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...
Get AOSP ICS ROMs on the Galaxy Note the Easy and Safe Way
As we’ve mentioned before, some Samsung devices are having some problems with Ice Cream Sandwich. Nothing serious, mind you, but enough that installations and backups that used to take all of five minutes are now taking much longer. Thus, doing something that used to be as simple as installing a ROM is now requiring more than just a routine trip to a custom recovery.
XDA Senior Member chasmodo brings us a new, albeit temporary, method for installing AOSP ROMs on their Samsung Galaxy Note. The process is much longer than flashaholics are used to, and requires several specific software components be installed first. This includes a specific kernel that has been proven to flash and restore ICS safely.
The guide runs users through obtaining and installing the kernel, then the full installation process for AOSP ROMs. It is then capped off with the user checking to make sure they even still have root access. Installing a custom ROM and losing root access, what is this world coming to? However, once completed and root is accounted for, the ICS AOSP ROMs should continue to run just as they were intended. While much longer than typical flashing instructions, it actually isn’t much harder than flashing a regular ROM, it just takes a bit longer.
If you’re looking to install an ICS AOSP ROM on your Note, check out the tutorial thread for more information, download links to the proper kernel, the list of other users who contributed, and much more.
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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....