Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Population growth in three African countries compared with three European countries

Stumbled upon this very interesting Google tool that allows you to graphically view publicly available data. I made one visualisation that compares population growth over the past 50 years in three African countries (Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa) and three European countries (Germany, Italy, and Netherlands)

What I find fascinating is that population in the African countries has more than doubled whereas in the European countries it has been relatively stable over this time period

See the graph below

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Nexus 5: Upgrading from rooted stock android 4.4.4 to android 5.0

Disclaimer: I will not take responsibility for any bricked devices

This guide applies to owners of rooted nexus 5 devices that run stock version of android 4.4.4

As you might know by now, Google released android 5.0 (Lollipop) a while back along with its flagship device, Nexus 6. Different android devices makers have set different timelines for rolling out the new update. Previous Nexus devices owners are also in line to receive the update some time soon but Google is yet to give a specific date. Before then, nexus devices owners can download the update from this link and manually apply it.

If you're rooted and running a custom recovery, you need to revert to the stock recovery first. You can get that by extracting it from the image zip file in this link then flash it using fastboot "fastboot flash recovery filename.img"

You then install the update into your device using "adb sideload update.zip". The update should then install smoothly and your apps and appdata should all be retained.

Additional guides can be found here

All the best