The T-Mobile G1 (also known as HTC Dream) was the first Android device that started the whole Android craze, and apparently, even after years of getting the last official update and now considered pretty much obsolete, it lives once again. The latest version of Android i.e. 4.0.1 Ice Cream Sandwich has been ported to the G1 in the form of an AOSP ROM, thanks to XDA-Developers forum member jcarrz1
. So if you had an old G1 that you thought had been revived enough times with Android updates and custom ROMs courtesy of the dev. community, you will definitely want to try this out on your device.
Do you own an HTC Sensation 4G? If you think the camera or more precisely, the Camcorder on your device is brilliant, it’s about to get even more awesome. Thanks to XDA-Developer |ErosizeD|,
you can now mod your camera to record at higher bitrates which according to the developer, is close to BlueRay DVD quality with an increased FPS stability. The mod currently supports ROMs based on Sense 3.0 or 3.5 and CyanogenMod 7 or MIUI. As for the still camera, compression has been set to 0%, thereby the image quality has also been increased.
We have confirmation that ClockworkMod 5 recovery for the Epic 4G is now out, and fully supported by ROM Manager. It’s been ages since the Epic 4G saw an official updated version of the ClockworkMod recovery for itself, but thanks to Drockstar, Koush, mkasick
Epic 4G users now have the chance to use the latest recovery. Being officialy supported by ROM Manager is indeed a welcomed development, one that simplifies the task of flashing ClockworkMod recovery on the Epic 4G.
Rooting instructions also included.
The first Ice Cream Sandwich based AOSP ROM for the Nexus S has surfaced. ICS based ROMs were limited to being SDK ports till the source code was released. Only about two days into the release, the ROM is still a work in progress and has its share of bugs. However, it is suitable as a daily driver for Android fans who want an early taste of the Ice Cream Sandwich.
We have confirmation, that ClockworkMod recovery, has finally found its way onto the Galaxy Nexus (Maguro), running Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0. Earlier we covered a guide on rooting the Galaxy Nexus and it wasn’t long after the device was released in the UK and a few other places, that Koush – developer of the famous ClockworkMod recovery for the Android OS – tweeted that the recovery was now out and available for the powerhouse of a Galaxy Nexus. So if you were lucky enough to get your hands on this baby and have already rooted it, you can now install ClockworkMod recovery on it and have a go at some custom ROMs and possibly more mods that will follow. Read More
A custom recovery based on the latest ClockworkMod recovery 220.127.116.11 is now available for the HTC Sensation XL Gingerbread device. Earlier we had covered a guide on how to root the Sensation XL, and it was only inevitable that a custom recovery would follow. This comes in from Senior XDA-Developers forum member tenfar who compiled this recovery purely from the ClockworkMod sources and modified it a bit for the Sensation XL. Apparently the feedback on the forums from users who tried it out has been quite positive. Read More
Users of the Motorola Photon 4G, can now flash the latest ClockworkMod recovery 18.104.22.168, and is a customized version meant for the Photon 4G. This is great news for users who were planning to install a custom recovery to their device, or even those on an older version of the recovery looking to upgrade. Credit goes to XDA-Developers forum member romracer
for releasing this custom cooked recovery based on ClockworkMod recovery 5. The recovery even sports 6 color schemes as well and you have the option to choose which one you want to install.
T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II T989 users have a hit gold! Thanks to XDA-Developers forum member zedomax
users of the T989 model finally have a chance at enabling USB Host support on their device via an OTG cable
. This can be done so via a custom kernel that zedomax
has spent almost a week on so hats off to the guy! The kernel is very easy to install, being recovery flashable (as in you can install it via a custom recovery if you have it installed). Now the kernel may not exactly be bug free, but for the most part it is and for the function it was meant to serve, it lives up to it remarkably well. Still being out for just over a day or two, do not be alarmed or surprised if you encounter any bugs with this kernel installed on your device. Got your geek mode in overdrive? More on the kernel and how you can install it on your device, after the jump!
Chances are that a lot of users out there with the Galaxy S II Skyrocket may have either soft bricked their devices or are unhappy with the results of tinkering around with root attempts. Luckily, XDA-developers forum member k0nane
has released a package that would allow you to flash your bricked device back to a completely stock state. Of course if you’re doing fine and want to revert to a stock state this would still work for you.
has also put in another package for the Rogers Galaxy S II as well.
If you own an HTC Raider Android phone from Bell or Rogers, you can now easily gain root access on your device in no time. We say Bell or Rogers because according to XDA-Developers forum member erik10002
, he tested the rooting method on his device and it actually worked. The method, will work for the Bell/rogers HTC Raider only for now, and we cannot really confirm or comment on whether it will work outside of that or not. So if you own a Raider from Bell or Rogers, here’s how you can root your device!
Earlier we covered a post on overclocking the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II to 1.8Ghz
with the Jugs custom kernel. 1.8Ghz is a massive overclock especially if you consider the fact that you’re overclocking a dual core processor. If you own an AT&T Galaxy S II Skyrocket, you might have felt left out, but not anymore thanks to XDA-Developers forum member Da_G
, who has recently released a custom kernel ported over from the Jugs0.3 kernel to the Galaxy S II Skyrocket. Yes, this means your Skyrocket can now hit the 1.8Ghz
mark! To be precise the the overclock supports a max of 1.83Ghz @ 1.3v and even gives you UV support, init.d support, boot animation support, compiler optimizations and is an insecure kernel itself for ADB root access.
