The Droid 3 gets Ice Cream Sandwich! Owners of the Droid 3, can finally taste the ICS goodness on their device thanks to XDA-Developers forum member Hashcode
. The ROM has been developed using the CM9 sources as well as some of the published Moto Source from Droid 3 and RAZR. The ROM is an Alpha build right now and like a lot of ICS AOSP ROMs out there; has bugs and glitches that need to be ironed out.
There is some great news for Motorola Droid 3 as Hashcode, Rootzwiki Android developer, has managed to port the latest CyanogenMod 7.1 Android 2.3 Gingerbread on this phone. This CyanogenMod build for the Droid 3 is an OMAP optimized AOSP ROM based on the latest CM sources. The ROM comes with plenty of features working, but as it is still a pre-alpha, so you can expect to see some force closures and other glitches. Folks have managed to port CM on Droid 3 before as well, but the tester and user response regarding this build has been highly favorable. Read More
Finally there is some great news for Motorola Droid 3 as the first Android Gingerbread custom ROM for the phone has finally surfaced. Droid 3, until lately, proved to be a hard nut to crack when it came to rooting and flashing a custom Recovery. However with advent of an easier single click rooting method and Koush releasing the official Bootstrap recovery app for the phone, things got simpler for ROM developers. Read More
Finally there is some great news for Motorola Droid 3 owners as ClockworkMod Recovery is officially available through ROM Manager. Koush, the developer of ClockworkMod and ROM Manager, added support for ClockworkMod Recovery today and you can get it through ROM Manager. Hashcode, XDA Member, also released a bootstrap ClockworkMod Recovery as an unofficial solution earlier. According to his, if you plan on getting the new official ClockworkMod Recovery from Koush, then remove the earlier version. Here is what he exactly has to say about this issue: Read More
There is some interesting news for Motorola Droid 2 Global owners, as some hackers and modders have managed to find a way to boost 3G connectivity on these phones. The tweak basically involves bridging 3G speed increase hack and also fixes the Droid 2 Global’s weak GSP Signal strength. XDA Member, Rotkaeqpchen, also deployed the same hack on his Motorola Droid 3, with some modifications, and was able to come up with favorable results on his phone. Read More
The recent Motorola Droid 3 system update was the best cure for blue tint while recording videos on the phone. However, as a “fee” for removing the tint, Motorola restricted video capture / recording capability for Motorola Droid 3 to 12 FPS in environments with low light. This means that if you were to record a party, you’ll probably end up with jittering video and low quality output. The Android development community realized this glitch and Senior XDA Member, Rotkaeqpchen, came out with a fix that restores fast FPS video capture of Droid 3 in low light conditions. The workaround discovered by above mentioned XDA member [Yes, the nick name is really hard to pronounce and spell twice] is basically a method to restore FPS settings back to what they were before you updated with phone.
Permanent root for Droid 3 was gained couple of days back with help on an exploit by DJrbliss. However there has been a lot of speculation among Droid 3 owners regarding the system apps that can be safely removed. Droid 3 comes with loads of carrier / manufacturer branded apps that basically hinder streamlined user experience. These apps are also commonly referred to as Bloatware / Crapware. Senior XDA member, Psouza4, has developed a script that helps the users in getting rid of all the bloatware that is present on Droid 3. The script basically renames all the bloatware files on your Droid 3 so that they are no longer by the Android system. The one downside of this script is that all apps, regardless you like them or not, are renamed. There is also a restore script available that will help you in re-enabling all the apps that were disabled.
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.
We have been keeping a keen eye out regarding the rooting awesomeness that struck seemingly unconquerable Motorola Droid 3 today. We posted a complete and detailed Motorola Droid 3 ADB based rooting method, and now there is more good news. slow88Ix, Android developer at Rootz Wiki Forums, has managed to brew up a utility that actually roots your Droid 3 with a single click minus any ADB or command prompt hassles. Of course the exploit discovered by DJrbliss is the base of this method and all this utility does is making things simpler. Read More