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Hi,

 

Aida64 now provides support for the Odospace Remote Panel app:

 

Reuse your old android device to display sensor values of a Windows PC. A WiFi connection is not (!) required, Remote Panel works even when the device is connected to the PC via USB only. However, an SDK for Remote Panel is provided also.
 
Sensor values are provided by the industry-leading system information tool Aida64 which must be purchased separately. Please note that Remote Panel is not affiliated with Aida64 or FinalWire in any way shape or form and no support can be provided by the Aida64 team for this app.
 
Requirements
- Aida64 version 5.20.3414 or heigher must be installed on the Windows PC.
- Remote Panel (for Windows) version 1.16 must be installed and running, it can be downloaded with the following link http://apps.odospace.com/RemotePanelSetup.exe
- Microsoft .Net framework 4.5 must be installed on the Windows PC. This will be done during the installation of Remote Panel (for Windows).
- The android device vendor's drivers must be installed on the Windows PC.
- USB debugging must be enabled on the android device. This is described in detail here
 
Enable Aiada64 plugIn
- After installation of Remote Panel (for Windows) Aida64 must be restarted.
- Within Aida64 open the preferences page, navigate to LCD and enable "Odospace". Add items within the LCD items page.
 
Settings
- A long press within the view opens the settings dialog.
 
Troubleshooting
- In general the settings dialog of Remote Panel (for Windows) can be opened from the popup menu of its tray icon.
- Remote Panel (for Windows) uses port 38000 and 38001 for local communication, if you experience problems because another PC program is using one of this ports, change the port number within the Remote Panel (for Windows) settings dialog and within the Aida64 Odospace LCD plugin.
- Remote Panel (for Windows) uses the Android Debug Bridge (adb.exe) for communication. If you experience problems with other Android synchronization programs, try to use another adb.exe file - it can be changed within the settings dialog of Remote Panel (for Windows).
- On default, Remote Panel (for Windows) checks every 30 seconds for new devices, decrease this value within the settings for faster device recognition, increase this value for less CPU usage.
 
Alternative usage
- If an additional PC should send its sensor values to the android device, set the IP address within the Aida64 Odospace LCD plugin to the address of the PC where the android device is connected. For every PC specify a different panel position parameter. Remote Panel (for Windows) must be installed on every PC, however the Remote Panel (for Windows) executable must only be started on the PC where the Android device is connected.
- Remote Panel can be used within a WiFi network also, in such case set the IP address within the Aida64 Odospace PlugIn to the device's address. The port must be set to 38000. The Remote Panel (for Windows) executable can be stopped in this case.
 
Advanced topics
- To automatically start Remote Panel you can use AutoStart.
- To power off the device on PC shut down you can use AutomateIt Pro - use the USB disconnect trigger.
- If the device battery discharge even connected via USB, try to set the CPU speed to a lower level. For example you can use Tickster MOD.
- To power on the device on PC startup the device firmware must be modified (follow this AT YOUR OWN RISK, tested with Cyanogenmod 10.2 on LG P760/P880 and may not work with all devices):
  General
  1. Download the device firmware - it can be the original or custom ROM.
  2. Use Boot/Recovery Repacker to extract the boot.img file of the downloaded ROM.
  3. Within the file init.rc, in the section beginning with "on charger" replace the string "class_start charger" with "trigger boot" or "trigger late-init". Ensure that your editor writes the file in UNIX format.
  4. Use the repacker to compress the boot.img file.
  5. Apply the new firmware.
  Nexus 7 (2012)
  1. Boot in fastboot mode
  2. Issue the following command within a command prompt: "fastboot oem off-mode-charge 0"
  

 

Version 1.14

- Now sensor data of multiple PCs can be displayed on one android device
- The android device can be connected to any PC (not only to the PC where Aida64 is running)
- Requires Aida version 5.20.3414 or higher and Remote Panel (for Windows) version 1.14a
 
Version 1.15
- Fullscreen mode (long press for settings)
- RemotePanel (for windows) version 1.15: Verbose mode for better problem handling, fixes a rare ADB hang when multiple PCs are connected to one android device.
 

Version 1.16 available

- New option added: Keep screen on (long press for settings)

 

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Many thanks to the Aida64 team for the great support!

 

Best regards 

odospace

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Hi,

 

added a description to the first post how to prevent vibration on power on of the android device.

 

Update:

It does not work always so i removed the description.

 

Best regards

odospace

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Hi odospace!

 

Thank you for your work and time! It looks like a really solid app!

 

May I request a feature? I have a Galaxy Tab Pro LTE and on the 2.560 x 1.600 (WQXGA), the gauges are way to small to see :(

Could you include a scaling functionality? Maybe set the device resolution in Aida to half the value of the actual screen and let the scaling do the rest. I can't use the rest of the screen anyway :)

 

Edit: Btw, you have a nice logo for the app, but I had a hard time to find it in my tray, as there was really dark part of my background and the black lines vanished completely. Maybe you could contrast it a little bit?

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Hi Necrofridge!

 

Thank you for your feedback! Currently the Android App does not support optional scaling, simply because no option dialog is implemented in the app. Try to ask the Aida64 developer to either create larger gauges or to provide you with the corresponding images that you can size them at your own. Aida64 already provides a way to use custom images for gauges.

 

Btw: I changed the tray icon in Remote Panel for Windows version 1.14a.

 

Best regards

 

Edit: You can find the images in this post: http://forums.aida64.com/topic/940-gauges-editable/

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Hi odospace,

 

this could work, I played around with it for a few minutes.

 

Would you consider adding the scaling feature in future versions? I would really appreciate it!

 

Thanks for your fast response!

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Aww :(

Thanks for your reply, nonetheless.

 

I just got an idea... I know a bit of Java myself and always wanted to get into programming apps for Android. If you want, I could have a look at the sources and try to find a solution myself.

If you like what I did, you can merge it into your code.

 

But I totally would understand if you don't want to share your code or want someone to botch around in your code. :)

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Hi passionne, 

 

you are welcome, if you like this app, please add a comment to google play.

 

Best regards

odospace

 

Feedback written today in Google Play.

 

My Remote Panel display :

 

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Posted a review on google play. Great app! just what I have been looking for for a long time. Just one quick question, how do you guys get images in the background of your display? Can only see the option for colours and cant remember how I use to do it on my G19 either.

 

Thanks again!

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Posted a review on google play. Great app! just what I have been looking for for a long time. Just one quick question, how do you guys get images in the background of your display? Can only see the option for colours and cant remember how I use to do it on my G19 either.

 

Thanks again!

 

Hi, to use your own background picture add an image item to the lcd panel.

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Fiery I was wondering, in the OP you display that phone with the odospace running. Could you post the template you used for that so I can import it into my lcd items? I really like it !!

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Fiery I was wondering, in the OP you display that phone with the odospace running. Could you post the template you used for that so I can import it into my lcd items? I really like it !!

 

Here are my oslcd files for import into Aida64.

 

Best regards

odospace

lcd.zip

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Can you make it go fullscreen?

 

I don't need to see the status bar of the phone, since it's an old one that I am repurposing just for this.

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Version 1.15 available

- Fullscreen mode (long press for settings)

- RemotePanel (for windows) version 1.15: Verbose mode for better problem handling, fixes a rare ADB hang when multiple PCs are connected to one android device.

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