Profile

Cover photo
Adrian Ulrich
242 followers|61,360 views
AboutPostsPhotosVideos

Stream

Adrian Ulrich

Shared publicly  - 
 
So google just removed my app from the play store after mixing up the package name of the original work (ch.blinkenlights.android.vanilla) and the copycat version (= com.amapps.mobile.media.musicplayer -> the version that should be removed).

http://pastebin.com/FNZKLN61

/cc +Ellie Powers 

It would be funny if it wasn't so sad...
5
3
Bernd Bindreiter's profile photoStefan Becker's profile photoDaniele Tamino's profile photoVincent QB's profile photo
29 comments
 
This is such a broken process (for small devs and companies). Literally anyone, a trolling 12 year old kid, can take down almost any small to medium App and then it's up to the devs to explain theirselves and proof their innocence?

I bet if anyone would try to take down big Apps like Netflix they would just ignore the claim instead of taking it down immediately. Double standards!
Add a comment...

Adrian Ulrich

Shared publicly  - 
 
Dear +Google Play team (/cc +Ellie Powers).

I just received a VERY vague E-Mail from Google, claiming that my Opensource (GPL licensed) Android App (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ch.blinkenlights.android.vanilla&hl=en) MAY violate 'intelectual property'. See: http://pastebin.com/dGpHL4tk

I'm very disappointed in Google: The Application has been listed in the Store since September 2012 - the full source is available from github.. and now i am receiving such a threatening e-mail without any specific details.

Please: At least tell the developers WHAT is wrong and how they are supposed to fix this issue.

Right now, i have absolutely no idea what will happen to my App.

Will Google accept my Appeal? Will they ignore it and kick my out of the play store? Who knows.
Vanilla Music is a clean, simple and free (opensource) music player.Feature...
6
Srinivas V's profile photo
 
This from a company which wants to be at the forefront of AI. This is one of the vaguest mail i have seen in these days. I wish google understands and supports the improvements made by you as an individual. 
Add a comment...

Adrian Ulrich

Shared publicly  - 
 
Version 4.2 of my #AOSP  (KitKat) port to the #XperiaZ  is now available at: http://www.blinkenlights.ch/ccms/android/yuga.html

Changes:
* Based on Sonys 10.5.A.0.227 blobs
* Using sonys new sensors framework
* Fixed reboot-into-recovery
* Fixed UI-Hang during manual carrier selection
* Upgraded WLAN driver to 3.2.6.137-HEAD
* Upgraded to Linux 3.4.86
* Dropped CAF patches for now to solve some graphical glitches
This is the home of my Android 4.4 Port for the Sony Xperia Z (YUGA / C6603). Changelog for Release 4.x (4.4 based). Version 4.2 (released 9. May 2014). Based on Sonys 10.5.A.0.227 blobs; Using sonys new sensors framework; Fixed reboot-into-recovery; Fixed UI-Hang during manual carrier selection ...
5
Add a comment...

Adrian Ulrich

Shared publicly  - 
 
Release 4.0 of my #AOSP  port to the #XperiaZ  has been released:

* Upgraded to Linux 3.4.80
* Ability to switch between Ondemand and Interactive governor in Settings
* Double-Tap-To-Wake (disabled by default)
* Upgraded bootanimation to Nexus-Kitkat version
* Compiled bionic with CAF Krait enhancements

Download: http://www.blinkenlights.ch/ccms/android/yuga.html
This is the home of my Android 4.4 Port for the Sony Xperia Z (YUGA / C6603). Changelog for Release 3.x (4.4 based). Version 4.0 (released 17. February 2014). Upgraded to Linux 3.4.80; Ability to switch between Ondemand and Interactive governor in Settings; Double-Tap-To-Wake (disabled by ...
7
Domynik Jalč (dzej1)'s profile photoAdrian Ulrich's profile photoKevin Gerstner's profile photoKallum Burgin's profile photo
6 comments
 
Awesome ROM, I've been using it for a while now. I've just come across an issue where plugging in an MHL adapter makes the phone totally freeze. The only thing in logcat before total meltdown is:
libc [F] Fatal signal 11 (SIGSEGV) at 0x00000000 (code=1), thread 11588 (hwcUeventThread)
Is this a known bug? Apologies if this isn't the place for bug reports.
Add a comment...

Adrian Ulrich

Shared publicly  - 
 
Build 3.6 of AOSP for the #XperiaZ  is out. This release is based on Sonys 4.4.3 blobs and greatly improves the GPU performance.
Download: http://www.blinkenlights.ch/ccms/android/yuga.html
This is the home of my Android 4.4 Port for the Sony Xperia Z (YUGA / C6603). Changelog for Release 3.x (4.4 based). Version 3.6 (released 12. January 2014). Based on Sonys latest 4.4.3 blobs; Up (or downgraded) to Kernel 10.4.b.0.569. Download release 3.6 Download Google-Apps package (v3) ...
13
Adrian Ulrich's profile photoMohammad Zaini's profile photoSascha Ka's profile photoSrinivas V's profile photo
8 comments
 
Screenshots? Not required. Pure aosp. Nothing more, nothing less
Add a comment...

