Saturday, March 16, 2013

Install atom422 in Galaxy Nexus

I've been using atom422 ROM with Ak Kernel for a week now, and I must say this is the best ROM/kernel combo I had in my Galaxy Nexus. And it's underclocked!

I will be using atom422 v9 and Ak Kernel 731.

Backing up your device
  • Backup using Titanium Backup
  • Backup Nova Launcher settings
  • Backup SMS using SMS Backup & Restore
  • Reboot into recovery (I have ClockworkMod Recovery v6.0.2.3)
  • Backup (backup and restore > backup)
  • Go into "install zip from sdcard > choose zip from sdcard" just to guarantee that ClockworkMod Recovery is accessing the storage
  • Plug the phone into a computer (I'm using Ubuntu 12.10, and have already android-sdk)
  • Go into your android-sdk tools folder
    $ cd Android/android-sdk-linux_86/tools/
    • Go into adb shell and list the directories in your "sdcard" to decide what to backup
    $ sudo ./adb shell
    # ls /data/media/0
    # exit
    • Pull all the directories you want to backup
    $ sudo ./adb pull /data/media/0/examplefolder sdcard/examplefolder
    • The previous example will create a sdcard folder in your tools folder with the data folder pulled from your phone
    • Change the owner of the pulled folders
    $ sudo chown -R youruser:youruser sdcard
    You can also backup using FTP for example. I normally use WellFTP Server.
    Don't forget to backup at least your "clockwork" and "TitaniumBackup" folders!

    Note: clockwork backups are located in "/data/media/clockworkmod" and not in "/data/media/0/clockworkmod", at least at my system.
    Check in what folder you have the following folders: "backup" and "blobs". That will be the correct clockwork backup folder.

    Sunday, March 10, 2013

    Install Ak Kernel in Galaxy Nexus

    I started using Ak Kernel after installing Xylon, as I talked about in my previous post.

    I will show how to install Ak Kernel coming from another kernel an how to simply update Ak Kernel when a new version is released.

    You can also read the kernel FAQ here.

    Ak Kernel

    Ak Kernel comes in two flavors:
    • Purity edition, the stable version
    • Cylon edition, a experimental branch

    Saturday, March 9, 2013

    Install Xylon in Galaxy Nexus

    I was having problems in AOKP, so I decided to try a different ROM and a different kernel.

    I've decided to go with Xylon and Ak Kernel.

    What is Xylon?

    "A Generally based of many kinds of features around the Android Development and fits into minimal customization. It may act up like AOKP, but totally not at all. Overall, we're still in work in progress state of changing the base to slightly minimal like FNV before. This ROM is built off with GCC 4.7, O3, Linaro Strings enabled. (Galaxy Nexus Kernel, fusion with anarkia's horn, O3 and Linaro GCC 4.7.3 enabled.)." 
    from xda-developers

    I remember when I saw the FNV ROM. I didn't try it back then, but it looked very good, so when I was looking for a new ROM I went with Xylon.

    Ak Kernel

    Ak Kernel comes in two flavors:
    • Purity edition, the stable version
    • Cylon edition, a experimental branch

    Saturday, March 2, 2013

    #FavApps: FileZilla

    Download for Ubuntu button
    FileZilla is a full-featured FTP client with an easy-to-use GUI. It is written in C++ and uses the wxWidgets library. FileZilla includes the following features:
    • Supports FTP, FTP over SSL/TLS (FTPS) and SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) 
    • IPv6 support 
    • Available in more than 40 languages 
    • Supports resume and transfer of large files >4GB 
    • Easy to use Site Manager and transfer queue 
    • Bookmarks 
    • Drag & drop support 
    • Speed limits 
    • Filename filters 
    • Directory comparison 
    • Network configuration wizard 
    • Remote file editing 
    • Keep-alive 
    • HTTP/1.1, SOCKS5 and FTP Proxy support 
    • Logging to file 
    • Synchronized directory browsing 
    • Remote file search 
    • Tabbed interface to connect to multiple servers
    FileZilla is my favorite FTP client. I copy files to my Android devices via FTP and FileZilla makes it very easy and fast.

    Installing FileZilla

    You can install FileZilla via the Ubuntu Software Center. You can also use the button at the beginning of this post.

    To install via terminal:
    $ sudo apt-get install filezilla