Monthly Archives: December 2010

What’s new in Barnacle 0.6.1

Version 0.6.1 had a bumpy release. A small repo conundrum caused an old FC to creep back into the release. That's what I get for using subversion over afs. Here's what's new:

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Rooting Nexus One

As explained by Android Police, rooting an Android phone does not necessarily mean installing a custom ROM. Do you want to root the phone but avoid the hassle of custom ROMs? read more »

Ad-hoc Wifi in Android

Suppose you want one Android phone to connect to another. Unfortunately, the WifiManager in stock Android ignores ad-hoc networks. There are a couple ways around this:

  • One is to modify the Android framework to support ad-hoc networks (I recall seeing some custom ROM for Samsung Moment that had this).
  • Another is to manually configure the wpa_supplicant to connect to an ad-hoc network.
  • Yet another one is to patch the wpa_supplicant to pretend that ad-hoc networks are regular access points. This was my method.
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