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Android-x86 4.2 test release

2013/03/06 has released the test version of 4.2 (Jellybean). It is able to boot up on my Ideapad S10e but the programs downloaded from 4.0.3 simply hang and get kill dialog box from the system.

If WiFi is connected, the system simply black out the screen and no response (except the Caplock light keep blinking) for a while and a reboot is resulted.

Don’t have time to tweak too much.


Android-x86 ICS on Ideapad S10e


Failed to use 4.x Android on my Ideapad for both RC1 and RC2. They simply hang there.

Just found that there is a thinkpad universal version with 4.0.3 but offer as torrent download. Thanks for Stefan Seidel who made it happened.

Managed to find alternative download and try. It works like a charm on my lenovo Ideapad S10e and also works on my Toshiba Tecra M6, Toshiba Portégé M500.

Few things not working
– ‘Home’ key not working
– touchpad behave as touchscreen (still works but not easy to use at all)
– cannot use fake SD card.
Otherwise, it is almost prefect for me as v2.3 can use Wifi while all readers simply close in few second. Compare to v3.2, v4.0.3 can use Wifi so that I can install programs directly from Google Play.

File checksum:
MD5: f7f6cb61ea05aa4a64e082530af6717b
CRC: A421263A
SHA1: d2629d2466f76147907c94d0f5e62f56b10088cf


Android-x86 4.0 RC1


Android-x86 team has released the 4.0 RC1. Yet, my Ideapad S10e only able to boot with non-asus image while it keeps complaint UI failed. Thus, it is still unusable on my netbook.


Android-x86 2.3 & 3.2


Feel the ubuntu still a bit slow on my Ideapad S10e and test drive the Android-x86 on it. Amazingly, 2.3 eeepc image works with my Wireless controller so that it can hook to internet via WiFi.

3.2 eeepc image gives a better user experience while wireless cannot be use yet.


Drapes failed to start on ubuntu 11.04


Upgrade my ubuntu boxes to 11.04 and found that all of them failed to start Desktop Drapes again.

It complaints about missing library:

Thus, following help to fix:

32 bits

cd /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu
sudo ln -s

64 bits

cd /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu
sudo ln -s

Download offline NIV 2010 for YouVersion


Continuing my Bible reading plan with YouVersion and found that they allow users to download NIV 2010 for limited time: February 12, at 8:00 PM U.S. Eastern Time (GMT-5), and lasting for 400 hours.

Details is here.


Using Android 2.2 on HTC Touch Pro


Bought a Huawei Android phone that works great and really want to do something against my HTC Touch Pro.

After some research and referring to this wiki.

Finally, I copied the XDandroid packages to the SD card and boot the android 2.2 and it works.

WiFi and Market both work fine.

Here is detailed steps:

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