android

A 3-post collection

How to Recover the Google Nexus 7 to Stock ROM on OS X

See my other article here for instructions on how to root the Nexus 7 under OSX in the first place.  Some of those instructions are repeated in this post. Install Android SDK I know it’s a pain, but really if you’re going to hack around with an Android device you should go ahead and do this.  Additionally, Google has made the process a LOT easier now. Download the SDK from here.  You probably won’t need them, but instructions are here. Unzip it into a folder (doesn’t matter where, though if you want to keep it around, somewhere sane). [Optional] Open Terminal and update your PATH variable by editing .bash_profile and adding the following line: 1...

How to Root the Google Nexus 7 on OS X

I got a Nexus 7 last year and have been playing with it on and off since then.  Recently I upgraded to JellyBean 4.2.2 and it toasted my Root.  I went searching for the Root instructions again and found that things had changed since I had last done it.  I decided to write this article to create a permanent place to document this process, hope it helps you too. Install Android SDK I know it’s a pain, but really if you’re going to hack around with an Android device you should go ahead and do this.  Additionally, Google has made the process a LOT easier now. Download the SDK from here.  You probably won’t need...

B&N NOOK Color - Your $250 Android Tablet

This article is about the NOOK Color and how to convert it from a stock device, make modifications to enable additional features, and finally convert it into a full-blown Android tablet (running either Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) or Android 3.0 (Honeycomb)). The other day I was lamenting to my best friend how I really wanted to try out Android, but I wasn’t willing to pay $400-$800 to get an unlocked Android phone, nor was I willing to commit to a contract with any of the phone carriers. I already pay AT&T too much money for my iPhone! I started looking around for something decently powered, that would also run Android. That’s when I stumbled...