Some owners of the Samsung Galaxy S2 will stick to what Samsung officially throws their way, while some others will prefer to grab the latest (read: Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich) code based on AOSP builds. But, some others won’t settle for anything less than MIUI 4 on their Galaxy S2 GT-I9100. And, there’s good reason for that.
MIUI is one of the most well-designed custom ROMs for Android. It blends Android’s power and flexibility with the polished user interface of iOS (which, arguably is much better than iOS’s user interface). That is why MIUI, the latest of which is version 4, has a cult of devout fans and loyal followers. XDA [...]
In the light of the latest, more powerful, and heavyweight releases of Xperia phones, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 would look like it has been overshadowed. One would think that the Xperia X10 would never see the day when Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich would bless its internals.
The truth, however, is that such a day has come. Thanks to a modified version of MIUI 4, Ice Cream Sandwich is just a flash away from the Xperia X10. The ROM, called Oodie Prime ROM, is an alpha version of MIUI 4 for the Xperia X10, so, this is still pretty much unstable. Oodie Prime is based on the CyanogenMod 9 Free Xperia Project (FXP), and therefore carries all of the issues and bugs [...]
Users of the Samsung Captivate Glide (model SGH-I927R) on Rogers could never be happier. First, they got a rooting solution for the Captivate Glide, and now, ClockworkMod Recovery 5 has been ported to the Samsung phone, thanks to XDA Developers member utkanos.
With ClockworkMod Recovery available for the Rogers variant of the Samsung Captivate Glide SGH-I927R, users will find it easier and more convenient to customize their handsets. This means that custom ROMs are just a flash away from the Captivate Glide.
ClockworkMod Recovery is a very useful tool especially for flasing ROMs on your device. It provides you with lots of options to work with–much more [...]
While Samsung Galaxy Note users are anxiously waiting for a leak of the firmware based on Ice Cream Sandwich, they’ll be pleased that they’re getting a new firmware leak. Make way for Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread build XXLA4.
As in most cases of leaked official firmware, build XXLA4 for the Galaxy Note is hoped to bring a more stable build for Samsung’s hybrid phoneblet. According to Galaxy Note owners who tried flashing the firmware to their devices, build XXLA4 brings more speed and fluidity to the tablet, as well as improved mobile network speeds. Some users also observed some improvement with battery performance after flashing XXLA4.
The Ice Cream Sandwich fever has not subsided yet. In fact, it is still getting hotter and hotter, with no sign of breaking at all. So many Android devices are getting their share of the delicious treat, especially with custom ROMs such as CyanogenMod 9. One of the latest beneficiaries of the CyanogenMod 9 custom ROM is the HP TouchPad.
Previously, developers were able to produce an Alpha 0 version of CyanogenMod 9 for the HP TouchPad. Not long thereafter, an updated version, Alpha 0.5, was unleashed, promising to fix some of the most annoying issues in the earlier release.
The CyanogenMod Touchpad Team, which is responsible for cooking up CyanogenMod 9 for [...]
Back in December, we reported that Verizon was blocking Google Wallet on the Galaxy Nexus. This left Sprint Galaxy Nexus users to gloat about making the feature available on the device. However, the app is no longer limited to Sprint users anymore. Google Wallet is now available being offered by AT&T for either Nexus S 4G or the GSM Galaxy Nexus. If you have the AT&T device, you can simply visit the Android Market and get the app you need.
Now you may be wondering if the app will be available on Verizon contract holders, the answer is yes. However, the process is a little tricky. Here’s a how to for LTE equipped Nexus to devices.
How to Install Google [...]
Galaxy S users who are still waiting for the latest version of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich are in for a treat as Team Hacksung has come up with yet another interesting update known as Build 14. Taking its roots from previous firmware versions, Team Hacksung’s ICS Build 14 promises to have a lot of hardware and software changes. Previous bugs and fixes are being addressed in the latest build and it is reported to be more stable than past versions.
Featuring a 4.0-inch Super AMOLED display, the Samsung Galaxy S is certainly a device that would surprise anyone. The 1 GHz processor paired with 512 MB of RAM can still handle all the latest updates, even the [...]
The Samsung Galaxy Player 5, also known as the Samsung Galaxy S 5.0 WiFi, is a fantastic device for media playback and entertainment. It is said to be Samsung’s Android-armed response to the iPod Touch, which has been ruling the multimedia scene over the years. The device very much resembles the Samsung Galaxy S or T-Mobile’s Samsung Vibrant featuring a larger screen minus the GSM module. The device runs on Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread.
Just like any other Android device, the Galaxy Player 5 can be customized and reconfigured to your heart’s desire. You can root it, flash custom ROMs on it, install applications to it from the Android Market, as well as apply [...]
Owners of the LG Nitro HD P930 and the LG Optimus LTE SU640 are in for a treat as these devices are reportedly getting ClockworkMod Recovery 5 sooner than you think. Users of rooted LG Nitro HD handsets who hope for a custom recovery on their device will finally get what they deserve. The guys at XDA-Developers have done it once again, and this time around their bringing ClockworkMod Recovery version 18.104.22.168 (CWM 5) to the Nitro HD and the Optimus LTE.
LG’s recent contender in the smartphone race, the LG Nitro HD (and its international sibling, the LG Optimus LTE) surely has some awesome specifications to behold. On paper, the Nitro HD shines with its [...]