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
If you think that custom ROMs are a cool feature that are exclusive to Android, then think again. Windows Phone 7 users have a choice too. You just need to have a developer unlocked device, and a sound knowledge to look in the right places. If you have an HTC 7 Mozart for instance, you have quite a lot to choose from in terms of custom ROMs. But how can you flash a ROM to a device as uptight about security as a Mozart? There’s a way for it and you will just need to debrand your phone, gain unlock on it and then flash a custom ROM using a really simple procedure discussed past the break.
It’s been a while that the Viewsonic Viewpad 7 has been rooted with SuperOneclick. While you may have your device rooted, you need to have a custom recovery running on the device, but that requires an alternative recovery partition. Luckily, XDA-Developers forum member lakehousetech
has come up with a nifty little tutorial on how to go about that.
Android’s earliest smartphone generation, has blatantly refused to die. Determined to see the evolution of the OS through to stages beyond imagination, the HTC Dream G1 just received a custom ROM based on Google’s latest Android 2.3.5 firmware, shortly after the firmware was released for the Nexus S 4G. Since then the firmware has been operated on and dissected and finding itself ported onto a handful of Android handsets. In the HTC G1’s case, credit goes to XDA-Developers forum member dw9906 for compiling a CM7.1 based ROM from Cyanogenmod’s source. Read More
The HTC Desire HD is one of the few Android devices out here, that have seen tremendous support from Android developers everywhere. CoreDroid based on Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread is one the popular Sense based custom ROM that the device has received, and has seen success to a point where RootzWiki forum member rafyvitto
decided to port this ROM onto the myTouch 4G.
Earlier we covered a guide on installing MIUI 1.7.8 on the Incredible S, but that was a mere port and nowhere near being an official release by MIUI developers. We can confirm that the official MIUI 1.7.22 ROM by MIUI.US has been released for the Incredible S! The device finally has official support, and if you’re wondering what’s all the fuss about, you may not be familiar with MIUI ROMs. You can see our guide on what is MIUI ROM for Android
Experimenting with your Android device can be tempting and rewarding, but it can be frustrating as well when one thing leads to another and you’re left with a crazy acting up phone. So if you own a Nexus S 4G and have tried a mod or anything on it that didn’t pan out too well you, you might have tried restoring it to a previous state through Nandroid. There is also a good chance that it didn’t help at all and you’re stuck trying to find fixes, frustratingly wishing to go back to a stock out of the box condition and start fresh. You wish you could, only it’s not the easiest task either. michaelpeerman from XDA-Developers steps in to save the day with his One Click Return to stock solution for the Nexus S 4G! Read More
Earlier we covered quite a few posts of Ubuntu being ported to various Android mobile phones and tablets, so that is not something new to users who’ve been following Android development for a year or so. This time it is the latest Galaxy Tab 10.1 Wi-Fi US that – thanks to RootzWiki forum member poitee – has managed to run Ubuntu natively. Porting Ubuntu onto Android devices is not the easiest of things to do, as it involves a constant battle with drivers and compatibility issues. Read More
If you’re not an experienced Android user with a Samsung Infuse 4G, but are brave enough to experiment and learn on the go as you try to mod your it, chances are that you might, or might be stuck with a bricked device. If you’re reading this and wondering if life would ever go back to normal again, worry not, for your device may still have a chance of breathing again. XDA-Developers forum member gtg465x has released a solution that could most likely unbrick your device. We’re not saying, it WILL, we’re saying it could, and has in some scenarios. Read More