Yearly Archives: 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?

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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:

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Barnacle’s Technical Details

Barnacle Wifi Tether is a combination of three tools to provide wifi tethering capability on an Android phone. Those three tools are:

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Barnacle’s Background Story

I have developed Barnacle Wifi Tether in my spare time on my girlfriend's request. Her Android phone didn't have a data plan as did mine, so wifi tethering was her birthday gift. In my ambition, I decided to develop a solution that would not require flashing a custom kernel. I learned a lot about Android app development in the process.