GTA: Vice City 10th Anniversary: Exclusive interview with Aaron Garbut

Exclusive interview with Aaron Garbut

Android 4.1.2 ROM leaks out for Samsung Galaxy Note 2 bringing funky new ink effect

The Samsung Galaxy Note II
, a 5.5-inch crossover device between a phone and a tablet, is getting a newer and fresher flavor of Jelly Bean. The Galaxy Note 2 launched with 4.1 Jelly Bean, and while it is not yet ready for the latest of JB, version 4.2, it is gearing up to get Android 4.1.2. At least, that is the name of the version of the latest leaked ROM.

Samsung Galaxy S2 Jelly Bean Update Brings Galaxy Note 2 Multi-View; Same For Galaxy S3 And Galaxy Note (VIDEO)

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2, while part of the Galaxy series, has some features that the rest of the lineup doesn't have. Samsung, however, is bringing a key Galaxy Note 2 exclusive -Multi-View - to the Galaxy S3, Galaxy S2, and original Galaxy Note through its Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update.
Before we get started, bear in mind that Samsung has just started rolling out Android 4.1.2 to the Galaxy S3. The Galaxy S2 and Galaxy Note still haven't received their official upgrade, although Samsung is expected to release Android 4.1.2 for them over the next couple months.

Virus Code Programming

A Virus Program to Restart the Computer at Every Startup EXE

Today I will show you how to create a virus that restarts the computer upon every startup. That is, upon infection, the computer will get restarted every time the system is booted. This means that the computer will become inoperable since it reboots as soon as the desktop is loaded.

PandaBoard Configuration Blaze Zoom OMAP Series

Hardware Platform Setup

 PandaBoard Configuration

PandaBoard Setup.png

Connections steps
  1. Connect USB keyboard and USB mouse
  2. Connect ethernet cable
  3. Connect serial cable or USB2serial adapter
  4. Connect display cable to the HDMI connection port 
  5. Additional Guides
  6. OMAPvideo PandaBoard
  7. Display connection option


Blaze sEVM4430

Android Pre-built Binaries Guide For OMAP Chips

Android OS up and running on your OMAP Platform based device.

This page outlines the general procedure to be followed in order to get the Android OS up and running on your OMAP Platform based device.

Getting Started with Android


If you are new to Android, a good place to get started and to learn more about Android is the eLinux introduction to Android. Explore all the links on the page in order to understand what Android is about and what it means on the embedded platforms.

Diving in

Now that you know what Android is all about, let's get started with installing an actual Android distribution on your OMAP platform device.

Panda Board Bring Up OMAP Ubuntu Core



Canonical is now sharing a minimal filesystem for ARM based called Ubuntu Core. See here: This image contains the APT software so you can install and customize your filesystem from a minimal installation. This is mainly for developers who want to run a custom filesystem on an embedded device.

Except specified otherwise, most instructions and information provided in this wiki is applicable to any ARM platform.

Gentoo Grub Error Rectification

Grub loading, please wait...
Code Listing 2.1: Grub output
GRUB loading stage 1.5
GRUB loading, please wait...
After this message, the system stops. If you attempt to boot the system using a grub floppy, the problem disappears.
According to The_Bell you could change the boot order in your BIOS.
Tell your BIOS to not boot from your floppy first.
penetrode wrote that this may also be due to bad CFLAGS settings. Although the current grub ebuild filters out
-fstack-protector, it can't hurt to recompile grub with clean CFLAGS if nothing else helps.

Atmega168 bootloader burning

I have been playing with Arduino for one week now and really enjoyed the simplicity with which Wiring allows access to I/O ports. The comprehensible but mandatory structure of a program works really well as long as things are kept simple, while somewhat more advanced programs could certainly benefit from access to interrupts.

However, before making things more complicated on the Software side, I wanted to replace Arduino’s microcontroller chip (ATmega8) with the Atmega168-20PU ($4.11 at DigiKey), which most of all, doubles the amount of Flash Memory, the memory space, where binary versions of compiled programs end up.

Arduino Hacking Extending and Developing

Arduino is designed to be easily extensible, being based on standard and powerful components. This section of the site includes information on how Arduino works and ways you can extend it.