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...
Got Root? Verify with Simple Root Checker
OK, it can happen to the best of us. No, I’m not talking about that. I’m talking about loosing root permissions. Sometimes it’s because of an OTA, other times it comes from a borked flash, and other times yet, it’s not even a lack of root access, but rather the lack of BusyBox.
Whatever the cause, it is annoying not having a properly functioning (and updated) version of the the superuser binary, a controller app, and BusyBox. Luckily for new users who run into issues, XDA Senior Member CrotaNexus created Simple Root Checker. The app does as its name implies and checks for proper installation of the aforementioned items, and also lists their versions if present—and it does this with a handy and legible UI. Please note, however, that this does not actually root your device. New users should instead look for guides to accomplish this task in their respective XDA Forum sections.
Obviously, this application is geared towards new users who would otherwise have a hard time figuring out where things went wrong when something does go wrong . That said, it can even be a little bit of a time saver for those who know what they’re doing.
Head over to the application thread to get started.
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SlimRoms' website has been experiencing technical difficulties for the last month or so, but it's good to know the team is working hard and is still on top of things. The SlimRoms GitHub repos are getting updated with some major changes showing up. Most notably, some projects are getting a new 5.1 branch: lp5.1! A new, revamped and open source website is also in the works, with a look inspired by material design. We also got a tip about an...
Wireless charging is becoming more and more common as many OEMs are now starting to include this feature in their flagships. There are already dozens of wireless chargers to choose from on the market today, but quality definitely varies. For those of you who charge your devices wirelessly, let us know which charger is your favorite and why.