It's not often I look at a product or service and say "I really really hope this isn't real, and it's an elaborate fake". Alas, this day has come. It's time for a look at something which cropped up on my radar today, namely a service called FileThis. I won't do them the search-engine-ranking honor of providing a direct link to their site, but a quick search will find them, and their app on the Play Store and iTunes store....
Pro Tip Number 3: Developing a Custom ROM On-Device – XDA TV
XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler returns with the third in a series of XDA Pro Tips. After a problem with Windows 7, AdamOutler heads back to his comfort zone of Linux, and shows you how to install several command line tools onto your mobile device.
The tools AdamOutler installs are BusyBox, tcpdump, strace, ipctool, bash and viewmem. AdamOutler considers these the “basic hacking tools” for working with mobile devices. While this demonstration covers installation of command-line tools, the same techniques can be used for installing and modifying system applications or frameworks. So check it out!
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More and more smartphone manufacturers have been moving towards on-screen buttons, with Google really pushing for it over the physical button alternative. However, there are still a few OEMs (we're looking at you, Samsung) that have preferred to keep things a bit more traditional. Tell us which way you prefer and why.
While there are frequent unexplained changes and pushes to Google's AOSP repositories, an interesting-looking new branch has been pushed out recently, called "master-soong". Taking a look at the changes made to the manifest repository (which is used to specify the repositories to be downloaded when building Android), it appears there are some new repositories making an appearance. Of note here are new prebuilt repositories for Go, and Ninja. Go is a programming language, created by Google, which compiles to produce...