We have confirmation that the LG G-Slate bootloader has been unlocked! Finally, owners of the G-Slate have something to be excited about after what has been a very slow and boring time when it comes to mods. Things seem to be falling perfectly into place now, with the device being rooted on Honecyomb 3.1, ClockworkMod recovery being made available, though not fully, and now the bootloader has been unlocked. This means custom ROM’s, themes and more could follow in anytime. Unlike the very first rooting procedure that we once covered – tedious method – unlocking the bootloader has been made quite easy. Credit goes to ChiefzReloaded, Dasunsrule32
for coming up with this.
Quite a while back we covered a rooting guide for the LG G-Slate on Honeycomb 3.0. The device itself boasted some really impressive hardware specs but found itself ignored from that point onwards. No custom ROMs, lack of custom recoveries, so much so that users had almost lost hope. Then came the update to 3.1 and wham! Users lost all root access. Luckily enough, it wasn’t all too bad for the G-Slate as a solution to root the device running Honeycomb 3.1 was made available. If you’re still stuck on 3.0 in fear of loosing root access on 3.1 or made the jump to 3.1 and are in wait, read on to get your G-Slate rooted now.
So who knew installing something as minor as a third party keyboard app from the Android Market would leave you in despair, and not work at all on the Kindle Fire. Things seemed to be going just fine for the dual-core powered tablet, but users hit a road block when they realized .that just because they got the Android Market working after root, does not mean the keyboard apps will work as well. Lucky for Kindle Fire users, XDA-Developers forum member vtluu figured out a way around this issue, letting you install an alternate keyboard. However, the method involved isn’t exactly a walk in the park. Read More
It is pretty surprising that the Acer Iconia A500, being such a capable Honeycomb tablet, had more potential than Acer actually made it out to be. Did you know that the Iconia tablet's camera is capable of recording videos at full HD 1080p. Well we said, capable, did not tell you it does. This is where XDA-Developers forum member m-deejay
comes in and makes all of this possible. Thanks to him, you can now easily mod the Iconia's camera and switch to recording videos at full HD resolution.
Earlier we brought you a guide on rooting the Nook Tablet in one click, and while the one click solution worked for users using Windows, Linux and Mac users had to go through a string of ADB commands. While that method wasn’t that cumbersome compared to most roots in the past, Mac users now have the chance to root their Nook Tablet easily, thanks to XDA-Developers forum member t-r-i-c-k
A one click solution to unroot the Nook Tablet, is now out. Earlier we brought you a guide on rooting the Nook Tablet
, and that tool was a one click solution as well which seems to be the rage these days. The unroot solution is brought to you by XDA-Developers forum member Indirect
, who also brought us the one click root for the Nook Tablet. According to him, “I'll rewrite it and make it useful but right now, it's basic and does what it needs to. Be sure you're back to how it came originally *meaning no altered system files* otherwise you might be left without a way to fix it.”
Also, if you managed to install Google Apps on the tablet, this unroot script will also remove those for you.
Google Apps on the Nook Tablet are as important on any other device. If you have just rooted your Nook Tablet, you would want to need the basic Google Apps on your device, most importantly to be able to run the Android Market and download apps. Installing these apps has been made easier by Indirect
, the guy who brought us the the one click root solution for the Nook Tablet. The apps are neatly packed in a folder that will replace your existing app folder in the root directory.
Root for Nook Tablet is here! Just a while back we covered a guide on rooting the Kindle Fire
which really stepped up it's take on the iPad 2. If you have a Nook Tablet and were wondering when you will get the chance to keep up, you’re in luck, thanks to XDA-Developers forum member Indirect.
Even better, the rooting method is meant to work not only on Windows as per popular trend, but on Linux and Mac as well. However, rooting on Windows is strictly a one click method as the famous zergRush exploit has been used in a one click script.
The Kindle Fire Gingerbread tablet is for sure on fire! Earlier we covered a guide on how to root the Kindle Fire and that has paved the way for what may be endless possibilities for the awesome tablet. Google Apps along with the much important Android Market, have now been ported to the tablet, making sure that the device is a huge hit amongst Android fans, and possibly hope to take on the iPad 2 considering the price difference. However, Google Apps and the Android Market can now be installed on the tablet and we’re here to show you just how you can do that! Of course, credits to Jolleyboy
over at XDA-Developers for sharing his method with us that seems to be working out quite nicely.
