This is the new hack of the century. I call it Goatbreaking!
Named it after me. Heehee. This method will allow full permissions without doing the settings.bin hack or deleting the phonedb_data.00. This will work with mgmaps to allow you to see the memory card. Should give full permissions to any app you can install on your phone. No more bandaid settings.bin hacks or unsafe deleting of the phonedb_data.00 file. Again this works with all applications that use the gps, access the internet, or use the memory card.
This method is for those that have a data plan and can access the internet on their phone. You will need to be familiar with the program TKFileExplorer. For more info on TKFE please see this thread. One note about this TKFE thread is don't use PC_Studio 3. It does not connect with the Impression. Use PC-Studio IC8 or the eternity's verion IB5. This thread also pertains to installing games without an internet connection. Please note that this is dangerous and can possibly brick your phone if you are not careful. Plus you can lose all your contacts and phone's data. I recommend the method I am about to descibe here for installing apps.
How to use TKFE----> http://www.samsung-impression.org/how-to/how-to-install-pc-studio-3-and-gamesapps-(tkfileexplorer)-guide/
For my example I will use amazegps(sorry but no longer free to use). Download the Signed version for the Samsung Eternity to your phone from wap.amazegps.com. All other applications download to your phone from their respective servers using your medianet browser. Always try to get the signed version but not necessary for this method. If you already have it then good. If you dont just install it. No need to run the app after installing it. But you may run it to see if it is fullscreen. That means no dpad if touch screen version. If you already have a modified version on your phone it is best to delete it and download it again.
Connect your phone using TKFileExplorer. Go to the amaze folder (exe/java/games/amaze/) and delete the manifest.mf, and the appdb folder.
Amaze is already fullscreen, but other apps like opera mini and mgmaps are not. In this case. Upload the jad file to your computer using TKFE. Open the jad with notepad and copy this line to the bottom. Resave the jad and download it back to your phone.MIDlet-Touch-Support: True
Disconnect your phone and run amaze or the app you just installed.
Again this process should work for any app that you can manage to install by using wap (internet). Its safe and its the most complete in allowing all permissions. Here is what is happening with this modification. When you install an app OTA, Att allows the install but does not grant all permissions for the app to run . They have to have a certain level of signings to be accepted. Many have noticed this with the gps issue in Amaze. Or if you wanted to put maps on your phone for mgmaps the phone didnt allow mgmaps to see the memory card. According to ATT, only ATT signed apps are permitted to see the memory card or gps. So here lies our problem.
Way back someone came up with the TKFileExplorer install method for installing apps. They unfortunately didnt know what else this install method did. The method said to put the jad and the jar in a folder in your games folder on your phone and delete the file phodedb_data.00. What this accomplished was that when the phone reboot it installed the app when it rebuilt its file database. But they did not know that if you used a jad with permissions the phone also granted those permissions. Basically the app was installed under the radar of ATT's signing scanner. If the app granted permissions to see the gps then it was allowed. This wasnt noticed because gps apps needed the data connection to function so the people that didnt have data didnt install gps apps. Deleting the phonedb_data.00 file is dangerous and causes the phone to lose phone data which includes contacts. So not many used this method.
So what does the OTA method do when it installs. It places the jar and the jad in a folder and adds a shortcut in the phonedb_data.00 file for the app to be run. It also places an appdb folder with the jad and jar and this basically defines what the program is allowed to do in it.
Ok, the app is installed so how do we get it to grant permissions to run without reinstalling with the dangerous TKFileExplorer method or using a half working settings.bin hack? That is where I came up with my method. If you delete the contents of the appdb folder the app will actually have to reinstall itself to run. You can delete the manifest.mf file because it will not be used in the reinstall so it is dead wieght. So when the app reinstalls it installs under the radar of ATT's signing check. All permissions that were asked for in the jad are suddenly granted this time. Right under ATT's nose for say. It is very much like installing with the TKFE method except you dont have to delete the phonedb_data.00 file because the rebuilding is not needed since it is already installed the first time by wap or OTA.
So there you have it. Your app is granted all permissions. This is so much better than the settings.bin hack. This is why. The settings.bin file is from another app. It grants permission to use the gps but not the memory card. And if the app requires other permissions they may not be granted too. This 'Goatbreaking' method allows all permissions requested in the jad.
There are stipulations. The jad need not be signed for this method. But it must ask for permissions. So if you are installing amaze be sure to use their jad whether signed or unsigned. If you installed amaze with a wap uploader like rumkin a generic jad was formed in the install. This jad does not ask for permissions. It must be replaced with an Amaze jad. You can do this at the same time you delete the contents of the appdb folder using TKFE. Just replace the generic one with the amaze one which you can download from Amaze on your pc. So if you originally installed amaze, mgmaps, gmail, nav4all, opera mini, bolt, or any such app straight from the app's servers using your phone Then this method will work great for you.
You will get use of your gps, you will be allowed to access the memory card if the app needs it, and you will never get asked if its alright to use the internet 100 times.
For those that are curious, here is the list of permissions for things that can be done with our phone. If you ever opened up a jad and read the midlet permissions these are the signings required to perform those permissions. http://developer.att.com/developer/index.jsp;jsessionid=VDQGQ5QRRLQF5B4R0EWCPJQ?page=toolsTechDetail&id=11300207#PIM
If you install OTA and then do my 'Goatbreaking Method" all these are changed to allow. This is why I prefer it to the settings.bin hack.
Just for an example. Here are the permissions asked for by Amaze.
And here are the permissions that the settings.bin hack has.
As you can see the settings.bin hack covers the first 2. But it does not grant permissions for the next 4. Is it any wonder why you get errors with amaze.
This is why you should not be using the settings.bin hack. The program cant operate fully without all the permissions granted. And I dont want to take anything away from it. It was a great idea at the time and I was more pleased than anybody to be able to use my gps. But in attempt to avoid errors you need to use the 'Goatbreaking Method'
This method has been tested thoroughly with the apps listed below. I will list the name and the link that you can go to on your phone to get the app. It also states whether it needs to be made full screen or not. If you wish to add to this list please post in this thread and i will add it.
already full screen/ no longer free
Mgmaps gps http://wap.mgmaps.com/
needs to be made full screen
Bolt Browser http://boltbrowser.com/bolts2.jad
needs to be made full screen
Opera Mini Browser http://mini.opera.com
needs to be made full screen
Nav4All gps http://www.nav4all.com/ needs to be made full screen
Gmail (google mail) http://m.gmail.com/app needs to be made full screen
Trapster speed trap gps http://trapster.com/tm31/tms.jad
needs the dpad
As an added bonus. Check out this thread to get google maps with working gps.http://www.samsung-impression.org/third-party-samsung-impression-software/full-screen-touch-google-maps/