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.
Terminal Emulator Added to AROMA File Manager
By now we all know what AROMA Installer is and just how useful it has become for ROM developers and end users alike. The recovery-based installation environment has proven to be very popular across all XDA device forums, and is used to customize the installation of ROMS, kernels, and various other mods.
And following on from this, AROMA Installer spawned AROMA File manager, which funnily enough, is a handy ‘run from recovery’ feature-rich file manager. Both of these tools recently received an update to improve the touch system, thus making them more compatible with more devices.
XDA Recognized Developer amarullz, the developer of these two projects, has now gone one step further and has integrated a terminal emulator into AROMA File Manager. This is not just a bog standard terminal emulator. AROMA Terminal Emulator has among other features, color shell support, history, tab auto completion and running vi or nano to edit text files.
If you want to try out this ‘run from recovery’ terminal emulator, head on over to the AROMA File Manager thread.
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