This Ultimate Toolbox helps customize your Android ROMs




 

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Software modders know all too well that customizing an Android ROM can be a time consuming process – even for veteran users.

Fortunately, Despotovski01 of XDA Devs has coded the aptly named Ultimate Toolbox Pro to help fellow Android enthusiasts simplify their quest for the perfect mod.

As FallenWriter of XDA Devs notes, this utility helps eliminate the more tedious steps involved in customizing a ROM.

Key features include:

* Update.zip creator
* Update.zip signer
* Flash kernels
* Flash recovery images   >>> Leer más “This Ultimate Toolbox helps customize your Android ROMs

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13 Windows 8 features worth knowing about

The Ribbon interface

A few years back, Microsoft shocked the world by completely overhauling the interface of its popular Office 2007 applications, replacing the familiar menu and toolbar system with something it called the Ribbon, which groups features and tools into separate collections. This controversial change angered many longtime Office users, while others found the new interface more efficient to use once they’d gotten used to it.

Now the Ribbon is making its way into Windows 8. You’ll see it in Windows Explorer, where it provides an easy way to check file attributes and sort files. The Ribbon interface pops up in unexpected places, too, such as the new Hyper-V management app. (For users who don’t like it, the UI can be disabled with one click.)
Windows 8 Explorer with Ribbon
The Ribbon interface is prevalent in Windows Explorer.

“At this point, Microsoft can call the Ribbon UI a success,” says Silver. “Most average users will probably find that the Ribbon helps them with tasks they’ve been unsure about previously. For power users, most of the skills they have for manipulating files and such will still work.”

But King isn’t so sure. “Some businesses believe worker productivity suffered from having to learn new commands and processes in Windows 7 and Office 2010,” he says. “This feature could actually inhibit businesses migrating to [Windows] 8.”

Verdict: Overall, the Ribbon is a plus for home and business users alike — especially since it can be turned off easily.
Wi-Fi Direct support

Here’s a feature that might not make headlines, but still holds promise: Like Android 4.0, Windows 8 natively supports Wi-Fi Direct. This emerging peer-to-peer technology uses a standard 802.11n Wi-Fi signal for network transmissions over short distances, but there’s no need for a router — it lets your Wi-Fi devices communicate directly with each other.

Wi-Fi Direct could usher in an age of interconnected devices in which your tablet sends data to your alarm clock, or maybe a smartphone communicates with a smart appliance in your kitchen.

Brian Fino, managing director at Fino Consulting, says Wi-Fi Direct is an important step in building connected intelligent applications. The more devices there are that support the technology, he says, the more robust software can be built to create a user experience that takes advantage of the direct connection.

Verdict: Wi-Fi Direct offers handy close-range peer-to-peer sharing, but it’s too soon to tell whether the technology will catch on.


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Windows 8 will introduce a slew of interesting features, but will they benefit you?

By John Brandon

Computerworld – Upgrades, system migration, support headaches — IT folks are probably dreading the next major Windows rollout. Yet Windows 8, which is scheduled to move to the beta stage in late February and will likely launch in the fall, does offer several compelling new features for both IT and end users.

Windows 8 Metro interface

The Metro interface (See slideshow).

By far the most talked-about aspect of Windows 8 is the Metro interface. Designed for touchscreen computers and tablets, and built to use HTML5 and CSS3, Metro ties into Internet apps like SkyDrive and Flickr. As with Windows Phone 7, you can swipe to navigate through tiles showing live Web info like stocks and news as well as more traditional apps.

But Pund-IT analyst Charles King questions whether businesses will really see benefits from Metro, saying it is mainly just a new paint job over the existing Windows interface. “Metro is yet one more interface for employees to learn and get used to,” he says. “In the current economic environment, businesses will consider that more of a nuisance than a benefit.”

Some features in Windows 8 are of clearer business value, say King and other industry analysts. After spending a few months getting to know the developer preview release, I’ve scouted out 13 less-discussed features and talked to experts to get their take on whom, if anyone, these features will benefit.

