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The HTC Incredible may have been superseded by the Incredible 2, but the former still packs a punch, and continues to receive the latest ROMs as they happen.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.
A dual-core phone running at 1890Mhz sounds a bit crazy no? Not really, we’re talking Android here! And the beautiful hardware that is the HTC Sensation 4G. RootzWiki forum member TheDerekJay
has recently released a custom kernel for the device, named demonspeed
. While there are a few other features at hand, the most notable feature is the kernel’s overclocking ability taking the two CPU cores to a massive 1.89Ghz
! While most may find the overclock useless, we are increasingly finding mobile phones fighting it out with some benchmarks just like Desktop computers. Why? Just to show that it can be done.
For all the Windows Phone 7 users, a few days back Mango’s beta 2 version was released, and we covered it in our guide to get Mango beta 2 on any device
. There were indications in this beta 2 build (for example the version number) that the real Mango (RTM version) is close to final release. And now here’s the big news, just a few hours ago Mango was leaked over at the XDA forum
! The version number is 7720 and this makes it a genuine Mango RTM version. This is how you can get it on your device if you have Nodo or any of Mango’s beta versions running on your phone.
From the RCTeam we now have the RCMix3D 234 ROM for the Desire HD which is based on Android 2.3.4 and sports the latest Sense 3.0 UI. The RCTeam has been bringing us quite a few wonderful ROMs in the past on the HTC Android devices and most of the work has been around porting ROMs from one device to another. According to them, “we enjoy the fun of making something run on the phone that was not meant to.” This rom is based on RUU Pyramid HTC Android 2.3.4 China. Read More
No Android device is truly an Android till it has been rooted, something iPhone users refer to as jailbreaking. HTC Sensation 4G is HTC’s hottest Android device as of right now, and in the hands of experienced Android users, it is easily one of the best phones out there. Earlier we covered a guide on gaining S-Off on the Sensation 4G and consequently the installation of ClockworkMod recovery on the device. While there have been temporary roots that have gone around the internet for this device in the past, XDA-Developers forum member ikhzter has put a guide on how to go about gaining permanent root on the Sensation 4G. This root will stick on reboots so no need to worry about loosing root upon reboots. Read More
Earlier we covered a guide on how to gain S-Off on the HTC Sensation 4G via Revolutionary. That tool is supposed to install the ClockworkMod recovery as well, but there have been reports that the recovery does not get installed in some instances. However there is a manual method in place for moments like these to ensure that you have no problem in customizing your phone the way its meant to be. XDA-Developers forum member ikhzter
has put up a nifty little guide and provided us with the ClockworkMod recovery 4 image in a zip flashable file to install on the Sensation 4G with ease.
It wasn’t long ago when the LG G2X began receiving the official MIUI support, and of course being officially supported meant the latest updates for the device as they come by for MIUI ROMs. MIUI 1.8.5 is the latest version released for a handful of Android devices, including the LG G2X. Those of you wondering what MIUI ROMs are, should see our guide on what is MIUI ROM for Android.
The Incredible 2, since being rooted and having gained S-Off, has received tremendous development support. The new HTC Flyer Android Tablet’s ROM being ported to the Incredible 2 is testament to the development support we talk about. The ROM named BeatMod FlyerSense
is an effort of zFr3eak
and is a work in progress with quite a few functions broken right now. This renders the ROM as a non daily driver for now with the release being meant for trouble shooting where testers could point out the bugs that need sorting out.
The Samsung Continuum has just breathed some fresh air after it was almost suffocated to eternal sleep owing to the utter lack of development support. Being in the line up of the Galaxy S devices, the Continuum had been badly neglected where most Galaxy S devices managed to receive an official Froyo firmware, the Continuum has been stuck on Éclair. Not anymore! XDA-Developers forum member imnuts
has released the first Froyo firmware for the device and brought it back from a potential grave. Even better, pastorbennett
of XDA-Developers has taken that build, tweaked it a bit, and released a single ODIN flashable file for the users convenience.
We have confirmation that a Gingerbread SBF for the Verizon MB870 Droid X2 has been leaked on the internet. The file is based on Android 2.3.3 Blur_Version.1.3.232.MB870.Verizon.en.US and is for those who wish to quickly get the original Gingerbread firmware up and running on their devices. An other purpose that SBF packages serve is to unbrick soft bricked Motorola Devices. So if you’re looking forward to this for any one of those reasons, you’re looking in the right place. Read More
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
Viewsonic’s Viewpad 7 is a potent little Android tablet that runs the Android 2.2 Froyo to date. While most users may not feel the need, enthusiasts may feel that the memory allocated for apps on the stock 2.2 firmware is a little too low for comfort. XDA-Developers forum member skink123 also felt that the device was beginning to go low on memory with increasing apps, so he decided to take matters into his own hand and develop a custom ROM that would allow plenty of room for the apps being installed in due course. The main appealing feature of this ROM is in fact, the APPS2SD feature. Read More