[APP] AppWidget Picker - Makes Selecting Widgets Simpler!

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    Hate scrolling through all of your different sets of widgets? Then heres an app for you!

    boombuler over at XDA wrote this simple app that makes all of our lives easier. Its called AppWidgetPicker and is simple: it groups all of your widgets by packages. Once a widget with multiple sizes is selected, it displays another menu with all of the different choices.

    To use it just press menu>add>widgets (like adding regular widgets) and it should appear.

    Here's a screenshot to show you what it looks like..
    [​IMG]

    to install, either use ADB or Root Explorer (easiest) or Terminal Emulator

    1: Root Explorer.

    • download .apk to sdcard and navigate to using RE.
    • move apk to /system/app (mount to R/W to be able to paste)
    • install by clicking it.
    • change permissions to the following:
    • User: Read, Write; Group: Read; Others: Read
    • click save and restart phone
    2: Using ADB
    -I dont use adb so heres my best guess on how to use it. to set up adb, see link in my signature

    put the .apk on the root of the sdcard
    enter the following code:
    Code:
    Code:
    adb devices ##to make sure adb sees your device 
    adb remount 
    adb shell 
    cp /sdcard/appwidgetpicker-1.2.0.apk /system/app 
    ##if copy didnt work, try next line. if it did, skip next line## 
    add push appwidgetpicker-1.2.0.apk /system/app 
    adb shell chmod 644 system/app/appwidgetpicker-1.2.0.apk 
    adb reboot

    and it should be in place for it to use :)

    and for those wishing to use terminal emulator, make sure to have the apk in the root the sd card and type the following in the TE

    Code:
    [COLOR=Black]cp /sdcard/appwidgetpicker-1.2.0.apk /system/app[/COLOR]
    [COLOR=Black]chmod 644 system/app/appwidgetpicker-1.2.0.apk[/COLOR]
    

    attached below is the latest version (1.2.0)
    AppWidgetPicker-1.2.0.apk



    you can find the original thread here at XDA
    [App] AppWidgetPicker - xda-developers
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2010
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    All I had to do for the installation with root explorer was move it to /system/app, change permissions, and reboot.

    Though this is a nice change from the cluttered old widget selector we had.

    Good find Abe!
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    thats how i did it too, but some prefer adb so i put both.

    its a good app concept and im glad someone finally made it
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    I was talking about your root explorer instructions :)
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    haha oh no problem :icon_wink:
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    Wow this is cool! This might be a really dumb question, but i'll just ask. So after you move it to /system/app, did you not press it and click install(as it says in the OP)? Also, if i wanted the old widget selector back, i would just delete this apk file yes? Thanks!
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    Works great. Thanks for the find

    sent from my secret shoe phone
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    No, I didn't click install, and yes, deleting it would work just fine.
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    Thanks for the quick reply!
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    can i install this on the samsung fascinate? im rooted and using root explorer.

    tried to paste it to system/app but root explorer is not allowing me to change to mount r/w.

    please help.
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    I think adding and deleting files in the system requries a NAND unlock, which just having root alone doesn't give. sorry :(
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    nevermind, i downloaded the apk and installed it and it works.
    im a dunce!
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    Well I honestly never thought about trying that. Does it work fine?

    Sent from my Droid
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    just uploaded the 1.2.0 (newest) version so you dont have to make a new account over at XDA
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    I love this! I had one calendar with 11 different sized and Beautiful Widgets has like 9. It's so much cleaner. Great job to the dev.
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    Works like a charm!!! will included this in all my themes! this is a def K.I.S.S apk!!!!!
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    So simple yet so effective, I have been missing this option :)
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    I downloaded to my sd card and when I open system, there is no app folder. Do I need to create one? I'm having trouble finding a way to do that. I did install from sd card and it appeared to install, but when I open AppWidgetPicker to install a widget to my screen, it FC's. I'm using Astro file manager if that matters.
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    I downloaded to my sd card and when I open system, there is no app folder. Do I need to create one? I'm having trouble finding a way to do that. I did install from sd card and it appeared to install, but when I open AppWidgetPicker to install a widget to my screen, it FC's. I'm using Astro file manager if that matters.

    Edit: I made an app folder in /system by mounting phone and creating a new folder. I tried installing again but still get same FC issue. Also, how do I change permissions?
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    Use root explorer move it to system apps fix the permissions then install. That's what I did worked first try. And this is an awesome app, very clean.

    Sent from my Incognito Droid using Tapatalk
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