Finally there is some great news for HTC Amaze 4G users as a pre-rooted stock 1.36.351.5 ROM is available for download and install. HTC Amaze 4G, until now, has proved to be a hard nut to crack with only one temporary rooting script. The script even made things worse and was taken down by the developers within minutes. So far, flashing this pre-rooted Android 2.3 Gingerbread custom ROM on HTC Amaze 4G seems to be the only method to gain permanent root with init.d and custom boot image support.
Hulu, the online video service, managed to gain massive popularity due to its ease of access and loads of free streaming content. In case you have an HTC Inspire 4G and were looking to stream Hulu videos on your phone, some good news awaits you. Senior XDA member, metaldool, has managed to find a workaround that allows all Inspire 4G users to watch Hulu from the comfort of their phones, provided they have root access. The script that enables Hulu video streaming on the Inspire 4G, was originally created by compuw22c, XDA developer, and libflashplayer.so file was tinkered by metaldood to achieve the desired results. Hit the jump to read more and enable this feature on your HTC Inspire 4G.
A few years back, before the world knew the likes of iOS and Android, smartphones required tech-savvy users to be taken full advantage of. This all changed with iOS' simplicity-of-use and Android's vast customization possibilities. Android, in particular, optimized the way we work, interact and socialize by delivering apps, tweaks and workarounds that weren't possible in any other smartphone platform. When it comes to customizing and tweaking Android according to your own desires and wishes, there is hardly any competition. Texting via Android is as simple as using a 90’s Nokia phone, supplemented further with the several SMS/MMS utilities available in Android Market. In presence of such handy apps
as Handsent and Go SMS, a tiny and light weight QuickSMS
widget has been released with the intent of making it easier to read, reply, delete and navigate text messages from the comfort of your phone’s home screen.
One reason for Android gathering such a huge fan base is perhaps the easy and comprehensive backup/restore functionality it offers. There is a wide range of apps available in Android Market that let you backup and restore your apps without any issues. Although Titanium Backup
is the must go-for Android backup and batch-restore application, some users like ROM Manager to backup and restore their complete system/ROM. It's no hidden fact that users who fancy rooting and modding their devices, tend to try various ROMs and kernels, and very frequently. Most of theses ROMs come with a pre-requisite to completely wipe and reset system and user data. ROM Manager, created to help ROM flashers and downloaders, provides a facility to backup your current ROM along with all user data via ClockworkMod Recovery. This backup is made in the form of a zip file and can be reinstalled via recovery whenever need arises, but it will restore everything!
So how do you get back individual items like messages, MMS etc? Hit the jump to find out.
For all of you who went for $99 HP TouchPad for the sake of getting Android are in luck! CyanogenMod 7 Android 2.3 Gingerbread Alpha build, that was demoed extensively through videos on different streaming sites, is now available for public download and installation. Compared with an early Android installation method, the procedure to install CyanogenMod 7 on HP TouchPad is lesser complicated and is do-able by virtually everyone. For those who don’t know, CyanogenMod is a custom Android based ROM that is available for select devices and is intended to enhance and optimize user experience. You can head to our detailed CyanogenMod guide and review posted here
to gather more information regarding this ROM.
Good news, Marvel fans! The official Marvel Comics client has finally hit the Android Market. You might consider your self way too grownup for this app, but once you launch it on your Android device, it certainly drifts you to the time when Spiderman was still cool and you wished you met Captain America in person. The Marvel Comics App for Android is the official Marvel Comics production and features scores of comic books featuring some of the most popular and favorite characters.
Android is the fastest growing and widely adapted Smartphone OS that is gaining unmatched popularity throughout the globe. The main reason for this popularity is based on the fact that Android is perhaps the only Smartphone operating system that is completely customizable to the core. The customization span of Android ranges from utility apps to modifying internal system flies. Recently the Android Gingerbread keyboard gained immense appreciation due to the fact that it was easier to type and fancier to look-out. Some industrious Android themers have managed to roll out better looking fancier versions of the same keyboard.
Samsung Galaxy S i9000 has remained one of the heart-favorites of Android fans and users for quite some time. Until now, the phone hasn’t lost its charm and there are folks who still like keeping their Galaxy S and not upgrading to other high-tier Android devices. Samsung Galaxy S was released on Rogers at Samsung Captivate and like other regional versions, it has certain different and distant characteristics from other variants. Recently we got a request to cover a rooting guide for this phone and to our utter amazement, there is no well drafted root instruction guide or video for Roger’s Samsung Captivate upgraded to Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread in September this year.
