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Following a temporary ban in India, OnePlus has released its own alpha Lollipop ROM for the One based on stock Android 5.0 -- with no Cyanogen influence. For now, the alpha software is only available as a download, and you'll need to wipe your phone in order to get it. It's also very basic and OnePlus said it includes "no extras beyond the stock features of AOSP Lollipop," though it promised to build on it over time. OnePlus started talking about its own Android fork shortly before Cyanogen inked an exclusive deal with Indian smartphone maker Micromax.
Android is probably the most versatile mobile platform out there, both when it comes to hardware and software. The Android platform is one that comes in many shapes, sizes, and flavors. To somebody who has never really looked at Android in depth before, it can be a somewhat confusing experience. How is the HTC One, which looks completely different from the Galaxy S5 over here, possibly be a part of the same platform?
It’s because Android is considered an “open source” type of platform, which means that manufacturers like HTC, Samsung, Sony, or anybody else who chooses to use Android can create skins to make Android look, act, and feel different. However, it still technically runs on the Android platform.
I will preface by saying I am not a Linux user, but a Windows user. I have a couple Linux devices, like a Raspberry Pi, but I usually only know enough to follow some instructions and get something working.
I was given a task which the ultimate goal is "get minecraft running on this chromebook". It is an Acer Chromebook 11.
Following a few online examples (unsure if their instructions are still relevant) I had some frustrations, and minimal success. First trying the ChrUbuntu method to dual boot, which seemed to work, but then after reboot, ctrl+l did nothing to boot legacy, only ctrl+d worked to load default, which was ChromeOS.
Wiped the chromebook back to factory using a reset USB key, and then I attempted to try the Crouton method. This worked as far as getting Linux running, but I am unsure what to do from there. I downloaded and (I think) installed Java using instructions from sun for installing java on Linux, which really just seemed to be as much as unpacking the downloaded file into a directory. However I can't seem to run the minecraft.jar file. I don't see anyway to link it to java, and trying to open it just opens in it the Linux archive viewer to see the internal contents.
Any suggestions on how I could get this to run properly? I am ok with having to start over again if needed and wipe back to factory settings.submitted by TheFotty
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