It was a bright, sunny day with clear skies in May The chill of winter was fading out and the Indian summer had not yet fully set in. I was fourteen years old and in my last year at school. … Continue reading Dancing with the daffodils…
So you have figured out how to build your own custom ROM using Docker…if not click here. Once you have become an expert at it you would want to add a custom touch to the build. I realized that I was downloading a few apps which I wanted to use. For example – twitter, whatsapp, nextcloud and so on. Now remember these are apps which are not going to be installed by default as they are owned by different organizations and due to licensing issues they cannot and will not be a part of any Lineage ROM that you will … Continue reading Easy way to add custom packages to a LineageOS4MicroG ROM
Why do we blog? Why do we write poems or churn out epics and paint beautiful pictures? What makes us write stories about school-children waving magic-wands and fighting evil wizards or what is it that provokes us to make movies which boldly go where no one has gone before? I think the desire to share, imagine and describe the impossible is what makes us different from other species. The capability to foresee, invent and predict life as it should, would or could be in a hundred years is what makes us humans different from the other species that crawl,slither or … Continue reading What makes us human?
One month back if anyone had said that I could build a ROM using Docker I would have laughed. I had taught myself how to build a custom ROM for my cell phone the hard way. I have three phones at home. The three phones have three different flavors of the Android Operating system. My current daily driver is a MiA1 tissot. The phone was released with Nougat and was later updated to Oreo. The current version of Oreo is 8.1. The phone is officially supported by LineageOs4MicroG. That is where I decided to try my hand at using Docker … Continue reading Build a LineageOs4MicroG ROM using Docker on Ubuntu
There is a new operating system (OS) for smart phones in town. This new OS currently in its beta version, goes by the name / e /. Continue reading Announcing the birth of a mobile OS!!!
Let me explain the process of how to flash lineage official OTA on the MiA1. The reason why this needs a separate post is because it is slightly complicated and the chances of failure are high. The process of flashing the lineage ROM on the MiA1 has changed now that we have a signed Over the Air (OTA) ROM coming in every week on Tuesday. I am assuming that you have a basic understanding about flashing ROM’s and understand why custom ROM’s are flashed. I am also assuming you know about platform tools like adb and fastboot and have a … Continue reading How to flash lineage official OTA on the MiA1
Update 18 July 2018: The first OTA Over the air ROM rolled out on the Tuesday 17, July. While this was a milestone moment for those who had the Lineage ROM on the Xiaomi Mi A1 there was a major hiccup in the release. The first problem was the OTA downloads were extremely slow. When it finally made to the user’s phones the update failed. The telegram group for MiA1 was flooded with messages from MiA1 users and the issue is expected to be resolved in the next build. There is a build every Tuesday. The current work around is … Continue reading How to flash official lineage ROM for Xiaomi MiA1 tissot
As the title mentions, this is a guide by a noob which spells out the steps that build a lineage ROM. What the title does not mention is that this article is aimed at noobs as well. Now lets get … Continue reading A Noob’s guide to building a Lineage ROM
Every four years a strange disease sweeps across the globe. People from different races, cultures and tribes, start showing similar symptoms. Strangers start talking and best friends become enemies. Employees trudge into workplaces like zombies. There is no known cure … Continue reading The Football epidemic – cause and cure
Last month I spent ten days at a meditation retreat. One of the first things I decided after returning home was that I had to write about it. Before I jump into the details of the ten days’, let me … Continue reading Ten Days in a Meditation Retreat
The purpose of this article is to explain what Data Privacy is and why is it important in layman’s terms. Of late most of us have seen a spurt of emails with the subject line mentioning updates to Data privacy … Continue reading What Data Privacy is and why is it important
Update: Read the warning before Installing a Custom Rom on the Xiaomi MiA1 Warning: Installing or Flashing a Custom ROM voids the warranty of your smart phone. So unless you are sure you want to do this and have a … Continue reading Installing a Custom Rom on the Xiaomi MiA1