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Why I Love Android

   October 16th, 2012

It is open.  You are given simple tools to manage your device how you want, straight from Google.  There are no back door hacks, no monkeying around.  You get to use your device how you want it.  That is what makes Android so powerful; its open nature and ability to do what you want.

The inspiration of this post… tonight I decided to flash the latest point release from Google with out waiting for the OTA update (hey, I’m impatient).

I downloaded the rom, extracted the boot and system partition images, and flashed them straight to my phone using fastboot.

The whole process took less than a minute and a half.  Yup, installing the latest version of the Android OS… less than a minute and a half.

Then I reflashed the SuperSU files for factory-approved root access to my phone, oh yeah, using a very cool touch screen enabled recovery mode

Rebooted back to Android, and after a quick Dalvik cache rebuild, I was back up and running

Why hello there 4.1.2 :)

2 Responses to “Why I Love Android”

  1. Mike  Says:

    Very cool, I am glad I found your website. When you did this upgrade, did you end up with a rooted device as well?

    The one thing that frustrates me more than anything else is not being able to get rid of carry “crapware.”

  2. Nick - Author Comment:

    Yes, the SuperSU flash gave me root access. Luckily running a Nexus device, I get to avoid carrier crapware :)

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