Wear is said to not offer enough for mass adoption, even though its been in the market for over 9 months. I personally have a Gear Live which I purchased 8 months ago, and my experience with it has had its ups and downs throughout my time with it. For the longest time, I was not able to recommend the platform to anyone. Since then, a lot of updates have hit Wear watches, some improving battery life, others changing the...
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.
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