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Archive for November, 2012

Exploring and rooting the iPPea TV

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

Skip to the rooting process, if you wish. The iPPea TV is a pretty neat gadget, to say the least. The USB-stick sized device features a full Android 4.0.3 OS, a 1Ghz Ingenic JZ4770 MIPS processor (complete with FPU!), 512 MB of RAM, 2 GB flash storage, and about 800 MB of internal memory. Overall, […]

A simple su implementation in C

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

Sometimes, you might need to keep things simple. Here is a very simple su implementation written in portable C that can be used on almost any architecture – e.g. Embedded Linux, Android, Windows, etc as long as it supports C. It is licensed under the 3-clause BSD licence so any use is OK as long […]

Modifying Android settings from the filesystem / terminal

Monday, November 5th, 2012

(Root access is required for this entire procedure; but root access is usually present on development builds anyway.) Normally, the built-in Settings app can be used on Android to change system settings. But if you’re on a development build where the settings app is broken and can’t be used, the Android settings database can be […]