The hard nut has finally cracked! Root privileges have been gained on Motorola Droid 3 after a seriously long delay. The root method isn’t that “single click thingy” we have been seeing for sometime and requires you to have some ADB skills to do the deed. XDA Forum Member, Djrbliss, is responsible for this awesome work of rooting the Motorola Droid 3. According to the exploiter, he was able to identify a vulnerability specific to Motorola devices in the script parsed by the init thread. Read More
So if you own a Photon 4G and were quick to install a custom ROM to it, chances are that the phone has lost the 4G capability along with that. The problem has so far been seen using the Alien ROM that we covered a few days back, but is not limited to it according to XDA-Developers forum member Lokifish Marz who has also devised an alternate installation method for the Alien ROM that could be done for any other ROM in the future as well. Using this method you can kick the phone’s 4G capability back into action. Read More
Things seem to be on the on the roll for the Photon 4G with development for the device moving at a fast pace. From when it was first rooted as soon as it arrived on the scene, we now come across the second custom ROM for the device that is Moto Blur based. With the bootloader unlocked one would expect some pure Android ROM to be released, but hopefully that shall happen soon. For now, you only have two custom ROMs available for the device and this would be the latest one. Named Alien ROM
, it has been developed by XDA-Developers forum member kennethpenn
and is a mix of Gingerbread and Blur with an added green theme to it.
Motorola Photon 4G is a top tier Android device that has managed to gather a huge fan base within days of it’s release. Since the phone got rooted and custom ROMs are already on their way, a need for custom bootanimations for this device was also pretty much felt. Bandage, Senior XDA Member, has managed to create 3 custom bootanimation for Motorola Photon 4G. For those who don’t know, Bootanimatuon is the first thing that appears after manufacturer logo on your Android device. Although there is no functionality associated with this, but an eye-catching bootanimation does make your phone stand out while booting. For a complete intro of bootanimations, please see our complete bootanimation customization guide
It was only a day or two back that the Motorola Photon 4G had its bootloader unlocked, and with that it seems like the development for the device is really gearing up. Just as the device received an unlocked bootloader, XDA-Developers forum member romracer
released a modified CWM based recovery for the Photon 4G that according to him, is based on his own custom code forked from the CyanogenMod team’s recovery. What does this mean? Well for start you now have an alternative to the Bootstrap recovery. romracer
’s recovery, named ALPHA RECOVERY
has quite a few features at hand as well.
Photon 4G owners! We have confirmation that the bootloader for your device has been unlocked thanks to XDA-Developers forum member Yay 4 Juggs
. This is huge news considering the Droid 3 and Bionic are to be released soon and this gives the devices a very good chance at a possible unlocked bootloader in the future. Even though the devices are different to each other, this just goes of to show that if it can be done on the Photon 4G, there’s a good chance it may happen for those two devices as well. As for now, it is the owners of the Photon 4G that are uber excited.
Motorola Photon 4G Android phone got rooted within hours of release but $ 100 dock requirement for gaining root was something not everyone could opt for. However Edgan, XDA Member, has released a rooting method that doesn’t require a dock at all. The method is simple and only requires you to have some working knowledge of ADB command line to accomplish this.
CyanogenMod started supporting Motorola Droid 2 back in June and now the official nightly builds are available for your flashing pleasure. For those who don’t know, CyanogenMod is a custom 3rd Party Android firmware for select compatible devices with root. The main motive behind getting these ROM on your devices after root is to optimize and enhance user experience. The nightly CM 7 builds for Motorola Droid started emerging on 18th July and now there are more that 35 builds available. Each build carries bug fixes and glitches identified by CM team and users in the last release and this process keep recurring until the nightlies evolve into Release Candidate aka RC status.
In case you have Motorola Xoom from Telstra and are looking to gain root privileges after latest Android 3.1 Honeycomb update, then you problem is solved! nkahoang, a newbie on XDA Developers, has posted a tutorial for folks on Telstra to root their devices keeping the 3G functionality intact. The rooting method, however, is for seasoned ADB Androiders with some good command over different functionalities that ADB has to offer. Read More
In case you got your hands on the latest Motorola Triumph Android phone, then there is some great news for you. According to a YouTube Video, you can easily gain root access on this 4.1 Inch beauty using the GingerBreak Single Tap rooting solution app. For those who don’t know, Motorola Triumph recently made it to the market with 5 MP Camera, Flash and Android 2.2 Froyo without any visible traces of Moto Blur.
