CyanogenMod 12 Nightlies are now available for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of factory images for the YU Yureka and be sure to check out the article talking about Microsoft investing in Cyanogen, Inc! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA...
XDAndroid Port and Rhodium CAB
Reefermattness created a simple .cab file to install Android on Rhodium, it was built for those of you who do not have the time or know-how to build your own package, it is by no means perfect but will give you an idea of what to expect.
- NEW Feb. 03 02/01/10 Android.Eclair.2.0.1 XDAndroid Build
- NEW Feb. 03 New Kernel: Allows Android to use almost twice as much available RAM!! Faster boot, faster Android, GOTTA TRY IT.
- NEW Feb. 03 New Touchscreen Calibration tool during first Haret boot (its during the first Haret! You cant miss it! If you mis-calibrate your device, delete ts-calibration file from your SD card and re-run Haret!)
- NEW Feb. 03 Rootfs for Tilt2 and Rhod210 Keyboard map! (Thank AdamWill for the remap and hours of sleepless testing!!)
If you do not skip the preliminary android setup on this build the WiFi connect WILL CRASH ANDROID and you will have a soft reset. To add your Gmail account once phone is booted go to menu(windows key) > settings > accounts & sync > add account
This package is set up for Rhod210 Keyboard. Tilt2 users download this .cab for correct keyboard mapping.
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