CyanogenMod 7 Gingerbread Source Available For Infuse 4G [Self Compile]

Are you a Samsung Infuse 4G owner looking to get the excellent CyanogenMod 7 ROM on your phone? Are you interested in going beyond that, and compiling it for your device yourself, right from the source code? We've got some great news for you - the CyanogenMod 7 source code is now available for this device, and anyone with the required skills can use it to compile this popular Gingerbread-based custom ROM on their device. More details, feature list and instructions after the jump. Read More

How To Install ClockworkMod Recovery On Droid 3 [Guide]

Finally there is some great news for Motorola Droid 3 owners as Hashcode has released Bootstrap ClockworkMod Recovery for the phone. Like other bootstrap recoveries, this one won’t be available in Market for sometime as it is still in beta stages. This version of ClockworkMod Recovery pretty much works as it should but ROM flashing / booting isn’t supported in this version. You can still make NANDROID backups, clear caches, factory reset and perform wipe in this modified CWM recovery for Droid 3. The credit for developing this Bootstrap ClockworkMod recovery goes to Hashtag at Rootzwiki forums. Read More

How To Root Sprint Epic 4G Touch [Video Guide]

Samsung Galaxy S II made it to Sprint by the name of Epic 4G Touch. And as soon as the Android development and hacking community got hold of the phone, the quest for acquiring root privileges kicked off. The latest news in this regard is that Epic 4G Touch now has root and majority of the phone’s functionality remains intact after running the exploit. The root became available a day before yesterday but due to some driver hiccup, the original exploiter had his Epic 4G Touch bricked. Now we believe that all issues have been solved and all you need is ODIN and a .tar file to do the deed. The root method involves a pre-rooted .tar file flashing via ODIN which will provide SuperUser permissions. Read More

Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread MIUI ROM Available For IDEOS X6

Huawei IDEOS X6 is mid-tier Android phone and recently a section on XDA was dedicated to this phone’s development and hacking. In my opinion, the phone emerged quite victorious in a market ruled by HTC, Samsung, Motorola, Sony Ericsson and LG. The IDEOS X6 came with AOSP Android 2.2 Froyo on board and due to the fact that not much exposure was given to this phone on Android forums and portals,there wasn’t noteworthy development. As soon as the phone acquired a dedicated section on XDA forums, we can see that developers are emerging for this phone. MIUI custom ROMs are the most favored custom Android firmware when it comes to aesthetics, usability and stability. And recently this ROM made it to X6!

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Unbrick Motorola Droid Bionic With RSD Lite 5.5 [Guide]

Finally there is some great news for Motorola Droid Bionic Android phone users looking to unbrick their devices. We won’t really go into how you managed to brick your device, but you should be able to boot it in Fastboot mode to unbrick it. In case you phone isn’t booting in Fastboot mode, then the only solution is to take it to your carrier’s customer service and ask for repair or replacements. The method to unbrick your device involves action from RSD lite along with a custom FXZ file. Read More

Improve myTouch 4G Slide Battery Life With Tweaked Stock Kernel [Guide]

HTC myTouch 4G Slide emerged as a high-tier Android device but wasn’t able to gain much popularity due to thin participation of underground developer community. The phone was rooted after couple of hours of its release but the ROM and custom kernel development have been moving at a snail’s speed. The main reason behind this lack of dev interest is unreleased kernel sources which are direly required to cook custom bacon for any Android phone or tab. Lately Undeadk9, Senior XDA Member, has managed to tweak the stock kernel in order to enhance user experience and save battery. The kernel doesn’t offer any overclocking or undervolting options and the main crux of this release is to make the phone work better while on stock firmware / ROM.

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Runnymede Sense 3.5 KingedRunny ROM For EVO 4G Now Available [Download]

HTC Runnymede is the new high-tier Android phone that is set to be released in November or December this year. However some industrious hackers have already got their hands of the leaked official firmware of this phone. The result of this, like always, is that Android hackers and developers at different Android portals , blogs and forums are hard at work to cook Runnymede firmware based ROMs for their devices. Runnymede firmware / official RUU comes with Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread running HTC Sense 3.5 UI. For those who don’t know, HTC Sense 3.5 UI is a Sense 3.0 successor and comes loaded with extra widgets, lockscreen accessible apps and homescreen portrait compatibility. As of now, HTC Sense 3.5 has managed to gather a massive fan base owing to enhanced utility and beautiful looks.

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Lock GPS Location Quickly On Sensation, Desire HD And Inspire 4G [Guide]

In case you are using HTC Sensation, Inspire 4G or Desire HD and want your GPS to lock under 10 seconds, then there is some great news for you. Senior XDA member, crypted, has developed a GPS optimization scripts that initially improved GPS locking in North America and was later made compatible to support worldwide geographic locations. Majority of the users who have deployed this patch on their HTC devices have managed to get GPS lock within 10 seconds.

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Install TouchWiz 4 Apps On Galaxy S II Running MIUI ROM [Guide]

MIUI ROM development for Samsung Galaxy S II started couple of months back. Since then there have been countless versions of official and unofficial MIUI ROMs surfacing for this phone. Although MIUI is the choice of folks who like to go with MIUI’s interface and aesthetics, but some of them do miss great apps from TouchWiz that unfortunately aren’t part of MIUI. Apps like Music Hub, Social Hub, TW Calculator, Photo Editor, Samsung Keyboard and Photo Editor were able to capture a massive fan base due to their great interface and excellent utility. Read More

How To Connect HP TouchPad To Ad-Hoc Network [Wi-Fi Tether]

HP TouchPad is perhaps the hottest tablet available that recently got some Android love. Although complete Android builds are available for TouchPad, but most of them are filled with bugs and other issues. Some folks, however, have decided to remain on WebOS unless a stable Android build surfaces with lesser bugs. HP TouchPad doesn’t connect directly to Ad-Hoc Wi-fi connections. Here is the step by step guide to enable Ad-Hoc Wi-Fi connectivity of your TouchPad with Wi-Fi hotspots e.g. your Android phone.

