One of the things that Android is known for is its community of hackers and tinkerers. Those users are the ones that are constantly tweaking the look of their phone by doing things like adding a new boot animation, using third-party launchers and lock screens or even installing a Read More »
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It’s a sad day for hackers and modders. In a post on his Google Plus page, Steve Kondik, AKA Cyanogen himself, has stated, “It’s confirmed. The AT&T S4 authenticates the recovery and boot images before executing them.” In other words, the AT&T variant of the Galaxy S 4 will feature a locked bootloader, preventing owners ... Read More »
There’s no doubt that many Android fans already have their Ice Cream Sandwich-filled Galaxy Nexus. Many of us (especially Americans) are still waiting for this device to hit our local stores, but we’re more than eager to play around with Android 4.0. What happens with those users who don’t feel like they ... Read More »
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The days when hackers and developers beat manufacturers to the punch with software updates are back again. Earlier this week, the source code for Ice Cream Sandwich was released, starting the countdown to custom ROMs on devices everywhere. It’s only been four days since that release, and there are some popular phones already being ... Read More »
Custom ROM fans had a blast last Monday, when Google released the source code for Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). This means that developers can now download the source code, and get to work on those awesome ROMs.
One of the most popular custom ROM developers in the Android world is the Read More »
The people’s mighty victory over HTC’s locked bootloaders was huge news, but we haven’t seen much happening yet. Even though HTC promised to no longer lock bootloaders, many of you are still holding shiny EVO 3Ds and Sensations that are locked. Staying true to their promise, HTC has finally started to get the job ... Read More »
Has ROM flashing got you down?
Hi there. I’m Edgar Cervantes with Android and Me. I know continuously flashing ROMs is a chore. And backing up data before deleting and installing ROMs is a time-consuming hassle.
Stop pulling out your hair! Get BootManger by Init 2 Winit Apps and ease your desperation! Install up to five ... Read More »
It’s been nearly two months since HTC first pledged to keep bootloaders unlocked, allowing for the installation of custom ROMs on their handsets. We knew the process wasn’t going to be an easy one, and unfortunately, little to no progress has been shown to the general public. A vague timeline was given at one point ... Read More »
ROM Manager is a “must have” application for every root user out there. Of course, one of the most important benefits of rooting your device is the ability to flash custom ROMs onto it, and those that like playing around with them, will be happy to know that ClockworkMod has released ROM Manager version 4.0.
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Motorola has long held the stance that their Android phones were not meant to be used as an operating system development platform. This story goes back almost a year ago when the Android community became upset that the Motorola Milestone could not load custom ROMs to which a Motodev employee responded, “We highly recommend ... Read More »