The RCTeam continues to bring us the best of ROMs for our Android devices, and those who don’t know about them, they have been here from the days of the HTC Hero. This time around they bring us a custom ROM sporting the much hyped about, Sense 3.5 for the Desire HD. The ROM is based on the Bliss WWE RUU 1.10.401.0 Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread.
So the Photon 4G with it’s impressive hardware and and an equally impressive 540 x 960 pixels 4.3” screen, is surprisingly limited regarding multi touch input. 2 touch points aren’t exactly categorized as multi touch now. If you’re into Android games, such as Fruit Ninja, Cut The Rope or use emulators on your device that use on screen joysticks and buttons, chances are this 2 touch point system in the Photon 4G is going to give you some serious limitations. Even if you do manage it somehow, if a 3rd finger slides onto the screen while playing, consider things going wrong in a second, and that has already happened to a lot of us. Thanks to XDA-Developers forum member michael0619 who originally brought out a multi touch mod for the Atrix 4G, the mod has evolved and found itself working for the Photon 4G, allowing 8 touch inputs on the device. Frankly, 8 points are a bit too much, but 2 were equally ridiculous. Read More
Earlier we covered the Android Revolution custom ROM for the HTC Sensation 4G, which was the first ROM on the block for the Sensation 4G to bring complete dual core support; in essence the ROM utilizes both the cores of the device for increased performance. While that ROM in itself is a brilliant one, who does not like options? Enter QuikSense with Sense 3.0 and complete dual core support courtesy of XDA-Developers CdTDroiD. The ROM is Android 2.3.4 based on stock RUU 1.45.401.2 and boasts to be really easy on the battery. Read More
A little while back XDA-Developers forum member Piter1225
released the entire Honeycomb 3.2 system dump (Acer_A501_4.015_COM_GEN1) of the official Acer Iconia 3.2 Honeycomb on the internet. That dump, now finds itself being transformed into a beautiful and functional Honeycomb 3.2 Custom ROM named Taboonay
courtesy of XDA-Developers forum member vache
. This ROM is an easy ticket into the world of Honeycomb 3.2 from 3.0 or 3.1 for those who don’t want to dwell into the rooting hassle once again on their Iconia tablet, as the ROM is rooted obviously and deodexed as well.
Taboonay is now based on Android 4.0.x ICS. The download link has been updated.
The Nexus One may have been superseded by the Nexus S, but the Android device has a long standing bond with the development community and that is making sure that the device does not fall behind it’s successor. One such effort is the development and release of a Sense 3.0 custom ROM based on Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread for the Nexus One. To be more precise, the ROM is actually a port of another ported ROM being ported from the HTC Desire Kingdom / Pyramid port. All of this has been made possible by XDA-Developers forum member dbasabe
and without a doubt, a shout out to the HTC Desire’s developers
responsible for the original port.
Earlier we covered a guide on rooting the Asus Transformer Honeycomb tablet on Linux, and that catered all Honeycomb versions from 3.0 to 3.2. Even better the tool was a One Click script and left quite a few Windows users disappointed. Not anymore though, thanks to XDA-Developers forum member brk who has has developed something similar but, for the Windows platforms. However, unlike the one meant for Linux, this here tool for Windows can only root devices running Android 3.2 Honeycomb. Read More
If you own a Droid X2 that is rooted and all, but are not fan of Custom ROMs and want to stick to what Motorola throws your way, chances are you’re missing out on some serious performance gains. The normal way to go about is to install a custom ROM that has all the tweaks and performance enhancements built in. However, thanks to XDA-Developers forum member navenedrob, you can now use any init.d performance script on your phone. Basically an init.d script runs when the phone is booting up, thereby maximizing performance and conveniently sticking on a reboot. Read More
If you have an LG Optimus Black that is all rooted, you may or may not have ClockworkMod recovery installed on the device. While ClockworkMod recovery 3 was made available for the device quite a while back, ClockworkMod 4 has only been recently released for the device in form of a custom recovery named Nova Recovery
. Yes this is not an official release of ClockworkMod Recovery 4 for the device, but an unofficial one which has been further modded by the developer; no not Koush
. This has been made possible by XDA-Developers forum member knzo
. If you have no clue what a custom recovery, or for that matter ClockworkMod recovery does, you should see our guide
on what is ClockworkMod recovery for Android and how to use it.
