Samsung u740 (Dual Flip) Hacking/Applications

Browser/Apps in Landscape Mode

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NO I HAVE NOT GOT THIS WORKING YET..... This page is where I am sharing thoughts/info on how it might be done, please send comments if you have something to add!

So I guess the first place to start digging into, is the fields in the index/#.txt files... lets compare two first
1) Windows Live (can launch in landscape mode)
2) Google Maps (cannot even be accessed, let alone launched in landscape mode)

FieldWindows LiveGoogle Maps
JARF56
JADF56
MSIZ274135185729
RSIZ32768205000
DOMA30
PERM0=2,1=2,2=2,3=2,4=2,5=1,6=1,
7=1,8=2,9=1,10=1,11=2,12=2
0=2,1=1,2=1,3=0,4=1,5=1,6=0,
7=1,8=1,9=1,10=0,11=0,12=0
MISC00
RUNC
SGLE1700
Binary certificate info seems to be here
ROLE200
TRIA00
DLCK00
ALOW10
RMSP56
CATE168
STAT00
COID
DURLfile://shared/jas/temp/install/5.jarhttp://google.ca/gmm/gmm.jad?make=
Samsung&model=Advanced+MIDP2&ver=v1.6.1
NAMEWindows LiveGoogle Maps
VENDOZ Communications, Inc.Google
TIME11841506351187693676
ICON/common/icons/app.pngicon16x16.png
ISIZ1318747
FLCK11
PRLD10

Differences

So whats different that could be significant (ignoring things like the name, duh)

DOMA, 3 vs 0
SGLE, 170 vs 0 (I suspect, this might have to do with the length of the binary signature that follows)
ROLE, 20 vs 0
ALOW, 1 vs 0
PRLD, 1 vs 0

So what do these acronyms stand for?
Time to do some real work, i'll get back to this later!

What I've tried

Replacing any of the index files 1-5 that come 'built in', with custom versions (I tried to use 1.txt aka the Music Store)

PERM

Lets call it "key"="val" pairs for the sake of labelling everything something...

The different Key's (13 of them, 0 through 12) represent a different permission on the phone. Here is the list:
	0: Network access
	1: Message receive
	2: Message Deliver
	3: Pim Read
	4: Pim Write
	5: Application Self Start
	6: Comm
	7: Bluetooth
	8: Multimedia
	9: Location
	10: GPS
	11: Device Info
	12: Security

The different Val's (3 of them, 0 through 2) are the values that can be assigned to each permission. Here's the list:
	0: No access
	1: Ask for access
	2: Grant access without asking

CATE

The CATE (category) field is described as follows:
1 - Games
2 - Ringers
4 - Screen Savers
8 - Apps
16 - IM & Email
128 - Music Store

Comments


Posted By: Andre @ 2009-01-28 22:01:53
Subject: CATE
btw CATE: 256 is "Other"
Posted By: Kyle @ 2008-09-07 21:58:28
Subject: Making applications/games open in landscape by themselves!
1: Open phone in EFS explorer and go to /brew/mod/obione/jas/index/ 2: Go through the ##.txt files until you find the one you want to open in landscape (Opera is a good example). 3: Change the CATE number to 16 (this is the IM & Email folder which opens in landscape without any other hacking) and save it somewhere that you can find it. if you just save it will go somewhere stupid and it wont modify the phone. 4: Overwrite the existing ##.txt on the phone with the modified one. 5: Restart the phone and go into landscape mode. Open the IM & Email and voila, its in there! Thanks to http://www.u740.ca for having a dedicated site to this phone. If anyone out there reads this that knows how to flash phones and/or mod firmware please email or pm me, I would really like to learn!
Posted By: kyle @ 2008-09-06 19:31:14
Subject: Go it
Change the cate to 16 and restart, you will have them accesibly in the IM & Email menu when you open in landscape! trying to figure out now how to unlock the applications folder so it can be seen in the landscape mode.
Posted By: Carter @ 2008-06-13 01:52:06
Subject:
file://shared/jas/temp/install/5.jar Have you tried replacing this?
Posted By: Joe @ 2008-04-01 16:57:58
Subject: Downloads Menu
Isn't the Problem not that the apps won't run in Landscape mode, but that you can't access the downloads menu? Whenever you try, it tell you that "Browser/Apps Not available in Landscape mode". If you can get the Menu to display in Landscape mode... you should be able to run the applications. Just a Thought.
Posted By: Shadowblaze @ 2008-03-23 09:18:49
Subject: A solution to your problem
It's actually very easy to do. It requires no software or firmware mods whatsoever. Works better if you have smaller hands tho (of course, if you have this phone you need those anyways).<p> Opening games/apps in landscape:<br> 1. Open Downloads then Applications/Games/etc (doesn't really matter which, I've tried and it works no matter which you use).<br> 2. Select (but don't launch) the "Get New" option on whichever you chose.<br> 3. Keeping your thumb on the OK/MENU button, close the phone as far as you can, then hit the OK/MENU button.<br> 4. Quickly open the phone in landscape mode and voila, landscape apps and games. Repeat as necessary.<p> **I have done this dozens of times and never hurt my phone. If you're that worried about it tho, you can do it without partially closing the phone first. You have about a 3-5 second window, you just have to be faster and more careful
Posted By: Shadowblaze @ 2008-03-23 09:16:15
Subject: Solution to your problem
It's actually very easy to do. It requires no software or firmware mods whatsoever. Works better if you have smaller hands tho (of course, if you have this phone you need those anyways). Opening games/apps in landscape: 1. Open Downloads then Applications/Games/etc (doesn't really matter which, I've tried and it works no matter which you use) 2. Select (but don't launch) the "Get New" option on whichever you chose. 3. Keeping your thumb on the OK/MENU button, close the phone as far as you can, then hit the OK/MENU button. 4. Quickly open the phone in landscape mode and voila, landscape apps and games. Repeat as necessary. **I have done this dozens of times and never hurt my phone. If you're that worried about it tho, you can do it without partially closing the phone first. You have about a 3-5 second window, you just have to be faster and more careful
Posted By: erg @ 2008-02-24 11:11:37
Subject: CATE
Doesn't it seem to be missing CATE=32 and CATE=64?
Posted By: James @ 2008-02-14 11:55:20
Subject: Duplicate apps
Edit the index and set PRLD to 0 and it will let you DELETE the DUPLICATE demo apps (movies, midnight pool, etc)
Posted By: Chris @ 2008-02-08 17:20:13
Subject: Apps in Lanscape Mode
Hey, I love this site, thanks for all your work on this phone. Just wondering if you have done any more work on the "apps in landscape mode". Hopefully there is someway to trick the phone to think the apps can run in landscape, like the Windows Live. Thanks again, this site has made my phone soo much more usefull than it was from Bell.
Posted By: mike @ 2008-01-18 00:49:39
Subject: duplicated apps is what really bothers me right now
I have 9 versions of movies, and ko boxing 3 times, midnight pool 5 times this is really stupid
Posted By: James @ 2008-01-16 12:19:26
Subject: deleting demo games
I've been wondering the same thing actually... I havent tried to figure it out yet though, but maybe deleting the corresponding .txt files via QPST would work?
Posted By: dave @ 2008-01-16 09:37:57
Subject: any ideas
how can i delete game demos on the phone, it tells me i cant. i phoned samsung and they told me you can't that they are part of the phone's programing. the two games are: midnight pool k.o. boxing

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