Budget phones, can turn into some really impressive pieces of hardware if the device is running Android. Root the device and users have access to system level files allowing them to make changes to kernels, and even flash custom built firmware's. Of course to do all that you further require a custom recovery. If you own a LG Optimus Me P350 device and have recently rooted it, you can now install the AmonRA
custom recovery on the device in no time thanks to XDA-Developers forum member drapalyuk
Galaxy Precedent is a CDMA based mobile phone intended for the budget market. It is not uncommon for budget phones to have their rooting guides on popular Android forums buried underneath a pile of guides concerning the much hotter phones. If you still have a Galaxy Precednt lying around, or are still using one and have never rooted it, you may like to know that rooting the device is simply a one click automated process. Want to root yours? Just read on for our complete guide.
The LG Apex was surely a powerhouse of an Android device in it’s time, with it’s impressive resolution of 480x800 pixels, a 600mhz CPU and 256Mb RAM. It’s been more then a year since the device was launched, yet there are still people out there who have not yet rooted their devices. For those looking to give this phone one last shot at reviving itself and unleashing it’s true potential – which is capped on a stock ROM – by rooting the device, you can do so, in no time at all. No ADB, no command prompt or terminal, just a simple one click root, that barely involves the use of your PC. Read More
Do you still have a Galaxy Prevail lying about, completely stock? You can do more with it than just have it lying around, or just using it as stock, as you aren't utilizing its full potential that way, you know. We understand, rooting devices has never been the most comfortable of tasks for many phones in the past, but lately it has actually gotten a lot less tedious. Older phones, such as the Prevail itself, will quickly lose out in todays world (well, lost already, but still) if kept totally stock. If you’re keen on rooting your device in just one click to open up an entirely new world of custom hacks, mods and apps that require root access, we have a simple one click root tool for you that works on Windows, Mac & Linux and allows you to root your Prevail in a snap. Read on for more details and the complete guide.
Released in late October 2010, the Samsung Transform found itself running Android 2.1 Éclair and was later upgraded to Android 2.2 Froyo. What happened to Gingerbread? That never really happened, so users are left with Froyo. If you still own the Transform and is completely stock, you should root it and give the device a fighting chance by letting it run custom ROMs and root dependent apps. Why cover this root now? Users request. While we cover mainstream Android devices, we tend to neglect the more budget oriented or less popular devices. Read More
Earlier we covered a guide on installing ClockworkMod recovery on the LG Thrill 4G, but that process involved the use of ADB, and for some, that is just downright tedious and complicated. Thanks to XDA-Developers forum member rdannar, users can now get ClockworkMod recovery up and running on their device in no time at all without the use of ADB, or for that matter, a PC. Ok you will need the PC to download the recovery and copy it onto the root of your internal SD card, but that’s about it. However, if you can, you can always download the recovery straight from the phone as well. Up to you. 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
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
Couple of days back we introduced
you to the first custom ROM for LG Optimus Black called Nova Version 1. Although we don’t follow-up on these standalone ROMs unless they are something big like CM, Oxygen or MIUI, but improvements in latest release have pushed us to construct another post for this one. The new Features of Nova, now called Nova 1.7.28, are immense and help users in further enhancing and optimizing their everyday experience on their Optimus Black.
The T-Mobile Sidekick 4G, since being rooted and receiving the ClockworkMod recovery, hasn’t seen many custom ROMs headed its way. There are a few ROMs out there but as said, not many. While we earlier covered the Smooth Maximus ROM for the device, a ROM named Revolution HD
has surfaced on the XDA-Forums courtesy of forum member Revolution
. The ROM is based on the Froyo 2.2 firmware but the developer has changed it to 2.3.4 in the script. According to him, it is the first ROM for the Sidekick 4G that is being updated daily.
Windows Mobile phone’s were smart for real during their prime time. With continuous support even now, the devices simply refuse to be titled as obsolete. The HTC Rhodium and HTC Raphael have risen out of nowhere to stand alongside the HTC HD2 – the most versatile Windows Mobile Phone to date – and should out to all Android, iOS, Windows Phone 7 users that they still have a kick left in them. If you own an HTC Rhodium or Raphael, you might not believe it, but your devices have just received a complete Android 2.2 Froyo OS port! Read on all about what the port has to offer as we point you to the instructions on how to get these ports up and running on your devices.
Earlier we covered a guide on installing the recently released Bootstrap Recovery on the Droid X2. With root already achieved and then with this recent recovery installed, it is not surprising that the Droid X2 has received it’s first ever custom ROM, named Minimal X
courtesy of XDA-Developers forum member c21johnson
. The ROM is still a beta for now and much extensive testing is needed, however it is mostly stable for now according to the developer. Glitches or bugs may arise, so no need to be surprised there.
If you have an LG Optimus ME P350 running Android 2.2 Froyo and are looking forward to root it, things could not not have been any simpler then the solution XDA-Developer Chainfire
has developed for you. Gingerbreak
is the easiest and quickest way out there to give you total root access on your device without the need of fancy ADB commands or other tools.
The Samsung Wave with it’s brilliant Super AMOLED screen amongst other hardware specs that are in par with most high end Android phones out there today, found itself held back due to the BADA OS. Now imagine the possibilities had this phone been running the Android OS. Did we say imagine? How about you find out for yourself, because developers at XDA-Developers have managed to port the Android 2.2 Froyo OS onto the Samsung Wave! Read More
Earlier we covered a major breaking news regarding the forthcoming unlock for the Motorola Atrix 4G’s bootloader. According to developers, the coming Gingerbread update by Motorola would leave the bootloader prone to unlocking. However, XDA-Developers forum member the2dcour
has rid you of that wait and come up with a solution to unlock your Atrix 4G’s bootloader, even on a Froyo based firmware. Read on for instructions on how to to unlock your Atrix’s bootloader!
You may or may not remember the HTC Universal with it’s micro laptop looks and being the first 3G device worldwide back in 2005. So 6 years later, the device is all hip again. Yes, XDA-Developers forum members notime2d8
have just released a port of the Android 2.2 Froyo for the HTC Universal! A project that has been in the works for almost a year now! More on this and how to install it on your HTC Universal, after the break.
In case you were looking for a blazing fast and rock stable Android 2.2 Froyo ROM for Samsung Captivate, then Fasty custom ROM might be your first choice. Fasty comes from Senior XDA member LOSTLOGIC89 and is claimed to be optimized for a stable experience with extra tweaks to enhance battery life. The ROM is based on UCKB1 Modem and comes pre-rooted with busybox installed, and is also zipaligned plus deodexed.
Samsung Wave is a high-end mobile phone with an utterly non impressive Bada OS on board. Since the day of it’s release, Bada and Android developer / hacker community is hard at work to port Android on this device. According to some, the specs and features of Samsung Wave are more suitable for Android than Bada. Android was ported on Samsung Wave couple of months back, but the developers stopped working on this port after some of their device melted because of uncontrolled processor frequencies. Read More
The Galaxy Ace S5830 is intended as a budget Android device by Samsung with a decent 3.5 inch screen but a sorry 320 by 480 pixels resolution. However, Android is one OS that can make the slowest and oldest devices look and feel flashy. The Galaxy Ace is no exception. With the device being rooted, it is now ready to show it’s true potential. More on the root after the jump.
The Samsung Infuse 4G has just recently been released and thanks to the SuperOneClick app, the device has been rooted. With a crazy 4.5 inch Super AMOLED Plus screen and a 1.2 Ghz CPU, the device is ready to show it’s true colors! More on the root after the break.