New softroot allows users to hack their Nook in minutes.
Every time we get a new official Android release, the number of custom builds grows. With all the different builds out there, it can be hard to keep up with the changes in each one. Many people have been asking me which is the best release. Normally I tell them to try out several builds ... Read More »
Why is T-Mobile holding up the release of their cupcake update? Why would you want to install the cupcake update manually, when you will eventually get it? What are the pros and cons of using a non T-Mobile build of Android? Where is my cupcakes?
In order to better understand this upgrade process, allow us ... Read More »
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I first wrote this guide several months ago, but decided not to post it. After all the cupcake builds were released and people kept asking for help with upgrading, I decided to ... Read More »
Welcome to the second edition of #AskAndy where we aim to answer all your Android related questions. I would like to make this a weekly column, but it will only be successful if you continue to send in your questions. Thank you to everyone who submitted a tweet this week. Again I ... Read More »
The cupcake update for Android has been rolling out over the last few days, but many users have yet to receive it. One of the benefits of installing a custom Android build is the ability to choose when you upgrade. There have been quite a few custom releases based on the cupcake branch including Read More »
How many G1 users have rooted their Android phones? When I interviewed Jesusfreke last month, he estimated around 5,000 hacked phones. Looking at the root applications available in the Android Market today, you will find the top ones have between 5-10k downloads. Droidsans Tweak Tools has over 10,000 downloads, ... Read More »
There are many benefits to having a rooted Android phone, but I still would not recommend it for novice users. Currently, there are still several files to download along with required button presses. This makes it difficult for some people to gain root access on their phone. If you do not read the instructions, you ... Read More »