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CyanogenMod Drops ROM Manager In Favor of OTA Updates 111

sfcrazy writes "There's some great news for CyanogenMod fans. The CM team has decided to drop ROM manager, which was the de facto standard of getting CyanogenMod updates." Instead, the CM team is building its own updating method, explained (with screenshots) at Android Police.
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CyanogenMod Drops ROM Manager In Favor of OTA Updates

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  • by busyqth ( 2566075 ) on Sunday September 30, 2012 @07:32PM (#41509489)

    As a non-supertechie Android user, I sure would welcome a more simplified way to root and install these files. I attempted it a month ago, following instructions laid out on Androidforums for my LG Virgin Mobile phone. Got it right up until the final step when it refused to accept the code that I know I was inputting exactly. Had to give up in frustration, glad it wasn't bricked, though. I'd love to have full control over permissions on my device, and to securely lock it down from any hack attempts. Thanks to /. for this heads up story.

    Just disassemble the bootloader starting at breakpoint 0x10C08000 and look for the argument to CLD R0.
    Once you've found that, you only have to patch the configuration file with the new value and reassemble the kernel userspace.
    Then just flash the ROM with the resulting srecord file and you're good to go.
    Anyone can do it.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday September 30, 2012 @07:43PM (#41509543)

    I believe you just described how to brick a POS Windows Phone.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday September 30, 2012 @09:22PM (#41510059)

    Wrong slogan: "Have you tried it yet?"

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