When you flash Android ROMs via Clockwork Mod (CWM), sometimes an error comes up, especially when trying to move from one custom ROM to another custom ROM or may be updates of the same ROM (unless it’s stock).
For instance, I have Sony Xperia S (LT26i) also known as nozomi (the codename used by developers). I flashed CM9. Due to some issues I had to reflash CM9, so I erased out everything (/system, /data, /cache) and when I try to flash the zip I downloaded I get an error similar to this:
getprop("ro.product.device") == "LT26i" || getprop("ro.build.product") == "LT26i" ||
getprop("ro.product.device") == "nozomi" || getprop("ro.build.product") == "nozomi"
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On my computer, I use Gentoo Linux with KDE. If you’re a KDE user, you might be knowing that the default clipboard tool known as Klipper has the ability to execute commands when a new entry copied to the clipboard matches regex. That’s how the idea of having a handy URL shortener came to my head.
I built a small URL shortener script using Python which would accept the source URL and output the shortened URL, using my bitly.com account.
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Most of the ROMs (except CM) whether it be stock or any, don’t have a setting to change the host name of your Android device. Read on to know how to change it.
When you have a common wifi network between your desktop and mobile, it rather makes sense to have a proper host name for your phone instead of accessing it every time by the IP address. This is typically useful if you want to control your phone from your control using AirDroid for example. Chat using Texts. While most routers have an option to set host name for a specific MAC ID, but on some networks you might not have control, for example your office network.
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