We have confirmation that the Amazon Kindle Fire – the device trying to give the iPad 2 a run for its money – has been successfully rooted! This comes in from Androidforums forum member death2all110 who managed to root his device in no time with SuperOneClick 2.2 using the zergRush exploit. The only hindrance in the way being, getting ADB to work with the device so that SuperOneClick can work it’s magic. The only tricky part to rooting the Kindle Fire is the workaround to get ADB support for the device and we’ll show you just how you can do that. Read More
ZeroPC Cloud Navigator
is a free cross-platform cloud data aggregator for Android and iOS-powered tablets that helps users connect to their various online cloud storage and social network services and presents all data from these services through a conventional file explorer-like interface. Once you associate your accounts from various online services with ZeroPC Cloud Navigator, you can easily access, manage and share all content stored on each service. As of this writing, ZeroPC Cloud Navigator supports syncing your personal notes, music, video and image files from itself, Facebook, Twitter, Google Docs, Picasa, Flickr, SugarSync, Dropbox, Evernote, Instagram, Amazon, Box.net and many more.
Quite a while back, we covered a Honecyomb port for the Advent Vega in form of a custom ROM titled, VegaComb. Today, courtesy of vujke025
over at XDA-Developers, we bring you the ViewComb 3.2
custom ROM based on Android 3.2 Honecyomb for the ViewPad 10S (Advent Vega). The ROM is said to be a full fledged working Honeycomb port for the deivce with GPU acceleration working as intended with the Honeycomb OS, and is based on the already successful VegaComb 3.2 ROM. We’ll show you how you can get this ROM onto your device, but before that, read on after the break for a complete list of changes that follow with this ROM.
Since HP pulled the plug on it’s WebOS, the latest HP TouchPad - if it had feelings - must have felt the distress of abandonment having been left to walk the tough road along side Android and iOS all alone. This also caused the device to go on sale for as cheap as $99, and no surprise there, the Tablet was soon out of stock. Now those of you who own the device, if you’re a tech freak and a geek at the same time, you might understand the potential the device has. You may or may not already know, that developers are trying to port the Android OS as we speak onto the HP TouchPad. Today we have confirmation, that developers at CyanogenMod have managed to port the famous CyanogenMod 7 custom ROM onto the tablet, to the effect that it actually booted up!
We have confirmation that the HP TouchPad running the dual core Scorpion processor at 1.2Ghz, has been pushed up to 1.9Ghz. XDA-Developers forum member amirborna
shows us just how you can do that. The method may seem complicated in text form, and while there is a video tutorial at hand for that as well, it just doen’t cut it. The overclock kernel has been developed by unixPsycho
which does support 1.9Ghz but so far, 1.7Ghz has been the most stable frequency.
We have confirmation of an automated script being released for rooting the Toshiba Thrive Honeycomb tablet on Windows, Linux and Mac! This is huge news for those who were intimidated by an earlier post of ours covering the first rooting method for the Toshiba Thrive. The original method was quite cumbersome a task for many, hence the release of this easy rooting script thanks to XDA-Developers forum member dalepl
. The script would work for tablets that have recently been updated to 0029.
Finally LG G-Slate owners have something to be cheerful about. The official update to Android 3.1 Honeycomb has finally given the G-Slate something to look forward to after what you can call a very dampened development support for the Tablet where apart from a custom kernel, nothing custom has been developed for the Tablet. However, what’s done is done, now we look at the new 3.1 Honeycomb update and the changes and features it brings to the G-Slate. Read More
The Toshiba Thrive is an aggressively priced Honeycomb tablet that is posing some serious competition based on the price factor and not to miss out the fact that it sports an impressive 10 inch screen. The device however, seems to suffer from what the users have begun calling "the sleep of death”, in which the device does not wake up and has to be restarted again. The bug has now been officially acknowledged by Toshiba and seems like an OTA update will soon follow to fix this annoyance. That said, if you hurried yourself into rooting the Thrive (we totally understand), chances are that you will not be able to receive the OTA update on your rooted device. Hence the need to unroot it, or you can simply wait for someone to throw in some manual update. If that would require you to be unrooted or not, we cannot be sure about that as yet. For now, when that day draws near, here’s a guide on unrooting the device in case you're really looking forward to the OTA.
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
Asus has announced that it would be releasing the Honeycomb 3.2 update for the Transformer on the 28th of July. The Transformer – easily the hottest Honeycomb tablet around right now – sold like hot cakes on its launch. It is about to get a whole lot hotter with the new official 3.2 update, considering the bunch of improvements and the new features it brings to this tablet. Currently not even the developers have managed to port an unofficial 3.2 build onto the Transformer, with the Motorola Xoom being the only tablet running Honeycomb 3.2 at the moment, officially, and in terms of custom ROMs as well. However, with the update set to release in a few hours, it wont be long before custom ROMs, kernels, rooting method etc. start surfacing on the internet. Read More
The latest MIUI 1.7.22 ROM based on Android 2.3.4 for the Nook Color tablet has ben released. While the Nook color has not received much attention in the form of custom ROMs, the fact that the device is being supported by MIUI cannot be discounted. The Nook Color does have the CM7 ROM on its table, but with MIUI as a choice, users who prefer a more elegant and bold user interface can finally have their way. This MIUI 1.7.22 ROM comes straight from the developers at MIUI.US and contains all the goodies that MIUI ROMs contain.