Hello, folks. I'm posting it on the off-chance that there's someone else out there who is as bugged as I was by the bouncing green clock screensaver when the Droid is docked. As much as I'm loving froyo so far, the one thing I really didn't like was the new deskclock APK. I missed the old Multimedia Station one. In the last 2.1 ROM I was running, I was able to just copy dock.apk into /system/app, and I've seen other ROMs that had custom scripts with additional dock features, but my copying solution didn't work with froyo. It took a little more doing. Here's what I did:
- Copy dock.apk into /system/app
- Download/install DockControl
- Hit the radio button for "Display Multimedia Station"
- Dock, select DockControl Launcher when it asks, set it as default, and *POOF*, the good old Multimedia Station is back!
I renamed DeskClockGoogle.apk to DeskClockGoogle.apk.bak, but I don't think this step is necessary.
I also set screen timeout to 30 minutes so the screen wouldn't dim as often, since I use it as a clock at my desk. Odd that even though I use it as a desk clock I hate the desk clock apk, isn't it?!
Anyway, hopefully someone besides me can get some use out of this. Or, if you've figured out a better or different solution, post away.