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Overflow of OpenStreetMap Node IDs

Openstreetmap node IDs were implemented as a 32-bit variable. Since 9 February 2013 the variable container is too small to store unique IDs. Therefore users and developers are invited to update their software and use tools which are capable to store 64 bit identifiers.
Currently the project counts more than 2147438647 node identifiers, which are too much for a 32-bit integer variable.
Now more than 2 billion nodes, single points with latitude and longitude information are used to describe certain parts of the earth. The for the basis for geographic objects like the path of a road and other geographic features.

The majority of tools related to the OSM project was already updated to prevent problems with this limitation. Currently only a few tools left have problems with OpenStreetMap. The node IDs are continually increasing. If you want to know how many nodes IDs the project currently has you can have a look under There are already more than 6.5 million IDs longer than 3…

Downgrade Android Nexus Devices

Many people are very keen on update Android devices to the latest version. Some also use custom ROMs like Cyanongen Mod ROMs, but are not happy with the performace or anyoing bugs.
There is a way to get your original factory image back on your Device.

Googles Factory Images for Nexus Devices
This page contains binary image files that are provided for use in restoring your Nexus device's original factory firmware. These files are for use only on your personal Nexus devices and may not be disassembled, decompiled, reverse engineered, modified or redistributed by you or used in any way except as specifically set forth in the license terms that came with your device. The site contains Images for following devices:

Nexus 10Nexus 7 (WiFi or UMTS)Nexus QGalaxy NexusNexus S
So if you wanna downgrade or reset to default you can visit this site and download your binaries.