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...
Cache Ripper Makes Handling Galaxy S III Cache Images a Breeze
There’s more than one way to skin a cat, as the old saying goes, but how many ways are there that only require a few mouse clicks? This can also be said of ripping the cache.img off of any given Android device. Using current methods, developers must get the image file off of a ROM, convert it to EXT4 formatting, then mount it before they can pull anything off of it or otherwise play with it. This requires no fewer than 2 tools, and can include even more. While not the most well known aspect of development, having a tool that cuts all that down to one application is certainly very cool.
Cache Ripper does all of the aforementioned actions in one single interface, allowing developers to more easily grab its contents. XDA Senior Member Grooby, who’s also the application developer, further explains:
get cache.img from rom, convert it to ext4 image, mount and unpack
it takes 2+ tools to do that manually
my tool gets the cache.img and ripp offs the content to zip file, which is easy modificable (you can add regions to it, as well as see/change settings and easly repack to zip) and then flash with cwm as this zip is flashable
It saves all devs (not only SGS3) a LOTs of work, and this tool will be incorporated in kitchens and builders/tweakers
As you may have ascertained, this tool was developed with the currently popular Samsung Galaxy S III in mind, but Grooby states that this application can be used on more devices. Other compatible devices are not specifically mentioned, but given the typical and apparently irritating method in place now, it’s definitely worth a try for just about anyone.
For download links and further info, head to the original thread.
Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!
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....