Fast boot-up

No finger-drumming here. In my tests, the preview build of Windows 8 booted in six seconds, an all-time record on my decked-out Digital Storm ODE desktop system. The previous boot time on the same machine running Windows 7 was approximately 90 seconds. It’s possible that the fast boot is due to the developer preview’s slimmer build, which lacks all of the bells and whistles of a full OS, but Microsoft has promised significantly faster boot times in Windows 8, which could make staring at logos on startup screens a thing of the past.

Booting up and resuming from sleep is already fast in Windows 7, says Gartner analyst Michael Silver, but making the boot time even faster is still a benefit. This will be particularly advantageous, Pund-IT’s King adds, for technical folks who reboot their computers often — for example, after installing apps — or for mobile workers who need to routinely power down a device to save battery life and then boot up quickly.

Verdict: If early speeds carry over to the shipping version, it’s a win for everybody… Leer más “13 Windows 8 features worth knowing about”

Cómo Rootear el Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Conseguir root en Samsung Galaxy Nexus es tan fácil como en los otros Nexus, ya que viene con el bootloader desbloqueado. Si no sabes de lo que hablo,te recomiendo mirar el diccionario de términos básico de Android.
Los pasos básicos para conseguir root en el Galaxy Nexus son:

Desbloquea el bootloader (ojo! esto formatea la SD interna)
Consigue permiso de escritura en la partición /system
Instala el superuser.apk que te dará root
Lo más complicado para la gente con Windows será conseguir que el PC reconozca el Galaxy Nexus, dependerá de instalar correctamente el Driver USB de Samsung. El resto será seguir los comandos que hay acontinuación.
Descargar Archivos Necesarios
Descarga el Driver Universal para Windows
Extrae los archivos del zip
Conecta tu Galaxy Nexus
Entra en el Gestor de dispositivos -> selecciona otros dispositivos -> Actualiza el driver de Galaxy Nexus, buscando dentro de la carpeta de archivos extraida.
Una vez instalado tu dispositivo será reconocido.


http://www.android.es/como-rootear-el-samsung-galaxy-nexus.html#axzz1ki9rdxDq
Galaxy Nexus

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Conseguir root en Samsung Galaxy Nexus es tan fácil como en los otros Nexus, ya que viene con el bootloader desbloqueado. Si no sabes de lo que hablo,te recomiendo mirar el diccionario de términos básico de Android.
Los pasos básicos para conseguir root en el Galaxy Nexus son: 

  • Desbloquea el bootloader (ojo! esto formatea la SD interna)
  • Consigue permiso de escritura en la partición /system
  • Instala el superuser.apk que te dará root
Lo más complicado para la gente con Windows será conseguir que el PC reconozca el Galaxy Nexus, dependerá de instalar correctamente el Driver USB de Samsung. El resto será seguir los comandos que hay acontinuación.
  1. Descargar Archivos Necesarios
  2. Desbloquear el bootloader con el siguiente comando (Peligro! se borrará todo en la sd interna): fastboot oem unlock
  3. Flashea un boot que permite escribir sobre la partición /system. Encontrarás el boot.img dentro de la carpeta flashealo con el siguiente comando: fastboot  boot boot.img
  4. Instala los binarios necesarios para obtener root. Recuerda ir a la carpeta donde se encuentra adb y poner la ruta donde están los ficheros Superuser.apk, su y busybox.

adb root (reinicia adb con permisos root)
adb remount (monta /system con permisos escritura)
adb push su /system/bin (copia el binario su al teléfono)
adb push Superuser.apk /system/app (copia el superuser app al teléfono)
adb shell chmod 06755 /system/bin/su (cambia los permisos a los correctos)
adb shell chmod 06755 /system/app/Superuser.apk (cambia los permisos a los correctos)
adb push busybox /system/bin (copia busybox al teléfono)
adb shell chmod 0755 /system/bin/busybox (cambia los permisos a los correctos)
adb reboot (reinicia el teléfono)

Después de reiniciar ya tendrás los permisos de root, necesarios para cambiar de ROM, Kernel o lo que quieras que para eso es tu móvil :) Por cierto, este sistema sirve para todos los Nexus!

Por favor, si tienes algún problema deja un comentario y te ayudamos!

Fuente http://www.android.es/como-rootear-el-samsung-galaxy-nexus.html#ixzz1kw3Iwe8W