Ivan’s Lollipop rom for Mi 3 is getting good

Just tired out Ivan’s Android 5.0.2 Lollipop rom for the Mi 3. It’s actually good enough for daily use because he fixed the deep sleep issue which caused the phone to suddenly reboot.

The only bug left seems to be that the NFC still does not work. Had some problems with the Play Store that it could not download several apps at the same time, but the bug went away when I tried to look at the problem (wtf).

You need to install ClockworkMod Recovery to be able to install the rom.

Lollipop (5.0.2) AOSP for Mi3w By Ivan

 

 

 

Cover Overlord 2600mAh teardown

I saw these on fasttech and figure I’d try them, heck an EGO with 2600mah sounded really good.

One of my Cover Overlords were faulty so I did a teardown to see if it really were a 2600mah battery inside. It seems it was, with glorious Samsung inside.

 

 

Déjà Dup with Google Drive

Warning: This could likely kill your cat and eat your backups.
The backend is not enabled by default for some reason. But if you want to try out Deja Dup with the Google Drive backend these instructions might work.
I am currently testing it out myself on Ubuntu 14.04, it’s a bit slow but it does work.

Install dependencies:

Clone deja-dup

Edit libdeja/BackendGDrive.vala

In the deja-dup root:

Now Google Drive will appear in the drop-down menu and should work with absolutely no guarantee that it’s safe.

Good luck!

 

Ubuntu 14.10: You will probably just stick with LTS

After trying out the 14.10 Final Beta I came you realize that this release will probably be the most boring Ubuntu release in several years.

It is so boring that even the wallpaper remains the same.

The Unity desktop environment gets some patches, they bump the package versions in the repos and dump in a newer kernel. Even most of the Gnome stack remains on 3.10 (who knows there might be 3.8 packages still floating around).
Ubuntu Gnome gets 3.12, one release behind upstream as usual and Kubuntu bumps KDE to 4.14 and separates Plasma 5 to a technical preview release.

The only reason for installing 14.10 is if you need drivers for your super new laptop. My tip is that you stay with 14.04 LTS and use PPA’s for the apps you absolutely need newer versions of.

It kinda seems like the entire workforce is focused on patching Ubuntu Phone RTM, and that’s okay.. but only if Meizu manages to deliver the MX 4 Ubuntu Phone.

Books I want to read but does not exist:

Coding Drunk
You should try this atleast once.