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...
Dual Boot On the HTC Pico
Now that we’re in the latter half of 2013, it seems that the majority of the tech world has left older devices in the dust. With a plethora of new devices from various manufacturers, more devices are coming our way before the year’s close. Along with this, previous devices are being pushed further and further back into the archives. So it’s wonderful to see that this is certainly not the case for a few aged devices, as we have seen previously with the (almost) entire Xperia line of 2011.
Now we can add the HTC Pico to the list, as XDA Recognized Contributors -JohnCarter- and -NickHalden- have discovered a method to dual boot two ROMs on the 2011 device. The method largely consists of creating three SD-EXT partitions. This allows you to have two ROMS, a primary and a secondary, installed at the same time. Switching ROMs can be done with a simple custom app developed by Recognized Contributor galaxyfreak, and no data wipe or backup is required.
As of now, CyanogenMod Beta 6 is the only rom that can be installed as the primary ROM, while the secondary ROM can include any that does not use SD-EXT partitions, such as CM 9, CM 10, and stock firmware.
If you are interested in dual booting on your HTC Pico or are curious about the development, check out the original thread for more information.
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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....