How to fix Cyanogen Mod 12.1 build error – breakfast dogo … breakfast not found

When building Cyanogen Mod 12.1 for the Sony Xperia ZR (dogo), you will encounter the error below. breakfast dogo ... breakfast not found The reason for it is that breakfast or brunch are not within the executable paths. Open a terminal window on your system and enter following commands to overcome the error: $ source … Continue reading How to fix Cyanogen Mod 12.1 build error – breakfast dogo … breakfast not found

Error don’t have a product spec for: ‘cm_dogo’ when building Cyanogen Mod 12.1 for Sony Xperia ZR

Building cyanogen 12.1 for Sony Xperia ZR throws the following error (in red) when you do: $ breakfast dogo <enter> ** Don't have a product spec for: 'cm_dogo' ** Do you have the right repo manifest? This error can be overcome by: $ cd ~/android/system/.repo/manifests <enter> $ cp default.xml default.backup <enter> $ leafpad default.xml <enter> … Continue reading Error don’t have a product spec for: ‘cm_dogo’ when building Cyanogen Mod 12.1 for Sony Xperia ZR

Phone not detected with adb in the VirtualBox Ubuntu guest

If you create a Linux Virtual Machine using VirtualBox, then you will find that when an Android Phone is connected to the computer via USB port, it will not be detected in the Linux virtual machine. To overcome this, in VirtualBox select Machine->Settings->USB and check Enable USB Controller and also check Enable USB 2.0 (EHCI) … Continue reading Phone not detected with adb in the VirtualBox Ubuntu guest

CyanogenMod 12.1 on Sony Xperia ZR

Finally, got the CyanogenMod CM 12.1 on Sony Xperia ZR upgrade for Sony Xperia ZR (Dogo). Definitely, far superior to the Sony Xperia Stock Lollipop firmware. Upgrading from KitKat to Lollipop when the Stock Firmware was released way back in May broke my phone's Wireless 2.4 Ghz band and I was forced to use the … Continue reading CyanogenMod 12.1 on Sony Xperia ZR

How to install Cyanogen Mod 11 on Sony Xperia ZR

Most of us just use the Android Operating System supplied by our OEM (like Sony) and are happy with it, till we get fed up of using it or want to try something different. No one is responsible for whatever you do with below instructions. Everything is at your own risk.If you own a Sony … Continue reading How to install Cyanogen Mod 11 on Sony Xperia ZR

How to connect Android phone in developer mode and use adb

After enabling developer options on the phone, connect the USB cable that came with the phone to the computer. Start adb shell as follows: $ cd android-sdks/platform-tools <enter> $ ./adb shell <enter> Within the shell, you can execute several commands. List all installed packages using the adb in android-platform-tools pm list packages <enter> List all … Continue reading How to connect Android phone in developer mode and use adb

Disable Google Chrome and install Opera Browser on Sony Xperia

There are times when we need more privacy. Fortunately for users of Sony Xperia phones, it is possible to Disable pre-installed stock applications in Settings -> Apps -> Running -> Google Chrome and press on the Disable button. Next you can install the Opera Browser from the Google Play Store. Do not choose the Opera … Continue reading Disable Google Chrome and install Opera Browser on Sony Xperia

How to connect Xperia ZR external SD Card to Ubuntu 13.04

When you directly connect the USB cable from the Sony Xperia ZR to Xubuntu 13.04 computer, and try to tell it to connect the USB from the phone, it displays a message asking Install PC Companion. If you select Yes, it shows you a folder where you see the PC Companion software, an EXE file … Continue reading How to connect Xperia ZR external SD Card to Ubuntu 13.04