Consider this scenario: You got yourself a Nexus device, unlocked its bootloader, flashed a custom recovery and used it to root your phone and mods for your stock ROM (or flashed a custom ROM), configured your device the way you want, enabled lockscreen security of your choice, and finally, disabled USB debugging, reflashed the stock recovery and locked the bootloader again so that in the event of your device getting stolen, the thief may not be able to get access to your data because they would need to unlock the bootloader to flash a custom recovery and install a ROM or take a backup, and unlocking the bootloader will wipe the device. That sounds all swell, up to the point where you yourself need to flash something else. This will require you to take a backup of your apps and settings using something like Titanium Backup, followed by copying everything over to your computer. What if things were easier, and you could simply unlock your bootloader from within Android without having to wipe data, and then use a custom recovery to flash whatever you want before manually relocking the bootloader? Fortunately, you can.
Universal one-click rooting solutions such as Z4Root
, Universal Androot
were quite popular for rooting all sorts of Android devices in the old days of Éclair, Froyo and Gingerbread. The late Gingerbread era saw a change in this pattern due to increased security by Google as well as device manufacturers, and the situation only got worse for such tools, as pretty much all of them used exploits that were patched in these versions of Android, and newer universal exploits were becoming increasingly harder to find. Recently, Framaroot
changed this by offering an on-device one-click universal rooting method for several devices, just the way Z4Root used to offer in the old days. We now have another universal one-click rooting tool in Kingo Android ROOT
that follows in the footsteps of SuperOneClick by working on Windows, and can be used to easily root several devices by manufacturers like Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony, Motorola and Google. Furthermore, the tool can also unroot already rooted devices.
Do you frequently use ClockworkMod recovery
to flash custom ROMs, hacks and mods to your Android device? If you do, you must be familiar with the annoyance of scrolling through endless 'No' options to find the 'Yes' option and select it to confirm every operation you perform there. If you are getting sick and tired of it and would rather have simply two options, one saying 'Yes' and the other saying 'No', you're at the right place. This is a fairly simple and much needed MOD to the famous ClockworkMod Recovery for the Google Nexus S that takes away all the extra 'No' options from it. Read on for more details and download link.
The Google Nexus S has begun receiving Custom ROMs at a faster pace since it’s introduction. The latest in the pack, is the release of a theme named, AXURA Nexus Edition
which is of course based on Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread. The ROM was released by XDA-Developers forum member Master™
and is stable as per the feedback. For more on this ROM, and instructions to install it on your Nexus S, read on!
Do you fancy the Gingerbread keyboard and own a Motorola Atrix 4G? Well, thanks to XDA-Developers forum memebr uskr,
a mod has been developed, that allows you to install the Gingerbread keyboard on your Atrix 4G. For more information on this keyboard and installation, read on!
is a free dock application that gives fast access to your most frequently used applications. It provides you features like multi-dock system, live icon reflections, magnification, document thumbnails, and keyboard navigation, along with complete customization. When installed, it looks more like a Mac dock.
Nexus Radio is a free music application that lets you search, listen, and download millions of songs from various sources. Apart from it, you can listen to thousands of radio stations which have been pre-filled inside this app. These radio stations have been categories according to their music genres.
To listen to a radio station, click the Stations tab on top and select All Stations. From the left sidebar choose your favorite genre and then select the stations from the main window. In total, you will find more than 8000 stations. Read More