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Over the weekend I was able to fix the ethernet jack in my living room (it had a little mishap a while back where I tugged on a nearby cable and all the little wires popped loose from this port - oops!), so today I plugged the RIoTboard back in to try it out with the network connected.   That all worked seamlessly, just the way I like it!   I was able to use it kind of like a "regular" computer with the keyboard and mouse to surf the net a bit. So while this is hooked up to my bi ...
I´m not an Android developer. I´m using my RIoTBoard mainly with a Debian Linux distribution. but because I am rooting all of my Android devices, I thought why not root the RIoTBoard as well. Just for fun. It´s still an Android development board however and someone might need it.   And boy was that a journey. But I made it and here is how I did it. (This was tested with the Downloadable Image you get here at Element14 and also with the image compiled with development c ...
Element14 was kind enough to send me a RIoTboard to try out, and after receiving it today I couldn't wait to try it out to see what it can do.   I have to note that I'm a total newbie to single board computers, so I had no idea what to expect. What interested me in the RIoTboard is that it comes with Android installed, and from what I can tell there are some libraries available (edit: there are no libraries ) that make it easy to use the GPIO ports in an Android app - I'll definitely have ...
Since there´s only a small description on how to build Android from the sources and nothing about setting up the build environment, I am going to show you how to setup the build environment to compile Android for the RIoTBoard yourself.   I always work with Debian so the system we´ll be using is Debian 7.5. And it has to be the 64 bit version. There is a chance this also works with Ubuntu 12.04 and above. But no guarantee to that.   It doesn´t matter if you use a v ...
This short blog is for those android developers who which to install the Google Play Services and the Google Pay Store apps on the RiotBoard !!.   So the first we need is to download this applications:   GoogleLoginService.apk - www.dropbox.com/s/lfde3juixuy88rg/GoogleLoginService.apk GoogleServicesFramework.apk - www.dropbox.com/s/9kurwyhbbuecaea/GoogleServicesFramework.apk Phonesky.apk - www.dropbox.com/s/9x8924gtb52ksn6/Phonesky.apk   Then in order to install them, we will ...
Hi !, well this is about getting a GPS usb module to work on Android,  at least i haven´t checked the gps on ubuntu.     The gps receiver that i used is the Holux GR-123u USB GPS Receiver. This GPS module is supported by the Prolific PL2303 USB-to-Serial chip, wich supports USB host mode (perfect for us) and no root permission (also perfect for us). Here the link http://www.prolific.com.tw/US
ewsdetail.aspx?news_id=29.     I know that you will prefer a usb dongl ...