This wonderful Geek-Christmas time of the year is back once more, promising a lot of exciting reveals from big manufacturers such as HTC and Samsung, but also some pretty gems teased by other smaller OEMs. What kind of exciting products will we see? While we've got a lot of leaked information from the highly expected S6 and M9, there is still a lot to learn about both - and about everything else that will be shown. What kind of trends will...
XDA University: Porting ClockworkMod Recovery to New Devices
Having a good recovery makes the process of modifying, tweaking, maintaining, and backing up your Android device much easier, so that you don’t have to go through the procedures manually. Installing a recovery is probably one of the main activities for a newly rooted phone, along with installing new firmware and a couple of other essential mods. But what happens when your new phone doesn’t have a CWM to install?
The ‘How to Port CWM to New Devices‘ guide at XDA-University thoroughly covers the procedure of doing exactly what you think: porting CWM to new devices. It’s not an entirely simple, requiring a suitable build environment, but fear not, as the guide does do a good job at detailing the steps that you have to go through. Using the source code of CyanogenMod 10 to build CWM 6, the guide breaks down each step of the compilation process accompanied by examples of code and helpful definitions of terms you may never have heard of. Once all done, you will have the resulting recovery.img that you then flash onto your device using Android Debug Bridge (ADB).
The whole process is estimated to take about 15 minutes, but of course, this will change depending on factors such as level of skill and experience.
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Last week, I wrote about the best apps to unleash the raw photographic power of your Lollipop smartphone. All four of those cameras generate lossless DNG images with pounds of potential for apps like Photoshop to unlock, but what if you’re looking to edit or view those pics on the go? QuickPic, Google Photos, and the other mainstays treat raw images like they don't exist. This rundown seeks to fill the void and give you full control over your precious pictures....
While the majority of the top apps have already incorporated Google's newest design language, there are still very many apps that are in need of some Material Design love. Which apps do you think are most desperately in need of an update?