Category: Mobile

Rooting Nexus 7 under linux (F16)

Quick notes on rooting Nexus 7 (I’ll make a real guide out of it later): Had to update Android SDK to have API v15 (not sure how relevant this is, now that I know what needs to be done) I followed¬†XDA-Developers, turns out fastboot is a separate tool that I fetched from Cyanogen folk which

So, CM7 it is! (My “almost” pure OSS android)

After some struggling and readjustment I have finally embraced CM7 as my main OS giving up on Edge* games (too fast :-S). I have found quite a few replacements for missing apps, camera is fully functional, and my phone is filled with OSS goodness from OS up thanks to Cyanogen and FDroid crowds. I have

Working towards using CM7/CM9 on SGS2

Considering my last mis-adventure with CM7 I figured it’s time to take proactive steps. Either take an app that has “close” functionality and tweak it, or just get used to it. What I’m going to do is pile some resources to use as a launchpad… here we go: http://sudarmuthu.com/blog/10-open-source-android-apps-which-every-android-developer-must-look-into WestCrip’s Resurrection v9.6¬†(ROM combining AOSP with

CM7 on SGS2

My SGS2 decided to test my patience and alertness all at the same time – 2 days ago it decided to “lose” some of the data on the internal storage (WTF?) followed by wiping contents of SD card. That has happened just as I was trying to download some files *from* the device, and upload

Customizing Samsung Galaxy S II (I9100) under Linux (pt. 2)

After some time with LiteningROM I did notice that my idle (stand-by) battery use decreased (good thing) – allowing me to get 2d of moderate use out of the phone. However I did notice that LiteningROM was memory hungry and it also looked like any interactivity caused immense power drain in the system. Today I

SpeakOut, Rogers and my beautiful SGS2

Looks like Data usage on SpeakOut may be an issue (or may be not..). I started gathering some info on configuring appropriate APN. Picked up some wisdom from howardforums : Name: Rogers APN: goam.com Proxy: <not set> Port: <not set> Username: wapuser1 Password: wap Server: <not set> MMSC: <not set> MMS proxy: <not set> MMS

Wireless shenanigans with android (on SGS2)

While I was busy beating the dust out of my new SGS2 and tinkering with ROM’s, I came across quite a few “hidden features” that were not known to me. *#*#4636#*#* above will give you “test mode” in which you can run things like “ping test” etc. Nice for testing your data connection without actually

Customizing Samsung Galaxy S II (I9100) under Linux

I’ve got SGS2 and it’s damn cool. But that’s not enough. I really have to pimp it up/down to arrive at a device that I can call mine. Looks like Cyanogen mod that claims to be fully open source will be my goal. So this is where I’m going to keep track of my progress