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Installing the nano editor on Android with ROOT

This article will describe the steps needed to install nano and setup ssh to utilize nano on your Android device.

GNU nano is a text editor for Unix-like computing systems or operating environments using a command line interface. It emulates the Pico text editor, part of the Pine email client, and also provides additional functionality. Unlike Pico, nano is licensed under the GNU General Public License(GPL). Released as free software by Chris Allegretta in 1999, nano became part of the GNU Project in 2001.


Download and extract the zip.
copy androidforlinux directory to your android phones memory card. [Example: /sdcard/Download]
Follow these steps using a terminal downloadeded from the playstore or adb shell.
  1. cp /sdcard/Download/nanoforandroid/etc/profile /system/etc
  2. cp -r /sdcard/Download/nanoforandroid/etc/terminfo /system/etc
  3. cp /sdcard/Download/nanoforandroid/xbin/nano /system/xbin
Now we will install SimpleSSHD from the google playstore.
  1. Open the Google Play Store on your Android device
  2. Search for SimpleSSHD or click the link in this article.
  3. Tap Install
  4. Allow the installation to complete
You will need to start SimpleSSHD and make note of the IP listed and connect to that IP and the default port of 2222.
SSH into the android phone using this as an example: ssh IP -p 2222
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Samsung Gear S2 with the Mega + Peel Remote and Cyanogen

I decided to purchase the Samsung Gear S2 and was shocked that Samsung crippled its own customers!  In order to use this watch you will need to install the Samsung Gear App.  Unfortunately, you will receive a notice stating - "The operating system on your phone has been modified in an unauthorized way, and is not compatible with the Samsung Gear app.

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Samsung Mega 6.3 CM12.1 LP5.1.1 SPH-L600 (DOWNLOAD)

Trebuchet Home Launcher

ROM: Cyanogenmod 12.1 [unofficial] (meliusltespr)
Android Version: Lollipop 5.1.1 (currently LMY49H)

ABOUT: CyanogenMod (pronounced sigh-AN-oh-jen-mod), is a customized, aftermarket firmware distribution for several Android devices. Based on the Android Open Source Project, CyanogenMod is designed to increase performance and reliability over Android-based ROMs released by vendors and carriers such as Google, T-Mobile, HTC, etc. CyanogenMod also offers a variety of features & enhancements that are not currently found in these versions of Android.

CyanogenMod 12.1 New Features
This is one of the major features that CyanogenMod has added to their ROM in recent months. As described by the team, this feature automatically optimises the screen depending on the time and ambient conditions to reduce eyestrain and improve readability. It also allows users to change the color temperature and calibration of the display depending on the time of the day.

LCD Density: This feature allows users to change the software density of their phone. This will allow users to display more (or less) content on the screen depending on their preference. A lower number means more content will be displayed on the screen and vice versa.

Notification Manager: This is a new entry in the Settings menu in CyanogenMod 12.1/12. It contains options to enable/disable Heads up notifications, the ability to filter notifications from the installed apps, change priority of notifications of the installed apps, check the apps that can read notifications on the device and more.

Lockscreen visualiser: Google added a beautiful music lock screen widget to Android with Lollipop. CyanogenMod has further enhanced this feature in their ROM by adding a visualiser to it. When any music is being played, the lock screen will also display visualisations apart from the music controls.

Ambient Display: Google added a new Ambient Display option in Lollipop on the Nexus 6, which is similar to the Moto Display feature of the Moto X. The CyanogenMod team have also added this feature to their ROM. When there is a new notification, the display of the device will “breathe” to show the unread notification. The display will also light up when the user picks up the phone so that users can view any important notifications at a glance.

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