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Last night my Nexus 7 shut down automatically due to a battery draining app. This morning I found the device with a black screen and switched off. While connecting it to a charger I tried to start up the device but there was only a flickering screen. I tried to switch off completely the device while...

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New compilation of Android sources is based on jack, a server runing in the background compiling asynchronously the different projects and libraries needed for the overall Android system. Unfortunately by default the maximum memory settings for jack are not suffiction to compile the Android Java sou...

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Building Andoid AOSP 7.x for Grouper up to now I was using gcc 4.9 for building the kernel. The kernel was stable, working fine and I had no issues. But almost each time when I tried to integrate a new feature / or changed the configuration of the kernel starting the compiled kernel resulted in a...

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Today four years ago the first G1s were put to the market. Ok, my G1 is no longer in it's first configuration (Android 1.5 Cupcake) because I've upgraded to ADS_Magpie (Gingerbread 2.3.7), but I am still using and loving it ... ;-) More on the G1's history you can read on: T-Mobile G1 Celebrates ...

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Unfortunately Android 4.x+ devices cannot be mounted as a VFAT device any longer. While with 4.0 only the PTP mode is supported (which can be used to transfer photos only), on 4.1+ you can switch between PTP mode and MTP mode in the settings.

While Windows has an acceptable MTP support, on Linux s...

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