There are so many Power Banks out there. However, they are not all the same. Some sacrifice weight for capacity. Others do the opposite. Some come with two ports and some come with more, while others come with less. Some are just batteries with a case around it, but others have some unique features. In this episode of XDA TV, Producer TK reviews the RAVPower RP-WD02 Wireless Filehub & Portable Travel Router. This device is the successor to the RP-WD01...
Got Linux? The Linux-on-Android Project Can Help
Linux—I’m sure most of you are familiar with it. In case you aren’t, here’s a quick visual guide. Due to the close ties between the Android OS and Linux, there are several different ways in which you can run a Linux-based OS on your Android device. However, the one I want to talk about here is one of the simplest, and aims to make Linux accessible to as many devices as possible.
The Linux-on-Android project, brainchild of XDA Recognized Developer zacthespack, is a simple and non-destructive way of running various Linux distros on your Android device. It uses the well-known method chroot, and runs the distro within a virtual machine on your device. The main benefit of this is that nothing is changed or overwritten on your device, apart from obviously occupying some storage space, your current set up is left unaltered. It’s possible to use a VNC to access the GUI of your chosen distro. Alternatively, you can use terminal if you are a veteran linux user. The Linux distros currently supported are Ubuntu, Debian and Backtrack.
The accompanying application, known as “The Complete Linux Installer” is essentially a tool which will guide you through setting everything up as simply as possible. And when I say simple, I really mean it. The application will have you up and running in no time at all. For a more detailed description of the methodology and run down of the project then check out the original forum thread.
As you may have guessed, this requires root access. It should work on most medium/high spec devices and most ROMs. The developer is also keen to hear from any of you who have a Nexus 7 and want to test this out. He’d very much like to be able to support the device, but is currently unable to get hold of one himself and needs
guinea pigs testers. So if you have a Nexus 7 and would like to test this method out, please stop by the thread and let him know how it works.
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Most of this article doesn't only apply to Telegram+ -- it just happens to be an example that got a lot of coverage elsewhere, with many authors or commentators putting the full blame on Google, Telegram, the Telegram+ developer or even WhatsApp Inc (eh?). In this article, we'll try to look at the different aspects to provide a clear view of what actually happened, and what can (and hopefully will) improve with regards to developers in general and the Play...
Ever since custom recoveries and roms became popular, nandroid backups have been the fall back method for all android enthusiasts, irrespective of their confidence levels. They allow easy backup and restore in case things go wrong, which happens invariably when a modification is being tested. With that being said, how relevant are Nandroid Backups to this day? Back in 2011, when the world of Android was being awed by the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S2, a little modification made its appearance...