Android and openness is something we talk about all the time, but the recent developments in the industry point towards inherent flaws with this very premise. Be it from bloggers, political institutions or corporations, Android is seemingly not open enough. The “War on Openness” is ironically becoming an open war, where many players are increasing their stakes and scope to try and land a bigger hold - or at the very least, restrict Google’s - on what is the world’s...
TWRP Recovery Updated to 220.127.116.11 with New Features, Improvements, and Bug Fixes
The Team Win Recovery Project has been on a roll lately, adding several new features including auto screen timeout and built-in SuperSU flashing in the 18.104.22.168 update just a few days ago. Things are getting even better, as XDA Recognized Developer Dees_Troy and team have just released the 22.214.171.124 update that brings even more improvements, bug fixes, as well as a couple of new features to TWRP.
File selectors and list boxes now have a scroll bar to help you navigate their contents. Also, the recovery now uses libblkid to detect file systems more accurately, getting rid of problems with exFAT partition detection. Aesthetically, there’s now a screen dim effect on some devices that appears two seconds before the screen times out.
When it comes to the bug fixes, mknod failures and issues with restoring hardlinks when restoring backups have been taken care of, and your backups should now restore correctly. File selector crash, screen timeout loading during startup, and military time persistence problems have been fixed as well. The screen timeout code has also been optimized and some other bugs have been ironed out.
You can read the official change log and find links to device-specific forum threads for downloads and more information in the TWRP Touch Recovery Device master thread.
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Smartphone cameras have advanced so tremendously over the past few years that they have almost completely replaced point and shoot digital cameras for the most of us. Furthermore, since our smartphones are always with us, the majority of us end up taking tons of photos throughout the lifespan of our devices. But what happens to all the old photos you take? Do you store them on an external hard-drive or keep them backed up to an online cloud service like Flickr? Let us know what your favorite way of storing old photos is and why.
Before the release of Android 5.0 Lollipop, the Holo Design guidelines served as the official reference for Android design, right from IceCream Sandwich to KitKat. However, updates to the guidelines were few and far between, leading to a lack of synchronization between Android design and current UI/UX trends. Google seems to have learned from their mistake the last time around, and earlier this week, a significant update was released for the Material Design guidelines, marking the second revision in less...