Any Way to completely remove the default Samsung Calendar and replace it?
Is there a way to completely remove / replace the stock Samsung calendar with a generic Google or different calendar? I'm coming from a Palm Pre which had my favorite calendar of all time.
Running Syndicate Rom 1.02
- 11-17-2010, 12:24 PM #2
I don't think so. But its possible if rooted you may be able to put the stock calendar on there. I recommend Launcher Pro Plus ($3) and using his fantastic widgets (only available on the Plus version). That calendar widget makes the Samsung calendar so easy to use with a toggle calendar vs. agenda view and a quick button to add events. The only lame thing is Samsung's insistence to default to the phone calendar rather than Google - but that's easily changed when you're making your event.
I'm curious what you loved about the pre calendar so much. The complete lack of Agenda view killed me and the lack of readable text size in many of the views and lack of ability to link contacts to events on device was terrible. Agendus on the previous palm generation was great- but Palms' insistence on not allowing developer access to the core Pre databases killed it for me.
I left for that very reason. Now I have loads of calendar widget options- different ways to view my calendars and tasks. And TOUCHDOWN for Microsoft Exchange server? AMAZING. It's like Outlook for your phone. There is a beta to have it sync with your local outlook if you're into that thing by the way- google it or email the developer. The Demo is free and lasts 30 days. Shame that app doesn't work with cloud accounts like Google, or I'd use it for all my PIM data needs.
- 11-17-2010, 12:40 PM #3
- 11-17-2010, 01:31 PM #4
It's very possible - I've run ROMs that have the AOSP (vanilla Android) calendar in place of the Samsung one. I believe the calendar is located in "/system/app", so it's just a matter of pushing the AOSP calendar via adb or perhaps deleting the Samsung one with something like Root Explorer and putting the vanilla calendar in there.
- 11-18-2010, 11:49 AM #6
If you figure this out report back. I agree Samsung calendar blows.
Although I don't use the calendar much, so when I'm running roms with the stock calendar I can't notice the difference
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ROM: QUANTUM 2.O
- 02-07-2011, 10:54 AM #7
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Did you find a good alternative? I too am switching from Pre and rely heavily on my calendar. I need a week view like on the pre (and Samsung). My biggest problem is that overnight events don't show in the grid views. I work a lot of overnight shifts and need to know quickly and easily when I go to work. The Samsung calendar simply won't cut it for me...
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Astro does not provide access to copy and paste to root level directories/files.
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- 05-26-2011, 09:43 PM #17
Go see my Adviser friend in Droid Charge section, DroidXcon. He will help you out. From what I know they are only using Odin to flash ROMs at this point so I'm not sure if its possible that way. You will probably need to download the apk and push it via ADB or use Root Explorer as I sugggested to move it to the /system/app directory. You could download the file I provided here and pull the .apk out of the CWM zip file and do as I mentioned.
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