Former Writer · Apr 16, 2012 at 05:00 am

Update Me Helps Keep ROMs Updated

You have likely run into applications built into certain ROMs that check the developer’s website for updates and/or flash optional modifications. They are usually very useful, especially when properly maintained, and can make the ROM update process much easier for the end user. Unfortunately, not all ROMs have such an application.

Enter Update Me, an application that does pretty much what is described above, but it is available for a much larger range of ROMs and devices. Similar to the previously described 2BOrange tool, XDA Senior Member aquariusoft developed the application to help ROM makers and developers get the proper mods, themes and updates to their users without having to surf the web for them.

The application has a very nice user interface, especially on tablets running Honeycomb or later, and from the comments made by users, it seems to work quite well. In case the explanation above was a little too vague, the features of this application include:

Check for new rom available (works)
Show list of kernel which can be downloaded, download it and reboot to recovery (works)
Show list of plugin which can be downloaded, download it and reboot to recovery (works)
Show list of themes which can be downloaded, download it and reboot to recovery (works)
Check md5 for download file (works)
Check new rom on startup (works)
check new rom every hours (works)
android version >= 3.0

A couple of the more awesome features to point out is that there is a built in md5sum checker, so downloaded packages that are corrupted won’t be used. The application is nice enough to boot into recovery for you, but leaves it up to you whether or not to flash it.

For screen shots, full feature list, links to the Google Play where you can download this app and more, hit up original thread. As usual, be sure you have a Nandroid backup before flashing anything.


_________
Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!
TAGS:
GermainZ · Mar 5, 2015 at 01:50 pm · no comments

HTC to Replace Swype with TouchPal

According to engadget (citing TouchPal as well as an internal source), HTC aims to replace Swype with TouchPal as the default input method in upcoming devices, including the new HTC One M9. The official TouchPal Twitter account also tweeted the engadget article about this, further confirming the move. What prompted this move? The CEO of CooTek, the company behind TouchPal, says it's because of their better contextual prediction and language support. If you actually look at the supported languages, you'll...

XDA NEWS
Emil Kako · Mar 5, 2015 at 12:10 pm · no comments

Do You Think the Apple Watch Will Be a Huge Success?

Many people are under the impression that once Apple finally launches its smartwatch, the market for wearables will suddenly become mainstream and be taken to the next level. Taking an idea that already exists and making it incredibly successful isn't something new to Apple, but does the Apple Watch have what it takes? The wearable hasn't even shipped yet, but has already won multiple awards and has been featured on numerous fashion magazine covers. Do you think the Apple Watch will be a huge success? Let us know your thoughts.

DISCUSS
Mario Tomás Serrafero · Mar 5, 2015 at 10:09 am · no comments

Huawei: A Giant the Western World Should Look Out For

The smartphone landscape is drastically changing its focus. What was once a North-America-centric monopoly of high-specification phones is now merely an afterimage of the past. The meat of the game is elsewhere now; emerging markets looking for good bang-for-buck are what OEMs are increasingly aiming towards, and in this new game the old players must adapt-or-die. Xiaomi has grown at one of the most notable rates in the industry, leading it to become the world's most valuable start-up; and its...

XDA NEWS
Share This