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...
Odex Your ROM Directly from the Device
The age old debate over the benefits of an odexed or deodexed ROM is one that will continue to divide Android users. And at the end of the day, it comes down to a case of horses for courses. Some may prefer the ease of customization that is offered by deodexing, while others will no doubt prefer the overall feeling of speed and responsiveness that comes with an odexed ROM. Thankfully, there are plenty of options out there for anyone looking to dabble in this process.
One such option for those looking to odex a firmware comes courtesy of XDA Senior Member MatrixDJ96 in the form of his Universal Odex Script. The main benefit of this particular option is that it allows the user to odex their current ROM directly from the device by running the script from a terminal emulator. Once you have installed the script by flashing via either ClockworkMod recovery or TWRP (other recoveries are currently unsupported), simply execute the appropriate command from the terminal to view the available options for your device. Whether you’re looking to “odex all the things” or just a specific part of your current ROM, the Universal Odex Script should allow you to do this quickly and easily. Just make sure to free up the internal storage space you will need on hand to complete the process.
Thorough instructions on how to use the script can be found in the original 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...
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