Posts Tagged: android

This post is going to describe the process of flashing your nexus 7 from stock android ( the google nexus 7 doesn’t come with any carrier add-on software ) What You Need : Android Platform-Tools from the Android SDK (Install Platform-Tools only… You do not want nor need the Google USB Drivers) Universal Naked ADB/Fastboot/APX Drivers for Android Team Win Recovery Project Recovery Image for Nexus 7 (Grouper) CyanogenMod 10.1 for Nexus 7 (Grouper) Google Apps (2012-12-12) for Android 4.2.x SuperSU v1.04 (Superuser has problems on 4.2) Like this? Donate Bitcoin to Tim at: 1C3bk51YNGrEFXNy8HxCWs9QMbRkniDjdJ

I recently got back into doing some android development. Its been an adjustment period to say the least. One of those adjustments has been the slight differences of working on a Mac. I came across a bug today, that baffled me for a while and required some of my best “google-fu” to figure out. I ended up at this site: http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=38371 The problem is essentially the AVD manager can’t re-open a virtual device that was on a second monitor on a Mac. The work around is to edit the following file ~/.android/avd/.avd/emulator-user.ini   and change… Read Article →

Back in May i was faced with replacing my IPhone4 with another mobile device. The reason i needed to change was that i was changing jobs and the phone was a company phone. Being in Canada, i was going to get screwed by the astronomical prices we have here no matter what, so it wasn’t really a matter of finding a good deal, there is no such thing as a good deal on mobile service for Canadian residents. For those unaware, Canada has probably the highest costs for mobile service of any developed nation. I… Read Article →

I’ve been working on a couple android apps for the past couple weeks, and have gone through some of the “new platform” growing pains.  Not that Android is the problem, just the changing from a platform/framework that I am familiar with, to something new and exciting.  This post won’t cover how to use a database, however I may get around to writing one as i get more experience with it.  This post will cover more specifically how to create/update SQLite databases on the android platform. Most examples (in fact ALL the examples I could find… Read Article →

Last week I wanted to try out some of the touted “customization abilities” and ease of development of the Android platform for developers.  Being a hacker at heart, I had to give it a shot. I wasn’t yet ready to fully throw myself into full on app development yet, mostly due to time constraints, and family commitments ( I must keep the family happy after all ).  So I just wanted to try out some stuff without spending too much time on this quest. After a little bit of googling, I landed on SL4A (… Read Article →

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