Category Archives: android

How to mount LG Nexus 5 under Fedora 20

I have bought a LG Nexus 5 smartphone, but after plugin in under Fedora (20) there was no response from the OS to mount it automatically. The dmesg | tail command gave me this:

Ok, this is something, now i had to do this:

And add those lines onto that file

OK, almost the last thing was to add to lines into my .bashrc file:

Now i had to restart my Fedora and voila after restart and plugin my Nexus 5 phone i do the nexusmount command from the terminal and it works!


Samsung Galaxy S Advance GT-I9070 Android 4.4.2

Few weeks ago i have upgraded my wife’s Samsung Galaxy S Advance GT-I9070 from Android 2.3.6 to 4.1.2 using branded (P4) rom. My wife hates me for that because her phone slows dooooown….

I decided to install her new Android 4.4.2 Kitkat ROM (the same which i have on my Nexus 5). Below are step how i do this (of course it could’nt be done without googling the net)

  1. Create backup of all stuff which where on my wife’s phone.
  2. Root the phone by downloading this file and put it on SD card (root folder / is the best).
  3. Reboot the phone to recovery by powering it off and then VolumeUp + Home + Power
  4. Select Install update from external storage and select
  5. After reboot you will have rooted device. Next step is to load ClockWorkMod Recovery (temporary). Download it from here →
  6. After that download which contains latest Android 4.4.2 and Google Apps 20140105
  7. All files (, and GApps) put on SD card.
  8. Reboot to recovery and select install update from external storage →select
  9. You phone would automatically reboot to ClockWorkMod Recovery.
  10. Perform wipe data/factory reset and wipe cache partition.
  11. Go to Advanced and select wipe dalvik cache.
  12. Go back to main menu and select install zip from SD card, next select choose zip from SD card and choose Android 4.4.2 rom file.
  13. Do the same with GApps.
  14. Reboot your phone →it will load about 5-10minutes.
  15. Enjoy your Samsung Galaxy S Advance GT-I9070 Phone running Android 4.4.2 Kitkat 🙂

My ZTE Blade running Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2 :)

Yesterday i have upgraded my ZTE Blade phone from Android 2.3.3 (yes i have rooted my phone) to … Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2.

At the beginning I wanted to upgrade my phone to ICS (Ice Cream Sandwich) 4.0.4 using different mods but… there was always something that was missing – Google Play, WiFi, connection to Google Account. Moreover the GAPPS which were prepared to be used with proper mod did not want to work… I was successful with upgrade to Android 2.3.7 using the Cyanogemod 7.2 for ZTE Blade, but…. I wanted ICS 4.0.4 !

Googling the internet was very successful – I have discovered many informations how to upgrade my ZTE Blade to ICS 4.0.4 but as I mentioned before it was not working good – I mean it was working but I was unhappy that there were problems.

So I decided to give a shot a Jelly Bean 4.1.2. From a I have downloaded the CM10 – JellyBean – file was: CM-10-20121124-konstakang-blade-zip and GApps for JellyBean. First, I had to do some modyfications to my ZTE Blade – change system from GEN1 to GEN2, after that there were no problem with upgrading to JB 4.1.2.

Now I am enjoying my ZTE Blade CM10 JB 4.1.2 phone 🙂