Not able to install Resurrection Remix 5.8.3 after installation of XOSP Nougat on Sony Xperia ZR (dogo)

An IT person is not worth their salt, if they do not experiment with any equipment or device they lay their hands on. Here is my experience with the XOSP Nougat version for Sony Xperia ZR (dogo).

I enthusiastically installed XOSP on my Sony Xperia ZR using this ROM file XOSP-OFFICIAL-20170527-dogo.zip, downloaded from the https://xosp.org . . . → Read More: Not able to install Resurrection Remix 5.8.3 after installation of XOSP Nougat on Sony Xperia ZR (dogo)

Dark background and light text firefox add-ons good for night mode

If you surf the internet using Firefox web browser at night, you will find the white background and dark text too bright for the eyes. To change the background to black and light text, use the Dark Background and Light Text 0.5.5 add-on in Firefox.

Add-on is available in Firefox and it’s source code at . . . → Read More: Dark background and light text firefox add-ons good for night mode

Error 1 when building Cyanogen Mod 12.1 for Sony Xperia ZR dogo in Linux

When building Cyanogen Mod 12.1 for the Sony Xperia ZR dogo in Ubuntu Linux, I got the following error.

android/system/common/obj/JAVA_LIBRARIES/framework-base_intermediates/classes-full- debug.jar *** Error 1

To fix, open a terminal window and do the following: $ cd ~/android/system <enter> $ rm -rf out <enter> $ repo sync <enter> $ source build/envsetup.sh <enter> $ breakfast dogo <enter> . . . → Read More: Error 1 when building Cyanogen Mod 12.1 for Sony Xperia ZR dogo in Linux

How to fix Cyanogen Mod 12.1 build error – breakfast dogo … breakfast not found

When building Cyanogen Mod 12.1 for the Sony Xperia ZR (dogo), you will encounter the error below. breakfast dogo … breakfast not found The reason for it is that breakfast or brunch are not within the executable paths. Open a terminal window on your system and enter following commands to overcome the error: $ source . . . → Read More: How to fix Cyanogen Mod 12.1 build error – breakfast dogo … breakfast not found

Error don’t have a product spec for: ‘cm_dogo’ when building Cyanogen Mod 12.1 for Sony Xperia ZR

Building cyanogen 12.1 for Sony Xperia ZR throws the following error (in red) when you do: $ breakfast dogo <enter>

** Don’t have a product spec for: ‘cm_dogo’ ** Do you have the right repo manifest?

This error can be overcome by: $ cd ~/android/system/.repo/manifests <enter> $ cp default.xml default.backup <enter> $ leafpad default.xml <enter>

. . . → Read More: Error don’t have a product spec for: ‘cm_dogo’ when building Cyanogen Mod 12.1 for Sony Xperia ZR

Phone not detected with adb in the VirtualBox Ubuntu guest

If you create a Linux Virtual Machine using VirtualBox, then you will find that when an Android Phone is connected to the computer via USB port, it will not be detected in the Linux virtual machine.

To overcome this, in VirtualBox select Machine->Settings->USB and check Enable USB Controller and also check Enable USB 2.0 (EHCI) . . . → Read More: Phone not detected with adb in the VirtualBox Ubuntu guest

CyanogenMod 12.1 on Sony Xperia ZR

Finally, got the CyanogenMod CM 12.1 on Sony Xperia ZR upgrade for Sony Xperia ZR (Dogo). Definitely, far superior to the Sony Xperia Stock Lollipop firmware. Upgrading from KitKat to Lollipop when the Stock Firmware was released way back in May broke my phone’s Wireless 2.4 Ghz band and I was forced to use the . . . → Read More: CyanogenMod 12.1 on Sony Xperia ZR

How to increase Battery life on an Android phone with Cyanogen Mod 11

So you managed to install CyanogenMod 11 on your phone. Very good, till you realize that the battery just lasts 12 hours.

Nothing to worry about, as CyanogenMod has provided features that can help conserve the battery life once you activate the Performance menu.

To activate Performance Menu, go to Settings->About Phone. Look for the . . . → Read More: How to increase Battery life on an Android phone with Cyanogen Mod 11

How to enable Local Groups on Android Phone after installation of CyanogenMod 11

After installing Cyanogen Mod on an Android phone, comes the task of importing the backed up contacts.

In stock ROM of Samsung, Sony, etc, there is option of classifying contacts into groups that remain local. You can also filter by them and import/export contacts from/to by those groups only.

However, with Cyanogen Mod, you can . . . → Read More: How to enable Local Groups on Android Phone after installation of CyanogenMod 11

Hidden option to view Phone Information and fix the type of network to choose

In the dialler, type *#*#4636#*#*

The next screen permits to set up the network type to select. There is a list of several options and any one of them can be locked down like GSM, WCDMA, LTE, etc.

Below code is for Bluetooth test: *#*#232331#*#*

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