Updating Nexus 7 to Lollipop using sideload

This post is a note to remind myself how to manually flash Android firmware on a Nexus device. Step 1, download the firmware to your computer. I downloaded Android 5 from: http://www.droid-life.com/2014/11/13/download-android-5-0-ota-update-nexus-5-7-10-4/ Step 2, connect Nexus 7 to the computer. Mine runs Ubuntu 14.10, and I already downloaded Android SDK. Make sure that “Developer Options” is enabled. If it’s not, go to Settings -> About tablet. Then click on “Build Number” 7 times....

December 13, 2014 · 1 min · 127 words · kenno

Android Studio Cannot Resolve Symbol R

I just got this problem today when I opened an Android project with Android Studio. Basically, anywhere there’s a reference to R, for example R.layout.footer_view, Android Studio will complain that it cannot resolve symbol R. The fix is surprisingly easy. All I need to do was running Gradle clean and Gradle build. Ref: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/17054000/cannot-resolve-symbol-r-android-studio

November 25, 2014 · 1 min · 54 words · kenno

Eclipse ADT Fatal Error on Linux

The Eclipse IDE that comes bundle with Android Development Tools (ADT) crashes when run on my laptop running Fedora. The error message which logged to console is: Fortunately, there’s a way to fix this problem by opening ‘eclipse.ini’ file, in my case: and added this line to the end of that file: Credit: Android – Solución Fatal Error del IDE Eclipse (ADT)

July 2, 2014 · 1 min · 62 words · kenno

How to replace default fonts in MIUI rom

MIUI (1.7.22) uses Arial as the default font. If you hate it as I do, here is how to change it. I assume you have adb working. We are going to replace only 2 fonts - Arial.ttf and Arial-Bold.ttf. First, let’s back up the old fonts just in case thing didn’t go well as we want to. (I learned this the hard way, and keen to avoid it at all cost)...

July 24, 2011 · 1 min · 142 words · kenno