While there are frequent unexplained changes and pushes to Google's AOSP repositories, an interesting-looking new branch has been pushed out recently, called "master-soong". Taking a look at the changes made to the manifest repository (which is used to specify the repositories to be downloaded when building Android), it appears there are some new repositories making an appearance. Of note here are new prebuilt repositories for Go, and Ninja. Go is a programming language, created by Google, which compiles to produce...
Flash CyanogenMod… Through a Text Message!?
There are many, many ways to install a custom ROM nowadays. Although most of us currently do so by downloading (or building) an archive that is flashed through a custom recovery, there are many other ways to accomplish this same task. For example, you can manually flash the required images via Fastboot, or you can use a tool like Goo Manager to handle all the recovery commands for you. But you surely can’t flash a ROM from a text message, right? Wrong.
XDA Forum Member rootfan‘s new application SMS-Romer allows you to install official CM builds onto your rooted device via a simple text message. The app currently allows you to select between build types (nightly, stable, release candidate, or snapshot). In addition, you are also able to wipe dalvik, cache, or data in the installation process. Finally, you can install any particular gapps version.
Obviously for this to work, your device must also currently have or have had official CyanogenMod support in the past. But given the vast number of officially supported devices, this isn’t too difficult of a criteria to meet. And in addition to official CM, you need to have TWRP2+ installed on your device. This is because this app works by utilizing TWRP’s open source ORS like the TWRP Coordinator app we covered yesterday.
While we certainly still recommend at least keeping an eye on your phone while using this tool, SMS-Romer is a great little novelty trick for the crack flasher looking to be even more addicted. Head over to the application thread to get started.
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