Just Plain Android...
I am new to Android (goodbye Apple) and like the progression that it is making. I have searched and "Googled" until my head hurts. Can someone, without being a jerk, tell me if I can get rid of my carrier-specific Android and install a "just-plain-Android" that I can update as the OS progresses? And, will operate correctly. Every thread that I read just seems to go in circles, with too much info about too many different things. I see alot of "this ROM is great, except..." I would like to avoid the "excepts". I just want all of my buttons and orientaion to work correctly and I would like the phone's internal features, like FM Radio, to work without the carrier lock-outs". Please help an by responding with polite *****-terminology.
- 09-12-2010, 09:26 AM #2
Short answer, what you are looking for in Android Speak is called AOSP.
It doesn't exist on the Captivate yet. When froyo drops, expect The Cyanogen Mod dev team to release CM 6.1 This is a pure AOSP Froyo, or damned close to it.
I'm with you in disliking all the Sammy "tweaks" you can get rid of a lot of it by just installing a new launcher like Launcher Pro or ADW. As for the FM Radio, I haven't seen any proof that it actually exists in the Captivate Hardware.
- 09-12-2010, 10:23 AM #3
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- 09-18-2010, 07:32 PM #7
Guys, you don't have to believe me but this will maybe tell you something. Check out the maintainers at the bottom and let me know what it says. Thanks.
CHANGELOG.mkdn at froyo from CyanogenMod's android_vendor_cyanogen - GitHub
And Gunny, since when has anything just been putting a kernel on top of anything developed for another device. You are reading at XDA and you should already know the differences between all of these SGS phones are huge and it wont just be a matter of installing a kernel.
- 10-07-2010, 04:40 PM #9
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You can always remove touchwiz (carrier specific) and run vanilla android until then. I think that may have been your original question. Just clear cache or uninstall TWLauncher in the manage apps screen. You will then run vanilla 2.1 unless you choose to lay another launcher on top.
- 10-12-2010, 02:38 PM #11
- 10-12-2010, 08:21 PM #12
Ummm...I don't think that is the case at all. If you remove touchwiz you will get force closes out the *** and have to use Odin to reflash your phone. If this was possible people would have been doing this already. DONT REMOVE TOUCHWIZ FROM YOUR PHONE. Use a launcher if you want to get rid of it.
- 10-17-2010, 04:26 AM #13
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- 10-17-2010, 12:41 PM #15
SDX Stock App Remover to get rid of all the TouchWiz apps. I don't image it would be much different for the Captivate.
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- 10-19-2010, 01:21 PM #21
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By remove touchwiz i did not mean delete it...i meant remove it from active use by your device sorry for the confusion
every android 2.1 phone has vanilla "google experience" on it TW is not an OS its a skin just like every other launcher and a lame iphone wanna be experience at that. DELETING TW is NOT GOOD. Only because ATT did not put a (Home/Vanilla) option that we can access besides TW. going into manage apps and clearing the defaults under TWLauncher will prompt you to run vanilla android on an EPIC but not on a cappy sry. I think most of the launchers we have available for the cap. are better than vanilla but if you want that true "google experience" and want to "remove" TW we are not as lucky as some other Galaxy devices. Try a launcher or one of the Cog2.2 betas. It should get you a large step towards what you want when you say "vanilla"
Disabling TW this is probably what your looking for but the cappy is not set up quite the same if you clear defaults on the TW its not going to give you a vanilla option (see scrnshots)