By now, everyone is aware of the Stagefright vulnerability in Android. It isn’t as much the name of the vulnerability but a media player library used in Android.
It seems that one of the ways to remediate the vulnerability is to configure your text messaging application to NOT auto-retrieve Multimedia messages (MMS). On my phone that is under the Advanced Settings, “Auto-retrieve Automatically retrieve messages”.
The other thing that I did was disable Google Hangouts. I don’t use it on → Continue reading “Possible Remediation for Stagefright Android Vulnerability”
When setting up Eclipse for Android development, after you have installed the Develeper Tools and NDK Plugins and linked to the ADT-bundle and then imported your project (see othere posts related by searching for ‘android’) I got the following error:
[2014-03-24 14:14:53 - android_sdk] Unable to resolve target 'android-18'
I went and checked to make sure that the
Platform.MinPlatformToolsRev property in the
~/path/to/adt-bundle-linux-x86_64-20131030/sdk/tools/source.properties matched that of my project.properties file.
They were both 18. Eh? Why the error?
So, in Eclipse, → Continue reading “Setting up Android in Eclipse, Unable to resolve target ‘android-18’”
I’ve got a new install of Eclipse and am setting up to do some Android development.
After getting the Develeper Tools and NDK Plugins installed and linking to the ADT-bundle that I downloaded, I was getting an error when attempting to import the existing project by going to File > Import > Android > Existing Android Code Into Workspace.
The error was:
Invalid project description /some/path/to/project/dir_name overlaps the location of another project: dir_name
After a few searches and a couple → Continue reading “Invalid Project Description, project path overlaps the location of another project with the same name When Importing Existing Android Project in Eclipse”
When developing apps you will not only want to test them against the Eclipse AVDs but also install them on an actual device.
To do so, set up an HTTP server (here is a link to another article on how to set up a quick and dirty HTTP server) and put you .apk file somewhere where you can get to it from your local network.
Make sure that you check the ‘Unknown sources’ setting that will enable you to → Continue reading “Install Android Application Directly Without it Being in the Market”
To set up an existing install of Eclipse to do some Android development do the following:
- Go to http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html and look for and download the ADT bundle for your OS (in my case I was using Fedora Core 18 at the time)
- Unpack it as the user that is going to be running Eclipse and/or after you unpack it make sure that your user has read/write/execute permissons for the files in this directory (obviously, you don’t need execute permssion for
→ Continue reading “Setting Up Android SDK and Plugin in an Existing Install of Eclipse”