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How To Fix Root Permissions After Upgrading To MIUI 1.9.9 ROM

MIUI version 1.9.9 started rolling out for select Android devices couple of days back. Our friends at Android Spin discovered that after flashing MIUI 1.9.9, some phones lose root rights! It was discovered while some users tried to restore their apps from Titanium Backup after a fresh MIUI 1.9.9 installation. This is a really simple tip but will save you from the trouble of re-rooting or flashing your phone altogether.

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HTC Runnymede ROM Available For Desire S, Inspire 4G And Desire HD [Sense 3.5]

HTC has been really active lately with a massive Android line-up all ready to be unleashed in Q4 this year. HTC Bliss, Runnymede and HTC Sensation XE are all high-tier Android phones that will make it to general users in October / November. Although all these phones are to launch with HTC Sense 3.5 as their primary UI, but it is interesting to see that Bliss’s Sense 3.5 is different than that of HTC Runnymede. Both these phones had their system dumps [ROMs] leaked couple of days back and now developers are busy cooking custom ROMs based on these RUUs. Previously we discussed HTC Bliss’s Sense 3.5 getting ported to different handsets and today it’s about HTC Runnymede stealing the show. The Sense 3.5 version on Runnymede is certainly a succession of HTC Bliss with lockscreen bearing distinct brightness and music widgets.

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How To Root Acer Iconia A100 Tablet [ADB Method]

Acer Iconia A100 is a 7-inch A500 successor Android tablet that was released last month. Although Iconia A100 is the first 7 Inch tablet to come geared with latest Android 3.2 Honeycomb on board, but the screen issue along with bad finishing didn’t help in cultivating a mentionable user base. However there are folks who opted to go for this tablet and the Android development community isn’t ready to desert them altogether. Some industrious hackers have managed to gain root on this device through the standard ADB procedure. However it will be interesting to see if things move in direction of custom ROMs and kernels from this point onwards. So far only root has been achieved and there are no signs of a custom recovery.

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Unlock HTC Flyer Bootloader Via HTC Dev Portal Now Available

HTC Flyer got an unlocked bootloader via Revolutionary couple of weeks back. Although Revolutionary does the job briliantly, but there are some who’d like going official way for unlocking their tab’s bootloader. HTC Dev Portal, the official developer resource from HTC, started operating some weeks back and also started offering unlocked bootloaders via web. Although HTC has tried it’s level best to help people cool off with this bootloader unlocking availability, but it’s complex nature makes Revolutionary the most preferred method. The upside of this HTC Dev bootloader unlocking for HTC Flyer tab is perhaps compatibility with most of the versions and models available.

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BeatMod BlissSense ROM Brings Sense 3.5 To myTouch 4G [Download]

Finally there is some great news for HTC myTouch 4G users as Sense 3.5 integrated custom ROM is now available. BeatMod BlissSense ROM, based on Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread with HCT Sense UI has been recently released on XDA forums by ZFr3eak and sbryan12144. The ROM comes with some great speed tweaks along with Ext-4 support and is the only Bliss port for myTouch 4G that is truly ad-free. Apart from this, the ROM is fully zip aligned, pre-rooted with scores of crap-ware removed to optimize user experience.

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Install CyanogenMod 7 Android Gingerbread ROM On HTC Sensation [Guide]

We have been witnessing unofficial CyanogenMod 7 Android 2.3 Gingerbread ports on HTC Sensation for quite sometime now. However, the official Alpha version of CM7 has been released yesterday that can be installed on your phone as a daily drivers. Since CyanogenMod nightlies were temporarily halted due to security situation with kernel.org, so this Alpha CM7 for HTC Sensation is your best shot for now. For those who don’t know, CyanogenMod is a custom Android firmware based on AOSP code that is directed towards delivering enhanced and highly optimized user experience. Recently we did a comprehensive post on the features of CyanogenMod 7. Read More

Download Official Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread ROM For Samsung Galaxy S

Sam Firmwares has done it again! Yes folks, the official Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread ROM for good ole’ Samsung Galaxy S has been released online by SamFirmwares.com. For those who don’t know, Sam Firmwares have this “ability” to get hold of unreleased official Samsung ROMs through methods best known to themselves. This Android portal also released leaked Galaxy S, Spica and other Samsung Android phone officials ROMs / patches since it came into existence. Read More

Fix Camera In HTC HD2 Running Sense 3.5 Gingerbread ROM [Guide]

HTC Sense 3.5, extracted from ROM dump of HTC Bliss Android phone, is perhaps the hottest UI available for HTC devices. There are numerous people looking to port HTC Sense 3.5 on their devices and ROM developers are readily cooking their custom firmware with HTC Sense 3.5 integrated. Recently the Sense 3.5 UI ROM made it to HTC HD2 in shape of a Gingerbread ROM but like all initial ports, the camera wasn’t working as expected. The main issue was a jittery video recording and blurred still captures after flashing / installing a custom ROM with Sense 3.5.

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