Let's start this with a disclaimer: I do not believe there is significant meaning behind synthetic benchmarks in correlation with real-world use. We've seen, time and again, some high-scoring phones output questionable performance. In this regard, Samsung is one of the usual culprits, and despite having opted for some of the highest spec configurations on each and every one of their flagships, many of them still managed to lag. Other top-tier devices, including the latest Nexus phone and tablet, managed to output...
Step-by-Step Tutorial on How to Compile Kernels from Source
Not too long ago, we brought you news of a basic kernel kitchen that gave users the opportunity to apply a few very minor modifications to kernels. The next logical step is, of course, compiling a kernel from source.
There are many tutorials out there on how to do this. Most are the very basics in kernel compiling and are usually for a specific device or OEM (i.e. HTC kernels). It is a little more difficult to find a tutorial that’s more general without being too vague. This is a niche that XDA Senior Member thewadegeek is looking to fill with a comprehensive tutorial on building a kernel from source.
The tutorial itself is pretty complicated. Users will have to install Ubuntu if they haven’t already, and acquire a good number of packages to make everything work properly. It is highly likely that Google Searching will be required for those who aren’t experienced with Linux or kernel development already. After the build environment portion, users will learn how to prepare the source, modify kernels and build kernels. Unlike some other tutorials, this method prepares users not just for making a kernel on one device, but rather for multiple kernels for many devices. For anyone looking to be a kernel developer, it’s a must read.
For the full tutorial, head to the original thread.
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Android 5.0 Lollipop is a great release. It’ has improving usability with material design, given us quick access to our notifications on our home screen, and more. However, there are some very unique idiosyncrasies regarding the notification sounds and silent mode. Basically, it’s not truly silent. In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that helps you truly silence your Lollipop device. XDA Recognized Developer tonyp created the True Silent Mode module. TK shows off...
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