What good is a touchscreen if it doesn’t get used every single chance it gets? A few developers have been aspiring to fully utilize touchscreens and the Acer Iconia Tab A500 is one of the lucky few tablets that gets a touch-enabled custom recovery. You won’t need to fiddle with buttons anymore to navigate your way around the functions. We’re talking about a fully touch-based user interface. Need to make a Nandroid backup or wipe your cache? No problem. Simply tap on the screen to do what you need to.
Thanks to drellisidee, member of the XDA-Developers forum, a touch-enabled Amon Ra recovery was developed from the Amon Ra recovery source. For users who [...]
If you are fond of installing custom ROMs, you probably know about ClockworkMod Recovery. It really is such a great tool for flashing custom ROMs on your device. Phones and tablets are generally using touchscreen technology and now ClockworkMod Recovery is going to utilize this technology as a touch-enabled version has already been released for the Nexus S.
If you have a Nexus S, you are so lucky because your device is one of the first to be able to use the touch-enabled ClockworkMod Recovery. This touch-based recovery for the Nexus S was developed by Koush. Although a number of users have already tried using the touch-enabled version, it still remains largely [...]
With the CyanogenMod team pushing CyanogenMod 9 (CM9) onto as many devices as possible, it was only expected that the Samsung Epic 4G gets its share of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Because this is still an alpha release, there are bugs that need to be addressed. The bugs are not major problems though–just tiny snags such as the camera crashing when you change the picture size, video recording sometimes showing artifacts, and MMS sometimes being unreliable. Since this is an official release by the CyanogenMod team at the helm, it’s only a matter of time before a more stable build will be released.
Despite its bugs, CM9 has several working functions, such [...]
The Ice Cream Sandwich fever is still on and it’s like there’s no stopping until everybody gets a fair share of Google’s Ice Cream Sandwich. Just a week ago, quite a number of MIUI 4 custom ROMs based on Ice Cream Sandwich were released for a variety of Android devices.
If you own a Nexus S you should be smiling right now because an ICS-based custom version of MIUI 4 for your device was also released. The name of the custom ROM is Oodie Prime V2, created by the same XDA Developers member that brought forth Oodie Prime (ICS-based MIUI 4 ROM) for the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10. (You can check out our guide for upgrading your Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 to ICS using Oodie [...]
Yet again, Samsung Galaxy S owners are getting an upgraded firmware for their handsets. Known as firmware XWJW1, the upgrade is an update for Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread on the Galaxy S GT-I9000. It reportedly provides great performance, especially in battery life.
This firmware is only applicable to Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000 models that are not network-locked. Do not apply this firmware on any other device than the model number mentioned, as this firmware may cause irreversible damage or harm to your device. If you’re not sure of your device’s model number, you can verify by heading to “Settings > About phone” or you can confirm by dialing *#1234# in your [...]
Thanks to DooMLoRD, member of the XDA-Developers forum, it is now possible to push the limits of the HTC Jetstream’s CPU to 2 GHz with the help of a custom kernel.
The first kernel of its kind for the HTC Jetstream, this kernel comes with a number of features, such as:CPU overclocked to 2.05 GHz CPU underclocked to 192 MHz GPU overclocked to 320 MHz For safe booting, the CPU is capped to bootup to a maximum of 1.53 GHz and a minimum of 384 MHz, slightly undervolted (at least to stock frequencies) Uses LZMA compression Added a lot of fixing/patches, including CPU Hotplug notifications / CPU unaligned access VDD CPU voltage control (@ [...]