Did you watch Apple's VP draw on his wrist during the Apple Watch announcement and wonder "why can't my Wear watch do that?" In typical XDA fashion, one enterprising forum member has brought similar functionality to Android Wear with a twist; it works on phones and watches alike, with other platforms on the way! The app is called Pinsy, and its release debut is a strong proof of concept with plenty of room to grow. You may remember the developer behind this project, XDA...
SBK Detection Tool For The Asus Transformer
One of the biggest discoveries in the (short) life of the Asus Transformer is the leak of the SBK (Secure Boot Key). This little piece of information has turned this device into an almost unbrickable tab. The information from the key will allow your device to be accessed via USB whenever APX is the only thing that will work (a bad flash wll likely cause your device to simply turn on to a black screen). This will allow you to read and write to low level devices in the Transformer from a regular PC, with the appropriate NVFlash software. However, since the leak, Asus decided to release a second SBK, which has been loaded in newer versions of the tab. In order to help determine what SBK you have, XDA member lilstevie has been working on an app that will tell you what SBK version you have.
The app currently works with Mac but the dev is gathering feedback to fix any pending bugs and will then go on to port it to Linux and Windows. So, be patient if you are interested in knowing this and are not the proud owner of a Mac (or an emulated image). Please leave your results in the thread if you happen to use it.
This application is under development at the moment and needs a few testers.
at the moment this is a mac only piece of software, but hopefully soon we (RaYmAn, myself and a few others) will have a linux/windows version.
You can find more information in the original thread.
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