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any one has any idea on what custom kernel should i use with stock or custom roms?
the very popular ones i could find are
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which one gives better battery life?

Also does any of the kernel or ROMs support usb otg yet?
 
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any one has any idea on what custom kernel should i use with stock or custom roms?
the very popular ones i could find are
franco kernel
matr1x kernel

which one gives better battery life?

Also does any of the kernel or ROMs support usb otg yet?
You need to try the kernels out yourself and see which one you like, and which one has the best batter life for you. And you need to read/ask in their thread as to what features they have.

This thread will not discuss custom ROMs or kernels.


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What's the difference between fastboot and recovery?

Is fastboot similar to what people call "Download Mode" on my former Skyrocket? Because I remember that was to download only, yet when I boot into fastboot on my N4, it gives me a full menu, mucho more like Recovery.
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I think I'm getting it...

What's the difference between fastboot and recovery?

Is fastboot similar to what people call "Download Mode" on my former Skyrocket? Because I remember that was to download only, yet when I boot into fastboot on my N4, it gives me a full menu, mucho more like Recovery.
Fastboot is the .exe that you use to execute commands from your PC to the bootloader.

Recovery is a program on a separate partition with tools that allow the user to "recover" their system. Custom recoveries add additional options compared to stock.


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Fastboot is the .exe that you use to execute commands from your PC to the bootloader.

Recovery is a program on a separate partition with tools that allow the user to "recover" their system. Custom recoveries add additional options compared to stock.


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I think I'm getting it...

What's the difference between fastboot and recovery?

Is fastboot similar to what people call "Download Mode" on my former Skyrocket? Because I remember that was to download only, yet when I boot into fastboot on my N4, it gives me a full menu, mucho more like Recovery.
Just to add a bit to what Ed Daddy said:

Fastboot mode on your device is essentially the bootloader. When you are booted into the bootloader (i.e., fastboot mode), you can execute "fastboot" commands when connected to your PC.

Download mode is different, and requires a different program to interface with it (i.e., not fastboot.exe). For Samsung devices, that program is Odin.

Recovery is another partition on your device which you flash with a "mini" ROM called a recovery. Unlike your main Android ROM, the recovery is limited in what it can do, and is mainly used for maintenance/update/recovery functions. Recovery is accessed by booting into the bootloader and selecting recovery.
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Hi there,

I am not too sure if I am posting this on the right area....
I am new to the whole Android OS.... coming from iOS and trying it out with Nexus 4 (which I am still waiting on)...
But in preparation for my time I wanted to get few tips on how to back up the device and also add media files onto it...
As you would know, that with iPhone, I just needed to plug it and sync it via iTunes where it would sync my contacts, media, documents etc etc...
But I am not too sure if that is possible especially when using a Macbook Pro (and no access to PC)...

I mean for the time being, I have used the option of Google Play music and have uploaded my library where I can then stream from the phone. That would work within the networked area... but what if I wanted to listen to it say when I am on a plane... or overseas with no network access...
Can I sync it via iTunes??? and what about photos I previously have that want to have it stored on my phone?
and lastly, back-ups.... with iTunes, it can create back-up files with ease... and would I be able to this with Nexus 4 also???

Please help!
as for contacts, I have sorted it out as I have synced all my iCloud contacts via Google, and it is all correctly showing up on all of my apple devices...

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Hi there,

I am not too sure if I am posting this on the right area....
I am new to the whole Android OS.... coming from iOS and trying it out with Nexus 4 (which I am still waiting on)...
But in preparation for my time I wanted to get few tips on how to back up the device and also add media files onto it...
As you would know, that with iPhone, I just needed to plug it and sync it via iTunes where it would sync my contacts, media, documents etc etc...
But I am not too sure if that is possible especially when using a Macbook Pro (and no access to PC)...

I mean for the time being, I have used the option of Google Play music and have uploaded my library where I can then stream from the phone. That would work within the networked area... but what if I wanted to listen to it say when I am on a plane... or overseas with no network access...
Can I sync it via iTunes??? and what about photos I previously have that want to have it stored on my phone?
and lastly, back-ups.... with iTunes, it can create back-up files with ease... and would I be able to this with Nexus 4 also???

Please help!
as for contacts, I have sorted it out as I have synced all my iCloud contacts via Google, and it is all correctly showing up on all of my apple devices...

Thanks
Google Play music is good for your music. But if you want local storage, then there is no Google app for that. You just have to copy the music to your device.

Google+ will backup your photos as soon as you take them.

GMail will synchronize your email and contacts.

There are various apps that will backup your apps and app data, but they require root. Or you can use the ADB backup command (linked in the second post).

As for a complete backup, this can be done in a custom recovery (like CWM or TWRP) and is called a nandroid backup -- it will restore your device to the exact same condition as when you took the backup.
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