Some people find Bitcoin a kind of fraudulent practice, while others are busy with the cryptocurrency. Whatever you find about Bitcoin, something that is certain is that you need at least the Internet to carry out transactions with the digital currency. Or is not it? The startup goTenna has, in cooperation with Samurai Bitcoin Wallet, created an app called TxTenna, with which you can still enjoy bitcoin even without a working internet connection. There is, however, a “but” in the story.
Forward messages via mesh network
The name goTenna may be familiar to you. Earlier they already came with a Bluetooth antenna, the goTenna Mesh, with which you can still send messages without low-frequency signals. Through a network of people who all have the goTenna Mesh, you can then send via your message at a great distance without internet or mobile reach to the receiver (which also the goTenna Mesh needs).
goTenna Mesh, TxTenna app and Samourai Bitcoin Wallet
Also at the Bitcoin story the goTenna Mesh comes back and he works with the TxTenna app to ensure that you can continue with Bitcoin even in the middle-of-nowhere. First you connect your smartphone with the goTenna Mesh to create a mesh network with other people who have also connected the device to their device. In order for the plan to succeed, you also have to install the TxTenna app together with the Samourai Bitcoin wallet. The TxTenna app then ensures that a channel is created between the wallet and the goTenna Mesh.
Anonymous in the network
To make transactions, you will start working with the Samourai Wallet as usual. The TxTenna app then sends the transaction information through the mesh network until it reaches a device that has an active internet connection. Now it may sound a little risky that your information is sent to all kinds of unknown smartphones, but according to goTenna you would stay hidden who you are and where you are at that moment.
What is custom ROM?
ROM is short for Read-Only Memory. It has many versions just like Windows OS does; no matter it is stock ROMs from companies, or custom ROM from third party. This new custom ROM can bring you the latest version of Android before your manufacturer. Anyhow, flashing a new ROM means installing a new operating system to your Android.
The new Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow comes with many new features :
- Mobile payments (Android Pay) feature.
- Better RAM Management.
- Fingerprint support.- A battery saver feature which extends device use by up to 90 mins.
- It has a faster, smoother and more powerful computing experience.
- Support for 64-bit SoCs using ARM, x86, and MIPS-based cores.
- OpenGL ES 3.1 and Android extension pack brings Android to the forefront of mobile graphics putting it on par with desktop and console class performance.
- Responsive, natural motion, realistic lighting and shadows, and familiar visual elements make it easier to navigate your device.
- More intelligent ranking of notifications based on who they’re from and the type of communication.
- See all your notifications in one place by tapping the top of the screen.
- New devices come with encryption automatically turned on to help protect data on lost or stolen devices.
- SELinux enforcing for all applications means even better protection against vulnerabilities and malware.
- State of the art video technology with support for HEVC main profile to allow for UHD 4K 10-bit video playback, tunneled hardware video decoding to save power and improved HLS support for streaming.
- and other cool features.
Note: If there is more than one download option, that likely means that you need to download and install the Bug Fix Update for your smartphone or tablet device before you can actually update to 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
Step 1:Before you go trying to update your device, you should check which version of Android you are running. You might already be on the latest version. It's easy to check so follow this guide up to step four. This screen will have a section called 'Android version'. If it doesn't, click 'Software information' to find out.
Step 2:Scroll down the Settings menu and click on 'About Phone' or 'About Tablet'. If you have a tabbed settings menu then this will appear in the 'general' section.
Refer to Android developer page to choose which version of Android your phone or tablet is running. I.e, 4.0.4 corresponds to Ice Cream Sandwich, an old version of Android that was released in 2013.
Step 3:Note: Your phone or tablet may require a Wi-Fi connection to search for an update. We suggest you to download the software Droid Over Wi-Fi because the file size can be large.
Choose and click the "Software Update" option. Next it will search available update for your phone or tablet. If update is available, you will be asked if you want to install it. Select "yes" and it will install the new operating system in your device. If you want to install it later, you can download the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow file first. Download Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.zip