Adrian Ulrich

Shared publicly  - 
 
...currently busy rebuilding my #AOSP  port to the #XperiaZ  using the 4.3 blobs.
Working so far:
* Audio
* Phone Calls
* OMX (hw video decoding/encoding)
* WIFI (hmpf.. still waiting for the kernel sources - the sony module is a pain)
* Camera + Movie recorder (still shaking, but getting there)

Not working:
* GPRS data.. (but i know how to fix it)
12
Adrian Ulrich's profile photoMohammad Zaini's profile photoSrinivas V's profile photoJESTIN Gaël's profile photo
12 comments
 
Great job ! I like your AOSP's ROMs.
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
242 people
Luqman Nazmi's profile photo
Farran Lee's profile photo
martin gerber's profile photo
HomeFinder Malaga Marbella Paris (federico)'s profile photo
Karan Singh raghav's profile photo
Farai Chiwandire's profile photo
Alonso Camaño's profile photo
Roman “diviline” Měšťan's profile photo
Michael Keller's profile photo

Adrian Ulrich

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
I wonder if Google doesn't see a problem here. With enough reports from developers who are desperate to figure out what it is Google thinks they did wrong but hitting a brick wall after a brick wall, the public's perception will undoubtedly change, and developers will think twice about making Android apps.

I've been seeing reports like this one more and more often lately.

Come on, Google. You can do better. It's all about communication, you of all companies should know that.
TL;DR The downside of having no app store approval process is that Google will kill your app without warning
35 comments on original post
5
1
Francesco Rigamonti's profile photo
Add a comment...

Adrian Ulrich

Shared publicly  - 
 
V/AudioService( 9134): pabx: isUSB=false, state=0, dev=2048, name=usb_audio

yeah.. good job android. usb_audio is probably not an usb device facepalm
4
Add a comment...

Adrian Ulrich

Shared publicly  - 
 
Version 4.4 of my #AOSP  Port to the #XperiaZ  is now online!
This build is based on Android 4.4.3: http://www.blinkenlights.ch/ccms/android/yuga.html
Navigation. Android; The Economist cache · How to Install Cyanogenmod 7.0 on a HTC-Legend (running stock froyo) · HTC One X Jellybean builds (almost AOSP) · Qualcomm crypto driver · Android 4.4 for Sony Xperia Z (YUGA); Linux; 6RD (IPv6) via Bluewin/Swisscom DSL · Ejabberd clustering ...
12
Add a comment...

Adrian Ulrich

Shared publicly  - 
 
Version 4.1 of my #AOSP  port to the #XperiaZ  has been released:
http://www.blinkenlights.ch/ccms/android/yuga.html

'Only' kernel related changes: Linux has been upgraded to 3.4.82 and also includes maaany CAF patches (up to tag AU_LINUX_ANDROID_JB_2.6_RB1.04.03.00.144.015)
This is the home of my Android 4.4 Port for the Sony Xperia Z (YUGA / C6603). Changelog for Release 3.x (4.4 based). Version 4.1 (released 6. March 2014). Upgraded to Linux 3.4.82; Cherry-picked CAF patches (up to AU_LINUX_ANDROID_JB_2.6_RB1.04.03.00.144.015) ...
10
Alex van den Hoogen's profile photoAdrian Ulrich's profile photo
2 comments
 
Nothing 'user visible' - but the CAF patches do fix some nasty bugs (including some ugly buffer overflows)
Add a comment...

Adrian Ulrich

Shared publicly  - 
 
Version 3.8 of my #AOSP  port to the #XperiaZ  is now online. This release enhances the sound quality of 44.1khz files by using a better resampling algorithm
This is the home of my Android 4.4 Port for the Sony Xperia Z (YUGA / C6603). Changelog for Release 3.x (4.4 based). Version 3.8 (released 21. January 2014). Enhanced sound quality by using a better resampler for 44.1khz tracks. Download release 3.8 Download Google-Apps package (v3) ...
14
stanlin salu's profile photoSteven Rezzonico's profile photoAdrian Ulrich's profile photo
3 comments
 
ART is still beta - but it will work as good as on any nexus device running 4.4.2
Add a comment...

Adrian Ulrich

Shared publicly  - 
 
Sony seems to be a little slow with the release of the 4.3 Kernel sources for the Xperia Z. Anyway: I've uploaded an ALPHA version of my AOSP Port based on the 4.3 blobs for the Xperia Z:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Byx0H5q6Z7OCcUJxYzM1eTE5aDQ/edit?usp=sharing

Note that this is still using a (patched up) 4.2.2 kernel and some camera hacks due to some ioctl() changes. But it seems to work fine so far :-)
6
Srinivas V's profile photoAdrian Ulrich's profile photoJeroen de Jong's profile photo
3 comments
 
Thanks for another great job! Everything seems to be working fine (for me) after dirty flash from version 3.5 :)! Love your hard work! Thanks again.
Add a comment...
People
Have him in circles
242 people
Luqman Nazmi's profile photo
Farran Lee's profile photo
martin gerber's profile photo
HomeFinder Malaga Marbella Paris (federico)'s profile photo
Karan Singh raghav's profile photo
Farai Chiwandire's profile photo
Alonso Camaño's profile photo
Roman “diviline” Měšťan's profile photo
Michael Keller's profile photo
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Work
Occupation
Irgendwas mit Clustern
Links