The LG G4 has a lot to prove, given that last year’s LG G3 was among the best smartphones of 2014. The Global Mobile Awards given out during the time of MWC 2015 named it the Smartphone of The Year (SOTY?) alongside the iPhone 6, and at the time of its release it packed the very best in Android specifications, from the powerful Snapdragon 801 to the class-leading 1440p display. The camera, battery life and feature set were also deemed...
Yaffey for All Your YAFFS2 Needs
XDA Forum Member necro_ may be new to Android development, but don’t be fooled by this inexperience—he is a professional software engineer with experience in Symbian OS and Windows development. After rooting his first Android phone less than a month ago, he found the whole process, in his words, to be a “pain in the asre.” Surprised with no easy solution for creating or editing YAFFS2 images, he set out to remedy this.
Necro_ started to working with the unyaffs code, and put together a GUI app that listed an images contents. Once he got that working, he kept developing to allow for extracting files and then creating images. The fruits of his labor is Yaffey—a GUI utility for reading, editing, and creating YAFFS2 images in Windows written in Qt 4.8.1. The utility is still very young, but necro_ hopes that others will find it to be a useful utility. He hopes to get feedback from users such as feature requests and bug reports to help him better his utility.
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