With root in place, ClockworkMod recovery installed and the recent SBF leak for the Motorola Photon 4G, the ground is all set for custom ROMs to start pouring in. Well, they haven’t exactly poured in as yet, but we do have the first custom ROM for the Photon 4G released today courtesy of XDA-Developers forum member kennethpenn. The ROM named Photon Laser is almost 100% based on stock elements but with a few optimizations packed, that may help this ROM appeal to you. Read More
The Maintenance Release 3 for the Motorola Photon 4G has been leaked on XDA-Developers and comes as an SBF that can be easily flashed via RSD Lite. This is the first SBF for the Photon 4G that has been released for download and this also means that those of you who tried messing around with the device and ended up soft bricking it, finally have a shot at bringing it back from the grave. As mentioned earlier the SBF is an MR3 release, hence containing quite a few bug fixes such as sound issues and more. Credits for leaking this onto the internet goes to XDA-Developers forum member Yay 4 Juggs
The Motorola Atrix 4G set the trend for what is now known as Motorola’s Webtop technology, allowing you to turn your device into a mini laptop in a few seconds by placing it into a dock. The Atrix 4G was the first to do it, the Motorola Photon 4G is the second. However, like the Atrix 4G, the Photon 4G requires an official dock to enable the Webtop functionality. Luckily, XDA-Developers forum member _unknown who brought us the hack to enable Webtop via HDMI on the Atrix 4G, has managed to do the same for the Photon, thereby removing the need for those pricey official docks that Motorola wants you to buy. Read More
Finally there is some great news for Sprint Motorola Photon 4G users as folks over at XDA have managed to gain root on this device. The root isn’t a single clicker –for now – but we believe that there will be a reasonable solution available soon. In order to root your Motorola Photon 4G, you will be needing HD Station, Motorola Photon, HDMO Cable that comes with HD Station, Monitor with open HDMI port, Wi-Fi internet connect on the phone and a PC with network access to phone. Read More
In case you have Motorola Milestone 2 and were looking to increase the Multitouch points, then there is some great news for you. Liori, XDA member, has unearthed a hack that allows you to maximize multitouch points on your Droid Incredible 2 to an amazing 6 MT points. The hack first appeared on a Chinese Android forum and consists of a simple .ko file that does the magic. Read More
Finally there is some great news for Motorola Droid X2 owners as official Android 2.3 Gingerbread is rolling out now! The update is a major one and comes with plenty of enhancements and bug fixes for the X2. Here is a list of all the improvements integrated in this latest official Gingerbread upgrade for Droid X2: Read More
Motorola Droid X2 is quickly gaining popularity among masses due to it’s great features and easy to hack nature. But rooting your Droid X2 still leaves all the bloat , aka carrier / manufacturer branded apps and utilities, on board which takes considerable time to get rid off. MinimalX ROM for Motorola Droid X2 is your one stop solution to get rid of bloat woes and the credit for this ROM goes of C21Jhonson at XDA forums. Although future development of this ROM i.e. post Version 3 has been halted, but users and testers have termed this ROM as rock stable with butter like smoothness. The ROM comes with 90 % of the bloat debloated along with some crucial system edits, framework tweaks etc. Folks have been able to secure average 3000 Score in Quadrant with 4750 observed in AnTuTu Benchmark. Read More
If you opted to go for Motorola Triumph, the 1.0 GHz beauty with a classy 4.1 inch screen, and were waiting for root access on your phone, get ready to get into action! Apparently some folks at XDA tried Gingerbreak – the newest single click rooting method – and it worked without flaw! The phone ships with Android 2.2 Froyo on board which means that gaining root will open possibilities for custom ROMs, kernels and other awesome post-root stuff. According to some testers, the root access is permanent, so you won’t have to hack away stuff on every reboot.
Although Motorola Defy is an excellent well spec’d device, but the absence of multi touch is more than just a menace. Having no multi touch means that Defy users are missing on Pinch To Zoom feature that is a must have for optimized browsing and game play. Defy MultiTouch Enabler is the life saver app for Moto Defy users unleashing the true potential of device through Multi Touch. The app has been thoroughly tested on Moto Defy units running CyanogenMod 7, MIUI, Android 2.3 Gingerbread Blur and Froyo Blur. Read More
Finally there is some interesting news for Motorola Droid X2 owners as Droid X2 bootstrap recovery app is now available for download. The credit for this discovery goes to c21Johnson, who unearthed this gem while skimming through some Chinese forums discussing Android development; most probably GoAPK. There are certain users and developers at XDA not giving their consent to this build but there are users who have successfully installed Bootstrap recovery and also made and restored backups. There is a lot of controversy going on regarding this bootstrap build and we would like to stay away from it by just reporting what’s going on. According to some folks, this recovery was in reality written for Atrix 4G before it got modified and was made compatible with Motorola Droid X2.