Tagged: android

Keep-root Recovery for Motorola Droid

If you currently have root access on your Motorola Droid but are running a vanilla (not custom) ROM, you need to take precautions when applying an OTA update. By default an OTA update will remove your root access. Some phones are rather easy to re-root (for instance, Nexus One), but in some cases the OTA update patches up the security holes exploited to gain root access.

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Prospects of Ad-hoc Wifi in Android

Back to my "favorite" Android Issue 82. It seems Android engineers prefer Wi-Fi Direct over ad-hoc as illustrated by this thread.

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shsu recovery -- auto-root after OTA

Despite all the excitement about custom ROMs, my Android phone is running the vanilla (Google experience) ROM that shipped from my network operator. However, I want to be both up-to-date and rooted, so I apply each OTA update but not without caution.

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unbootimg

When working on Android, I found it useful to be able to unpack a boot image, replace a few files and repack it. unbootimg is the perfect complement to the mkbootimg tool that is used to create Android boot images.

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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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