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Newer adb for Ubuntu, with sideloading

Posted by Aapo Rantalainen on March 4, 2015

Android debugging tool ADB has ‘new‘ feature called sideload, which is in use on Android devices, but not all versions of host toolset. Here comes instructions for compiling newest version from source.

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Playing with Android

Posted by Aapo Rantalainen on April 6, 2010

I was in Codecamp playing with Android and this is story of my experience with it.

Android is operating system (uses Linux kernel) for mobile phones by Google.


  • It is fully open source.


  • Not all kernel modifications are in upstream.
  • It is not using GNU (there are not all ‘standard’ libraries of GNU/Linux system)

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