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Posts Tagged ‘GingerBread’

PostHeaderIcon When ADB works but FastBoot does not…

I faced a very embarassing situation: trying to root my Nexus S, I had to unlock the device. My Android SDK was succesfully installed, the drivers too. The device was succesfully recognized by ADB… But fastboot devices failed to detect the device. From this point, it was impossible to unlock the device by launching fastboot oem unlock. I tried many basic solutions, but none worked.

At last, I found this post:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=875580

When ADB works but not FastBoot, the solution is to… install PdaNet. Amazing ; but efficient.

Many thanks to BigRick10 from XDA forums!

PostHeaderIcon How to emulate Android GingerBread on your PC?

This post describes how to install and play with a emulator of GingerBread (Android 2.3)  device on your desktop (or laptop) computer:

  • go to this page, download Android SDK related to your system.
  • unzip / install it, let’s say in $android-sdk-home
  • launch Android SDK Manager (with $android-sdk-home\SDK Manager.exe under Windows, $android-sdk-home/android on other systems)
  • on the left panel, select Available Packages, and select Android Repository packages you would like to install, and possibly other third party add-ons.
  • go to Virtual Devices >
    • New >
    • give a name, for instance “GingerBread” >
    • Target “Android 2.3.3…” >
    • SD Car Size: 2MiB >
    • leave other options >
    • Create AVD
  • wait a little…
  • still in Virtual Devices panel, select the AVD you have just created (called hereGingerBread) > Start
  • wait… a lot
  • enjoy!

EDIT: I could not resist and I have installed HoneyComb, too 😉