April Fools Day is once again upon us and as usual, tech companies everywhere have not failed to keep us entertained. With a trove of fantastic faux product launches and even some real product launches that were taken as April Fools jokes, people have been busy releasing their hilarious ideas. With many of these jokes being nostalgic and some even being functional it's easy to appreciate the spirit behind them. Samsung Galaxy Blade Edge In a reference to the Galaxy...
Build ClockworkMod Recovery the Old Fashioned Way
Yesterday, we covered a guide by XDA Recognized Developer Dees_Troy on compiling TWRP recovery. As powerful, user friendly, and customizable as TWRP is, some people still prefer other recoveries such as the popular ClockworkMod Recovery.
Yes, we’re aware that there’s the automated CWM Recovery Builder, which turns the whole affair into a point-and-click affair. But let’s face it: The truly nerdy like doing things the old fashioned, hands-on way. It builds character, teaches us a little about development, and is just plain rewarding to do. So once you’ve decided that you wish to compile CWM the old fashioned way, how exactly do you go about doing so? Depending on your current knowledge level, there are a few places where you can begin.
If you’re an absolute beginner, you’ll probably need help setting up a build environment, syncing sources, and so on. If this applies to you, first visit a simple and straightforward guide created by Senior Member buffo1987. The guide, while originally intended for the Samsung Galaxy S i9001, can be easily reworked to apply to newer devices. It starts out with installing the needed libraries, creating directories, installing the repo, and syncing. It then continues all the way to compiling the recovery. And as mentioned earlier, there would be some small tweaks that you have to make along the way to get it working on other devices.
If, however, you are a bit more advanced and don’t need help with the initial steps involved in building, visit this guide by Recognized Developer Shaaan. His guide forgoes the build environment setup and syncing and is quite a bit more general, so it can easily apply to any number of devices.
Wherever you start, keep in mind that half of the fun in mobile hacking is the journey. Good luck building.
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The beginning of April is dominated by April Fools. There are jokes and pranks everywhere, which are meant to fool people. This news is no joke though, as Google has pushed the shiny red button to send out over-the-air updates to supported devices. Well, sort of, as only a few of available Nexus devices got updates to Android 5.1. Here's a list of OTAs that can be downloaded and flashed by stock recoveries. You can find guides on how to revert...
Once again, we have arrived on the most magical of holidays - the annual unveiling of HalfLife 3, and day on which co-workers believe it is appropriate to duct tape air horns behind doors. I speak, of course, about April Fools Day. As has become their custom, Google launched lighthearted "pranks" for each of their various services (with other tech sites and vendors following suit), and we have done our best to round up the humorous products and tweaks surfacing thus far....