Wear is said to not offer enough for mass adoption, even though its been in the market for over 9 months. I personally have a Gear Live which I purchased 8 months ago, and my experience with it has had its ups and downs throughout my time with it. For the longest time, I was not able to recommend the platform to anyone. Since then, a lot of updates have hit Wear watches, some improving battery life, others changing the...
Brief Primer on File Permissions for New Users
If you hang around XDA long enough, you’ll eventually encounter a modification that requires you to change file permissions. Typically, it’s a system APK or file that needs to be dropped somewhere that only root users can get to. By setting the proper permissions, the file can be used by the system correctly. If you don’t set permissions properly, it can make whatever mod you’re trying to use not work. This is nothing new, as Linux and Unix users have been dealing with file permissions for a very long time.
Since permissions are everywhere and we mess with them a lot, all new Android users would do best to understand them. This is the mindset that XDA Senior Member Sun90 had while writing up a tutorial that describes file permissions on Android, what they do, and how to use them. It is based on an older tutorial dealing with permissions in Unix.
In essence, Sun90 runs users through the very basics of file permissions. He includes relevant examples of times when users will have to deal with file permissions, how to set file permissions using a root manager, and what the commands actually mean. There is a lot of information aimed at helping new users packed in, and if you read the older tutorial, there’s a whole bunch more.
To learn more, head over to the original thread.
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SlimRoms' website has been experiencing technical difficulties for the last month or so, but it's good to know the team is working hard and is still on top of things. The SlimRoms GitHub repos are getting updated with some major changes showing up. Most notably, some projects are getting a new 5.1 branch: lp5.1! A new, revamped and open source website is also in the works, with a look inspired by material design. We also got a tip about an...
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