Daniel Curtis

Open .daa files in Linux / UNIX

01/08/2013 09:53 PM

To convert .daa(Direct-Access-Archive) files, use PowerISO for Linux. This is a free utility for linux which can extract, list, and convert image files (including ISO, BIN, DAA, and other formats).

.daa is a disk image format that supports advanced features, such as compression, password protection, and splitting to multiple volumes.

Backup Android Boot, Recovery And System Partition Images

01/13/2013 06:18 PM

One can’t stress enough on the importance of backups, a backup of your system, recovery and boot partitions can save you a lot of hassle. This guide will explain how to take these backups using a free tool called RomDump.

These backups are on the internet, those have been taken by other users and you never know if they have been modified to contain malicious code or not. Secondly, you can’t be too sure if they would work with the exact specifications of your phone or not, as even for the same phone model, there can be differences depending on the phone’s regions, intended carriers and other similar factors, and flashing a wrong boot, system or recovery image to your phone can most likely brick it. Therefore, it is always a great idea to take backup images of these partitions of the device, so that they can be recovered later if anything goes wrong.

What Is ADB And How To Install It With Android SDK

01/15/2013 08:13 AM

When it comes to Android modding, most novice users are confused or left wondering by reference over reference to a certain adb. This is specially true when you are looking up something on modding your device, or root it in particular. ADB is the wonder toy of Android and everyone seems to love it, so lets have a look at understanding what it is and why you need it, and how you can get it.

Compile iDeviceRestore on Linux

01/15/2013 08:58 PM

This is a guide to compiling iDeviceRestore by @p0sixninja on debian linux. It has been tested on Ubuntu 12.04 and is working.

1. First, we need to get the dependencies

sudo apt-get install build-essential automake cmake \
libreadline6 autotools-dev libcurl4-openssl-dev autoconf \