Android

And Adobe does it again – pulling Touch Apps without telling their community

by kai 12/01/2013

Maybe I should rather say “community” as sometimes it seems to me that there’s not a great deal left of the Adobe’s involvement with their community. The story in short, PR-blurb is that they are “refocusing … Touch App development“. In case you don’t speak PR-blurb, this means that¬†Adobe Debut, Adobe Collage, Adobe Proto and […]

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2DDU (2 developers down under) podcast episode 24: group chat

by kai 22/08/2012

Mark and I are on a roll. Episode 24 of our 2DDU (2 developers down under) podcast is live. Yesterday morning we spent about 50 minutes talking to Andrew Mercer, Justin McLean and Richard Turner-Jones about various technology and development topics. All three of them are speakers at cf.Objective(ANZ) in November and we interviewed them […]

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Rooting Google Nexus One on Android GRK39F build

by kai 25/01/2012

The other day I needed to change the hosts file on my Google Nexus One (to actually point a domain name to a local dev environment so that I could test some mobile web application development I’ve been doing). I needed root access to do that and I ended up realising that I had lost […]

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How to upgrade your Vodafone Google Nexus One from EPF30 to Froyo – today!

by kai 01/07/2010

Some people have asked me how to actually get rid of the Vodafone Nexus One firmware EPF30 and upgrade their device to Froyo (Android 2.2) pretty much now.

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Update: Australian Google Nexus One devices come with firmware EPF30 as well

by kai 01/07/2010

After I wrote and published my post on the doomed Froyo update situation for owners of the Google Nexus One phone purchased from Vodafone in Europe, the problem has hit Australia as well. Today, Vodafone Australia has announced that they start selling Google Nexus One phones in Australia. I saw it on Twitter and tried to find out what the story is re the firmware in Australia.

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Google Nexus One: Why there’s no Froyo (Android 2.2) for the European Vodafone version (EPF30) yet.

by kai 01/07/2010

When I was living in Germany (back in the days) – Vodafone Germany used to be the most annoying mobile services provider ever. They basically took any phone they were selling, disassembled the firmware and the OS and rebranded the whole bloody device with their Vodafone corporate red, Vodafone live! and all sorts of other sh*t (yes, I mean it exactly this way). Those branding efforts often used to happen so deeply inside of the device that it was literally impossible to revert them (without sending the phone to dedicated obscure de-branding services in Germany) and Vodafone often locked the devices even people on postpaid contacts.

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