T-Mobile G1 Transitional Effects


If you’re looking for ways to spice up your T-Mobile G1, you’re in luck because the folks at XDA Developers put together a little How To and integrating transitional effects into the OS. Take a look at the “animation” between screens in the video below:

And here are the steps borrowed from the folks over at MobileCrunch:

What you need:

  • T-Mobile G1
  • APKInstaller (download it from the AndroidMarket), Development.APK (Download link), and a MicroSD card.

How to do it:

  1. Make sure you have APKInstaller from the Android Market, and Development.APK from here (If you want, you can point your browser directly to that link from your phone and bypass all the following steps. Thanks to Mark Murphy for the tip!).
  2. Put the Development.APK in the root directory of the MicroSD card. In other words, put it at the very first section of the card – don’t go making a folder named “root”.
  3. Launch the APKInstaller, navigate to the file you just placed on the MicroSD card, and install it. This will install an application called “Dev Tools”
  4. Open Dev Tools, then select Development Settings. Scroll down to the bottom, and change Window Animation Scale to 1x, and Transition Animation Scale to 1x (or play around with them for varying effects).

It won’t blow your mind or anything, but all the little things add up.

Rob Jackson
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  1. DroidSans tweak light does all of this for you, and lets you control the speeds at which the transition happens. No need to install several things like this suggests.

  2. Hi,

    I’ve found an app on the store to do that without to install APKinstaller & manually install from SD Card.. I’ve teseted a few days ago, but I don’t remember the name….

  3. it’s me again…

    The name of the app is : DroidSanss Tweak Tool lite

    (a new version with more toolscoming soon)

  4. There is a program called “DroidSans Tweak Tools Lite” in the Android Market that does this transition animation.

  5. @ Carmen

    I was thinking the same thing. Not that the steps here are difficult or anything, but this can be accomplished by just installing Tweak Tools Lite. Call me when someone gets auto rotate working…

  6. Wow Rob was pwned. That doesn’t happen very often.

    I also have been using DroidSans for a little bit.

  7. HAHAHAHAHHA thanks dave.. thanks for the kind remarks… you BASTARD! hahahahah jk

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