEAVEN!

Happy?

Илья Казначеев said...

Well, no; What I really want is making you think.

I know you're pretty capable of that, but you're often go into "Foot-Yard" mode when you talk about other platforms.

I hope you've read http://www.eldar.com/node/263 already?
"This C# - goood, That Objective C - baaad. How could you compare them?"