The Xperia S gets a touch based custom recovery, called DoomRecovery
, based on the famous ClockworkMod Touch recovery, thanks to the efforts of renowned XDA-Developers forum member and developer DooMLoRD
. Credit also goes to Napstar
from Team UtterChaos
for adding in the touch capabilities to the recovery, Frosty666
for the vibration triggers, FreeXperia Team (Bin4ry & jerpelea)
and of course, Koush.
The recovery is based on the sources from the CWM 5.0.2.x but quite a few changes have been made to bring you the DoomRecovery including some really cool aesthetics. Read on after the break for a preview of the recovery running on the Xperia S and a tutorial on how to get this recovery running on your Xperia S.
The Xperia S, with it’s 342ppi pixel density, a 12mp camera packed in a beautifully crafted body, and upgradable to Android 4.0 ICS, certainly deserves to be rooted and it isn’t surprising that the device got rooted pretty quickly. This comes in from XDA-Developers forum member Bin4ry
, who has uploaded custom firmware images for Xperia S running the 63 firmware or the 67. Not exactly the most convenient and preferred method of rooting, but this is all that is available for now at least. The good thing about this root, is that you don’t really need to do much in terms of commands or moving around files.
The Blaze 4G from T-Mobile sure packs a punch and with eager users out there who were able to get thier hands on the rooting and ClockworkMod installation guides for the the device as soon as they came out, it is inevitable that a few of us were a little too excited, and in the process of rooting or installing ClockworkMod recovery, messed up somewhere to end up with a soft bricked phone. However, users need not be dismayed over this fact, as the device is still recoverable and you can get back to your stock factory settings in no time thanks to k0nane
, the guy who is responsible for bringing us the root procedure in the first place. As long as you can access download mode on the Blaze 4G, this guide should just be what you were looking for. So for those of you with a Blaze 4G hanging in limbo, read on after the break to learn and attempt to bring your phone back to life.
The LG Esteem gets rooted once again! Once again? Well, apparently LG patched up an existing vulnerability via an OTA update, thereby rendering the existing root exploit pretty much useless. This is not the first time we’ve seen manufacturers do that, and certainly this would not be that last, but for an OS that was built upon the whole appeal of being open source, such moves are now hardly amusing. So not to drift away from the issue at hand, those who updated their LG Esteem can now root their device thanks to Dan Rosenberg
. The method is pretty easy and more or less a one click solution, making it a no sweat deal for even the most novice Android user.
Aptly named Droid 4 Utility Pre-Release for Windows, the tool has been developed for the Motorola Droid 4 and released by XDA-Developers forum member mattlgroff which, as the title suggests, includes more than just your one click root. Earlier we covered a guide on rooting the Droid 4, a solution that was out just as soon as the device was released, leaving Motorola wondering where the lacked in locking down their devices bootloader. While we leave Motorola to worry about that, we’re glad they let their guard down, or for that matter, kudos to Dan Rosenberg for his motofail exploit that rooted the device. Coming back to the multipurpose tool, it also brings along a one click root for the Droid 4 on ICS 4.0.3 even though an update is not here as yet. More on the functions and how you can use this tool, after the break! Read More
The MOTOACTV (F100) Android watch gets ClockworkMod recovery 5! The tiny 1.6” screen sized Android device is trying to compete with the big guns here, where it was rooted almost as soon as it came out, and a few weeks later, it gets an Alpha version of ClockworMod recovery 5. Does this spell future custom kernels and ROMs for this device? We wait and see, but for now, if you have the Actv rooted, here’s ClockworkMod recovery for you, courtesy of RootzWiki forum member utkanos
The worlds first Android based wrist watch gets rooted! Sporting a tiny 1.6” screen, you’d wonder why would anyone need to root the MOTOACTV or for that matter, might be a bit surprised seeing a wrist watch running Android. Well, it’s simple, because it can be done, and if you own this one of a kind device, you will definitely want to root it. Intended as a fitness device with an mp3 player and GPS to track your jogs, the device runs a highly customized UI atop Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Once rooted, you also have the ClockworkMod recovery available as well, but that’s another thing. For now we focus on rooting the device. It’s not your One Click solution so be very careful, but we know there's no stopping anyone who owns this device.
The QWERTY keypad equipped Samsung Captivate Glide gets rooted! The root method comes in from XDA-Developers forum member CarpeNoctem
along with lambgx02
who provided the Carrier IQ free kernel (by Rogers) and the insecure kernel and the Rogers rooted ROM, and ardatdat
who provided the rooted ROM and the overclocked kernel. The root will work for both the AT&T Captivate Glide and for Rogers as well. Read on for instructions and more on how you can root your Samsung Captivate Glide.
The Optimus Me P350 gets CyanogenMod 7.2! While Android devices are looking forward to Ice Cream Sandwich based ROMs, the unofficial CM7.2 ROM for the P350 is an impressive feat for an other wise budget device. If you have a rooted Optimus Me P350 and want to taste some AOSP goodness, you should give this ROM a shot. If you haven’t, you should think about it. The ROM has been released by XDA-Developers forum member pax0r.