Samsung Galaxy S II [S2] is perhaps the best Android phone that is now available throughout the globe. It is pretty astonishing that this beauty was released in the US only a month back. Since the time of this phone’s US release, users have been either converting to Sprint for their Epic 4G Touch or moving to AT&T for their version of Samsung Galaxy S II. For those who don’t know, Samsung Galaxy S II is an extremely thing, stylish Android phone that comes with a 4.3 Inch display and a dual core processor on board. Apart from general Android users and fans, this phone has also managed to capture a whole lot of developer attention and now there are dedicated development, modding and hacking threads for this phone on different Android portals, forums and blogs. Read More
AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II [S2] was released couple of days back and since then the phone has managed to gather huge underground developer support at XDA and other Android portals. Currently the phone stands rooted with a custom kernel via ODIN and ROM developers are hard at work to cook some awesome bacon for this device. And as ROMs are being consistently developed for this device, there are mods, hacks and tweaks that are surfacing to optimize and enhance your experience while using the phone. Read More
HTC Amaze 4G is an amazing phone that is set to amaze many Android fans due to its Super LCD display along with a powerful 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Processor. The phone comes with an amazing 8 Mega Pixel primary camera that is studded with a new SmartShot mode. This SmartShot mode actually works with portrait images and takes 5 successive snaps followed by blending the perfection from each one in one great portrait. Of course this happens automatically and will be of great help to photography fans and professionals alike. Read More
Samsung Galaxy S II is the hottest phone that has managed to gather a huge fan base in very less timespan. The phone has also managed to gather a lot of developer attention and now there is a sea of custom ROMs, kernels, tweaks and mods to enhance and optimize the phone usage. Like Samsung Galaxy S i9000, there is a small feature or “glitch” in Samsung Galaxy S II that overrides the ringtone volume set by user during an incoming phone call. The call volume then slowly recedes to the volume you have set and that’s very annoying for some of us. Read More
Google Nexus Prime is the first Android phone that will surface with much awaited and much longed-for Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 on board. The phone with this new OS was set set to released on October 11th but due to unfortunate demise of Steve Jobs, it has been delayed to 27th October. The Ice Cream Sandwich event will be hosted by Google and Samsung where both these corporations will unveil the OS update along with the phone that will come loaded with it. The Google Nexus Prime comes packed with 1.5 GHz Dual-Core processor along with 1 GB RAM and has the capability to snap video @ 720p. The phone will feature a mega 4.65 Inch screen that will theoretically make it more of a tablet than a phone.
CyanogenMod 7.1 Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread custom ROM stable build has been released and is now available for download. This CM 7.1 is the official build and is compatible with 68 select Android devices. Originally the stable release was planned for last week, but due to some glitches with automated compiling system, it was held back. Read More
HTC Sensation is undoubtedly the latest “sensation” among Android phones who prefer being loyal to HTC. The phone comes with 1.2 GHz Dual-Core processor and has 768 MB RAM that ensures a powerful, speedy and butter-smooth user experience. Apart from these awesome specs, the bootloader of HTC Sensation is entitled for official HTC Dev unlocking which makes things easier for underground development community. There are scores of custom Android ROMs, kernels and tweaks that are consistently surfacing for HTC Sensation. Read More
Custom recovery is an integral part of Android OS as it allows users, developers and hackers to perform crucial functions like restoration, maintenance and flashing / installation. Virtually every Android phone gets root and then immediately a custom recovery is brewed in order to flash custom kernels, ROMs and patches. Custom recoveries also perform other useful functions such as wiping dalvik cache, battery stats, restore and backup system etc. and do complete cache and system format in order to implement new framework on the phone / tablet. When it comes to custom recoveries for Android phones / tablets, ClockworkMod Recovery developed by Koush is the most favored and widely adapted by Android users. In case you need more information regarding custom recovery in general and ClockworkMod Recovery in particular, then head to our detailed custom recovery guide posted here. Read More
Samsung Galaxy S II [S2] is the thinnest Android phone that comes with a 4.3 Inch screen and packs the power of 1.2 GHz Dual Core with 1.0 GB RAM. The phone, when launched, received an overwhelming response from Android fans and aspiring users. It's quite surprising that Samsung Galaxy S2 made it to US market after it was released in every nook and corner of the globe. Sprint was the first carrier to get a Galaxy S II variant by the name of Epic 4G Touch and AT&T closely followed suit. AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II received some awesome root treatment right after its launch and a modified ODIN-Flashable kernel was produced for this purpose. The development community is already very active regarding this phone which means custom ROMs, kernels, hacks and tweaks are rapidly surfacing to enhance and optimize user experience.
Samsung Sprint Epic 4G is quickly gaining fan base due to its awesome features. However the data limit imposed by Sprint isn’t really cool when you have to tether your other devices on 3G. But when its Android, there is always a possibility of getting things done. Senior XDA Member, Necrosan, has released a workaround that lets you bypass data limit with a 3G Hotspot [tethering] hack. This hack basically helps in removing the data limit and is workable on rooted phones with deodexed EG30 ROMs. After deploying this tweak on your Epic 4G Touch, you can enjoy free 3G tethering without any hindrance from Sprint’s limit plans.
If you are a Samsung Galaxy S 4G owner with a bricked device, then you are in luck! 1madfitter, Rootz Wiki Forums member, was able to unbrick his device following a series of “rituals” that otherwise sound pretty weird. Apparently 1madfitter’s Samsung Galaxy S 4G was facing a permanent brick situation with a total blackout of screen and no signs of “life”. The process to get your Samsung Galaxy S 4G Android phone is pretty easy but requires a lot of patience and determination. We weren’t able to figure out the logic behind this unbricking workaround, but as long as the deed is done; who cares! Read More
iOS 5 Gold Master was made available couple of hours back for developers following “Let’s Talk iPhone” keynote address. iOS Dev Team member, MuscleNerd, has just tweeted that iOS 5 Gold Master [GM] is jailbreakable via Redsn0w.The jailbreak for now will be tethered meaning that you will need to apply jailbreak every time the device is rebooted. iOS 5 GM is installable on iPhone 4, 3GS, iPad and iPod Touch and Redsn0w is able to jailbreak all of these devices after iOS 5 GM is installed. Read More