From pattern locks to the controversial face unlock, there are a number of different ways you can secure your Android phone's lockscreen. Some methods are clearly more secure than others, but it comes down to user preference at the end of the day. So, which lockscreen security type do you prefer and why?
Flash any Zip Faster with ZipInstaller
Anyone who has spent a reasonable amount of time here at XDA has learned what a custom recovery is, what it does, and how to use it. It’s pretty much the interface from which most flashing takes place, and on many devices you can flash pretty much whatever you want. The only thing with recoveries is you have to navigate them and find everything you need. This usually isn’t a big deal with touch-enabled recoveries. But on devices that don’t have them, moving around with the volume buttons can get tedious. Now there is a better way.
XDA Senior Member beerbong has posted a tool called ZipInstaller. It was originally part of a ROM called JellyBeer on the Samsung Galaxy Note. Essentially, ZipInstaller works like a frontend to custom recoveries and allows users to queue up their ROM flashes before heading to recovery.
In order to use it, users select the zips they want to flash in recovery, along with the option to wipe data or cache as well. Once the zips and proper wipes are chosen, the tool will boot into recovery, flash the zips, and reboot. This means that users spend the least possible time in recovery and don’t risk missing things like phone calls. It also gives those worn out volume buttons a break. The best part? It is open source.
For additional details, go to the original thread.
Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!
Here in the digital XDA newsroom, we spend our days pouring over an average of 2,500 news items and forum threads every 24 hours. Only the most timely and interesting bits survive the editing process, but the portal's front page still sees weekly counts in excess of 100 posts. This is a glut of content to absorb, especially if following the news cycle isn't your full-time job. However, the tech world is vast, and the information must flow. With this in mind, please...
Join us in a fun Sunday Debate on Mods and ROMs. Come with your opinions and feel free to read some of our thoughts, then pick your side or play devil’s advocate to get your voice heard and engage in friendly discussion. You can read our food-for-thought or jump straight into the fray below! PLEASE NOTE THIS DEBATE IS ABOUT FUNCTIONALITY AND PRACTICALITY AND NOT ANY IMPLICATIONS. LET’S AIM FOR FRIENDLY DISCUSSION Tweaking Android is what a...