[DEPRECATED] Want Google Now Launcher on your OnePlus One?

UPDATE: From August 1st Google officialy added support for Google Now Launcher to all devices running Android 4.1 and above.

SOURCE: http://www.androidpolice.com/2014/08/01/google-now-launcher-updated-in-play-store-now-available-on-all-devices-running-android-4-1-or-later

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If you’re like me, and like the Google Now Launcher and you get an annoying message from the Google play store, saying that it isn’t compatible with the device or something similar, you have a simple solution: just grab the damn apk and side-load it.

compatibleWill Verduzco, Portal Administrator from xda-developers, uploaded the apk for our rejoyice.

Steps to get it working:

  1. Grab the apk it here or here
  2. Make sure you enable/allow Unknon sources on the security options sources
  3. Go to the folder where you saved the apk install it ignoring the security pop-ups from google.
  4. #PROFIT!

KUDOS!

How to root One+ One without flashing a custom recovery

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To my amaze, I noticed that inspite being a CyanogenMod phone, it didnt came with the bootloader unlocked or rooted. But, to my understanding this a a google thing, and no device is allowed to be like so straight out of the box. But onde more, being this a CM Inc. phone, it shouldnt be thar hard to unlock your phone’s bootloader and unleash it’s full power, right? right! (:

I’ve chosen not to install a custom recovery for now, because I want to be able to get all the OTA’s CM might provide. Hence, Everytime CM launches a new update, I’m able to get the OTA’s without having to flash an entire new image.

(So, first things first: I’m running Window$ 8.1, so you need to update your machine thoroughly before you begin)

Tools you need

  1. adb drivers
  2. fastboot
  3. get a custom recovery
  4. SuperSU Binary

Steps

  1. install drivers on your machine
  2. unlock bootloader
  3. flash the damn thing!!!

Let’s rock n’ roll! (more…)

Got myself a One+

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Hello there.
Just posting to let you know, what my new terminal is. That’s right, the very hyped terminal the One+ One.

As you know, I’m an HTC fanboy, and I was going to buy the 2013 HTC One M7 back in May, since I was getting tired of the Xperia S. But the terminal was defected: the camera sensor, was kind funky and was having the famous purple tint, and the deal was off. Fast forward I got this sweet deal to buy a Nexus 5, and was actually arranging the last terms of the deal about 280€ for the 32gb version, when out of the but i got an email saying I got an invite.

I was actually not giving a fuck about the OPO anymore, since I was one of the very first forum members and wasn’t given an invite at the fist batches, and was already waiting too much for get it. So the M7 and later the N5 presented themselves to be a good deal.

So I waited about 4 days o get my hands on it. Shipping was ok, the customer service Ok, with some bumps, particularly concerning the shipping status (brace yourselves). After that, all the splendor of the Sandstone 64gb Model was there in my lap (:

I’m gonna post some thoughts and a small review of it pretty soon, an also a few tutorials as well, so stay tuned.

KUDOS!!

Away time

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Hello fellas.
I don’t expect many of you reading this but here goes:
I’m deeply sorry for this almost 4 month interregnum.
I’ve quite occupied with some personal problems mainly related to job issues. I’m almost 32 and some perspectives on my age that should’ve been presented by now, aren’t quite there yet. So I’ve focused on those and had to drop some of the things I liked to do, some of those blogging, doing Linux related stuff, encoding stuff. I even stopped using Linux!
Yep I have. Doesn’t mean I don’t like it any more but some of those projects I want to pursue are not Linux compatible, and I’ve just been to last and don’t have the time or strength to keep tinkering with Linux or even running Linux.
I’ve adopted windows 8.1, which is quite fine for my daily needs, but I do miss that command line. I was hoping to get a Linux laptop running, but I miss a HDD sata2 for it.
Those are rare and I can’t find any bargains…
So I’ll try to post in a more regular fashion particularly android and movie related stuff.

Until then, hack on peepz!
Kudos!!!

How to Install darktable | elementaryOS Luna and Ubuntu 12.04 without PPA’s

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darktable is an open source photography workflow application and RAW developer. A virtual lighttable and darkroom for photographers. It manages your digital negatives in a database, lets you view them through a zoomable lighttable and enables you to develop raw images and enhance them. (more…)

Install Sigil: elementaryOS Luna and Ubuntu 12.04

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Find more abou Sigil, here: http://goo.gl/JH85MD

1. Add the PPA’s

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sunab/sigil-git

And you also need to add this, for not getting QT dependencies errors

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-sdk-team/ppa

2. Update and install

$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install sigil -y

After this, if you want to remove the ppa’s may do so by:

sudo apt-add-repository --remove ppa:name_of_ppa

SOURCE: http://goo.gl/XrDYyU

Look what a developer brought in

So this is kinda a gift to self. I saw a G+ post from a guy who was selling a N7 32gb Wi-Fi model, for € 240 including a case and a screen protector, which was a killer deal.
Anyways since this guy lived all across the country, I’ve given up the idea of getting it. So this guy who originally re-shared the post, had a N7, no cover or screen protector. And, I joked with him saying: “Hey wanna sell me yours? Give you €200.” The dude – a app developer – said said, “Yeah, ok. Deal!”

So that was pretty much it. Scored a 2013 Nexus 7 32gb Wi-Fi model, for less (roughly) 70€ :D
Some updates and tutorials coming soon ;)
KUDOS!!!