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...
How To Compile Your Own Kernel From Source
Seen all the threads at XDA about kernels? Waiting for a new release? Well, if you fancy having a go at compiling your own, take a look at the comprehensive guide that XDA forum member adrynalyne has helpfully put together.
If you don’t feel up to the challenge just yet, the guide is also a good read for those interested in what goes into compiling a kernel.
You’ll need Linux, dsixda’s kitchen (to easily split and repack kernels), a source, and a cross compiler toolchain.
The XDA member gives an introduction from installing Ubuntu to getting the source code, grabbing the toolchain, grabbing and setting up the kitchen and finally compiling and packing the kernel.
For the detailed guide including download links, head on over to the tutorial thread.
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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.