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Theming 101 – Kickstart Your RRO Layers Development Streak

What is RRO Layers? Runtime Resource Overlay was a solution developed internally at Sony for the functioning of Xperia Themes and for quick prototyping, in the wake of Android Lollipop’s limited theming abilities. Given its excessive potential, a few developers from the community built upon Sony's base, bringing forth the RRO Layers Framework that worked effortlessly with...

You Asked, We Answer – AOSP Build Times on AMD Processors

A few months ago I kicked off a series of articles aimed at examining what affects build times when building an Android ROM from open source options such as CyanogenMod or OMNIRom. You showed us you were very interested and then did something else -- started to ask questions. Does Intel or AMD make a difference?...

Biggest Bottlenecks When Building Android From Source

Update 4/19 12 pm CT: Clarified build times are ccache build times. Update 4/20 9:17 am CT: Build 3 was most certainly not RAID 1. Corrected that error. In 2012 I started to build kernels -- and relied on my trusty Core 2 Quad Q9550 to build it. If that wasn't worthy of a cringe then the fact...