Those of you with the AT&T Galaxy S II Skyrocket Android device may have gotten root access, but if you were looking forward to custom ROMs for your device, those are still not here as yet. However, there’s no need to be disappointed as XDA-Developers forum member r34p3rex
has come up with a solution that lets you run custom ROMs meant for the the T-Mobile Galaxy S II on your Skyrocket. Even better the method involved is actually quite easy, so till the developers manage to release a ROM cooked strictly for the Skyrocket, you can enjoy T-Mobiles custom ROMs! We’ll show you just what you need and how you need to go about it to run those ROMS.
Earlier we covered a guide on how to root the Motorola Droid Razr using the exploit meant for the Droid 3 as told by DroidLife. However we still haven’t been able to verify if it actually works for ourselves, but owing to a few comments on that particular post, we have to believe that it isn’t working for most people. Lucky for them and us, XDA-Developers forum member FrAsErTaG
has just released a one click root solution that also carries with it a partial custom recovery as well.
Looks like developers working on gaining root access on the HTC Vivid are seemingly close to a breakthrough. The device featuring the massive 4.5” S-LCD screen and some dual core goodness can now be temporarily rooted thanks to XDA-Developers forum member bjg222
for releasing the easiet possible root solution for the Vivid. However, further credit also goes to Revolutianry
for zergRush, ChainsDD/androidsu
com for SuperUser, stericson
for busybox, arunp44
, and cyber_pete
Quite a while back, we covered a Honecyomb port for the Advent Vega in form of a custom ROM titled, VegaComb. Today, courtesy of vujke025
over at XDA-Developers, we bring you the ViewComb 3.2
custom ROM based on Android 3.2 Honecyomb for the ViewPad 10S (Advent Vega). The ROM is said to be a full fledged working Honeycomb port for the deivce with GPU acceleration working as intended with the Honeycomb OS, and is based on the already successful VegaComb 3.2 ROM. We’ll show you how you can get this ROM onto your device, but before that, read on after the break for a complete list of changes that follow with this ROM.
Earlier we covered the EP1F Gingerbread firmware leak
for the Samsung Droid Charge, and that brought in some much needed improvements to the device that was stuck with the Android 2.2 Froyo Firmware as the latest offering. Now it seems like the Droid Charge is on the roll as an EP4P Gingerbread firmware has been leaked over at MyDroidWorld thanks to forum member p3droid
. The leak is strictly unofficial, but has been tested for over 4 days apparently without any serious issues encountered. Being the first LTE Droid, and boasting some very impressive specs, running the Froyo firmware was almost shameful. Not anymore, and you know what makes this leak even hotter? The fact that the leak comes in 4 different packages. You have:
- A stock and non rooted ROM.
- A stock and rooted ROM.
- A stock, deodexed and rooted ROM.
- A deodexed, debloated and rooted ROM.
Just when we think that the Galaxy S II has been pushed to its limit, we are proven wrong and the device shows no limits. Earlier we covered a news on the Galaxy S II being OC’d to 1.6 Ghz
, and considering that we’re talking about a dual-core processor here, it was massive! Now, Team Kang
of XDA-Developers has released a custom kernel that will push your device to an insane 1.8Ghz
, but not the international version of the SGS II, but T-Mobiles Galaxy S II. How would you go about achieving this on your device? Simple just flash the custom kernel on your device if you're rooted and have a custom recovery installed. We’ll show you how, as we take you through a step by step installation guide.
RootzWiki forum member Steady Hawkin has come up with his custom version of the ClockworkMod recovery for the Motorola Xoom which brings along quite a few useful features. If you have a rooted Xoom with no custom recovery installed, you should definitely give this recovery a go. Totally clueless about what a custom recovery can do for you? You should see our guide on what is ClockworkMod recovery for Android and how to use it. Read More
Since we caught wind of a Sense 3.5 in existence on the HTC Bliss, the UI has been leaked and ported over to a number of HTC devices. The Incredible S is one of those devices and has received an Android 2.3.4 ROM sporting the latest Sense 3.5 UI. The ROM is actually a port of the mySense 3.5 UI, that is T-Mobiles variant of the Sense UI, and credit goes to XDA-Developers forum member newtoroot who also ported this very same ROM over to the Droid Incredible 2. Named HTC Bliss, the ROM is in its beta stage and is being worked on for further improvements. Read More
Since the rumors and videos of Sense 3.5 being leaked on the Internet, HTC’s latest Sense UI has begun finding its way onto HTC Android devices through way of custom ROMs. The Droid Incredible 2 has just recently received an Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread custom ROM with Sense 3.5 thanks to XDA-Developers forum member newtoroot
. Named HTC Bliss Beta
, the ROM in fact is a port of T-Mobiles version of the Sense 3.5, hence called mySense 3.5.