Smartphones have become an integral part of our lives. Elon Musk says that we have become cyborgs, we are just yet to realize it. I think that we should take advantage of this in medical emergencies and first-aid.

Let’s create a hypothetical situation to highlight why this is necessary. Suppose that you and a friend of yours are traveling from one city to another in your car. Unfortunately, you have a horrible car accident, use your imagination, let’s say that a tire burst caused it and you rammed a roadside tree in a rather high speed. You are in the…

To understand how one can install Android on a phone themselves, it would be quite helpful to compare the process with that of installing Windows or Linux on a computer.

Before we begin

Let’s understand some important keywords that I’ll be using in the rest of this blog.
Flashing:- In the tech world, it means overwriting existing firmware on flash memory. In Android as well, we could be either overwriting entire partitions or just modifying them.
Flashable zip:- A zip file that can be flashed onto your phone.

Getting ready to install

Let’s compare the setup required to install an OS.

Booting into ‘something else’

To install Windows or Linux, we…

This is written for tech-savvy, curious people who have never heard of words like custom ROM, AOSP, etc. I want to begin blog-writing by making you aware of this world.

Let’s cover some basics before we turn our attention to custom ROMs.

What’s an operating system?

The Wikipedia definition for this is concise and accurate.

An operating system (OS) is system software that manages computer hardware, software resources, and provides common services for computer programs.

Operating systems manage digital devices, including all mobile phones.

A mobile operating system manages its hardware (e.g. processor, ram, camera, battery, WiFi), software resources (e.g. clipboard, on-screen keyboard), and…

Abhay Kshatriya

Android enthusiast. IIT grad in Computer Science and Engg

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