We have confirmation that a full Gingerbread firmware for the Droid 2 Global has been leaked on the internet. The firmware here is 4.5.606 and is not rooted, with everything else stock and functional. Credit for this release goes to RootzWiki forum member aceoyame
. If you’re familiar with SBF packages, you would know, it’s not the easiest of files to install, but not the hardest either. In this case the ROM we’re installing will not be using SBF but you will need SBF, we’ll show you why. So if the terms, SBF and RSDLite make sense to you, you would have no issues installing this ROM on your phone. If not, we’ll show you just how you can do that.
For those who are a little bummed out that the the official Gingerbread leak (4.06.605.2) for the HTC Droid Incredible has not yet received a working rooting method, can now simply fall back to installing a custom ROM that is based on that official Gingerbread leak with the stock elements largely intact. The appealing factor however being, that it’s rooted! Credit for developing and releasing this ROM goes to XDA-Developers forum member incubus26jc. The ROM is based on Android 2.3.4 and has a few more features to offer. Read More
The latest ClockworkMod recovery has now been made available for the LG G2X, that is the T-Mobile variant of the LG Optimus 2X. Often has been the case that most rooting, or recovery installations on Android devices are meant to done on a Windows based PC. However, this time around, RootzWiki forum member krylon360
has released the ClockworkMod recovery package just for the Linux users in particular what is otherwise not that common a practice by developers. Even better, the installation procedure is as easy as a breeze! So if you have a Linux based PC and an LG G2X, read on after the break to learn how to get ClockworkMod up and running on your device.
There have been news circulating across the Internet about a Gingerbread leak for the Motorola Cliq 2 for quite a while now, including a screenshot. While we could only speculate, if and when that would actually hit the device for mass users, guess what? It is here. Yes, the Gingerbread leak has been released on the Internet and is up for download and installation. Credit for making all of this happen, goes to the Eccentric Vision Development Team which consists of XDA-Developers forum member tattedman
. Please do note, that right now there is no root access available for this firmware, so if that matters to you, you would be better off if you waited out till root access is achieved. Otherwise, the ROM seems to be functioning as it should.
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.
The HTC Incredible may have been superseded by the Incredible 2, but the former still packs a punch, and continues to receive the latest ROMs as they happen. Developers loyal to the Incredible are not about to let the phone go down without giving it a chance of tapping into its true potential. Pure Shooter 3
is an Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread based ROM by RootzWiki forum member wildstang83
and sports the latest and awesome Sense 3.0 UI.
While ClockworkMod recovery has made it to the Samsung Droid Charge quite a while back, seems like it has quite a few issues to begin with. However, lucky for us, XDA-Developers forum member imnuts
has managed to release what seems to be a completely fixed version of the ClockworkMod recovery for the Droid Charge. He has been on this for some time now, and the end result is a fully functional ClockworkMod recovery which is rid of all the issues that were inherited in the original ClockworkMod recovery for the Droid Charge. This recovery is not only meant for those who have been managing their time with the broken recovery, but for those who have not installed the recovery at all for now. In case you don't have ClockworkMod recovery installed on your Droid Charge because you never bothered to out of the idea that you don't need it, think again. You should see our guide on what is ClockworkMod recovery for Android
and how to use it. Read More
Those of you owning a non rooted Samsung Droid Charge Android phone are in luck, as for now you can root your device easily and not have to deal with the cumbersome ADB commands that were involved in rooting the Droid Charge originally. The current root method involves flashing a custom kernel via ODIN, and once you do that, you would not only have complete root access, but have ClockworkMod recovery installed on the device as well. All of this has been made possible thanks to XDA-Developers forum member jt1134
. The kernel should work fine on the ED2 Froyo firmware, and it is recommended that you be on ROM that was built on that particular firmware, before you proceed ahead with flashing this kernel on your Droid Charge. Read More
Thanks to XDA-Developers member svprm, owners of the Xperia Arc can finally enjoy the relief of A2SD. Okay, so maybe you don’t know what all of this means. With the A2SD feature enabled, you don’t have to worry about your internal storage diminishing at the hands of the apps you install on your phone. These are now installed on a partition on your SD card. Even better, the feature is set on boot, hence stuff like launchers or widgets are also installed on the SD card.
We have confirmation that ClockworkMod 4 recovery is now available for the Motorola Droid / Milestone! This comes in from RootzWiki forum member birdman who apparently was bored and decided to give this a go. Of course, not to forget Koush who pioneered the ClockworkMod recovery. While Droid / Milestone owners have been making it around the Android world with the bootstrap recovery, the owners can’t really complain about that, as it is still a fully functional recovery without any serious bugs to it. However, with the Droid / Milestone coming of age, it is refreshing to see something new for the device, and a genuine ClockworkMod recovery is always useful. Read More
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.