Friday, March 15, 2013

BLU Desktop GNU/Linux SIG Meeting - How & Why to Root Your Android Device - Weds, Apr 3, 2013

When: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 6:30PM

Location: Akamai, 8 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA ­



1) Please note the location is different from our
standard MIT meeting location.

2) Akamai has generously agreed to provide space
and 'free as in food' for this meeting.
Thank you to our sponsor!


How & Why to Root Your Android Device and/or
Install ROMs/Radios


Thanks to Android's use of Linux for its
kernel, Linux is the most popular operating
system in use by consumers in the world.

However, many people aren't taking advantage
of the freedom this permits, but rather
allowing themselves to be walled in by the
proprietary interfaces that come with their
Android devices.

For April's meetup, we introduce you to a man
with the keys to set you free. Adam Stroud is
the lead developer at RunKeeper and author of
Professional Android Sensor Programming. He is
a self-proclaimed "phandroid" and is an active
participant in the Android virtual community on
StackOverflow and Android Google groups.

Presentation Outline

-- Why root/modify your Android device?
-- What's the difference between "rooting" and
installing a ROM or radio?
-- Cool things you can do once your device is rooted
-- Demonstration of rooting a device
-- Q&A

Transportation & Parking

The Akamai office is a short walk from the Kendall
Square T stop and other public transportation.

Metered parking should be available near our

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