ClockworkMod Recovery for Huawei U8185

Update (Nov, 2012): I’ve posted a much more functional version of ClockworkMod Recovery here. It has a much better user interface and is much easier to work with. I’ve just finished porting ClockworkMod Recovery to the Huawei U8185 (Ascend Y100). It took a bit longer than expected because I didn’t have a stock ROM to […]

Huawei U8185 “Rooted”

z0mg!!!1 I’ve “rooted” the Huawei U8185 (Ascend Y100)! I say “rooted” (in quotes, as opposed to rooted) because it was extremely retarded and didn’t involve anything tricky, l33t, etc. The bootloader is unlocked so flashing a modified kernel and copying /system/bin/su and Superuser.apk is trivial. Trivial as it is, there’s still no easy way for […]

Proposal: Project Mjanja

I recently posted a project proposal on the Nairobi GNU/Linux Users Group mailing list. The idea is that I’d like to promote understanding of embedded Linux/Android devices, collaborative development processes/tools, and hacker culture in young Kenyan developers. It’s called Project Mjanja (“hustler” in Swahili). To paraphrase my post on the mailing list, the gist of […]

Adding support for Tab 7.0 Plus variants to CM9 Alpha

I’ve been working on porting CyanogenMod 9 to the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus for a few months now. At first I was only supporting the GT-P6200 (International 3G version), as it was the device I owned, but then I realized it was trivial to support the GT-P6210 (International wifi-only version). A few users have […]

Resetting the flash counter on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 Plus

First, the exciting news: we can now reset the flash counter on the Galaxy Tab 7 Plus. Here’s mine, freshly reset: Background (moar info!) Starting with the Galaxy S2, Samsung began tracking the number of times you flashed custom kernels to your device. This includes the Samsung Galaxy Note, the Galaxy Tab 7 Plus, Galaxy […]