More on the ROM and how you can install it, after the break.
Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread is now available as a custom ROM for the Galaxy R. This in fact, is the first custom ROM for the Galaxy R since the device got rooted
and comes to us from XDA-Developers forum member eaglerazor123.
Credit also goes to KitsumiMaru
for testing the ROM and Virus
, the creator of Infected ROM for being the developers inspiration.
Rooting and custom recoveries go hand in hand for all Android devices. If you own a Galaxy R I9003 and still haven’t rooted the device, you can now do so thanks to the instructions by legion1911
over at XDA-Developers. The process is neither a one click one, nor a complicated and lengthy one. You will be flashing the recovery via ODIN and moving on to rooting via flashing Superuser from the recovery.
The Nitro HD gets CWM 5! Soon after the device was rooted, users had their hopes pinned on a custom recovery so that custom ROMs and kernels and more could follow. That day is here, thanks to XDA-Developers forum member bytecode64
who has released the CWM v18.104.22.168 for the Nitro HD. Installation is easy, and quick, so if you have a rooted Nitro HD – yes you need root access – let’s take a quick look at what this recovery has to offer.
The Droid X2 gets CM7! Ok so the world is moving on to bigger things, ICS and ICS based CM9 and CM7 is more of an old news today. The Original Droid however just received a port of CM9 but this port of CM7 to the Droid X2 is actually huge, as it has now opened up the possibilities of further AOSP ports and ROM development for the device where ICS based ROMs are now very much a possibility. This CM7 ROM is based on Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread and is the Droid’s first taste of a completely Blur free ROM. Credit to dragonkillerz
for bringing this out to the public and giving hope to the Droid X2 owners.
The Kindle Fire gets MIUI ROM! The device sure is on fire as it continues to receive massive developer support. The latest being the MIUI 1.12.29 ROM based on Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread, coming straight from XDA-Developers forum member leech2082
. The only known bug so far is the inability to play videos, but hopefully this will soon be fixed.
The LTE Version of the Galaxy Tab 8.9 has finally been rooted. This breakthrough comes in from XDA-Developers forum member Da_G
who has made rooting the device as easy as flashing a kernel a via ODIN. Once the kernel is flashed, you will have complete root access on the LTE enabled tablet.
The LG myTouch was developed by LG for the US mobile carrier, T-Mobile. The device packs a potent hardware setup with a 1Ghz Scorpion CPU, HSPA+ connectivity and a 5MP camera capable of recording at 720p. Such a device, deserves to be rooted to unleash its true potential, and what better way to root it than the SuperOneClick tool. However, the tool does work, only after a slight commands sent via ADB. No, its still not complicated at all. We’ll show you how. Read More
Amazon pushed out a software update for the Kindle Fire this week, and while all went good for users with non rooted devices, those who updated their rooted devices, lost all root access and the Android Market, keyboard apps, and are now back to a stock Kindle Fire. Well, you had to see this coming Kindle Fire users, but if you’re one of the few lucky ones who got caught into this post and were considering updating to 6.2.1 but are now deciding not to, hold that thought, because there is a fix available, thanks to XDA-Developers forum member eldarerathis
. He has released a pre-rooted updated ROM that you can now flash on your Kindle Fire and be running the 6.2.1 updated ROM without loosing root access and privileges.
Kindle Fire gets automated root, recovery and market installation! Earlier we covered a guide on rooting the Kindle Fire
, followed by a guide on installing the Android Market on the device
. Honestly, very tedious methods, and we’re sure there are plenty of users out there with the Kindle Fire wanting to root their devices but are waiting for a rather simpler solution than the ones available. Guess what, that simpler (way simple!) solution is now available, thanks to XDA-Developers forum member Vashypooh.
He has developed a tool that automates the rooting process, market installation, recovery installation (the new TW 2.0 touch based recovery) and much more. Aptly named, Kindle Fire Utility
, it is going to become every Kindle Fire’s owner dream come true.
If you have a Galaxy Mini running Android 2.3.3/4 and SuperOneClick is not working out for you in trying to root your device, there still is a way to get that done. It’s not exactly the one click solution you would have hoped for as offered by SuperOneClick, it's still easy enough and requires you to flash a file from recovery so you should be able to root it without much hassle. The method and files used were originally meant for the Galaxy Ace, but apparently they works just fine for the Galaxy Mini as well. Read on for more information and our complete step-by-step instructions.
Rooting Motorola Android devices hasn’t exactly always been the easiest of tasks. Then there are OTA updates from one version of the OS to another. If you have a Droid X and updates from a rooted Froyo firmware to the latest Gingerbread OS, you would know what we’re talking about. One Click root solutions are sought out like crazy ,especially when theirs ADB commands involved. Lucky for Droid X users, Framework43, krazykrivda, and psouza4 over at RootzWiki have come out with a One Click root tool for the Droid X running Android 2.3 Gingerbread and as per P3Droid it should also work on the likes of Droid 3, Droid X2, Cliq and Cliq 2. This tool uses the exploit used for rooting the Droid 3 originally. Read More